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Are You Looking For The Best
Music Lessons In Vernal?
  • Have you always wanted to feel like a rockstar?
  • Has trying to teach yourself left you frustrated and feeling lost?
  • Have traditional music lessons failed you before?
  • Are you a parent looking for music lessons for your child that they’ll WANT to stick with?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, I know how you feel because I’ve been through the same things; and lots of people experience the same frustration. I spent countless hours sifting through books, videos, and learning songs but not feeling like I was really getting very far with any of it. I played in bands, did some fun things, but felt like I wasted my time for 10 years trying to teach myself. But I have found that learning music doesn't have to be a painful process! It wasn’t until I found a dedicated, knowledgable teacher who had a strategy to help me reach my goals that I started making leaps and bounds down the path to reaching my musical goals. I know that with the help of an experienced, knowledgeable teacher it's a lot faster, less trouble, and more fun! That's why we are here at The Rock Academy, to help you by offering the best music lessons in Utah! We’ve helped many people avoid these frustrations and reach their musical goals in less time and we want to help you, too. We'll give you the kind of music lessons I wish I had when I was starting out!

Music Lessons Done Differently

When you come to The Rock Academy in Utah for guitar lessons, piano lessons, singing lessons, or drum lessons, you don't get cookie-cutter, "traditional", one size fits all guitar lessons. You get the most complete, relevant to your goals, foundation available in Vernal, Lehi, or anywhere else in Utah. We focus on helping you be able to ACTUALLY DO things and helping you learn the things you'll actually use when you play instead of starting out just talking about music theory. Once we've established a solid foundation for your playing, we get more specific with your goals and making you into the guitarist you want to be.

If you want to have a lot of fun learning how to play guitar, piano, drums, or how to sing and learn in the shortest amount of time possible, then this is the place for you. If you want to avoid the frustration of the 'trial and error' approach, then this is where you want to be. Do you want to learn YOUR favorite songs and reach YOUR musical goals? Then we know how to help you and are committed to helping you reach those goals.

You CAN become a great musician! You have the same potential to be great as any of your musical heroes! There is absolutely no need for you to have been born with ‘natural talent’ for you to become great. Maybe you’ve tried teaching yourself already. Maybe you’ve even taken some lessons. Maybe you have learned some stuff from a friend. Maybe you’ve downloaded all sorts of free stuff from the internet. But with all of those things, you still find yourself confused and frustrated with a lack of progress.

What if you had a teacher who was trained to get you big results AND had a strategy to help you fix the things that are holding you back as they guide you down the path of reaching your specific music goals?

Can you imagine what that would do for you? How much faster would you be able to play your favorite songs, impress your friends, and really feel like you’re getting where you want to go? With our trained, professional teachers and the exclusive teaching strategies we use, we’ll work with you to remove any roadblocks in your way, unlock your true potential as a musician, and help you reach your goals faster.

Don’t have ‘natural talent’? That’s okay…
we’ll install it for you.

Probably the most damaging myth about music lessons in Utah is that "you need to know more stuff to be better". For example, students will say, "I need to know more scales!" but they haven't fully mastered the ones they do know. It doesn't take many new challenges using the scales they already know before they realize that they don't really need to know more scales, they just need to know how to use the things they do know better.

A lot of musicians and singers, especially intermediate players, fall into the trap of thinking that if they know more "things", then they will automatically become better. When in reality, they haven't fully mastered the things they already know or have learned in their music lessons. So they end up surfing the web, looking up free stuff, watching videos on how do to more "things", but never really connect those things together to really master the guitar or piano or drums or their voice. If this approach worked, all you’d have to do is sit on YouTube all day watching free videos and you’d be giving your idols a run for their money in no time! Sadly, that’s not the case.

One of the big things that is lacking from that approach is TRAINING! Training is the one of the keys to be able to fluently use the things you learn so you can be musical with them and really speak with your instrument instead of just rehashing a bunch of exercises. We will go over this kind of training in your music lessons to help you connect things together and really begin mastering your instrument and freely expressing yourself instead of being limited by only seeking out more "tricks" to play or sing better.

