Why Play Shows? As a musician, as a teacher and now as the owner of my own school, I’ve been forced to ask myself this important question. BMFs mission clearly emphasizes process. It’s what happens between point A and point B that is more important than just getting to B in whatever way possible. With […]
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[leadplayer_vid id=”51783C3BBDD61″] I woke up this morning thinking about how we move musicians from band to band. How, at BMF, we see musicians graduating through our program. In other words, how do we bring a 6 years old Jam Band 101 student, learning the very basics of communicating through music all the way to the […]
I was thinking the other day about the cost of enrolling in private lessons or a group band class at Brooklyn Music Factory. More specifically I was thinking that many parents invest a significant amount of money to enroll their kids (and often themselves as well) in our mission. And they often times choose BMF instead of […]
I am bad at math. At least that’s how I felt since 3rd grade when they began separating the “good” math students and the “bad” math students into groups. Turns out, once you are given the label that you are bad at something, very quickly the opportunities to get good at that something fall away. So to […]
I was describing a Rock Write and Record class to a parent, whose son has been rocking in a band at Brooklyn Music Factory for nearly three years, and she stopped me mid sentence and proclaimed that she had absolutely no idea that that was what actually happened every week in a rehearsal. What?! How […]
I was chatting with a mother of a BMF piano student last night and she first and foremost wanted me to know, “My daughter has so much fun in her lessons!” Many parents believe that music classes don’t work if they are fun, because that’s what they grew up with. But we have seen the […]
With the holidays right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a few great musical gift ideas. And best of all most of these instruments can be had for under $25! Remember, the more toys you have around the house, the more fun it is to play! Oh yeah…and this retailer […]
This past Friday, I sat down with the fabulous and enthusiastic Stella Mahler of the BMF band, Electric Home Fries. She was kind enough to share some of her thoughts with me about being in a band at BMF, feeling music versus thinking music, and most importantly, her favorite animal of course.