Brief History

The Rockademy was founded in 2011. James Couzens, drum instructor, vocalist and professional musician, began working with the bands that his drum students played in. Due to the success and excitement generated, James conceptualized The Rockademy, a comprehensive approach to band organization and development.


"Rockademy is amazing!  My son loves it and is learning so much. James and The Rockademy go above and beyond to teach kids how to work together, perform on stage, create entertaining set lists, and write original music. They are talented teachers and great role models for my son and his friends. I have never seen my son so passionate about any other activity. We look forward to more amazing lessons and performances. Thank you Rockademy!!!  ~ Deena Holcomb"


"My son has wanted to be a drummer since he was four. His lessons with James have been great and we can't wait to work with Rockademy for a long time to come. We foresee a long relationship and a lot of fun!  ~ Kelly Conley"


"James is an exceptionally kind and caring individual. Our experience with James, working with our son over several years has been nothing but positive. James is a talented musician with a real gift in reaching kids of all abilities. I give him my highest recommendation. ~ Lisa Schaerer"


"Hunter has been getting lessons from James for one and a half years now.  James is a great teacher who is patient and has a natural ability to help Hunter work out the more difficult beats.  By allowing Hunter to learn the songs he wants to learn he ensures that Hunter enjoys playing rather than views it as a chore.  I believe that through his lessons with James, Hunter is going to develop a skill that will bring him my joy and an outlet for his emotions in the years to come. ~ Tex Vertongen" 


"James has a comfortable low key teaching style that encourages kids to try, do and succeed! ~ Kristy Myers"