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THE BAND EXPERIENCE 
New Workshops Open For Registration

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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 access to our student portal where you'll be able to access all class materials.  

Don't see the class you want?   Not sure which class is right for you?  Have a scheduling conflict?  
email musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com or call 212-967-6124.
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Perform on a Friday evening at The Bitter End
Not seeing the workshop of your dreams offered? Do you see an advertised workshop and like the rehearsal schedule and Musical Director but not the theme? Music Makers offers Semi Custom & Custom Workshops. Here's how it works: You have 3 band members (required), a theme in mind, a day and time you'd like to rehearse and a Musical Director you'd like to work with. We'll post your semi custom workshop to our website and advertise to fill the remaining slots. All 3 semi custom band members would need to complete registration. Here's what's included: 16 hours of rehearsal in a premium Music Makers studio, one of our fantastic Musical Directors, a Friday night gig at The Bitter End, full backline, tech at the show and 2 FREE tickets per person to the performance. MM takes care of everything. If you have 5 band members willing to register at the same time, it's a done deal, no further advertising for additional band members required.
Classic Rock, Blues and other popular genres will be covered. Are you currently taking lessons? No experience or limited experience playing with others? This workshop is for you! Learn the ins and outs of what's going on in each song. Determine what key the song is in, how to solo over the changes, find the right rhythm to play and sing along with the other instruments. At the end of this workshop, there will be an in-house performance in Studio 5 on Friday, November 16th!

Vocalists: Feel the songs & work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush through each song.
Guitar Players: Learn how to use technique and effects to compliment or lead the band's sound.
Bass Players: Learn how to lay the rhythmic and harmonic foundation for the band.
Drummers: learn to lay the rhythmic foundation alongside the bassist, driving the band forward with percussion. Keyboard players: Enrich the band's sound with an assortment of synthesized sounds.

Let's open that music door together. You'll have fun making music in a non-judgmental, welcoming environment. A wide variety of rock and blues tunes are covered. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. The band will play the songs to determine where everyone is at musically. Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Mondays 6:00-8:00pm - 10/22, 11/19
Mondays 6:00-9:00pm - 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/26
Performance: Friday, November 30th 2018 at The Bitter End
Calling all blues lovers! Let's explore this genre together. So many great artists to choose from we can't name them all here.....Buddy Guy, Albert King, Freddie King, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Otis Rush & More! Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. The setlist will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Baden Goyo
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm - 10/23, 11/20
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm - 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27
Performance: Friday, November 30th 2018 at The Bitter End
It's all about Classic Rock.....Zeppelin, Queen, Who, Aerosmith, Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Beach Boys, Steely Dan just to name a few. Each workshop band consists of vocals, guitars, keys, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. The setlist will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm - 10/24
Wednesdays 7:30-10:30pm - 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28
Monday 8:00-10:00pm - 11/19
Performance: Friday, November 30th 2018 at The Bitter End
Explore the jazz genre in a friendly and relaxed environment. Rhythmic feel in jazz music, traditional jazz chords/harmonies, how to play along with the band (or comping) in a swing situation and a brief introduction to the improvisation process. Play and learn some of the greatest all-time Jazz standards. Tunes from: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Mile Davis, Thelonious Monk, and many other Jazz figures will be taken. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. The setlist will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Baden Goyo
Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm - 10/25
Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm - 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29
Tuesday 8:00-10:00pm - 11/20
Performance: Friday, November 30th 2018 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 to name a few! Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. The setlist will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Sergio Ortega

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 6 or 8-week performance program can greatly affect the band as a whole.

Cancellation Policy: Once you submit the registration form & authorize payment to Music Makers NY your slot is guaranteed and reserved exclusively for you, therefore, all fees are non-refundable.  

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

Performance Workshops:  We encourage everyone to take an active role in promoting their performance.  

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

Thank you.

CALL 212-967-6124  or EMAIL musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com with any questions about our Band Experience Workshops or any of the other programs we offer.