FAQ

Can I try out a lesson before committing?

Absolutely! We offer 30 minutes trial lessons with any of our teachers for $25. No commitment, no obligation. Just call 303-449-1106 or email MusicAcademy@RockyRidge.org to schedule a trial lesson.

I don’t own an instrument and I’m not sure which one I want to play. Can I try out some different instruments before buying one?

Yes! Rocky Ridge is proud to partner with HB Woodsongs of Boulder to offer short-term instrument rentals to our students. You can rent an instrument from Woodsongs for just a few days to bring to your trial lesson at Rocky Ridge; if you like it, your fees will be applied towards a long-term rental or purchase. If you don’t like it, take it back! Stop by the RRMA office to pick up a rental form.

I’m really busy; can music lessons fit in to my schedule?

We’re confident that we can accommodate any schedule. If you are able to do weekly lessons, you can receive our semester rate (pro-rated to whichever week you start lessons), but if not our “Flex-Pack” lessons will allow you to find time for music even in the busiest schedule.

Do you screen your teachers before they work one-on-one with my child?

All of our teachers are professionally background-checked.

Do I need to submit an audition recording?

All students applying for the Junior Artist Seminar or Young Artist Seminar MUST submit an audition recording through their DecisionDesk application in order to be considered for admission.

Students applying for the Junior Music Program or Jazz Program are not required to submit an audition recording when applying; however, in order for a student to be considered for merit scholarships they must upload a recording with their application. All students will be asked to upload a short recording for placement purposes only following their acceptance into the program.

Adult Seminar participants do not need to submit an audition recording. All levels of experience are welcome.

New Chamberre applicants may be contacted by the program leaders to submit audio/video.

Where will I live on campus?

cabins-at-rrmc-1-editOur residential cabins are dorm-style with bunk beds; junior students will reside with their counselor and 3-6 roommates. Bathhouses with showers are just a short walk away. Adult program students have the option of residing in a private cabin with an attached bathroom for an additional fee.

Do you provide bedding?

Rocky Ridge can provide you with bedding and towels for a $50 fee.

Will I receive music in advance?

Young Artist Seminar students will receive their orchestral repertoire 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

What do I need to compete in the Concerto Competition?

On your DecisionDesk application, please indicate that you would like to compete and what piece you are planning to play. Young Artist Seminar students will receive additional instructions for competing the preliminary round. Junior Artist Seminar and Junior Music Program students need only bring an original piano reduction with them to camp. Rocky Ridge reserves the right to deny any repertoire entry for reasons of orchestration or duration.