Rocky Ridge is where people from professional musicians to music lovers come to amplify and fulfill their potential.

We offer a transformative environment like no other — with expert musicians providing world-class instruction. Explore our unique and exciting year-round and summer programs and find the one that will take you to new heights in your music journey.

Programs &

Our holistic approach and philosophy elevate musicians at every level in a healthy and supportive environment.


Our residential summer music programs offer students of all ages access to unparalleled instruction with the breathtakingly beautiful Estes Park, Colorado, as a backdrop. For those who want to stay in peak performance or rekindle their connection with music over the summer. Choose from summer music camps for middle school and high school students, a music program for college musicians, or a piano seminar for adults.


Year-round offerings aimed at adults and young people curious to learn more about music than they will glean from everyday study. Thoughtful, upbeat, and entertaining classes for all (non-musicians, too) to enrich and expand musical knowledge and appreciation.


Students may add to their professional study of music through masterclasses, college prep study, and a pedagogy series, all with Rocky Ridge’s talented faculty.

Come Together

Get Involved

Your participation fuels our rich history as a place to nurture and transform musicians of all levels. Whether you are interested in investing in Rocky Ridge Music by supporting student scholarships, preservation and improvement of our historic log cabins, or another aspect of our work, you can contribute in a variety of ways.

  • Host a fundraiser or a house concert
  • Volunteer
  • Become a mentor
  • Donate to a scholarship program

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Inclusion & Equity

Rocky Ridge Music has built an environment of inclusion and equity, respect and dignity. Our culture embraces and invites the participation of all people. Our holistic approach offers the best of all worlds: students work with top faculty fostering a healthy way to high-level excellence with our mountain campus offering inspirational calm. Success without stress.

School Partnerships

Rocky Ridge is passionate about giving all young adults the opportunity to learn about themselves and the world around them through music. We are focused on supporting school music programs in low-income arts magnet schools in partnership with other like-minded organizations to help as many as possible find inspiration, power, and their true potential through music.


Rocky Ridge Music depends on year-round support from donors and volunteers to drive our nationally known programs and to maintain our site, which is on the National Register of Historic places. We provide over $100,000 in scholarships and work-study opportunities each year. Rocky Ridge Music is a 501 (c)(3) organization and gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable under law.