"Tim, I think the invaluable training you and Barbara are providing today’s young musicians is essential . Unfortuantely through the years as a record executive, I have too often had to pass on a very talented artist because he or she was just not prepared. Today’s... musicians more than ever need the whole package you are giving them." Sincerely yours,
Russ Regan

Russ Regan has been the President of MCA/Universal records, 20th Century and Polygram records, A few of the artists he has signed are Elton John, Olivia Newton John, Barry White and Neil Diamond . He was also music supervisor on such films as Chariots of Fire, Flashdance and Staying Alive.

Dear Tim:

When my partner Bob Bogle and I bought a Kay guitar and a bass from Sears Roebuck and taught ourselves 3 songs, we could not have known that, from our first recording in a 2 track studio, Walk Don’t Run would go on to become a rock and roll standard and, decades later in 2008, help land us in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nor could we have known that Billboard Magazine would one day rate us the number one instrumental group in the world. Could that have happened today? Probably not - as a matter of fact when our record was climbing up the musical charts, we got a call to go on tour - we were so ill-prepared at that time that we only knew 3 songs! 

The preparation and opportunity ROCK U 2 The Ocean Springs Academy of Popular Music and Tim Alamsha Productions is offering these young musicians will pay off with great dividends and will turn out artists infinitely more able to handle the success that will surely come from their efforts.


Don Lee Wilson, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and founder and leader of The Ventures.

2820 Government Street, Ocean Springs  MS 39564                                                               228-355-2025 

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Guitar ~ Drums ~ Voice ~ Piano ~ Bass ~ Ukulele

Saxophone ~ Trumpet ~ Flute ~ Clarinet ~ Violin ~ Viola

(Ages 5 to Adult)

at our NEW Location

 Saturday, December 16th from 1-4 PM
2820 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS

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Bands for Ages 7 -18  ~  Beginner to Advanced

Learn More, Learn Faster, Perform!

ROCK U 2 The Ocean Springs Academy of Popular Music is the largest music Academy on the Gulf Coast with an active enrollment of over 125 students. Students drive from as far away as Long Beach, Vancleave, Pascagoula, MS and Mobile, AL to take music lessons here. We offer music lessons in Guitar, Voice, Piano, Drums, Bass, Saxophone, Clarinet, flute, Rock Band Classes and JAM Sessions to Gulf Coast area students ages 5 to adult.


ROCK U 2 also has a professional
Recording Studio and Video Suite
tudents can record their favorite songs, singer/songwriters and bands also can record original music.  


 Haley Warren's cover of "Almost Is Never Enough"
                                                         Danielson cover of "Baby"

While you are here researching the best music school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a ROCK U 2 student and find out why we are Ocean Springs’ number one choice for music lessons!



Twelve Benefits Of Becoming A ROCK U 2 Student:

1. Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Voice, Drum, Bass, Saxophone, Trumpet, Flute, Clarinet and Violin Lessons, Rock Band Classes, Introduction to Vocal Performance and Guitar JAM Sessions all in one location, saving you time and money.
This saves our students time and money as one family can sign up for lessons on multiple instruments on the same day. We offer music lessons to Gulf Coast students of all ages and levels. Visit our music lesson page to learn more.

2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty on the Gulf Coast, who will teach you the music YOU want to learn.
ROCK U 2 has 9,000 square feet of space devoted to teaching children how to play and perform popular music.  This includes a full-service recording studio and video suite with ability to film music videos and commercials.  We have over 10 music teachers, all with either University training including Belmont, Berklee College of Music and Millsaps or professional performance experience. With multiple music teachers for guitar, piano, voice, drums, bass, saxophone, woodwinds and violin, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs. Our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn. 

3. The widest range of lesson times to fit your busy schedule. 
Monday - Thursday    2 PM – 9 PM
Friday    2 PM – 7 PM                                                 

4. Conveniently located at 624 Jackson Avenue, Ocean Springs.

We are located at 2820 Government Street, Ocean Springs.  Two blocks South of Rte.90 (Bienville Blvd).  Close to our studio, you’ll find great shopping and dining. Ten minutes off of I-10 Exit 50.  Students come from Pass Christian, MS and Mobile, AL to study at  ROCK U 2!

5. FREE concerts four times per year so that your family and friends can hear your child perform without paying extra fees.
Every February, May, August and November the ROCK U 2 bands and Vocal Performance Groups perform in live rock concerts in many different venues along the Gulf Coast. Concerts are held in the largest venues on the Gulf Coast including the Hard Rock Café, the Dock in Gulfport and many more.  Visit our YouTube Channel to see and hear our music students perform in our concerts!


6. Comfortable lounge for parents to relax in during their children's lessons.
Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional waiting room with comfortable chairs, FREE Wi-Fi, magazines, and Fitness Center. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child’s lesson. If you prefer, you can sit in on their music lesson anytime you like.

7. Fully Stocked lesson studios.

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including guitar amps, stereos, drum sets, electric drums, mirrors, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have invested thousands of dollars on our studio to offer soundproofing and observation windows.

8. Friendly, professional office staff seven days a week to assist you.
Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher or more commonly an answering machine. We have owners/studio managers who are available at the front desk to assist our clients.


9. Month to month less
ons so that you don't have to sign costly semester or annual contracts.
Our Academy does not require semester minimums or yearly membership fees. Every student here is on a month to month basis. We only want students who WANT to be here!


10. A proven, track record of excellence on the Gulf Coast.
Our academy has a proven track record of offering quality music lessons.  Our full time mission is teaching students how to play and perform popular music on guitar, piano, voice, drums, bass, saxophone, woodwinds and violin.

11. High student retention
ROCK U 2 has an average student retention rate of two or more years. The national average student retention is five months. Students keep coming back for lessons month after month because lessons are fun, relevant to what they want to learn, and they see maximum improvement in their progress from the student concerts and performances. We have seen first hand the positive benefits that children receive from participating in music programs including, self-discipline, an improvement in self-esteem, understanding how to work in a group or a team, as well as an appreciation for music and the arts.

 We get you the results that you want!

ROCK U 2’s monthly rates are very affordable. ROCK U 2’s monthly tuition starts at $80/month for weekly one-hour guitar JAM Sessions.  $25 per weekly 30-min lesson, $35 per weekly 45-min lesson. The monthly time commitment is very minimal which allows students to have other school activities, and spend the time needed for homework.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come; first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!



624 Jackson Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


ROCK U 2 was developed by Tim and Barbara Alamsha, residents of Ocean Springs,
Mississippi. Tim and Barbara both have extensive backgrounds in Entertainment and the Arts. They have experience in Talent Booking, Artist Management, Entertainment Production and Event Coordination and both come from a Performance Background.

Tim has managed entertainment for the Walt Disney Company and has served as Director of Entertainment for Universal Studios and Station Casinos. He was a member of the management team for the Disney Development Company and worked on developing The Disney Institute, Universal CityWalk, and Station Casino Kansas City. Tim also worked with Gladys Knight developing the curriculum for the Gladys Knight Talent Camp for Kids.

The YouTube video below explains why the Alamsha's felt it was so important to establish Rock U 2 the Ocean Springs Academy of Popular Music.

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