LEARN HOW TO…

  • Make progress faster using our proven, effective formula:  You’ll get bigger results in less time with our proven teaching strategies.
  • How to play or sing your favorite songs:  You’ll be able to sing or play all of your favorite songs with the skills you'll learn in your music lessons in Utah at The Rock Academy.
  • The secrets to writing your own songs:  Learn how to structure and formulate your own songs easily.  You will also learn how to create and layer melodies.
  • How to develop the most important element for every musician and how to use it to your advantage:  You will learn how to develop the most important element all musicians need and how to use it to create your own music.
  • How to grab the attention of your audience when you perform:  You’ll learn how to make your performances unforgettable and leave the audience begging for more.
  • How to prevent frustration and overcome obstacles:  You’ll gain the ability to remove road blocks that keep you from progressing and prevent frustration by learning how to properly analyze your challenges.
  • The most important thing you could ever learn about getting results:  Learn the secrets that professional musicians apply to their practice sessions to get the most results out of their practice.
  • How to reach your goals and the actions that will get you there:  Learn the tricks to reaching your goals and making a clear road map of the actions that it will take to get there.
  • How to play with other musicians in a band:  Learn to play with other musicians, stay in time, and write songs and perform in a group setting.
  • Strategies to gain the most progress from your practice:  You’ll learn strategies to put together a highly efficient and effective practice schedule that will help you make the most progress possible in a shorter time.
  • How to analyze your favorite musicians singing or playing and make what they do your own.
  • How to overcome stage fright:  Secret hints, tricks and tips to overcome stage fright and enjoy performing in front of any audience.
  • And much, much more!

92% OF PRIVATE MUSIC TEACHERS HAVE NO TRAINING ON HOW TO TEACH AND GET STUDENTS BIG RESULTS ON THEIR INSTRUMENT.
OUR TEACHERS DO.

The Rock Academy is one of only a select handful of music schools affiliated with an exclusive group of elite music teachers from around the world. This collection of music teachers is unlike anything else on the planet. In this group we learn all kinds of things about how to help students get bigger results, have more fun, overcome their problems, and discuss what works and doesn’t work with the best music teachers on the planet. Each of our teachers go through required daily training on how to implement and use all of this information to help students get bigger results in much less time. This is the biggest factor that has allowed The Rock Academy to help students get THREE TIMES more results on their instrument as opposed to other methods. This just goes to show that while someone may be able to play their instrument well, it does not mean they can teach that instrument and get their students big results. That’s why we go through training and keep up on our training daily to be able to help you more!

Over the last several years The Rock Academy has been helping students just like you from Vernal and the rest of the Uintah Basin reach their musical goals. Now with other great music teachers joining the team, The Rock Academy is here to help you with learning guitar, drums, piano, and voice so you will get the best possible results from your Utah music lessons.

How would you feel if you were able to play like your musical heroes? How awesome would it be to play or write the kind of music you enjoy? Imagine being able to step on stage confidently and completely own that space. These are all goals that are within your reach! We will help you take these goals from being only a dream and make it reality! We can help you reach these goals and other goals you have and even move beyond them!

We invite you to come and discover, as our other students have, the impact made when effective learning methods are used to give you the things you need at the right time and in the correct order to be able to play the way you want to play. We're so confident that we'll be able to help you that we're going to give you your first assessment free! That's right, all you have to do is come in and we'll do the rest.

So if you live near Lehi or the Uintah Basin area, click on the big yellow button at the bottom to tell us about yourself, book your free assessment, and finally get started on the right path to mastering your instrument!
  • The first assessment is FREE for all first time students so you can get to know our teachers with zero risk.
  • We have multiple programs and lesson formats available so that you can pursue your musical dreams even if you have a crazy schedule.
  • Our staff of professional, dedicated teachers guarantee you the best possible results!

