Early Spring Gigs are on the Books!
Our spring roster will soon be taking the stage. A total of 16 AoRM bands will perform across 3 dates in March. Check out the details (click on the date below to view the Facebook event):
Tuesday, March 19 - Bay Haven Grille
Wednesday, March 20 - Bay Haven Grille
Sunday, March 24 - Bunker Brewpub
Private Lessons at AoRM
One on one instruction on drums, guitar, bass, voice and keys. 30 min & 60 min slots available at both our Newport News & Va Beach locations.
Sign up here or text 757-947-4774 for additional info.
Hampton Roads premier
music academy established in 2007.
Locations in Newport News & Va Beach.
Take your first course today!
Accepting all ages (adults too!) and all skill levels. Take your talents to the stage in 2024!
Take Private Lessons
Private instruction on drums, guitar, bass, voice and keys. 30 min & 60 min slots available. Call or Text for rates and scheduling.
What we do
We place musicians young and old into full-fledged rock bands based on their age and skill level. Our bands consist of 6-8 students per group which can include 3-4 guitarists, 1-2 drummers, 1 bassist, 1-3 vocalists & 1 keyboardist. Bands meet once per week for a 2-hour rehearsal at a dedicated time slot and are led by our team of highly qualified, multi-instrumentalist instructors.
These original bands got their start within our program. AoRM is proud to be a stepping stone for local talent. Check out our Spotify Sampler to get a taste of several genres including rock, pop, blues and country.
"The Academy of Rock Music is such an amazing program for musicians of all ages. I’ve been a part of it for about four years now and have loved every second of it. They’ve created an environment for musicians to gather and just have fun playing music while building friendships that will last a lifetime making The Academy of Rock Music like a home away from home for so many of us."
"AORM is a great place to start for all types of players to begin in a band atmosphere. Practicing on your own can take you only so far. Practicing with a band is a must for development as a musician. Finding people to play with is not easy and AORM helps with this. Further, AORM instructors are top notch musicians and can help continue a musicians development in their instrument of choice. I highly recommend AORM."
"Ron and the entire team at AoRM are great! They create a fun, creative environment, and they all have a great knack of getting the best out of each student. Learn new skills, refine your technique, then try it out in a live band environment ... this is next-level stuff for anyone and everyone. Thanks guys!"
"If we could give 100 stars, we would! AORM has meant the world to our family. After having to move with my husbands work and having to give up our family band, I was worried that my kids wouldn't stay active in music. In steps Ron and the AORM to save the day! The amount of pride and joy to see our kid up there doing what she does best, audience cheering for her and her bandmates, is freaking great! Huge shout out to Maria. She's the best instructor ever! Thanks AORM for keeping the music alive in our lives"