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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.

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HIT MAKERS WITH JON GLICKSMAN
Tuesdays - Studio 7
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (6:30pm - 8:30pm),
2/22, 3/1 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE BITTER END, FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2022
Check out some great songs and see why the artist who created them were HIT MAKERS. Songs like: All Over Now – Rolling Stones, Born in Chicago – Butterfield Blues Band, Call Me the Breeze – Lynard Skynard, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – Temptations, I Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters, Iko Iko – Dr. John, Jersey Girl – Springsteen, Johnny B. Goode – Johnny Winter, My Baby Caught a Train – Little Walter, Moondance – Van Morrison, Southbound – Allman Brothers, Spooky - Atlanta Rhythm Section, Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz, After Midnight – Clapton, Messin’ With the Kid – Blues Brothers, Palace of the King – Freddie King, Walk Of Life - Dire Straits, Eight Days a Week - Beatles

Musical Director: Jon Glicksman

Terms/Conditions

Available Instruments: Vocals, Keys, Other

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
HIT MAKERS WITH JON GLICKSMAN
BELL BOTTOM BOOGIE
Wednesdays - Studio 9
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 (6:30pm - 8:30pm),
2/23, 3/2 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE BITTER END, FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2022
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: Sharon Heller

Terms/Conditions

Available Instruments: Keys, Bass

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
BELL BOTTOM BOOGIE
The Old Dudes
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Smash Studios, Elite Studio C

1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29,
2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
Performance: Friday, February 28th, 2020 at The Bitter End
Join Our Workshop and Revive The 70's with Artists such as Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, The Who, ABBA, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, & More!


Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Other

HARD ROCKIN' CLASSICS WITH A TWIST
Thursdays - Studio 9
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 (6:30pm - 8:30pm),
2/24, 3/3 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE BITTER END, FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2022
Join Sergio Ortega for an up-tempo, fun energetic set of songs that are sure to please the participants and audience alike. Artists under consideration are Deep Purple, Bryan Adams, Bob Marley, Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks, Gary Moore, KD Tunstall. Female and Male Vocals Most Welcome!

Like all Music Makers Premier Band Ensemble Programs, this workshop will enhance your understanding of how a band works. We’ll break down the songs in detail; 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. Band ensemble and individual instruction during each session, chord charts prior to each session and mp3 links to the songs, email communication with the teacher.

Musical Director: Sergio Ortega

Terms/Conditions

Available Instruments: Guitar

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
HARD ROCKIN' CLASSICS WITH A TWIST
I Love Jazz Standards!
Mondays - Studio 9
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 NOT MEETING; 11/29 (6:30pm-9pm)
12/6, 12/13 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 payment of $750.00 or 3 payments of $250.00
Performance: Friday, December 17th, 2021 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, Miles 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: Sharon Heller
Available Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Other

1 payment of $750.00 or 3 payments of $250.00
I Love Jazz Standards!
GREATEST ALL TIME JAZZ STANDARDS
Mondays - Studio 9
1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (6:30pm - 8:30pm),
2/21, 2/28 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE BITTER END, FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2022
This workshop will focus on playing the all-time greatest classic standards from Jazz. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and many other Jazz figures will be considered for selecting the final repertoire. By exploring these tunes we'll travel to an amazing music era and we'll understand how these tunes got to the level of all-time great jazz classics

Musical Director: Sharon Heller

Terms/Conditions

Available Instruments: Vocals, Bass, Drums, Other

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
GREATEST ALL TIME JAZZ STANDARDS
As Made Famous By
Tuesdays - Studio 7
11/2, 11/9, 11/16,
11/23 NOT MEETING, 11/30 (6:30pm-9pm)
12/7, 12/14 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 payment of $750.00 or 3 payments of $250.00
Performance: Friday, December 17th, 2021 at The Bitter End
Welcome to As Made Famous By! All songs in this workshop are tracks made famous by another artist other than the original. There are lots of songs made into hits by other artists. Here's are some popular samples: I Love Rock 'n Roll, Tainted Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Black Magic Woman, Valerie, Stand By Me, Proud Mary, Take Me To The River, Just My Imagination, and more! You're welcome to bring a song suggestion to the first session. Your Musical Director will take your suggestions into consideration. The setlist will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the band's talents.

