Join the Band. Learn the Songs. Play the gig.


Adult Rock Band now Enrolling! Next Session Begins Tuesday, April 18th.



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Advance your skills and have fun playing in a group

Welcome to Rockshop! This class is open to adult students with some experience on their instrument, but who may be new to playing in a group setting. If you can sing a few bars, hack out a few chords on the guitar or piano and count to 4, then Rock Shop is for you!

Join a band of like minded students and learn to play songs each week under the guidance of an Eastside Music Teacher. In the first class, you’ll discuss musical tastes and experiences. Along with your fellow band mates you’ll choose 3 – 5 songs to learn over the next 6 weeks.

The class culminates in either a live gig or recording session in our state of the art recording studio (Final Event TBD).

Current openings for: Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums and Vocals.

Not sure if you’re ready? Contact us for a free consultation.


Tuesdays @ 6:30pm (90 minutes)

6 weeks 4/18 – 5/23 


*Students must enroll in entire series. Class meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30pm for 6 weeks. No credits or refunds will be given for missed classes.

Meet your Instructor

Victor-Andres Cruz spent his first 12 years in the small town of Cogua, Colombia: steeped in traditional music, surrounded by green, mist-hung mountains and farmlands with contrasting cityscapes. He took naturally to traditional Colombian sounds, immersing himself and his voice in a colorful field of musical expressions, bonfires and storytelling before he was old enough to tie a shoe.

Moving north away from home and to cope with being an immigrant preteen growing up in the late 90’s USA, Victor obsessed over Colombian traditional music and instruments as a defense mechanism. He found refuge and a profound sense of identity rooted in these sounds. Raised as an amalgamation between the Colombian Andean countryside, Florida, New England and New York City, Victor created a voice and a place where all worlds converge.  

Vic combines the Colombian sounds of his childhood and culture, and the eclecticism of his years growing up in the US, with reflective travel overseas and several frosty winters in Boston and New York. All of it resulting in a rich tapestry of dreams, memories and love for home—wherever home is.

Vic is also a graduate of Berklee College of music where he focused on arranging, composing, singing, and Latin percussion and music.  Because of both his traditional and academic background, he has found a way to consolidate both schools of thought for singing and music in general. Focusing on building and nurturing confidence, awareness, trust, tone and rhythm before anything else. 

Vic is an active member of the Austin music scene with Nemegata and Caramelo Haze. He has also collaborated with bands and artists such as Grupo Fantasma, Money Chicha, Superfónicos, Beto Martinez, Adrian Quesada, among others. 

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Online scheduling not available less than 48 before class starts. However there’s still time to enroll. Please contact us to signup!