MiniKeys is the first stop on a young musician's journey at Brooklyn Music Factory, preparing them for their musical future in both bands and private lessons on a specific instrument. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Carolina, a Brooklyn Music Factory Mom
We measure success by how many fun gigs our students play with one another, not by how far our students progress in a method book.
Game-based learning keeps our lessons fun and effective. Our lessons feel nothing like the traditional lesson.
We follow our own unique lesson architecture that challenges every student to use their ears before their eyes as they solve the puzzle of music.
1. Book a call with our team.
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2. Choose your class day & time.
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3. Pay your tuition & start making music!
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We are located at 600 Degraw between 3rd & 4th Ave in Brooklyn, NY
We are located in Gowanus/Park Slope in Brooklyn.
The closest subway stop is the Union St. R, or we a short walk from Atlantic Barclay’s Center.