Boise Rock School

Boise Rock School


Calling all Boise musicians! One of our internal philosophies is "There's nothing we can't do better." While I'm not a fan of double negatives, I will argue that good hold music can improve our days. Team up with Boise Rock School and help us make it so!
CALL TO MUSICIANS - City Hold Music Call

We are partnering with Boise Rock School to seek submissions of music for the City of Boise's telephone hold system (City Hold system) beginning in 2022 and to remain on the system through at least 2024. Up to 10 submissions will be selected.

Musicians may submit existing or newly created original music. Genres may be open, but must be appropriate for all ages; music that is “characteristically Boise” is a plus (as interpreted by the applicant).

Deadline: March 17, 2022, at 5 p.m. (local time)
Learn more and apply:

Image: Musicians perform as part of Arts & History Grant recipient Meaghan Novoa's "Anagnorisis" (June 2021), a live music and dance experience, which addresses the impact of the pandemic through multiple artistic genres.

#BOIArt #AHGrant #BoiseCreates
Very excited for our friends at Boise Rock School! We're gonna miss having them down the street, but their new space is gonna rock.

Help make it happen by donating to the BRS capital campaign:
We have lots of fabulous items up for bid on our auction page, including a gift certificate for summer camp at Boise Rock School! Follow the link in our bio to support people-powered radio and place your bids!

While you’re at it, be sure to grab tickets for our PNYE Party—happening this Friday evening at The Olympic Venue.


PNYE Party:
You won't want to miss First Thursday on the Plaza TOMORROW from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The City of Boise will be joined by Valley Regional Transit and the Boise Bicycle Project to talk about alternative transportation and pedal powered energy, and you’ll have the chance to talk to City of Boise staff about ways you’d like to see American Rescue Plan money spent. Plus, live performances from Boise Rock School!
ANNOUNCING …the recipients of grant funding for fiscal year 2022! 26 organizations will receive grant awards between $5,000 and $3,000 for cultural projects that occur between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 and benefit Boise residents.

The recipients are:

*Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Idaho
*Argos Productions
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Boise Gay Men's Chorus & Boise Women's Chorus
Boise Baroque Orchestra
Boise Philharmonic
Boise Rock School
*FARE Idaho
*Flamencos United
Foote Park Project – Foundation for Idaho History (Idaho State Historical Society)
HomeGrown Theatre
Idaho Dance Theatre - IDT
Idaho Film Foundation
Idaho Shakespeare Festival
*Lost Grove Brewing
MING Studios
Opera Idaho
KRBX, Radio Boise - 89.9/93.5 FM
Story Story Night
TAG Historical Research & Consulting
The Boise Chordsmen
*The Twisted Ewe, a yarn shop
*Treefort Community Fund (Treefort Music Fest)
TRICA Children's Arts

*indicates first-time recipients

Congratulations to everyone! Learn more about their projects by heading to

Read press release:

Images: Arts & History Grant Recipients Boise Gay Men’s & Women’s Choruses, Story Story Night, Meaghan Novoa, and Idaho Office for Refugees

City of Boise #AHGrant
Our friends at Boise Rock School are in the process of raising funds to renovate their newly purchased facility. Learn more about the campaign and donate here:
We can all use some help from friends and that’s exactly what Boise Rock School needs now. The pressures of the rental market have pushed them out of their building and although they’ve found a new place, the organization could use some support from the community to finish the move.
Downtown Boise First Thursday is coming alive with roving performances, games, meet & greets & more. Tonight there will be performances by Opera Idaho Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho and Boise Rock School throughout various locations all night long! And find the Boise Hawks in The Grove Plaza along with an Idaho Gives pop-up! So much fun to be had! See ya downtown!

Now with close to 50 local businesses offering specials for the evening including art, live music, discounts on shopping, food, beer & wine.

Be sure to check out the roving performances by Opera Idaho Boise Rock School Boise Philharmonic Ballet Idaho throughout downtown. And Mix 106 Radio will be on the Grove Plaza playing music.

Plan your route here:

#downtownboise #boise #firstthursdayboise #thisisYOURdowntown
Learn how Boise Rock School will use the money it's raising during Idaho Gives! #IdahoGives
This summer’s series of Supersized First Thursday events kicks off on May 6th with Opera Idaho, @balletidaho, Boise Philharmonic, and Boise Rock School. Don’t miss out!

Interested in being a roving performer for a Supersized First Thursday? Check out the Call for Artists here:

Boise Rock School--come rock with us! We are a local, independent music school that teaches kids the intricacies of guitar, bass, drums, keys and singing.

