X Online Chat
please wait
close window

Join a Band

View Our Music Directors

New Workshops Open For Registration

Check out videos about all of our Workshops!

Music Makers NY's Premier Adult Band Ensemble Program will enhance your understanding of how a band works.  We’ll break down each song in detail, stretch out, learn beginnings & endings, and 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. We'll Make It Happen!

Select the REGISTER button for pricing info.

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.
 
 
WEDNESDAYS
6/5, 6/12, 6/19 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 - 6:30pm-9pm
Note: We will be skipping the week of July 4th.
1 PAYMENT OF $900 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $300.00
PERFORM FRIDAY, JULY 26TH, 2024 AT THE BITTER END
Are you feeling good about your playing but haven’t had much experience playing with other folks?
  

Time to kick into second gear!  STEP ON IT! is a perfect opportunity for you to explore your musicianship in a relaxed, beginner-minded setting—now graduated to the next level!  Hang out with other easy-going and kind adults with the shared intention of making beautiful music.


Weekly band rehearsals focus on music selection, arrangement, and refinement with opportunities to collaborate, experiment, and have fun.

STEP ON IT! will aim to explore rock n’ roll in all of its eras, decades, and styles.  The group will drive the ultimate sonic direction of the workshop, in hopes of touring from 50’s rockabilly, 60’s folk rock, 70’s blues rock, 80’s glam, and 90’s alternative!  

The band can even focus on just one or two of these decades and build medleys out of them—you and your band get to decide!


This workshop is open to Beginner+, meaning some experience with bands is necessary.


Bands may include (but not limited to): Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield, The Band, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers Band, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, The Police, Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Beck, and Foo Fighters.

Musical Director: Evan Macaluso

Available Instruments: Keys, Bass, Horns, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $900 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $300.00
MONDAYS
6/3, 6/10, 6/17 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
6/24, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Note: We will be skipping the week of July 4th.
1 PAYMENT OF $900 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $300.00
PERFORM FRIDAY, JULY 26TH, 2024 AT THE BITTER END
Get ready to rock the stage like never before in this electrifying experience! 

This workshop will dig into the heart-pounding rock anthems that have thrilled Broadway audiences for decades.  Participants will get to dissect the elements that make these musicals so impactful—from powerful melodies to driving rhythms—and learn the secrets behind crafting dynamic vocal performances and mastering high-energy instrumental performance.  Whether you're a seasoned performer or a musical enthusiast, this workshop is your ticket to an unforgettable journey through the heart and soul of Broadway's most climactic musical moments. Don't miss your chance to rock the stage - reserve your spot today and prepare to take center stage in the spotlight!

Musical References can include The Who’s Tommy, Green Day’s American Idiot, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Rent, Hair, along with Jukebox Musicals like Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia!, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and many more!

Musical Director: David Mayers

Available Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Horns, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $900 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $300.00
TUESDAYS
6/4, 6/11, 6/18 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
6/25, 7/9, 7/?*, 7/23 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Note: We will be skipping the week of July 4th.
1 PAYMENT OF $900 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $300.00
PERFORM FRIDAY, JULY 26TH, 2024 AT THE BITTER END
Take a trip back to the buzzing neon glow of the 1980s!

Dive into the pulsating rhythms and innovative sounds of the New Wave movement in this exhilarating workshop!  Participants will embark on a voyage through the vibrant landscape of New Wave music, exploring the diverse array of artists and their unique contributions to the genre. From the synth-driven melodies of Depeche Mode to the edgy punk-infused riffs of Blondie, your band will get to explore the groundbreaking, electric innovations and unconventional grooves that defined this iconic era.  

Artist inspirations include Depeche Mode, The Cure, Talking Heads, Blondie, New Order, Duran Duran, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Smiths, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Police, Pet Shop Boys, Tears for Fears, OMD, Human League, A Flock of Seagulls, Gary Numan, Soft Cell, The B-52's, XTC, The Psychedelic Furs, Adam and the Ants, and Simple Minds.

Musical Director: SHARON HELLER

*Sharon will be performing at The Cutting Room on Tuesday, July 16th. A makeup date/time will be decided the first rehearsal that works best for the band!

Available Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Horns, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $900 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $300.00
THURSDAYS
5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 - 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Note: We will be skipping the week of July 4th.
1 PAYMENT OF $900 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $300.00
PERFORM FRIDAY, JULY 26TH, 2024 AT THE BITTER END
Revisit the sun-drenched sounds of the 1960s!  

While 1967's Summer of Love is widely celebrated, this workshop is here to uncover the musical gems that graced the airwaves throughout the more unsung summers of the entire decade.  From surf rock to psychedelia to Beatlemania, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in blissful melodies and hypnotic grooves that defined an entire generation.  So dust off your bell bottoms, grab your shades, and celebrate the enduring legacy of '60s music and the Summers of Love!

This Sixties Soundtrack may include The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Byrds, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Animals, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Doors, The Hollies, The Yardbirds, The Monkees, The Zombies, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Turtles, and The Mamas & the Papas.

Musical Director: SERGIO ORTEGA

Available Instruments: Horns, Other

1 PAYMENT OF $900 OR 3 PAYMENTS OF $300.00


Photo Gallery

 

Performance Night @ The Cutting Room

 

Performance Night @ The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @ The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @ The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @ The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @ The Bitter End

 

Our Music Community

 

Performance Night @The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @ The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @ The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @ The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @The Bitter End

 

Performance Night @The Bitter End