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Participate in our Performers Jam when you enroll in a workshop performing June 2nd.  Details Here!

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.  Performance workshops culminate in a Friday evening performance at The Bitter End, one of the most iconic rock clubs in NYC.  

Don't see the class you want?   Have a scheduling conflict?  
email musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com or call 212-239-7054.
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What does a workshop cost?  Three easy payments of $220.00!

This Rock and Blues Improvising Workshop will expand your playing repertoire. The most important thing in any musical genre is keeping a steady groove, but that doesn’t mean we let it get boring! In this workshop we learn how to break out of the same old scales, chord voicings and rhythms to stretch your chops and make the music more interesting. Let’s tap into your musical creativity. Cissy Strut, Funky Broadway, Mustang Sally, All Along the Watchtower, and much more. Non Performance workshop.
Instructor: Bob Elliott
Fridays 6:00 to 8:00 pm
3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
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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. Instructor: Nelson Montana
Are you brand new to your instrument? Would you like to learn how to play some easy 3 chord songs with others? Want to meet some fellow music enthusiasts like yourself? Our Absolute Beginner Ensemble Program allows you to develop your skills in a fun, non-judgmental environment. Our patient and experienced Ensemble Instructors will lead you on the path to developing your band skills. This non-performance workshop begins the journey toward a performance workshop.
Fridays Baden 6:30 - 8:30
4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 (no class 5/29 & 6/2)
6/9, (Sat. 6/17 & Thurs. 6/22 Time to be determined)
Now you are familiar playing Jazz and feel in the mood to go further and become an advanced/seasoned player? This 103 course is designed to take your abilities to the next level, exploring advanced elements of the genre. We will be exploring 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 music skills, this will be a great course for you!
Performance Friday, June 2nd at The Bitter End
Added Bonus - Performers Jam - Click Here for Details
Thomas Dolby, Duran Duran, Róbert Plant, Modern English, Tears for Fears, The Police, Simple Minds, General Public, Hall & Oats Spandau Ballet, Lisa Stansfield, Fine Young Cannibals. Madonna, Funkytown. Lips Inc. Culture Club. Instructor: Kelley Kelley
Performance Friday, June 2nd at The Bitter End
Added Bonus - Performers Jam - Click Here for Details
Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Kool & the Gang, Sly and Family Stone, James Brown, The Commodores, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Janis Joplin. Instructor: Kelley Kelley
Thursday 7:00 to 9:00 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
7:00 to 10:00 5/25, 6/1
Performance Friday, June 2nd at The Bitter End
Added Bonus - Performers Jam - Click Here for Details
How about Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John, Bill Joel, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull...... Instructor: Baden Goyo
Mon (7-9) 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, Tues 5/9 (7-9)
Mon (7-9) 5/15; Mon (7-10) 5/22;
Tues (7-10) 5/30
Performance Friday, June 2nd at The Bitter End
Added Bonus - Performers Jam - Click Here for Details
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. Instructor: Baden Goyo
Performance Friday, June 2nd at The Bitter End
Added Bonus - Performers Jam - Click Here for Details
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!
Instructor: Nelson Montana
Perform on a Friday evening at a Premium NYC Venue
Not seeing the workshop of your dreams offered? Music Makers offers Custom Workshops. Here's how it works: You have 5 band members (required), a potential set list but need a band leader, rehearsals scheduled and a place to perform. Here's what's included: 8 weeks of rehearsal in a premium Music Makers studio, one of our fantastic Music Makers band leaders, a Friday night gig, full backline, and techs at the show. With the Custom workshop the band can select a bonus option: 10% discount for each band member or 15 minutes extra playing time at the show. You decide.


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 8-week performance program can greatly affect the band as a whole.  This may result in mandatory withdrawal from the group without refund.

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: All participants receive two FREE tickets to the Performance show.  We encourage everyone to take an active role in promoting the performance.  A large audience enables our organization to book shows at premier NY venues on a Friday evening.

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

Thank you.

CALL 212-239-7054 or EMAIL musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com with any questions about our Band Experience Workshops or any of the other programs we offer.