Here’s what students are saying about their music lessons at The Rock Academy:



I am super excited! I've been very limited to about 15 chords, and where they and a capo can take me in my songwriting, so I started taking guitar lessons again. I have to give thanks to The Rock Academy for asking the right questions on what I felt I needed improvement in, and truly listening to my answer...an answer I thought sounded rather broad and confused. I know I said I needed help with different strumming patterns, so that every song doesn't end up sounding the same. Anyhow, in just my first few lessons I learned about timing, beats, strumming patterns, accents on patterns, and 12 new chords to add to my repertoire. So after an extremely dry spell in songwriting, I FINALLY have a new tune!! And it's completely different sounding than anything I've ever written, because it's all new chords, and it's a waltz! I've never written a waltz or anything in 3/4. Frankly, I don't even know what any of my songs are in...I just write and play mainly by ear. So, it's pretty cool to write a song in 3/4 with all new chords, strumming, and accents. Now it just needs words. :)
Melissa Auld, Singer/Songwriter


“Very good music school. My daughter struggles with academics and is excelling at The Rock Academy. They take time to teach and are patient to help the student learn properly and become successful.”
Aleta Leigh


“I actually see myself improving on a daily basis. Before, I just didn’t realize how much they would help me improve and now I've realized how the guidance from having a teacher can help you.”
Nick Vanderbusse


“I’ve learned more in two months than I did with my other teach in two years!”
Alex Gray
I look forward to lessons and I get excited about it because I know I'll be better than I was the week before.
Blake Thomas


Before I started guitar lessons I thought it would be slower to learn than teaching my self…I think it's better than just learning by yourself because you have someone to guide you.
Andy Escobedo
See and hear more from our students by clicking here.

Not all music lessons are created equal

Are you getting the value you’re paying for? Are your music lessons worth what you pay? Here are some of the things that we do differently in our guitar lessons, voice lessons, piano lessons, and drum lessons across Utah to help you become a better musician faster!

Here are some questions you should be asking about your music lessons:

These are the things you can expect from a normal music teacher:

Here’s what you’ll get from The Rock Academy:

