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THE BAND EXPERIENCE
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Registration Open for Workshops starting January 2017!

Music Makers Premier Adult Band Ensemble Program will enhance your understanding of how a band works.  We’ll break down the songs in detail, stretch out, learn beginnings & endings, refine solos, rhythms, patterns & leads.  You’ll gain control over sound and technique, go over individual parts & combine them to create a better band sound.  Learn different ways to approach a song while gaining confidence as a player.  Play & learn from an advanced level instructor.  Each participant receives chord charts, and mp3s in advance of each rehearsal.  Performance workshops culminate in a Friday evening performance.   Questions: email musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com or call 212-239-7054.
What does a workshop cost?  Three easy payments of $217.00!
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Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
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This non-performance workshop covers a wide variety of rock and blues music. One of the most welcoming environments for anyone who has taken lessons but hasn't played in a band with others or if you have limited experience playing with others. Learn band dynamics! We’ll take the time to learn the in's and out's of what's going on in each song. For example, how to determine what key the song is in, how to solo over the changes, finding the right rhythm to play and sing along with the other instruments. Vocalists will really appreciate working in this setting. The workshop allows vocalists to feel the songs and really work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush thru each song. Let's open that music door together. You’ll have fun making music and maybe make some new friends along the way. This workshop will get you ready for the next step, a performance workshop.
Thursday 7:00 - 9:00
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9
Students will explore the genre in a friendly, non-judgmental environment. This 101 course provides a first approach to the genre and its basic features. We will be exploring the most critical areas such as: Rhythmic feel, jazz harmonies, how to play along with the rest of the band (comping) in a swing situation and a brief introduction to the improvisation process. If you’ve never played the genre, this is a great opportunity for you to start! This workshop has an option perform at an in-house event at Music Makers@Smash in March.Instructor: Baden Goyo
Mondays 6:30 to 8:30 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 &
6:30 to 9:30 2/27, 3/6
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PERFORMANCE Thursday, March 9, 2017 At The Bitter End
Come explore a vast assortment of artists in the rock genre....Kiss, U2, AC/DC, Journey, Maroon 5, REM, Bowie, Pearl Jam, Amy Winehouse, Joan Jett, Springsteen, White Stripes, No Doubt, Bruno Mars, Led Zep & More. e a few!. Instructor: Baden Goyo
Friday 6:30 – 8:30 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 &
Thursday 3/9
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PERFORMANCE Thursday, March 9, 2017 At The Bitter End
We welcome you to join this Beginner/Intermediate Jazz workshop. Challenge your musical skills and broaden your swingin' horizon with artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and more. Instructor: George Chang

