In the spirit of the new year and reflection, please enjoy one of the first blogs I ever wrote for BMF, when Nate and I were just beginning to shape our mission. Why Make Music Class Fun? Fun. I don’t remember my music lessons being very fun as a kid. Piano was a series of painstaking […]
This guide is for those that are ready to either plunk down a bit more $ for some key music making toys, or ready to gift an experience like a great class or a private lesson package to someone really special (or… maybe it’s for you!). In case you missed it, check out our small buys for (mostly) […]
What does it mean to be present at practice? Being physically present–making a meal, reading a book, or sweeping the floor, within view but not distracting to your practicing musician (by talking on the phone)–will have an extremely positive and motivating effect on your child. Being present is one of the hardest parts for many parents, though. Being […]
So you’ve heard your teacher or child talking about your child’s weekly BLAM at the Brooklyn Music Factory. That all sounds great, but what on earth is it?! Peira will be explaining the whats and hows of BLAMs here shortly. Check back tomorrow! Sign up for 2016 Camp!!
The Joy Formidable. I have not heard a wall of sound like this from a female-fronted band since…well, never. On record they are great; live they are even better. I love this band so much I couldn’t decide which song to choose, so I gave you two: Whirring and A Heavy Abacus. Bat For Lashes. She is on […]
The times that I write best are when I’m thinking about what I want to say, not what I want people to hear. It’s when I am listening inward, not outward, that I write from my most honest place. But how do we teach that at the Brooklyn Music Factory? If songwriting is about expressing one’s […]
Tired of playing the same old rock and pop songs? Check out this list of 10 great, playable songs with a little bit of indie cred. 1. Home – By Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. This is a sweet, accessible tune with simple chord changes and a hooky chorus. Definitely a good song if […]
This is a common occurrence in band class. No matter what children say when they start, I can practically guarantee that something new will spark their interest when they will walk into an exciting and fully equipped band studio. This is a good problem! Capturing a student’s excitement is one of the number one things we […]