Position Bands VS Exploration Bands: Which one is right for your child?

Position Bands VS Exploration Bands: Which one is right for your child?

We have ONE goal in mind with our band program at Brooklyn Music Factory: We want to ensure that your family finds the BEST fit in both private lessons & our band program for this year and many more beyond. We view every student as joining a community of learners that are on a journey that lasts (on average) between 4-10 years. Finding the right fit from the start is essential to having a successful journey.

So., what exactly does that mean? And how can we ensure that happens?

We offer two types of bands:

    • Exploration Band: Kids will get to explore all the instruments and vocals in a rock band. They will not play just a single instrument. Instead, they will get their hands on all of the instruments. Basic technique (nothing advanced!).

 

  • NOTE: Jam Band 101 is ALWAYS an exploration band.

 

    • Position Band: Kids who are ready to commit both intellectually & emotionally to a single instrument can join this band type. They ARE guaranteed to play their instrument of choice AND they are required to take private lessons at Brooklyn Music Factory.

 

  • NOTE: Your child must be at least 7 years old & have taken 1 year of Jam Band 101 (or the equivalent in multiple years of private lessons) to join a position band. We will ask you and your child to take a simple online assessment to establish the right level.

    • We  offer tons of private lesson slots so kids that are ready to join a position band can find a lesson slot (no guarantees they will be the same day…but we will definitely try!).

We offer exploration bands for kids up to age 11. Kids ages 12 and up who want to join a band will need to join a position band and enroll in private lessons. OR they can simply rock private lessons.

AND…

Here is a grid view of our leveling and band choices (from age 4 up to 17).

KEY:
MK=Mini Keys
JB=Jam Band
RWR=Rock, Write, & Record
E=Exploration
P=Position
Age
Level/s
PL Instrument Required?
Band Option  #1
Band Option
#2
Band
Option
#3
Band
Option
#4
4
YBEG
N
MK 1 (15 week)
MK 2 (15 week)
N/A
5
YBEG
N
MK 1 (15 week)
MK 2 (15 week)
JB 101
6
YBEG/BEG
N
JB 101
JB 201
N/A
7
YBEG/BEG
Y or N
JB 101
JB 201
RWR 1 E
RWR 1 P
8
BEG/YINT
Y or N
JB 201
RWR 1 E
RWR 1 P
RWR 2 P
9
BEG/YINT
Y or N
RWR 1 E
RWR 1 P
RWR 2 P
10
BEG/INT
Y or N
RWR 1 E
RWR 1 P
RWR 2 P yr 1
RWR 2 P yr 2
11
BEG/INT/ADV
Y or N
RWR 1 E
RWR 1 P
RWR 2 P
RWR 2 P yr 2 or 3
12
INT/ADV
Y
RWR 1 P
RWR 2 P
RWR 2 P yr 2
RWR 2 P yr 3
13 & Up
ADV
Y
Touring Band
ADV: Songwriting
ADV: Engineering & Production
ADV: Performance
Adults
Y or N
Adult Beg
Adult ADV