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“Teaching kids (so young, too!) online seemed impossible! But you did it! I am so grateful that our kids have a connection to music. This was one Zoom class I never had to ask twice for the kids to do."

MiniKeys Band Class • For Kids Ages 4-5

MiniKeys Brooklyn Music Factory

A Great Place to Start!  

Our core belief at Brooklyn Music Factory is the sooner a music student learns they can play music with others, the more likely they are to become a life-long musician. Thus we start with MiniKeys in a semi-private scenario of 4-5 students per class. It's designed to meet their energy & focus needs at this age while preparing them for a trajectory both in private lessons as well as band.  


Fall 2020 Schedule

Monday 3:30pm

Tuesday 3:30pm

Wednesday 3:30pm

Thursday 3:30pm

Friday 3:30pm

Saturday 10:00am and 11:00am


Each 30 Minute Class Includes: 

  • Warm Up Game - We'll start the class by introducing the music concept for the day with a fun warm up game. Our music concept is based in either rhythm, melody, or harmony!
  • Sing-Along - Everyone sings & learns fun movements along with basic music techniques. We connect the lyrics to movement so we can feel the music in our bodies!
  • Rock Pit - This is where the music concept of the day is reinforced through interactive music games focusing on learning a new part of our song. MiniKeys students learn or write a new song together every 3-4 weeks! 

MiniKeys students also have a weekly one-on-one check in with their teacher!

  • Our MiniKeys teachers give instructions and guidance for the band’s song, focusing on the instrument the student has at home - whether on keyboard, percussion, voice, ukulele, xylophone, or others!
  • We’ve found that this age group really needs that one-on-one time to connect with their teacher individually. It makes online learning better, and more comfortable for this age group. It also allows for deeper connection. Plus it's also a great opportunity for our littlest musicians to ask questions!
  • We focus on the piano for melody, drums for rhythm, guitar for harmony & the microphone for voice & lyrics. MiniKeys students learn or write a new song together every 3-4 weeks. The MiniKeys BAND then plays it together on each instrument, not only learning what they're doing individually, but how their part fits into the larger band setting.
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Creativity & Communication

MiniKeys encourages creativity and communication through music! Our experienced & nurturing teachers use stories and movement to help kids connect to the musical concepts they're learning.

“I just can’t say enough about the high level of attention and love for teaching music that exists at BMF. The overall vibe is great and the kids all look happy to be there. Thank you Jason Vance and BMF for making music class so enjoyable!”  

- Millie, a MiniKeys Mom  

MiniKeys Pricing


Options:

12-Month Program (July 2020-June 2021): $1,718

*A monthly $4.95 subscription to BMFConnect-Brooklyn Music Factory’s online portal for lesson materials, recordings, videos, games and more-will also be charged.


Payment Options

12 equal monthly installments

2 installments--one at registration and one in February (5% discount)

1 installment--due at registration (1 month free) (NOTE: An additional family discount will not be applied)


10-Month Program (September 2020-June 2021): $1,390

*A monthly $4.95 subscription to BMFConnect-Brooklyn Music Factory’s online portal for lesson materials, recordings, videos, games and more-will also be charged.


Payment Options

10 equal monthly installments

2 installments--one at registration and one in February (5% discount)

1 installment--due at registration (5% discount)


Summer Program (July-August 2020) - $328

*A monthly $4.95 subscription to BMFConnect-Brooklyn Music Factory’s online portal for lesson materials, recordings, videos, games and more-will also be charged.

Payment Options

2 equal monthly installments

1 installments due at registration (5% discount)


BMF Connect is your one-stop destination for everything Brooklyn Music Factory. See class photos & videos; view weekly lesson & class reports from your teacher, and access BMF materials & resources.

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“I absolutely adore BMF, this class and the detailed updates that I have received. It makes me feel so connected to my son's experience. We were so shocked and surprised at his progress. I really wasn't expecting him to do so well during the gig!!!”  

- A MiniKeys Mom  

Our Approach 

Through its carefully structured 45 minute weekly class with rhythm games in a drum circle, a rotating variety of songs for vocal sing-along, up-on-your-feet BLAM games, and time on the MiniBand Stand (drums, keys, microphone) students consistently grow in their basic instrument technique, ability to play music with others, and overall musical fluency. 

➜ For All Types of Learners

Each 45 minute class is intentionally structured with a drum circle, sing-along, BLAM Game, and band stand activities to accommodate a variety of different types of musical learners and interests. 

➜ Start Music Early

Along with BMF's core belief that the earlier a musician learns to play music with others the more likely they are to become a lifelong musician, MiniKeys provides the building blocks for interaction and communication in music through our unique game-based curriculum.  

➜ Get in the Groove 

MiniKeys students learn basic rhythm patterns - in both 4/4 & 3/4 - which lay a rhythmic technique foundation for future skill building on any instrument.  

➜ Play a MiniGig! 

Our 15 week semester culminates in a band MiniGig where students share chosen games and songs with each band member rotating to play each instrument for the performance.  

➜ Maximum number of kids per class = 5

Get Your Child EXCITED About Music! 

In MiniKeys, we've developed a unique game-based curriculum that keeps our students excited, engaged and ready to play music with others. In this semi-private, small group setting students at this particular age benefit from group learning as a team before they're ready for sustained, one-on-one attention required for private lessons. Lots of our MiniKeys students discover an instrument they LOVE, and eventually decide to take devoted lessons on that instrument in the years that follow. 

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Questions? Contact us! info@brooklynmusicfactory.com

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