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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.
Thursday 6:30-8:30
5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14

Thursday 6:00-9:00
6/21, 6/28
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. At the end of this workshop, there will be an in-house performance in Studio A on Friday, June 29th!

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: Sergio Ortega
Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00
6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18
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
Tuesday 6:30-9:00
5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12

Tuesday 6:30-9:30 on 6/19
Performance: Thursday, June 21, 2018 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

Wednesday 8:00-10:00
5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13

Wednesday 8:00-11:00 on 6/20
Performance: Thursday, June 21, 2018 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 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
Tuesday 6:00-8:30
5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12

Tuesday 6:00-9:00 on 6/19
Performance: Thursday, June 21, 2018 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
Monday 6:00-8:30
5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11

Monday 6:00-9:00 on 6/18
Performance: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at The Bitter End
This CONTEMPORARY ROCK workshop will include music by artists like Maroon 5, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers and 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: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.