Summer Band Program - Dates Announced

Our summer session is now open for students to join and form rock bands!

As part of this session, we are excited to announce a special, optional, mid-season show as part of the Traverse City Film Festival at the Kids Fest stage on Saturday July 30th. For bands ready and comfortable with participating, this will be an extra chance to perform in addition the final show, which will take place at The Filling Station August 28th.

More info, dates, as well as registration are available here:

The Cool Cats perform at The Filling Station for the Spring Show

The Cool Cats perform at The Filling Station for the Spring Show

We're Hiring!

The Rock Stop has been open for less than a year, and we seek a part-time music teacher to join our growing team. Experience teaching music is not required, however, the successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of competence in at least one of our core instruments as well as enthusiasm for working with students in a positive setting.

This may be a unique and exciting opportunity for a working musician looking to make a positive impact in the community or an established teacher looking to gain new experience in a fun setting.

More details, including information on how to apply, here:

Please share this opportunity!

Mid-Michigan Innovation Center recognizes The Rock Stop

We presented our concept for The Rock Stop at the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center's Best Shot competition last week. And drum roll.....

....We won! We really appreciate the recognition for what we are hoping to do in Traverse City. 


Meanwhile, the painting and contract work continues into the fall. Sign up at the right to be the first to know when our band sessions begin this winter.

2500 miles and the instruments are alive and well

It lives!

It lives!

We've been hard at work for the last week unpacking and setting up our instruments and equipment. We were a little worried after shipping them 2500 miles across the country, but we have some good news: They all still work great - even the breakable stuff like the harp and the fancy keyboards. The magic of bubble wrap, cardboard, and super tight packing.

While we still have a few weeks of work before we can officially open, we are beginning to teach and record friends and family.  

Get in touch to schedule a lesson or session and get pre-opening rates. Or, stay tuned for an official open date.

The Rock Stop has a location!

After several months of searching and negotiating, the school has secured a building!

It's a beautiful site in downtown Traverse City right on Front Street and Franklin. We move in at the end of the month and will spend some time sound proofing, furnishing, and getting it all set up with our instruments. Look forward to a sign soon!

115 Franklin St, Traverse City, MI

115 Franklin St, Traverse City, MI