Musical Director: Jon Glicksman
Available Instruments: Vocals, Keys, Harp, Horn, Others

1 payment of $750.00 or 3 payments of $250.00
As Made Famous By
Live From The Fillmore
In House Performance!
This workshop is a tribute to all the great bands that came through The Fillmore! This group will cover music from artists such as Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin and more! Let us know who your favorite artist is that played The Fillmore when you sign up! In House performance August 2nd!

Click here to watch a Video featuring artists that may appear in the setlist!

Instructor: Sergio Ortega

Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

Live From The Fillmore
Live From NYC - CBGB's, Max's and Mudd Club!
In House Performance!
This Workshop is in tribute to all the great bands that got their start in NYC and played some of its famous clubs such as CBGB's and Mudd Club! It will feature music from artists such as Blondie, The Ramones, Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, Blood Sweat and Tears and many others! Let us know who your favorite NYC band is when you sign up! In House performance August 2nd!

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to watch a Video featuring artists that may appear in the setlist!

Instructor: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn

Live From NYC - CBGB's, Max's and Mudd Club!
Highlights from Montreux!
In House Performance
This workshop will be a special tribute to all the legendary bands that have played The Montreux Jazz Festival! We will cover music from artists such as: Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Les McCann and more! Let us know who played your favorite performance from The Montreux Jazz Festival! In House performance August 2nd!

Click here To Watch A Video Featuring Artists That May Appear In The Setlist!

Instructor: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

Highlights from Montreux!
Woodstock and Beyond
THURSDAYS - STUDIO 9
11/4, 11/11, 11/18,
11/25 NOT MEETING, 12/2 (6:30pm-9pm)
12/9, 12/16 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 payment of $750.00 or 3 payments of $250.00
Performance: Friday, December 17th, 2021 at The Bitter End
Come with us and together we’ll revive classic songs and bands from the 60’s through the late 70's! We will include music by artists like Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Sly and the Family Stone, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Deep Purple, The Stones and more! In addition to your Musical Director selecting a few songs for the first rehearsal, we encourage every band member to bring two song suggestions to the first session as well! Your Musical Director will take your suggestions into consideration and after the first rehearsal, he’ll build the setlist based on what songs will highlight the band's talents!

Musical Director: Alex 'Tiappa' Klimovitsky


Available Instruments: Vocals, Keys, Bass, Other

1 payment of $750.00 or 3 payments of $250.00
Woodstock and Beyond
Jazz Intensive
Performance: Friday, June 21st 2019 at The Bitter End
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!

Instructor: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments:

Jazz Intensive
Band 101 To The Stage!
Performance: Friday, June 21st 2019 at The Bitter End
Do You Have Limited Stage Experience? We Are Offering This Special Workshop For Those With Limited Stage Experience Or First-Time Performers At The Bitter End! If You Have Family Or Friends That Have Been Looking For A First Time Opportunity To Get On The Big Stage, This Workshop Is For Them! We Will Be Focussing On Learning How To Get A Band Ready For Performing And Getting You Comfortable With The Stage, As Well As Other Musical Elements Of A Performance Such As Dynamics And Developing A Band Sound. More Experienced Musicians Are Also Welcome To Sign Up And Mentor Less Experienced Members. We'll Be Playing A Short Set Of Classic Rock Songs That Are Easy And Fun! We'll Be There To Guide You Along Your Way To The Big Stage!

Instructor: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments:

Band 101 To The Stage!
Greatest All Time Jazz Standards
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Performance: Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at The Bitter End
This workshop will focus on playing the all time greatest classic standards from Jazz. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many other Jazz figures will be considered for selecting the final repertoire. By exploring theses tunes will travel to an amazing music era and we'll understand how these tunes got to the level of: all time great jazz classics.