We are dedicated to making the youth of our valley more talented, impassioned and creative--in turn, making our town a better place to live. We never turn any student away for an inability to pay! We provide scholarships to hundreds of students each year. Help us build our new home! Coming Fall 2021:

Operating as usual


Session Gig March 12; 10 am-7 pm. @ JUMP. Hundreds of youth bringing their creativity! Big thanks to @jumpboise for being such rad hosts :-) @junoarts


We will be moving up to our new classroom space on March 4! We will still be fundraising/ working to finish the studio, venue space, exterior stucco and paint, etc — but our 12 classrooms will be activated and hosting the next generation of creative humans in less than two weeks! So grateful and stoked!


Join us for our first Juno Arts class in our new building! 📸

This hands-on course will cover basic camera settings, composition, shared visions and more through photo field trips - including a Treefort Music Fest shoot!

• Session Dates: February 26- April 30
• Ages: 12-18
• Cost: Pay what you can

Send us a quick email at [email protected] to reserve your student’s spot 🙂

Photos from Boise Rock School's post 02/06/2022

Phase 1 of the building project is coming along swimmingly. Definitely much more expensive and logistically challenging than we ever imagined. We should have occupancy on our permanent home first week of March. We will then pivot to fundraising to finish the stucco exterior, sidewalks, the studio, and the venue. Cautiously excited! Huge thanks to @zga_architects and @hccompany208 and all the super super rad supporters that have gotten out little nonprofit this far!


Our next session of Little Rockers starts up the week of February 15th! Spots are filling up quick, but we still have room on:

• Tuesdays from 9-10 am
• Thursdays from 3-4 pm

Little Rockers is a 6-week class developed to teach young musicians the fundamentals of music, such as rhythm, beat and melody and how to foster creativity in a high energy and fun environment. Students get hands-on experience with mini-guitars, keyboards and percussion instruments.

You can reserve your student’s spot online at 🤘🏼⚡️


Reminder that we will be holding classes at the old Foothills School located at 618 S. 8th St. in Downtown Boise for the next 6 weeks until our new building is move-in ready :)

Photos from Boise Rock School's post 01/21/2022

Well, we’re officially out of our old space @ 1404 West Idaho. We are gonna this building so much! We empowered thousands of youth at this space over the last decade. So many rad memories! For the next 6 weeks we will be temporarily holding classes at the old Foothills School at 618 S 8th St. and then, beginning the week of March 7th, we will be at our new building at 5022 West Fairview! A few speed bumps before we land at our forever home— but we are very close! :-)


Please consider nominating us for this amazing opportunity presented by Fork!! ❤️🎼


We're accepting nominations from local nonprofit organizations (and their friends) to receive a donation from our Corkage for Community Fund. We'll be donating a total of $6,000!

This is one of our most favorite opportunities, we read through each nomination and staff votes on the winning nonprofit. Thanks for taking the time! Happy Nominating!

To nominate your favorite local nonprofit:

1. 'Like' Fork & ÀLAVITA on Facebook.

2. Nominations will be accepted as Facebook posts or comments on Fork's page.

3. Nominations must be 75 words or less.

4. Deadline to enter: 12:00 p.m.MT on 2/6/22. The winner will be announced on 2/11/22.


It is with a heavy heart that we share that our beloved bestest best friend and mascot Olive has moved on. She’s been with with us since the very beginning. Her beautiful face has adorned t-shirts and posters over the years and her beautiful spirit will be forever in our hearts. We will miss her tremendously. All love Olive ❤️

Recognizing resiliency with Boise Rock School 01/11/2022

Recognizing resiliency with Boise Rock School

Thank you From Boise and Marissa!! ❤️

Recognizing resiliency with Boise Rock School “It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.” Bram Stoker, Dracula Resiliency. How did you learn it? What comes to mind for...


Happy Birthday to our super rad Program Director Bri! Bri is the “glue” that holds our organization together … and an awesome human to boot!


Learn how to take your guitar solos to the next level with our Guitar Camp! 🎸🎶

January 3rd-7th | 12:00-2:30 pm | Ages 6-18

Over the course of this 5-day camp, you will learn new about guitar effects and pedals, looping, how to arrange a songs on the guitar and more!

You can reserve your student’s spot online at 🤘🏼


Join us for a rockin’ show tomorrow night at the Idaho Potato Drop! Boise Rock School bands will be performing from 6:15-7:00 pm. Bundle up, bring a friend and let’s boogie! 🥔🕺🏻


Due to the slick roads and snow we are having a “snow day” today (12/29). No classes!


