Rockit Academy Program at Count Basie Center for the Arts

Red Bank, New Jersey Rockit Academy Program at Count Basie Center for the ArtsRockit is New Jersey’s premier Live Music Education program for young musicians. Learn the classics during six weeks of group instruction and be a star as you perform on the big stage. Vocalists, drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, brass and string players are encouraged to complement their private studies with our collaborative program.

  • Audition and orientation class is required for both new and returning students.
  • All band classes are 90-minutes long and taught by talented instructors with diverse backgrounds.
  • Space is limited. The Rockit Live Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, click here.
  • Ages 8-18, studying guitar, drums, bass, vocals, piano.
  • All students must be currently studying with a private instructor.
  • All students must perform in the end-of-semester concert.

Spring Session dates listed below.



Audition Information, click here


Jacquie Lee“Rockit, for me, was a lot more than just a program. It changed my life and taught me that music was more than just a sound, but also a feeling. I will be forever grateful that somehow my path lead me there before anything because it’s where music became my passion and where I felt like I fit in. Seeing this program continue to do incredible things and inspire so many other kids is just simply the magic of Rockit.  It’s indescribable, it’s just a feeling.” – Jacquie Lee

The Spring SessionScheduled program dates for the Spring session are:

Saturday, March 16th, 10am-8pm assigned

Saturday, April 6th, 1:00pm for NEW students and a parent or guardian.

Accepted students will be assigned to one 90-minute band rehearsal timeslot 4pm, 5:30pm or 7pm on either a Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri or Saturday between 9am-5:30pm.

The rehearsal schedule dates for this session are as follows:


Tuesdays: April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 28
Wednesdays: April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 29
Thursdays: April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 30
Fridays: April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 31
Saturdays: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18; June 1

Sunday, June 2nd, 3pm on the stage of the Count Basie Center for the Arts