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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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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!
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
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
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

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 are registered for your workshop and you authorize your payment to Bob Elliott's Music Makers, 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.  

MEDIA RELEASE: By signing up for a workshop and paying the registration fee to Music Makers, I hereby authorize Music Makers use of my name, words, and images for publicity only in connection with any Music Makers events. I hereby represent I have legal capacity to enter into this agreement. 

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.