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THE BAND EXPERIENCE 
Registration Closes 8.17.17 for Workshops Performing 10.27.17
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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 212-239-7054.
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Mondays 6:30 to 8:30
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, (no class 10/9 Columbus Day), 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
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. Everyone is encouraged to bring 2 song selections to the first rehearsal. Musical Director:
Fridays 6:30 – 8:30
9/8, 9/15, 9/22, (no class 9/29 Yom Kippur) 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 (no class 10/27) 11/3, 11/10

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. Everyone is encouraged to bring 2 song selections to the first rehearsal.
Monday 6:30 – 8:30 - 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9
6:30 - 9:30 10/16, 10/23
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
This workshop will be advertised until 8.17. If we do not get the required number of participants by 8/17 it will no longer be offered so please register now! Stones, Zeppelin, Clapton, Doors, Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Pretenders, Jeff Beck, Bonnie Raitt, etc. Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. 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.
Instructor: Kelley Kelley
Thursday 7:00 – 9:00
9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
This workshop will be advertised until 8.17. If we do not get the required number of participants by 8/17 it will no longer be offered so please register now! We’re rocking the 80s. Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Blondie, Talking Heads, Cars, Pretenders, Police, Clash, INXS & more. Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. 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: Kelley Kelley

Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30
9/6, 9/13, (no class Wed 9/20 Rosh Hashanah)
Friday 9/22 (6:30 – 8:30)
Wed 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
This workshop will be advertised until 8.17. If we do not get the required number of participants by 8/17 it will no longer be offered so please register now! It’s all about Jazz Standards…. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter and many other Jazz figures will be considered for the repertoire selection. Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. 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
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00
9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
This workshop will be advertised until 8.17. If we do not get the required number of participants by 8/17 it will no longer be offered so please register now! The Black Crowes, Lynard Skynard, 38 Special, The Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gov't Mule, The Georgia Satallites, Marshall Tucker Band, JJ Cale, ZZ TopPure Prairie League, Outlaws, Little Feat. Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. 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
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30
9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
This workshop will be advertised until 8.17. If we do not get the required number of participants by 8/17 it will no longer be offered so please register now! 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! Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. 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

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