Bring Out Your Inner Rockstar

The YAA Rock Band program is the real deal when it comes to preparing students for the ultimate music group experience.

In this program, students dive into various music styles while jamming alongside their talented peers. It’s all about creating that groovy group dynamic. They get a solid foundation in music instruction and technique. Plus, they’ll master the art of communication and rehearsal etiquette, because let’s face it, teamwork makes the dream work!

They’ll delve into music history, get hands-on experience in the recording studio, and learn the ins and outs of live performances. Bands get to perform cover songs that’ll have the crowd on their feet, and they can even show off their songwriting chops by composing original music. Talk about unleashing their creativity!

Join a Rock Band Today!

2023-2024 Season

October 2, 2023- May 31, 2024 (school holidays excluded)


Rock bands rehearse for one hour a week, Monday-Friday between 3-8pm. Weekday and time based on individual band availability.


$750 one-time fee for the session 

*Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify. Pro-rated fees are available for partial-year registration.

Located at YAA Studio

3800-A Mykonos Lane, San Diego, CA 92130


What are the requirements to participate?

Students are required to practice 15-20 minutes each day on their own and listen to as much live and recorded music in the style of their band as possible. Due to the small collaborative nature of the rock band program, students are expected to focus on constructive communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Private lessons at YAA in addition to Rock Band are highly recommended, especially for beginning musicians.

How do you form the bands?

We take matching band members seriously. We carefully consider age, instruments played, music style, schedule, and instructor preference to create the perfect musical mix. Our goal is to make sure these kids mesh like peanut butter and jelly, creating a smooth and enriching experience for all.

What does registration include?

Registration in the Rock Band program includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal session with the bandmates and a YAA instructor

  • End of program recording sessions

  • Performance opportunities at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito events, community events, and local music venues.

  • Access to other YAA programs such as private lessons, master classes, jam sessions, free tickets to area music and performing arts opportunities

  • Opportunity to perform at our annual fundraiser concert COMMOTION

Are masks still required?

The safety of our students and staff are of utmost priority. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and the Youth Arts Academy align our COVID-19 policies and guidelines with San Diego County’s guidelines for schools and childcare. Masks are no longer a requirement for employees, program participants or patrons inside any of our facilities. Masks are encouraged when county COVID-19 transmission rates are high but the choice to mask indoors will remain optional. We will continue to be supportive of participants, patrons, and employees regardless of their masking choice.


Since bands are formed through careful consideration, we ask that you first fill out the Rock Band Interest survey below or email us at Your child will be placed in a band that suits their interest and skill level.

    Have you participated in Rock Band before?

    What instrument(s) do you want to play in the rock band program?

    Do you have a particular instructor who you would like to lead your Rock Band?

    How did you hear about us?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is Youth Arts Academy so popular?
    Established with the aim of nurturing young artistic talent, the Youth Arts Academy stands as a beacon of creativity and skill development. Offering a wide array of programs, the academy provides an exceptional platform for youths to explore their artistic passions. One of the standout features of the academy is its focus on private lessons, which are integrated into various disciplines. The academy’s experienced instructors tailor the private lessons to the individual’s goals and pace of learning, ensuring a holistic growth trajectory. Students not only receive technical guidance during these private lessons but also benefit from invaluable mentorship that fosters their artistic expression. The academy’s commitment to fostering young talent through private lessons shines through in the remarkable progress and self-confidence exhibited by its students. As parents and guardians witness the transformative impact of these private lessons, the Youth Arts Academy continues to be a preferred destination for those seeking to unleash their creative potential.
    What Programs do you offer?

    We offer Private Lessons, Rock Band, Jazz Band, and Camps. Contact us to start your musical journey.

    How can I contact you?

    You can give us a call at (858) 720-2194 or send an email to Youth Arts Academy in San Diego, CA is where students become musicians. Contact us to start your musical journey.