Instructor: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments: Other

Greatest All Time Jazz Standards
Can't Resist a Rocker
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Performance: Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at The Bitter End
The rock genre covers so many great artists………..Kinks, Bowie, Janis Joplin, Stones, Kiss, Bon Jovi, Cheryl Crow, Pretenders, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers…..the possibilities are endless!

Instructor: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Other

Can't Resist a Rocker
Classic Rock & Blues
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Performance: Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at The Bitter End
This workshop will cover Rock Classics from the 50s to the 90s & explore Classics of Blues (including both American and British classics). Music from: Eric Clapton, BB King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Rolling Stones, Junior Wells and many other blues legends will be explored! Blues lovers welcome! This workshop is open to all!

Instructor: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments: Other

Classic Rock & Blues
Whole Lotta Rock
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Performance: Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at The Bitter End
Let's play the hits from some of the top selling rock artists......Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Kiss, The Who, Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath. The coordinator will determine songs to be played based on the strengths of the band.

Instructor: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

Whole Lotta Rock
Rock Riot
Performance: Friday, March 22nd 2019 at The Bitter End
Music from the 70's & 80's. Let us know at least 1 artist you'd like to cover in the Comments/Questions section of the registration form. (All details for this evening noted above). 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
Available Instruments:

Rock Riot
Let's Explore Jazz Concepts W. Baden Goyo
Performance: Friday, March 22nd 2019 at The Bitter End
Are you familiar playing Jazz, but want to explore the genre further? This course is designed to introduce you to new concepts, exploring various elements of the genre. We will explore areas such as: Memorizing Jazz standards, playing blues variations, how to develop a solo over the tunes (more jazz scales and new chords), how to play Modal Jazz, Jazz Waltz, and Jazz Ballads. If you want to continue to increase your musicianship and musical skills, this will be a great course for you! 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
Available Instruments:

Let's Explore Jazz Concepts W. Baden Goyo
Rock Blue Lightning
Performance: Friday, March 22nd 2019 at The Bitter End
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blues! Blues and Rock hits from today and yesterday borrowing from the Blues form. We are leaving this wide open and allows us to cover great songs from the last seven decades. 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
Available Instruments:

Rock Blue Lightning
The Producer Series: Cutting Tracks with Bob Held
TUESDAYS - STUDIO 9
11/9, 11/16. NOT MEETING 11/23,
11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, NOT MEETING 12/28
1/4, 1/11 (6:30pm-8:30pm), and possibly 1/18 if more time is needed
The original songwriter will pay $1500.00 for their song to be recorded [THIS SLOT IS ALREADY SOLD]
All other instruments in the band will pay $800.00 and receive credits on the recording and participate in the entire process to the ultimate release date.
Non-Performance Workshop
Here’s your chance to participate in one of the most exciting courses we’ve ever offered…

Bob Elliott and Music Makers NY presents… THE PRODUCER SERIES: Cutting Tracks with Bob Held

In an 8-9 week course, The Producer Series: Cutting Tracks with Bob Held takes a limited and exclusive group of participants through production from concept to finished product – a professionally recorded single. With an original song chosen from demos created by one of the participants by award-winning producer Bob Held (whose extensive credits include such luminary artists as KISS, Alice Cooper, and Joe Bonamassa), this course provides the opportunity to fully experience and participate in the recording process. You’ll experience the challenges of recording on a timeline, you’ll work through the insecurities of recording your parts, and you’ll experience the excitement of hearing how amazing you sound as part of a well-rehearsed group led by a professional producer and, finally, you’ll be thrilled when you hear the completed product.

Bob will lead the band through each step of the process, from preproduction, where you’ll learn the overall song to arranging each part to best serve the song, to the actual recording, where you’ll see the intricacies of how a recording is layered to create the finished product.

