Rock Write & Record

Students write, arrange, record and perform an original song with their band

Through fun, game-based activities, kids learn the basic skills to play in a group and have a blast while doing it!

We have Rock Write Record bands for total beginners who want the opportunity to play a variety of instruments (we call those “exploration” bands), as well as bands for students who take private lessons on an instrument and want to play that same instrument in band (we call those “position” bands).

Community is the core value of Brooklyn Music Factory and the driving engine behind our curriculum. Why? Because we believe it’s that dynamic group setting that makes music so joyful.

 Playing with other musicians not only gives each student a new perspective on their own instrument, but shows them how their part fits into the whole to create a song.

Playing music as a group teaches kids how to listen to others and in the process, themselves.

BMF Ages 9-13
BMF Ages 9-13
BMF Ages 9-13

75 Minute Class

Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, & Bass

In their band classes, RWR Students will experience: 

✓ Drum Circle: Kids learn communication skills through rhythm games

✓ A BLAM Game: Big Lessons About Music teach everything from song form to building melodies.

✓ Songwriting tools and skills that inspire and motivate creativity

✓ Instrument Exploration- each child will get to try all of the band instruments: guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice

✓ Learning a song together as a band and working as a team!

BMF Classes are Inspired: Never Repetition Based or Boring!!
Cost: $153/month/musician for band only (FD $145.35)
$130/month/musician for band if enrolled in private lessons at BMF (FD $123.50)

 

BMF Ages 9-13
BMF Ages 9-13

Songwriting

Students in Rock Write Record and GirlPop bands usually have some experience under their belts—(although beginners are welcome!) – and are starting to gravitate to an instrument (or instruments!) of focus. These bands work on a couple of songs at a time (one cover and one original) as students start digging deeper into songwriting and arrangement. 

6 Reasons Everyone Needs to Play Music

Music builds confidence. Every part of a musical group is essential and being part of that big picture is huge. Whether it’s one note , or a massive solo, the group needs you and pulling that off builds confidence. Huge confidence.

Confidence

Music builds confidence. Every part of a musical group is essential and being part of that big picture is huge. Whether it’s one note , or a massive solo, the group needs you and pulling that off builds confidence. Huge confidence.
Music is about communication. Playing in a band isn’t that different from playing a sport when it comes to how essential it is to communicate with others.  Get good at that, and you’ve got a skill you can use in music and beyond.

Communication

Music is about communication. Playing in a band isn’t that different from playing a sport when it comes to how essential it is to communicate with others. Get good at that, and you’ve got a skill you can use in music and beyond.
Music is about creativity. From songwriting to arranging a cover tune, music challenges kids to imagine new possibilities.  And when done as a team, the possibilities are endless.

Creativity

Music is about creativity. From songwriting to arranging a cover tune, music challenges kids to imagine new possibilities. And when done as a team, the possibilities are endless.
Music is ridiculously fun. Forget about the piano lessons you took as a kid that you begged to quit for years. Fun is one of the main two motivators for a child and there’s nothing more fun than playing music with your peers. These band classes are a blast!

Fun

Music is ridiculously fun. Forget about the piano lessons you took as a kid that you begged to quit for years. Fun is one of the main two motivators for a child and there’s nothing more fun than playing music with your peers. These band classes are a blast!
Making music is work. There is no sugar coating the fact that developing the tools to make music with others demands a work ethic. Musicians can learn alone but there is nothing like the motivation of others to take it to the next level.

Motivation

Making music is work. There is no sugar coating the fact that developing the tools to make music with others demands a work ethic. Musicians can learn alone but there is nothing like the motivation of others to take it to the next level.
Music requires skills. Playing in a band is the best way we know to get kids to deal with the fact that playing an instrument or singing on key….well….it ain’t always easy. A band helps each musician define the exact skills they need. And better yet gives them a clear goal for their practice time at home.

Skills

Music requires skills. Playing in a band is the best way we know to get kids to deal with the fact that playing an instrument or singing on key….well….it ain’t always easy. A band helps each musician define the exact skills they need. And better yet gives them a clear goal for their practice time at home.

What BMF Parents Are Saying

“The teachers are so engaged and enthusiastic and Maggie loves the music she plays.”

-A Rock, Write & Record Mom

 

“My daughters go there after school. These classes are her favorites. The look in their eye before and after the class is the kind of feedback from a kid that parents live for. I just hope they remember who I am when they become rich, famous and destroy hotel rooms!”

-A Rock, Write, & Record Mom

 

“Together my family is being inspired to be lifelong learners, practicers and players and that is so exciting.” 


– A BMF Dad

 

 

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We are located in Gowanus/Park Slope between 3rd and 4th Ave. Closest subway stop is the Union St. R, or a short walk from Atlantic Barclay’s Center. 

600 Degraw St. Brooklyn, NY
877-767-3560