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Music Lessons and Rock School In Aston, PA

Why Choose Richards Rock Academy?

Richards Rock Academy offers professional music lessons and rock band school for kids, teens, and adults.  We teach beginners through advanced professionals, contemporary and classical styles, and make it possible for our students to reach their goals and beyond.

8 Benefits of Becoming an RRA Student

1 – Proven Track Record of Excellence for 15 years.

Visit our testimonials page to see what our students and parents are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. RRA has a proven track record of offering quality music lessons in guitar, piano, drums, voice, bass, violin, and rock band school in Aston PA year round. Our full time mission is teaching music trusted by over a thousand families since 2009.


2 – Adults, teens, kids – we have experience with all ages and learning styles.

Our teachers have years of experience meeting students and families where they are in their musical journey. Our lessons are holistically tailored to visual, auditory, kinesthetic, special needs, creative, logical, and interest/personality traits that factor into teaching the whole person.

3 -RRA is the only Academy in the area owned and operated by a PA K-12 certified school district music teacher (Garnet Valley) with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music (Ed, Performance, Theory)

The direction of any tribe on a mission depends on caring and knowledgeable leadership. Nate Richards brings passion for student success, deep love for music, a drive to help our teachers succeed, and a robust education to strengthen this cause.

4 – Rock Guitar Mastery Program developed and available ONLY for RRA guitar students. (See RGMP Page Here)

Using the West Chester University School of Music Classical Guitar Level-System developed by Professor Glenn Lyons as a framework, Nate adapted the idea to a rigorous multi-tiered program for electric guitar. It is inevitable that a guitarist will reach their goals and beyond if they work this system. But beware – putting in the time and dedication is necessary to meet this challenge! Take periodic tests to receive a certificate and colored guitar strap to signify your achievement.


5 – Room for Growth – Lessons, Recitals, Group Classes, Official Gigging Bands (Adults, Teens, Kids).

Learning to play an instrument has many personal joys that come with the experience. In addition, sharing that joy can be very rewarding! We offer opportunities to all students to play music with other students at RRA, as well as perform in our formal recitals on the Swarthmore College campus (piano, classical guitar, violin, voice) as well as our gigging rock bands at various venues and festivals.


6 – Multiple instrument/voice lesson needs in one location: Bass, Drums, Guitar (Electric, Classical, Acoustic), Production/DJ, Piano, Ukulele, Violin/viola/cello, Voice.

We serve and conveniently schedule families with varying interests: Siblings, parents, and students who explore multiple instruments as their musical journey takes them in new and exciting directions – we are ready to meet those needs with our pro teaching staff.

7 – Performance Opportunities such as classical/traditional recitals or rock band gigs.

Performance motivates excellence and is an opportunity for students to share their hard work and passion with an audience. Also, many of these students and rock band families build friendships that last a lifetime! We believe in the power of a great musical performance, the hard work and dedication each student puts in to make it happen, and the sense of accomplishment and pride a student feels knowing that their practice came together in successful a live show. There’s nothing like it! Such positive energy and excitement!

8 – Patient, fun teachers with stellar educational and performance experience.

We only hire teachers with college training and professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Friendly and motivating customer service is our daily bread and butter. We work as a team to find the right fit for you – instrument, level, genre/style, teaching approach, personality, and schedule needs.

Ready to Learn Music?

Call or Text 610-908-5668 to learn more and get started!

Our Music Lessons in Aston, PA

"Absolutely the best thing that ever happened to my son. Bought him his first guitar and brought him to Richards Rock Academy when he turned 11. He's 15 now and has developed a passion for music. He participates in Rock Academy and has played with his band at The Troc, Word Cafe, The Bitter End, JC Dobbs (RIP), and many other places. The teachers at RRA (Nate, Eric, Zach, etc.) are so dedicated to their students. Matt has had the opportunity to learn guitar, music theory, different guitar techniques from seasoned professionals. He also takes piano there, and they teach drums as well. Great place!"

Ready to Learn Music?

Call or Text 610-908-5668 to learn more and get started!