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George Pendergast with 2011 Summer Session students
"They taught me a lot about playing with other people, but also opened me up to playing different music. I had a great time at Rockshop. It totally opened up me." — Matt F.

About Us

Based in Santa Barbara, California, Rockshop Academy was started by Dishwalla / Penfiteen Club drummer and Mike's Drum Shop owner George Pendergast, and David Young, the band's former manager, who guided Dishwalla from garage band to gold records and the #1 Billboard Rock Song of the Year.

Pendergast and Young launched Rockshop Academy in 2009 to foster the next generation of aspiring musicians in the Santa Barbara area with the guidance of seasoned pros from the generation that put Santa Barbara on the music map.

We are proud to now offer weeklong Summer Camp sessions, an ongoing year-round music club, and provide a location for young musicians to show their skills in front of a live audience.


Contact Us:

Rockshop Academy Studios
1109 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara CA 93101
(805) 770-5467
info@rockshopacademy.com

Mike's Drum Shop

The tradition continues

Mike's Drum Shop is no longer in the retail business. All that means is we don't sell stuff, we teach lessons. Very much the way this place started in 1968 as Mike's Drum Academy, we are going back to our roots as an education based Academy. This is how Rockshop Academy got its name, since Mike's original intent was to have a place to teach.

Now that the Rockshop Academy has taken off and taken over the space we encourage you to shop for drum supplies with local merchants and there are many! Thank you all for 43 years of buying gear here, now we look forward to providing the best teaching facility we have ever had.


Sponsors:

Rudi Schulte Family Foundation Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Rockshop Academy alumni bands:

False Puppet
False Puppet
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Technical Difficulties
Technical Difficulties
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The Wha Whas
The Wha Whas
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50 Below
50 Below
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Stolen Thunder
Stolen Thunder
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Official Breakdown
Official Breakdown
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Bad Jack
Bad Jack
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