At the end of this course, you will leave with not only a professionally produced recording that you can share with your friends and family, but also one that you can confidently release to the world. You will have gained invaluable experience, whether this gives you the inspiration to try your hand at writing music or simply gives you the confidence and experience to record some of your favorite songs with you as the artist. And, as with all of Music Makers workshops, you’ll be a part of a team and build friendships with like-minded creative people that will last a lifetime.

Course Breakdown:
* 2-3 weeks (2-hour sessions) – Preproduction rehearsals with your producer instructing every instrument on the parts you will play during the recording sessions

* 5-6 weeks (depending on the instrumentation – 2-hour sessions) - Recording sessions with each instrument individually tracked with the producer guiding you, with all members attending to see and learn the process

This is a chance to experience the real deal of creating music the way that the pros do it with a pro at the helm.

Sign up now and don’t miss out on the most exciting course we’ve ever offered.

Master Class Instructor: Bob Held
Available Instruments: Keys, Other

The original songwriter will pay $1500.00 for their song to be recorded [THIS SLOT IS ALREADY SOLD]
All other instruments in the band will pay $800.00 and receive credits on the recording and participate in the entire process to the ultimate release date.
The Producer Series: Cutting Tracks with Bob Held
Ride the Wave
Performance: Friday, March 22nd 2019 at The Bitter End
Brush off your white Capezios, get your skinny tie out, spike your hair and get ready to Ride the Wave. Featuring artists such as Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Blondie, Talking Heads, Cars, Pretenders, Police, Clash, and INXS. 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
Available Instruments:

Ride the Wave
Blue Eyed Soul
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

Available Instruments:

Blue Eyed Soul
Bell Bottom Boogie
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
Available Instruments:

Bell Bottom Boogie
Rock or Bust
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
Available Instruments: Other

Rock or Bust
Take the Jazz train
Performance: Friday, October 19th 2018 at The Bitter End
It's all about JAZZ. Challenge your musical skills and broaden your swingin' horizon with artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Cole Porter, and more. Musical Director: Baden Goyo

Available Instruments: Other

Take the Jazz train
Expand the Decades!
Performance: Friday, October 19th 2018 at The Bitter End
This workshop will cover songs from great bands/artists such as: 4 Non Blondes, Jackson Browne, Hall & Oates, Seals & Croft, Fleetwood Mac, Dobie Gray, The Lumineers, Elton John and more! Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. We encourage everyone to bring 2 song suggestions to the first session. Your Musical director will take your suggestions into consideration. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands talents. Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments:

Expand the Decades!
Blues Legends
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Performance: Friday, October 19th 2018 at The Bitter End
In this workshop we will focus on having a great time by learning and playing the all-time classics of blues including both American and British classics. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blues! Music from BB King, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Rolling Stones, Junior Wells and many other blues legends will be explored!
Musical Director Baden Goyo

Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

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Blues Legends
Riff on it!

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Performance: Friday, October 19th 2018 at The Bitter End
It's all about Rock&Blues! Rolling Stones, Zeppelin, Clapton, Doors, Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Pretenders, Jeff Beck, Bonnie Raitt, etc. We encourage everyone to bring 2 song suggestions to the first session. Your Musical director will take your suggestions into consideration. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the band talents.
Musical Director Sergio Ortega

Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

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Riff on it!
Jack Daniels and the Shooters
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Come play on all you favorite classic Southern Rock Hits by Allman Bros,Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Marshall Tucker, Pure Prairie League, Outlaws, Little Feat.

