About Us

Welcome to the University of Rock, an unconventional music school born from a unique blend of social media culture and traditional music education.

 

Founded in Hollywood, CA, in 2015, our roots trace back to a vibrant Instagram community that quickly grew to over 750,000 followers. Our platform became a launchpad for over 3,000 artists, many of whom have carved successful paths in the music industry.

 

In late 2020, UR took a hiatus as Founder Jon Kage was dealing with an issue in his playing hand that questioned his future as a guitar player. It was during this challenging time that Kage found new inspiration and a renewed passion for guitar, sparking the launch of Guitar Club in 2024 – a notable leap from showcasing musicians on Instagram to UR offering its own courses.

 

Our mission at University of Rock is to merge education with entertainment, providing musicians with the tools, knowledge, and community support they need to thrive in the modern music landscape.

Note: We are not an accredited University, however, we do offer scholarships in Air Guitar 🎓🎸​

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Note From Founder

Hey! Jon here. It’s been quite the journey since launching @universityofrock on Instagram back in 2015. It still feels like yesterday when I started it out of my studio apartment in Hollywood, CA.

 

Over the years, I’ve gotten to witness many of our featured artists achieve amazing success in the digital music industry, it’s been inspiring to not only me, but to everyone in our community.

 

After a significant setback with my playing hand that left me questioning my future in guitar playing, I’ve found a new source of inspiration and am thrilled to announce the launch our very own programs at University of Rock in 2024.

 

To everyone who’s been part of this journey so far, thank you for your incredible support. And if you’re just joining us, welcome to the RockShow!

 

🤘 Jon @universityofjk

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@universityofrock (main account)

@ur_guitarclub (guitar community)

@ur_bassclub (bass community)

@ur_drumclub (drum community)

@ur_keysclub (piano community)

@ur_vocalclub (vocal community)