It all began with numerous discussions about the tremendous musical talent in Salem and the lack of a place where young musicians could come learn from professionals and play together.

Today, RiverCity Rockstar Academy offers multiple classes for all ages and a comprehensive lesson program. Our team of three teachers has grown to a staff of over 20 passionate professionals. We pride ourselves on being a local, family-owned business directly serving the Salem creative community. We will continue to grow and serve our belief that “everyone is a musician.”   

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Weekly Private Lessons

We teach acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, vocals, drums, ukulele, bass, violin, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, song writing, music production, recording, music theory, singing, musical theater, and more for all levels, styles, and ages.

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Advanced Lessons

Looking to level up on your already established musical skills?

Our advanced instructors can help you challenge yourself to raise the bar!

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RiverCity Rock Star Academy is a unique performance-based music education program that combines weekly band rehearsals, a weekly private music lesson, and live performances for kids, teens, and adults for all skill levels.

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We pride ourselves on being a local, family-owned business, directly serving the Salem creative community.

We continue to grow and serve, with our belief that “everyone is a musician.”   


We don’t charge registration fees, and we offer Month-to-month — no long-term contracts!

Monthly billing includes all sessions for the month, even in months with five meetings.


We make music education fun and enjoyable! We teach all styles and genres of music: rock, pop, metal, jazz, and more!

All teachers are working professional musicians who are passionate about teaching music - they will listen to you and help you reach your own musical goals.


Initial lesson materials are included with tuition.

We always provide family discounts! And save money on multiple instrument lessons!