Available Instruments: Keys, Harp, Horn, Other

Jack Daniels and the Shooters
Rock & Blues 101
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This workshop covers a wide variety of rock & blues. Are you currently taking lessons? No experience or limited experience playing with others? This workshop is for you! Learn band dynamics! 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. This workshop allows vocalists to feel the songs & 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 in a non-judgmental, welcoming environment. This workshop will get you ready for the next step, a performance workshop.
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

Rock & Blues 101
FAB FOUR PLUS MORE
Performance: at The Bitter End
It's all about The Beatles. So many great songs to choose from we can't name them all here.... Hey Jude, Yesterday, Penny Lane, All You Need Is Love, Revolution, Come Together, While My Guitar Gently Weeps & More. Musical Director: Kelley Kelley
Available Instruments: Other

FAB FOUR PLUS MORE
The Rock Eaters
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Journey, Maroon 5, REM, Bowie, Pearl Jam, Amy Winehouse, Joan Jett, Springsteen, White Stripes, No Doubt, Bruno Mars, Led Zep to name a few!.
Available Instruments: Other

The Rock Eaters
THE SYNTHESIZERS
Performance: at The Bitter End
We’re rocking the 80s. Cars to Culture Club, Bon Jovi, Queen, U2, Madonna, Duran Duran 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 set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Sharon Heller


Available Instruments:

THE SYNTHESIZERS
80’ in Excess!


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We’re rocking the 80’s! Join us in playing tunes from Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Blondie, Talking Heads, Cars, Pretenders, Police, Clash, INXS & more! In addition to your Musical Director selecting a few songs for the first rehearsal, we encourage every band member to bring two song suggestions to the first session as well! Your Musical Director will always take your suggestions into consideration. After the first rehearsal, your Musical Director will build the set list based on what songs will highlight the band's talents Musical Director Baden Goyo

Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

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80’ in Excess!
ABBEY ROADSTERS
Performance: at The Bitter End
British Invasion....Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Yardbirds, Zombies, Animals.Troggs, Moody Blues, Cream 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 set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Jon Glicksman


Available Instruments:

ABBEY ROADSTERS
NEON NIGHTS
Performance: at The Bitter End
How about.......REM, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Blondie, Police, Clash, Talking Heads, Cars, Pretenders, Police, Clash, INXS & more. 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 set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Kelley Kelley


Available Instruments:

NEON NIGHTS
FEELING A LITTLE
Performance: At The Bitter End
This workshop is all about the blues....BB King, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Johnson, Rolling Stones, Junior Wells and many other blues legends. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Baden Goyo


Available Instruments:

FEELING A LITTLE
The British Are Coming
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Throw it back Tuesday nights by reenacted the very first wave of the British Invasion.
Play classics by the Yardbirds, Dave Clark 5, Herman’s Hermits, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Spencer Davis Group, Zombies, Faces, The Animals.

Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Harp, Horn, Other

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The British Are Coming
The Two Beats
This workshop will focus on playing all time greatest classic standards from Jazz. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Mile Davis, Thelonious Monk and many other Jazz figures will be considered for selecting the final repertoire.
Available Instruments: Other

The Two Beats
Rock & Blues 101 Tuesdays
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This workshop covers a wide variety of rock & blues. Are you currently taking lessons? No experience or limited experience playing with others? This workshop is for you! Learn band dynamics! 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. For vocalists, this workshop will allow you to feel the songs & work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush thru each song. For guitarists, you will learn how to use technique and effects to compliment or lead the band's sound. For bassists, you will learn how to lay the rhythmic and harmonic foundation for the band. For drummers, you will also learn to lay the rhythmic foundation alongside the bassist, driving the band forward with percussion. For keyboardists, you will learn to 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. Instructor: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

Rock & Blues 101 Tuesdays
The Band Experience 101 w.Bob Elliott
Classic Rock & Blues tunes 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. This workshop does not involve a performance so you can focus on ensemble instruction and band dynamics.

Vocalists: feel the songs & work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush thru 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.

Available Instruments:

The Band Experience 101 w.Bob Elliott
The Band Experience 101
with Jason Cohen
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. This workshop does not involve a performance so you can focus on ensemble instruction and band dynamics. It will get you ready for the next step, The Band Experience 3.0.

