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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 pot call 212-967-6124. We'll Make It Happen!

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MONDAYS
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
2/13, 2/20 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
PERFORM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2023 AT THE BITTER END
Rarely have timeless classics flowed from guitar strings as abundantly as when they’ve been plucked by Bob Dylan and Bob Marley. Members of this class will bask in the light of these masterworks, and release some of time’s most heartfelt musings into the world. If you like your lyrics as deep as your groove, this is the workshop for you.

Musical Director: Thomas Millioto DMA
Available Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
TUESDAYS
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
2/14, 2/21 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
PERFORM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2023 AT THE BITTER END
Join KEVIN HUNTER to explore songs that have spent time at the top of the charts. Spanning the entire span of "the charts" leaves a giant pool of songs to choose from. From the 60s through 2023, there are a ton of songs to choose from. Participants will be asked to help choose some chart-topping songs they are interested in playing

Musical Director: Kevin Hunter
Available Instruments: Vocal, Guitar, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
WEDNESDAYS
1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
2/15, 2/22 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
PERFORM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2023 AT THE BITTER END
Explore HITS FROM THE 80s! Join RED HELLER to play your favorite songs from the EXCELLENT EIGHTIES. Songs like (but not limited to): Total Eclipse of the Heart, Every Breath You Take, Don't Stop Believing, Don't You Want Me, Sweet Child o' Mine, Safety Dance, Walking On Sunshine, With Or Without You, Don't You (Forget About Me).

Participants will be asked to suggest some of their favorite songs from this excellent era.

Musical Director: Sharon Heller
Available Instruments: Vocal, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
THURSDAYS
1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
2/16, 2/23 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
PERFORM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2023 AT THE BITTER END
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, THIS WORKSHOP IS BACK!
Two of the greatest bands of all time. But who's better? Hard to say? Come play a set of songs from both bands and decide for yourself. This workshop will feature songs from both bands, from their early hits to later masterpieces. The coordinator will pick songs to start, but participants are encouraged to make suggestions so that we can finally find out who wins: BEATLES VS STONES!

Musical Director: SERGIO ORTEGA
Available Instruments: Vocal, Guitar, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
WEDNESDAYS
1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
LIVE-STREAM PERFORMANCE FROM STUDIO 1
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 complement 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: Learn basic rhythmic and harmonic patterns to accompany pop songs and improvise. 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

Available Instruments: Vocal, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $850 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $283.34
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.

For a Semi-Custom, here is how it works: You have 4 band members (required), a theme in mind, and a preferred day and time you'd like to rehearse (Mon-Thurs, 6:30-8:30pm or 8:30-10:30pm). We'll post your semi-custom workshop with 4 members to our website and advertise to fill the remaining slot.

Here's what's included: Choice of theme, 16 hours of rehearsal in a premium studio, one of our fantastic Musical Directors, a Friday night gig at The Bitter End, and a full backline and tech at the show. MM takes care of everything.

For a complete custom, you'll need 5 band members willing to register at the same time and it's a done deal, no further advertising for additional band members required. This would include the same perks as a Semi-Custom with the addition of your group being able to control specific song choices for your rehearsals/gig
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Other



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