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Do you play guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and/or sing?
Do you want to improve your technique & play with other musicians?

Join our Rock & Pop Academy and learn how to play blues, funk, reggae, hip hop, punk, fusion-jazz, and classic, alternative, and modern rock.

The Rock & Pop Academy is a modern ensemble that encompasses a wide variety of styles of music including Classic Rock, Funk, Reggae, Grunge, Folk, and Blues. Each semester ends with a high-energy performance of the music cultivated through the weekly rehearsals. Students will increase their confidence and musicianship, while learning how songs are constructed, music theory, and the history behind them. Much of the music is learned like most rock and blues music - by ear. Come rock out at The Music Settlement!

Students are not required to know how to read music. 

Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists (electric guitars preferred) must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.

Merit scholarships, generous financial aid, and hardship assistance are available to those who qualify.  For more information, call (216) 421-5806 ext. 100.

Now is the time to ROCK! 

University Circle Campus

Fall 2020 program (multiple group sessions available)
Spring 2021 program (multiple group sessions available)

NEW for Fall 2020:
Rock & Pop Music History and Theory -- Online Course!

This course is an a la carte online offering not only for students enrolled in RPA, but for anyone else that has an interest in learning more about 20th century popular music. This fun, interactive course will cover aspects of popular music from 20th century on, as students explore many differing styles and artists within the genre. Topics will include playing styles, instruments, songs/albums, and their roots and influences. The music theory aspect will include major and minor keys, diatonic harmony, chords, and modes, and more topics as they apply to popular music. All skill levels accepted (some basic experience with music theory will be helpful).

Fall 2020 course

Click above to register, or call (216) 421-5806 ext. 100 for more information.

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