Vocalists: feel the songs & work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush thru 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: Jason Cohen
Available Instruments:

The Band Experience 101 w/Jason Cohen
THE BOOTLEGGERS
Performance: at The Bitter End
This BLUES WORKSHOP will include a variety of blues artists such as B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Bessie Smith, Buddy Guy, Lightnin' Hopkins plus MORE! Your Musical Director will select three songs for the first rehearsal. These are considered “get to know the band songs”. After the first rehearsal, your Musical Director will build the set list based on what songs will highlight the band's talents.
Musical Director: Baden Goyo

Available Instruments:

THE BOOTLEGGERS
BAND 101: GUITAR AND BASS INTENSIVE WORKSHOP! - Wednesdays
In this 6-week workshop, we will boost your playing level and music understanding by exploring the different roles you can play in a band! This is especially valuable for guitar players who usually have to share with other guitars in the same group. You will learn the different parts/roles guitars can play in tunes (lead guitar, rhythmic guitar, soloist and bass lines as well!) and you will get to explore these different parts and switch roles within the band. This is a perfect opportunity to become a more versatile guitar player and also to explore playing the bass as the rhythmic and harmonic foundation of the band!
Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments:

BAND 101: GUITAR AND BASS INTENSIVE WORKSHOP! - Wednesdays
Keep the Jazz Mood



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Know the basics of swinging but still want to explore deeper the richness of Jazz? This course is perfect for getting a deeper approach into the main elements of Jazz. We will be exploring areas such as: Jazz scales, minor and major Blues, rhythm and changes ("I got Rhythm"), Jazz chords, new ways of comping in a swing situation and a better understanding of the improvisation process: learning how to fit each chord in your soloing. If you have already played Jazz and want to keep expanding your knowledge in this genre, this is a great opportunity for you! Musical Director Baden Goyo
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

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Keep the Jazz Mood
Blues Tribute



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In this workshop we will focus on having a great time by learning and playing the all-time classics of blues including both American and British classics. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blues! Music from BB King, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Rolling Stones, Junior Wells and many other blues legends will be explored!
Musical Director Baden Goyo

Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

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Blues Tribute
One Way In!
Dive into this Southern Rock explosion with songs by bands like The Allman Brothers, Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Marshall Tucker Band, Outlaws and More! In addition to your musical director selecting a few songs for the first rehearsal, we encourage every band member to bring two song suggestions to the first session as well! Your Musical Director will always take your suggestions into consideration. After the first rehearsal, your musical director will build the set list based on what songs will highlight the band's talents.
Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments:

One Way In!
GET YO TWANG ON: Intro to Chicken Picking Guitar


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Explore this unique and incredibly fun style of guitar playing by learning the various plucking, strumming, and brushing techniques that give the guitar that Chicken Pickin’ sound. We'll cover hybrid picking, palming, tremolo hand and finger effects, locking into picking patterns, and much more while analyzing the famous playing of pickers like Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, Chet Atkins, and Merle Travis.
Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

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GET YO TWANG ON: Intro to Chicken Picking Guitar
Bad Little Doggie


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Get down and dirty in this Blues influenced Rock Workshop as we explore the music of bands like Gov't Mule, Humble Pie, Bad Company, Faces, The Black Keys, Freddy King, AC/DC, and more! In addition to your musical director selecting a few songs for the first rehearsal, we encourage every band member to bring two song suggestions to the first session as well! Your musical director will always take your suggestions into consideration. After the first rehearsal, your musical director will build the set list based on what songs will highlight the band's talents.
Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

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Bad Little Doggie
British Invasion Non-Performance Workshop
The British Are Coming….Yes, it’s the Early British Invasion

Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Yardbirds, Zombies, Moody Blues, Cream, just to name a few. Since this workshop does not involve a performance you can focus on the ensemble Instruction & learn about Band aspects. It will get you ready for the next step: The Band Experience

Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Other

British Invasion Non-Performance Workshop
Inside the Blues Band Non-Performance Workshop
Let's achieve together an Authentic-Bluesy Feel by learning great patterns to groove, exploring your vocal range, improving your comping chops, developing a solid time feeling and using your instrument with dynamics and musicality.
Lets open that musical door together!