How will you know what I want to be able to do on my instrument and what I need in order to reach my goals?
A normal music teacher will just ask you what styles of music you listen to and what songs you would like to learn. Then they will just teach you these songs. Or they'll ignore that information altogether and teach you what they think is best even if it isn't related to your goals and interests. This is known as the “This is how I learned so it’s how you’re going to learn” syndrome.
We will set up an initial FREE assessment for you. During this first lesson we will talk with you and assess where you are with your playing, what your ultimate goals are, and what you need in order to take the next step. If you're a beginner we'll simply get started right away and have you building the most complete foundation for your skills so when you set bigger goals later you’ll be able to do anything you want.
How will you help me with the problems and frustrations I have with my playing?
A normal music teacher usually has no plan for you. He/she will teach you from lesson to lesson, often winging it, without a tangible, long-term strategy to solve your core musical problems.
After assessing where you are currently and what you want to achieve we will set up a plan with expectations and deadlines that is tailored to your specific goals and needs in order to effectively solve your music playing problems. We will continuously refine the plan as needed by keeping track of your progress and frequently revising your goals.
Do you offer any additional learning opportunities outside of regular lessons?
An average music teacher won't do anything outside of regular lessons.
We have regular workshops on various topic, jam sessions, summer camp events, open mic nights, public performances, concerts, movie nights, and more! We do more than just stuff in lessons. Get to know and make friends with other musicians just like you and help each other out as you
How can you help me make sure that I am practicing in the most efficient and effective ways between my lessons?
An average music teacher will just tell you to practice more.
We will show you how to practice every single exercise we give you so when you are at home you will know EXACTLY what to do. Plus we'll have it all in writing for you each week. We’ll also be making sure you master everything while you’re in your lessons so that you’re not asking, “How was I supposed to do this? Am I doing this right?” when you’re practicing at home.
Will you travel to my place and teach me in my house? Also I have a teacher living just around the corner, so why should I bother to come to your place?
An average music teacher will come to your place usually because they do not have many students, but they want to get more experience teaching. Basically, they make you their guinea pig and you pay for it. Some more inexperienced teachers will come to your place just to hide the fact that they do not have access to a studio!
As all serious music teachers, we teach from our studio and not from the student's house. Our students come to us from all over and drive up to an hour each way to attend The Rock Academy for music lessons! All of these students find that the value and quality we provide in our lessons is more important that the minor inconvenience of driving to our studio. Also, we are conveniently located close to shopping and business centers so parents can get things done while students are in lessons. As a great player once said, "An hour spent driving to a great [music] teacher will save you 10 years of frustrations with the instrument." Which would you rather have?
I am looking for the cheapest lessons around! Surely your lessons aren't expensive?
A normal music teacher doesn't have many students and the only way he/she has to attract students is to offer very low rates. That or they only teach as a hobby, not as a profession, and don't rely on teaching to feed themselves or their family. The cheapest teachers tend also to be the less experienced ones and they will often teach you the wrong things or foster bad habits. All your money spent on these kinds of lessons is money down the drain.
We FIX the damage that cheap music lessons and average teachers cause to their students. Great music teachers are always in demand and require fair compensation for their services. In return they give you the best learning strategies and the great results you are expecting. This does not mean that a good teacher is always expensive. We have many different programs to accommodate any budget, and you can be sure that you are making a sound investment with us. However we definitely are not the cheapest option around and believe you get what you pay for. If you were sick and dying, you wouldn't choose the cheapest doctor around; you’d want to have the BEST! Likewise, if you are serious about getting better at music, you should't choose the cheapest option.
Do you have proof that your teaching methods and strategies are effective?
Most teachers cannot do this because they don't even HAVE a teaching strategy! They may know some things about music, but they have never really studied how to TEACH an instrument.
We have taught many satisfied students over the years. You can check out the videos in the Student Spotlight section to hear our students share about their learning experience with us. Also, unlike other teachers, we constantly work on improving our teaching skills. We are one of the few music schools associated with the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle (an exclusive collection of teachers and schools from around the world) and are constantly learning and implementing new methods and strategies to help students get better results and more value from their lessons.

4 Big Things Holding You Back
That We’ll Help You Blow Past

1. Not Having the Proper Mindset
One of the biggest things that holds many musicians back and keeps them from being able to play at the level they desire is not having the proper mindset. When it comes down to practicing and learning your instrument, if you don't start with an intense desire to achieve what you want and then BELIEVE that you can do it, you'll never be a great player. At The Rock Academy, we understand how important this is and seek to harness students mindset in order to help them get bigger results from their guitar lessons, voice lessons, piano lessons, or drum lessons.

2. Unclear/Unspecific Goals
When it comes to reaching high levels of playing you have to have clear, specific goals set. If you don't, it's like leaving on a trip and not knowing what your destination is! Without the proper goal setting it can take an enormous amount of time to reach your desired level of musicianship. Our teachers will help you set challenging, specific goals to help you reach your full potential.

3. Bad Habits and Poor Technique
Most people who've tried learning on their own suffer from developing lots of bad habits and poor playing technique. This greatly damages your playing potential and limits how far you'll progress. By learning to use proper technique like you'll learn with music lessons at The Rock Academy in Vernal, your potential for playing well will exponentially increase and help you play like you never dreamed you could.

4. Not knowing what to do and in what order to reach your goals.
Let's face it, there are tons of different resources (websites, books, videos, etc) that talk about how to play music. Especially when you're trying to learn on your own it can be overwhelming with the amount of information out there and easy to get lost in it all. Without knowing what things are important for you to do and when to do them to help you reach your goals you'll end up swimming in a sea of information and never really getting anywhere. In our lessons we'll take all the guesswork out of it and do the navigating for you so you can focus on what's most important for you to be doing to help you reach your goals.

