ROCmusic 2016-2017 begins on Mon/Tues of September 26th/27th

We are currently accepting applications for new students and will be hosting afternoon interviews beginning Sept. 6-23rd. Everyone must apply and interview before being offered a spot in our program.


What is ROCmusic?

ROCmusic offers tuition-free classical music instruction and instrument lessons to all children in grades 1-12 who reside in the city of Rochester, NY.

No previous musical experience or training is required and there is no charge for instruments or instruction!

 For more information please call 585-490-1559 or e-mail

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Check out our recent feature in the Democrat & Chronicle (Sunday, April 17 ROCArts pg. 5c-6c) about our collaboration with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Each student in our program receives:

  • Music classes, ensemble rehearsals, and concert participation
  • An instrument and lessons ~ recorders/drums or bowed string instruments
  • All necessary music books and materials
  • Snack, dinner, and field trip participation
  • Full scholarship to participate in all ROCMusic activities, free of charge!

Now accepting applications for new students in 2016-2017 school year. We are on a ‘rolling admission’ wait-list period, as of now.  


During the school year, ROCmusic operates in two downtown Recreation locations:

Edgerton R-Center // 41 Backus Street // grades 1-6 focus // 2-days a week, Tu/Th

Gantt R-Center // 700 North Street // grades 1-12 focus // 2 days a week, Mon/Fri

***Gantt R-Center // 700 North Street // Private Lessons & Specials // 1 day a week, Wed***

Have fun! Meet new friends! Play cool instruments!


 For more information please call 585-490-1559 or e-mail

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