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Rock-It Music Academy has teamed up with American Music Bellevue and Evolution Studios to bring you the ultimate recreational music experience! Our "Recreational Rock Star" series gives adult musicians of all skill levels an opportunity to rock. We bring the instruments, the knowledge, and a dedicated professional music director to guide you and your new band through the six-week course to rock stardom!


Learn songs by your favorite rockers in one of our three RRS courses:


  • Joan Jett And The Blackhearts

  • Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

  • 80's Hair Metal

  • Hits of the 80s Cover Band

Our Mission

Rock-it Music Academy strives to provide a place where magic happens, where connection happens and community is born. Through the power of music comes the journey of self discovery and empowerment. We believe that music lives within all of us and we’re passionate about helping everyone discover their inner rock-star one beat at a time.



So you wanna be a Rockstar?


Donn Bennett Drum Studios, Rock-It Music Academy, and American Music Bellevue have teamed up once again to bring you the NW's most popular Summer Rock Band Camp! Players with basic understanding of the Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, and Vocals will learn how to combine their talents and perform as a band. This camp, now in its 12th year is led by instructors Chase Culp (The Crying Spell, Point One) and Eric Snyder (The Crying Spell, Second Coming). The camp  will cover a range of topics including rhythm section, dynamics, songwriting, soloing, music business and rehearsal techniques. Guest artists (to be announced) will teach segments on topics including music business, musicianship, recording, etc.


Last year the students had the privilege of working with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger Fisher (Heart), Lynn Sorenson (Spike and the Impalers, Paul Rodgers), Michael Shrieve (Santana, Mick Jagger, Spellbinder) and many more Pacific Northwest professional musicians  Students will also have group and private instruction during the week on their instrument.


Each band will have a professional rehearsal room equipped with a full PA, Amps, and Drum set provided by our friends at Evolution Studios. The camp is very hand-on and will offer students plenty of performance time. On the final day of the camp attendees will perform live onstage in a concert for their friends and families at concert venue in Seattle, one of Seattle's most popular rock venues. If you're ready to take your playing to the next level this one's for you!


Receive a $25/person credit when you signup with a friend! If you are a drummer please encourage your friends who sing, play guitar, play bass, or keys to join with you!




July 13th - July 19th 2015 at Donn Bennett Drum Studios

Show performance - July 19th (venue TBA)

Time: 11:00am-4:00pm

Price: $450

To reserve a spot, call: (425) 747-6145 



Summer Drum Set Camp 2015


Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. This is the 13th year for this extremely popular camp. Chase Culp will teach topics including drum set history, basic musicianship, technique, tuning, grooves from several styles, playing with a rhythm section, double bass drumming and chart reading. Students will also get to experience recording in a recording studio. 


Several guest instructors (to be announced) will teach portions of the program. Past guests have included Alan White (Yes, John Lennon),Kenny Aronoff, Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche), Michael Derosier (Heart), Michael Shrieve (Santana) and many more. Must have minimum drum set skills.



July 6th - July 10th 2015 at Donn Bennett Drum Studios

Time: 11:00am-4:00pm

Price: $325


We have teamed up with D'Addario and Evans who produce top-of-the-line products to make your musical experience even more valuable! Check out their sites below!




A band of students participating in the Summer Rock Band Camp play The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" live on stage!

Rock-It Music Academy Commercial!

A band of students participating in the Summer Rock Band Camp play The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" live on stage!

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