Rock Band Program

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Rock Band Program

Are you ready to play with other musicians? Ready to create and collaborate? Ready to learn what it takes to be a great band from a National Champion Rock Band School? Register now to play in one of the Band Aid School of Music student bands and bring out your inner rock star! Ages 8 and up. Yes Adults, that means you too! 🙂

Band Aid Bands perform a minimum of 2 showcases and 4 performance classes every year. Most play additional shows online and at historic venues like, Stubbs, Mohawk, North Door, Hole in the Wall, ABGB, Emos, Spiderhouse Ballroom, Whip Inn, Hills Cafe, Belmont, Swan Dive, Kick-Butt Coffee, Strange Brew, Jovitas, The Back Room, One 2 One, Pecan Street Fest, UTOPiAFest, SXSW, ACL Fest and more.

Our experience shows that students learn faster and have more fun when they are preparing for a performance. They’ll learn crucial life lessons like navigating feelings of excitement and healthy stress by getting up in front of others to play. Since our focus on performance is stronger than other music schools, our students perform at a higher level as a result. We are Austin’s only National Champion Rock Band School. Many schools copy our model, but no one does it quite like Band Aid.

Fun Fact:

Richard Linklater, the film maker from Austin Texas, came to watch what our founder James Mays was doing with young bands. That was part of his inspiration for making the movie “School of Rock”. Thanks to Jack Black and Richard, thousands of kids and families all over the world have been inspired by our model of creativity and performance.

A Comprehensive Curriculum

We have created safe and proven progressions that help students navigate the pressure of performing in small manageable steps, creating an experience of empowerment and pride for kids and adults alike.

Performance classes are held twice per semester where students perform for staff and other students. These classes are designed to help them learn to perform in a low-stress environment and to build a community of other artists and friends. Many of our students met their best musical friends in these classes. Parents and students agree that Performance Classes are some of their favorite learning experiences.

Public Performances are held year round for our rock bands and many advanced solo artists. …and EVERYONE gets the opportunity to tread the boards on some of Austin’s most historic stages at our Student Showcases. Past venues include: Stubbs, Mohawk, North Door, Hole in the Wall, ABGB, Emos, Spiderhouse Ballroom, Whip Inn, Hills Cafe, Belmont, Swan Dive, Kick-Butt Coffee, Strange Brew, Jovitas, The Back Room, One 2 One, Pecan Street Fest, UTOPiAFest, SXSW, ACL Fest and more.

Live From The Pink Stage – One of Many Performance Opportunities


  • Rehearse one time a week in a live band setting with pro coaching from a seasons pro and Band Aid Instructor!
  • Learn covers of your favorite songs.
  • Write your own songs.
  • Perform a minimum of 6 shows each year!


  • Record your music in our state of the art recording studio!
  • Create Music Videos.
  • Learn to book and promote your band and recordings.

OUR BANDS NEED YOU! 😉 Guitarists, Bassists, Pianists, Vocalists, Drummers, other instruments… come rock with us!

Frequently Asked Questions


Our teachers understand that every student and every band is unique, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.

If you enroll here for our rock band program, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!


Our band instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a great teacher–that’s why we search for and train those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!

We search the Live Music Capital of the World for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Band Aid School of Music. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style.

Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. We search high and low and train our staff to be the BEST teachers, so you don’t have to!


We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play. With 20+ teachers at Band Aid School of Music, you are sure to find the best match for YOU. We offer everything including drum, guitar, vocal, and piano lessons in Austin, TX.


There is no set answer of how long it takes to create a successful band. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our bands continue on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.


Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background you can ask your teacher and staff for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises and practicing their songs a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child’s band rehearsal to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be focusing their attention during practice.

Rock Band lessons & classes for all ages in Austin Texas!

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Instruments & Instruction In:

Piano, Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, Ukulele, Bass), Voice & Singing, Violin, Mandolin, Banjo, Band (Rock/Pop, Jazz, Country/Blues), Brass, Woodwinds, Infant & Toddler Classes, Audio Recording, Musical Theater, and more!

Click HERE to sign up for ONLINE Rock Band lessons for all ages Anywhere!

Taking the first step is easy!

Lessons are first come, first served so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!​

Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff online, in person or via phone seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material fees, and no semester minimums.


$49 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available seven days a week and scheduled once a week.

Band Aid School of Music has a registration fee of $30 per student.