Rock Academy Australia

Photo by Marie Luise.

Rock Academy Australia is a program that develops the skills of teen musicians, aged twelve to nineteen. Forming bands, they are guided by some of Melbourne’s leading touring and recording musicians.

Composite bands prepare cover songs and co-write original songs that will be performed at the end of program show at MPavilion. The amazing mentors we have had are the cream of the crop of Australia’s musicians led by Phil Ceberano have included Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe), Justin Burford (End of Fashion), Ecca Vandal, Kate Ceberano, Paulie Stewart (Painters & Dockers), Hanny J (Clowns), Jenny McKechnie (Cable Ties) and more.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.