Musical Director: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Other

Electric Avenue
Performance: Friday, October 18, 2019 at The Bitter End
We’re rocking the 80s! Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Blondie, Talking Heads, Cars, Pretenders, Police, Clash, INXS & more. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. We encourage everyone to bring 2 song suggestions to the first session. Your Musical director will take your suggestions into consideration. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents.

Musical Director: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments:

Electric Avenue
Beat Sequence
Performance: Friday, October 18, 2019 at The Bitter End
This jazz workshop will include the classic jazz artists and bands we all know and love! Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday plus many more! Your Musical Director will select three songs for the first rehearsal. These are considered “get to know the band songs”. After the first rehearsal, your Musical Director will build the set list based on what songs will highlight the band's talents.

Musical Director: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments:

Beat Sequence
Caught In The Crossfire
Performance: Friday, October 18, 2019 at The Bitter End
Are you into bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Journey, Guns N' Roses, & The Beatles?! Then this CLASSIC ROCK workshop is the one for you! Your Musical Director will select three songs for the first rehearsal. These are considered “get to know the band songs”. After the first rehearsal, your Musical Director will build the set list based on what songs will best highlight the band's talents!

Musical Director: Sergio Ortega


Available Instruments:

Caught In The Crossfire
A NIGHT OF JAZZ STANDARDS AT THE CUTTING ROOM
Wednesdays - Studio 4
5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 (6:30pm - 8:30pm),
6/8, 6/15 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
PERFORMANCE: THURSDAY, JUNE 16th, 2022 AT: THE CUTTING ROOM
Sign up now for our newest musical offering: A Night of Jazz Standards at The Cutting Room, one of New York's most prestigious Night Clubs. You'll be working with a very professional and experienced singer, along with one of our most talented musical directors. So If you love playing jazz and always wanted to play the big stage, now is your chance!

Musical Director: Mark Klett
Available Instruments: Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds, Other

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
A NIGHT OF JAZZ STANDARDS AT THE CUTTING ROOM
Sticky Fingers & Their Friends
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Performance: Friday, October 18, 2019 at The Bitter End
Join us for this British Rock invasion playing the music of groups like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Cream, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, and more! In Addition To Your Musical Director Selecting A Few Songs For The First Rehearsal, We Encourage Every Band Member To Bring Two Song Suggestions To The First Session As Well! Your Musical Director Will Always Take Your Suggestions Into Consideration. After The First Rehearsal, Your Musical Director Will Build The Set List Based On What Songs Will Highlight The Band's Talents.

Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

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Sticky Fingers & Their Friends
Mont. X Jazz '69-'79
Performance: Friday, December 13th, 2019 at The Bitter End
This workshop is a special tribute to the legendary bands that performed The Montreux Jazz Festival between the years 1969 and 1979. We will cover music from artists such as: Ella Fitzgerald, Carole King, Eddie Harris, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Van Morrison and more! Who played your favorite performance at The Montreux Jazz Festival? Make a suggestion to your coordinator!

Click here To Watch A Video Featuring Artists That May Appear In The Setlist!

Instructors: Baden Goyo
Andrew Skepasts
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

Mont. X Jazz '69-'79
Rock or Bust! Pt. II
Performance: Friday, December 13th at The Bitter End
Welcome to Rock or Bust, Pt. 2! Revisit a vast assortment of artists in the rock genre....Kiss, U2, No Doubt, AC/DC, Joan Jett, Journey, Maroon 5, REM, Bowie, Pearl Jam, Amy Winehouse, Springsteen, White Stripes, Led Zep & 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: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Other

Rock or Bust! Pt. II
The Front-Runners

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
Smash Studios, Elite Studio C

3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30,
4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Performance: Friday, May 1st 2020 at The Bitter End
Join this workshop that will highlight the legendary bands that have not (yet) been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Artists such as Mott the Hoople, Pat Benatar, Joe Cocker, Thin Lizzy, Carole King, The Smiths, Boston, Peter Frampton, Squeeze, and more!

Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Other

Inside The Blue Room
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
Smash Studios, Elite Studio C

3/12, 3/19, 3/26,
4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30

Performance: Friday, May 1st 2020 at The Bitter End
Calling All Blues Lovers! We have a new workshop for you featuring artists like Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, ZZ Top, Freddie King, BB King, Amy Winehouse, Beth Hart & More!


Musical Director: Baden Goyo
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

On The Rocks
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Smash Studios, Elite Studio C

1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28,
2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25


Performance: Friday, February 28th, 2020 at The Bitter End
It's All About Jazz! Challenge Your Musical Skills And Broaden Your Swingin' Horizon With Artists Like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, & More!



Instructors: Baden Goyo




Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

The Six String Bandits
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm

Smash Studios, Elite Studio C

1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30,
2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
Performance: Friday, February 28th, 2020 at The Bitter End
Dive into the world of Southern Rock with songs by bands like The Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, & More!

Musical Director Sergio Ortega
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Others

Red Heller & The Whistleblowers - Custom Workshop
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Smash Studios, Elite Studio B

1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29,
2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

Performance: Friday, December 13th at The Bitter End
Custom Workshop

Instructor: Sharon Heller
Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

The Sixties Restored

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Smash Studios, Elite Studio C

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31,
4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28


Performance: Friday, May 1st 2020 at The Bitter End
Revisit the varying sounds that emerged from the 1960's! Delve into artists such as The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, The Doors, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, and more!


Instructors: Baden Goyo



Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

The Rhythm Changes

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
Smash Studios, Elite Studio B

3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30,
4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27



Performance: Friday, May 1st 2020 at The Bitter End
Explore further into the world of jazz with artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, & More!



Instructors: Baden Goyo




Available Instruments: Vocals, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Harp, Horn, Mandolin

BRITISH INVASION PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
with Jon Glicksman
Tuesdays - Studio 7
4/12, NOT MEETING 4/19,
4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
5/24, 5/31 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE BITTER END, FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2022
The British Are Coming….Yes, it’s the Early British Invasion

Immerse yourselves in The Animals, Dave Clark Five, Manfred Man, Herman’s Hermits, Kinks, Hollies, Who, Spencer Davis, Beatles, Stones, and more. See what made songs by these “Fab” groups “hits,” by learning them, then putting them together in a tight 60’s set of your own and performing it at The Bitter End on June 3rd, 2022.

Musical Director: Jon Glicksman

Terms/Conditions

Available Instruments: Guitar, Other

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
BRITISH INVASION PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP w/ Jon Glicksman
CAN'T RESIST A ROCKER
with SERGIO ORTEGA
Thursdays - Studio 9
4/14, NOT MEETING 4/21,
4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, (6:30pm-8:30pm)
5/26, 6/2(6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE BITTER END, FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2022
The rock genre covers so many great artists………..Kinks, Bowie, Janis Joplin, Stones, Kiss, Bon Jovi, Cheryl Crow, Pretenders, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers…..the possibilities are endless!

Musical Director: Sergio Ortega

Terms/Conditions

Available Instruments: Other

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
CAN'T RESIST A ROCKER w/ SERGIO ORTEGA
AMERICAN ROCK
with SERGIO ORTEGA
Wednesdays - Studio 9
4/13, NOT MEETING 4/20,
4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
5/25, 6/1 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE BITTER END, FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2022
Join Sergio Ortega for an up-tempo, fun energetic set of songs that are sure to please the participants and audience alike. 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. Charts & mp3s are provided in advance of each session.

Potential artists; Fleetwood Mac, Cheap Trick, Ramones, Tom Petty The coordinator will determine songs to be played based on the strengths of the band.

Musical Director: Sergio Ortega

Terms/Conditions

Available Instruments: Other

1 payment of $750 or 3 payments of $250
AMERICAN ROCK w/ SERGIO ORTEGA


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