Friday 6:00 - 8:00
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/4, 3/3, 3/10
Do you already have some chops in jazz music & want a deeper exploration of the genre? This workshop provides an opportunity to expand your music skills & your swing horizon. This course will expand your jazz repertoire by covering important tunes from different eras and styles. We will be exploring tunes by iconic artists in jazz such as: Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Victor Young, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, etc. This course will also cover a deeper approach to the jazz improvisation process & how to fit better with the other instruments in the band! This is a terrific chance to build your Jazz skills! Songs for first session: Take Five, So What, Stella By Starlight, Five Miles High. This workshop has an option to perform at an in-house event at Music Makers@Smash in March. Instructor: Baden Goyo
Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
No religious affiliation required to participate in this course. Songs for first session are: Adele Hello, Stevie Wonder I Wish, Pharrel Williams Happy. Singers and instrumentalists. Explore this dynamic style of music and how to apply its rhythms to all styles of music, from contemporary to jazz. This class is also designed for anyone who wants to work as a musician in the church community and get paid Big Money $$$ for their ability. Pastors call every week looking to fill positions (no religious affiliation required) and our problem has been not being able to fill positions fast enough in this growing industry. Don't be intimidated or think this course is about religion because it's not. At the end of the course you'll be amazed at how much energy and excitement you've added to your playing and singing. Instructor: Anthony Jones
Monday 6:00 - 8:00
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
This course is the world’s first piano gym ! Working on concepts, slowing them down and working them up to speed. If you’re not able to practice at home, the Piano Zumba course will work you out to keep you loose. All levels can participate in this course geared for finger workout, building ability, endurance, finesse, ear training and awareness of the art of piano. Instructor: Anthony Jones
Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
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This non-performance workshop covers a wide variety of rock and blues music. One of the most welcoming environments for anyone who has taken lessons but hasn't played in a band with others or if you have limited experience playing with others. Learn band dynamics! We’ll take the time to learn the in's and out's of what's going on in each song. For example, how to determine what key the song is in, how to solo over the changes, finding the right rhythm to play and sing along with the other instruments. Vocalists will really appreciate working in this setting. The workshop allows vocalists to feel the songs and really work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush thru each song. Let's open that music door together. You’ll have fun making music and maybe make some new friends along the way. This workshop will get you ready for the next step, a performance workshop. Instructor: Kelley Kelley
Sundays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
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This non-performance workshop covers a wide variety of rock and blues music. One of the most welcoming environments for anyone who has taken lessons but hasn't played in a band with others or if you have limited experience playing with others. Learn band dynamics! We’ll take the time to learn the in's and out's of what's going on in each song. For example, how to determine what key the song is in, how to solo over the changes, finding the right rhythm to play and sing along with the other instruments. Vocalists will really appreciate working in this setting. The workshop allows vocalists to feel the songs and really work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush thru each song. Let's open that music door together. You’ll have fun making music and maybe make some new friends along the way. This workshop will get you ready for the next step, a performance workshop.
Friday 8:00 - 10:00
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
Learn the basic skills of Gospel music. Understand and utilize the Gospel repertoire in all aspects of playing. Some of the biggest entertainers have taken their cue from Gospel music Instructor:
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 6:30 to 9:30 3/1, 3/8
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PERFORMANCE Thursday, March 9, 2017 At The Bitter End
It's all about The Beatles. So many great songs to choose from. Hey Jude, Yesterday, Penny Lane, All You Need Is Love, Revolution, Come Together, While My Guitar Gently Weeps & More. Instructor: Nelson Montana
Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 00 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9
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PERFORMANCE Thursday, March 9, 2017 At The Bitter End
The rock genre covers so many great artists………..Kinks, Bowie, Fall Out Boy, 4 Non Blondes, Stones, Led Zep, Kiss, Bon Jovi, Cheryl Crow, Pretenders, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers…..the possibilities are endless!
Instructor: Kelley Kelley
Monday 6:30 to 8:30 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
6:30 to 9:30 2/27, 3/6
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PERFORMANCE Thursday, March 9, 2017 At The Bitter End
Journey, Maroon 5, REM, Bowie, Pearl Jam, Amy Winehouse, Joan Jett, Springsteen, White Stripes, No Doubt, Bruno Mars, Led Zep to name a few!. Instructor: Nelson Montana
Perform on a Friday evening at a Premium NYC Venue
Not seeing the workshop of your dreams offered? Music Makers offers Custom Workshops. Here's how it works: You have 5 band members (required), a potential set list but need a band leader, rehearsals scheduled and a place to perform. Here's what's included: 8 weeks of rehearsal in a premium Music Makers studio, one of our fantastic Music Makers band leaders, a Friday night gig, full backline, and techs at the show. With the Custom workshop the band can select a bonus option: 10% discount for each band member or 15 minutes extra playing time at the show. You decide.
Included in the case: acoustic guitar, guitar strap, tuner, pics
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MUSIC MAKERS NY
Enjoy a special 50% off DISCOUNT ..
ENTER YOUR CONTACT AND PAYMENT INFO BELOW.
Included in the case: acoustic guitar, guitar strap, tuner, pics
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MUSIC MAKERS NY
Enjoy a special 50% off DISCOUNT ..
ENTER YOUR CONTACT AND PAYMENT INFO BELOW.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

We ask all workshop participants to please make every effort to attend all rehearsals.  If you're unable to attend any rehearsals, you are required to notify Music Makers NY via email musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com at least 48 hours in advance.  When registering, should you have a conflict with a rehearsal date, please make Music Makers aware of the conflict.  Not attending more than 2 rehearsals within an 8 week performance program may result in mandatory withdrawal from the group without refund.

Cancellation Policy: Once you submit the registration form & authorize payment to Music Makers NY your slot is guaranteed and all fees are non-refundable unless a replacement can be found. Music Makers will advertise to find a replacement for the vacated slot.  If a replacement can be found, a pro-rated Music Makers credit will be issued minus a $50.00 administrative fee. 

Instrumentalists are guaranteed a slot for their particular instrument, not a vocal slot as well.

Performance Workshops: All participants receive two FREE tickets to the Performance show.  We encourage everyone to take an active role in promoting the performance.  A large audience enables our organization to book shows at premier NY venues on a Friday evening.

Submitting the Registration Form & authorizing payment  to Music Makers NY means you agree to all of the above terms & conditions

Thank you.

CALL 212-239-7054 or EMAIL musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com with any questions about our Band Experience Workshops or any of the other programs we offer.