Little Rockers classes are starting back up next week! 🎶

Over the course of this 6 week course, your 3-5 year old will learn the fundamentals of music through instrument exploration.

Reserve your student’s spot online at 🤘🏼


Learn how to take your drumming to the next level with our Drum Camp! 🥁🎶

January 3rd-7th | 12:00-2:30 pm | Ages 6-18

During this 5-day camp, you will learn some new beats, new songs, how to use drum programming apps such as Logic and Garage Band, and much more!

You can reserve your student’s spot online at 🤘🏼


Alumni and all around great person @ewillerup has a new record out. His tunes groove and are so cool. Check him out under “Eli Harrison” wherever you stream tunes! PS this was the only pic I had of Elias… but you can pretty much tell what a rad musician he is just from my photo :-)


Learn how to record your own songs from home with our DIY Recording Camp! 🎶🎧🎤

January 3rd-7th | 12:00-2:30 pm | Ages 10-18

Over the course of this 5-day camp, you will learn about digital audio workstation navigation, how to mix, iPad/iPhone Garage Band production, and other rad stuff!

You can reserve your student’s spot online at 🤘🏼


A big “happy birthday!” To our fearless education director and cofounder Jared! 🥳 He keeps us mixed in to all the good frequencies!


Such a rad story/ post from our awesome teacher @douglascameronboise ❤️


Give the gift of music this Holiday Season! 🎁🎶

We have gift certificates available for all of our classes (including Little Rockers and Adult Rock Night!), camps and workshops. We have something for everyone!

To purchase a gift certificate for the rock star in your life, please email us at [email protected] 🤘🏼


Session Gig this Saturday @jumpboise! 11 am - 7 pm. Over 40 bands! Come support the next generation!


Join us TOMORROW for Adult Rock Night from 7:30-9:30 pm at Boise Rock School 🤘🏼⚡️

$20 gets you rockin’ and includes refreshments. Open to all ages and abilities!

Winter Camps | BoiseRockSchool 12/08/2021

Winter Camps | BoiseRockSchool

Rock off your post holiday doldrums with a camp at Boise Rock School!

This year we will be offering:

🥁Drum Camp
🎸Guitar Camp
💻 DIY Recording Camp

For more info or to register for a camp, please visit :)

Winter Camps | BoiseRockSchool Winter Camps Drum Camp $150 This camp is all drums- all week. Drum experience recommended. Learn some new skills! Open to rockers ages 6-18. CLASS OPTIONS January 3-7 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


We’re for the weekend!! 🎸⚡️


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Over the course of our 13 year history, we have worked with over 10,000+ young artists and musicians. We have brought music education all over the valley, from St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital to Stanley Idaho School, and Ada County Detention Center to Ikastola Basque Preschool.

When the pandemic hit, we were faced with so many hurdles. We had immediate financial shortcomings, a much reduced enrollment, and a mountain to climb in regards to how to deliver our brand of arts education online. But you know what? We persevered. We were able to bridge the gap financially with the generous support of our community.

We’re about halfway through the build out of Boise Rock School and Juno Arts’s future home. We’re trying to create a nonprofit owned, all ages cultural hub that will be around for generations to come. Your donation of any amount will help us continue to empower youth through music!


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In 2019 we set the goal of acquiring our own building. The growth of the Treasure Valley made it clear that we needed to have a permanent location. In December 2020 we purchased a suitable (7000 sf) building with funds we had raised - one that would allow us to grow our impact for the future. We knew when we purchased the building that it needed serious renovations. Little did we know that 2021 would be a hyper-expensive year for construction (not to mention supply chain delays and other challenges). To make the project logistically easier we broke it into three phases: 1) a classroom space with over 12 rooms, 2) a professional recording studio and 3) a small venue (100 person capacity). We are almost there with phase 1! If you can support our capital campaign during Giving Tuesday you will be helping to empower the next generation of creative artists in our rad nonprofit owned space! Our new building will be accompanied by our adoption of the parent name Juno Arts (aka Boise Rock School will become a program of Juno Arts). Under Juno Arts we are expanding our offerings to include all aspects of digital media arts. We’ve worked directly with well over 10,000 young artists since we started in 2008. Youth matters! We are dedicated to an innovative and creative future!

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1404 W Idaho St
Boise, ID

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 8pm
Tuesday 3pm - 8pm
Wednesday 3pm - 8pm
Thursday 3pm - 8pm
Friday 3pm - 8pm

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