Top 10 Ways The Rock Academy Will
Help You Become A Better Musician Now

  1. You'll learn to play your instrument up to 7x faster than learning on your own! You won't feel stuck anymore!
  2. You will get instant feedback on your playing and live demonstrations of how to do things correctly. No more having to guess if you're doing it right!
  3. You'll learn how to make the most of your practice and get maximum results with minimum effort!
  4. You'll be trained exclusively with innovative and effective methods not available anywhere else in Utah. Learn from the best!
  5. You'll meet other like-minded musicians to share ideas and further your passion. You won't have to feel like a "lone bedroom player" anymore!
  6. You will be motivated by seeing the results you achieve!
  7. You'll get to play and jam with other musicians!
  8. You will be challenged by a deliberately graded series of exercises and activities. The learning curve will feel easy and you will improve much faster!
  9. You will get the support and encouragement you need when tackling difficult techniques. We know that you can do it!
  10. You will save TIME and MONEY that would otherwise be wasted on purchasing books, DVDs, online courses, or taking lessons from mediocre teachers and then trying to make sense of it all by yourself. Been there, done that, not worth it.

LEARN HOW TO…

  • Make progress using a proven, effective formula:  You’ll get bigger results in less time with our proven teaching strategies.
  • How to sing or play your favorite songs:  You’ll be able to sing or play all of your favorite songs with the skills you'll learn from our programs.
  • The secrets to writing your own songs:  Learn how to structure and formulate your own songs.  You will also learn how to create and layer melodies.
  • How to develop the most important element for every musician and how to use it to your advantage:  You will learn to develop the most important element that all musicians need and how to use it to learn and create your own music.
  • How to grab the attention of your audience when you perform:  You’ll learn how to make your performances unforgettable and leave the audience begging for more!
  • How to prevent frustrations and obstacles:  Gain the ability to remove road blocks and prevent frustrations by learning how to properly analyze your challenges.
  • The most important thing you could ever learn about getting results:  Learn the secrets that professional musicians apply to their practice sessions to get the most results out of their practice.
  • How to reach your goals and the actions that will get you there:  Learn the tricks to reaching your goals and making a clear road map of the actions that it will take to get there.
  • How to play with other musicians in a band:  Learn to play with other musicians, stay in time, and write songs and perform in a group setting.
  • Strategies to gain the most progress from your practice:  You’ll learn strategies to put together a highly efficient and effective practice schedule that will help you make the most progress possible in a shorter time.
  • How to analyze your favorite musicians singing or playing and make what they do your own.
  • How to overcome stage fright:  Secret hints, tricks and tips to overcome stage fright and enjoy performing in front of any audience.
  • And much, much more!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Need more reasons why you should take guitar lessons, piano lessons, voice lessons, or drum lessons at The Rock Academy? Here you go:

• You will feel more inspired and motivated, and you will improve faster!
• Taking lessons will make you more confident as a musician and as a person.
• Your new skills will make you the envy of all your friends.
• You will learn to overcome stage fright in a gentle, supportive manner.
• You will get to make friends with people who share your passion.
• You will finally be able to play the music and songs that you want to play.
• Because you can enjoy playing music for the rest of your life! It never gets old!
• Because MUSIC IS FUN!!

Don't wait any longer! Click on the big yellow button below to book your FREE assessment and start becoming the musician you have always wanted to be!

We want to help you be successful. To get things started click the big yellow button below to tell us more about yourself, your goals, and any problems or frustrations you may be dealing with now. Then we’ll get your free assessment set up so we can have you come in, meet one of our awesome teachers, go over all of our different classes, options, etc. and find what will work best for you and your goals.
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P.P.S. This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Opportunity is knocking right now! Are you going to answer and become the singer, guitarist, piano player, or drummer you’ve always wanted to be? Or are you going to continue to be frustrated and not realizing your dreams? If you sit and do nothing and marinate in mediocrity, someone else will be living your dreams instead of you. GET STARTED NOW and start making your dreams a reality!
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