For parents that want a low commitment–and really fun–music class their kids will love!
Does your child miss connecting with other kids? (Ours do!!)
You’re not sure which music class to sign up for, and you want to try one out...with a low commitment and low price point.
Maybe you need a break during your week??
Unlike other online classes, kids–and parents– have found that our classes are SUPER FUN and engaging!
"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."
"My daughter loved her class. It’s maybe the first online learning thing she’s enjoyed! She does not like Zoom. It makes her very self-conscious and uncomfortable. But not with you! Thank you for making it so warm and comfy for her and the other kids."
Jason grew up in Bluefield, Virginia, a small town in the Appalachian Mountains. He attended the University of Virginia and majored in English with a minor in theatre, stating, “I always knew I wanted to teach, and even hoped to be a drama teacher. This is why I love the story and game based curriculum of Brooklyn Music Factory so much!”
Jason grew up around music. “On weekends we would go to my grandparents house. My Pa-Paw played the banjo, my uncle who played the guitar and sang, and my Ma-Maw and dad would dance on the porch. Getting that regular intimate experience of live music made me always want to learn how to play. Plus I would sing and dance at home and pretend to be Michael Jackson as much as possible.”
As a child, Jason took piano and guitar lessons but neither stuck. It wasn’t until he learned the spoons at 25 and began jamming with friends that he began to take a real interest in playing music. As an adult, Jason returned to the mountaintop to live with his Ma-Maw & Pa-Paw and focus on learning the fiddle and Banjo. Eventually, he moved to New York, started a weekly jam with some friends, and met Nate Shaw while walking around Brooklyn playing his banjo!
Most importantly, Jason would like to offer one piece of advice to his students: “Inspiration is precious and shouldn’t be taken for granted. So when you feel excited by something in music - a song, a beat, a chord progression, even a note - follow that and see where it takes you.”
Brooklyn Music Factory has been inspiring musicians and building community in Brooklyn for more than 10 years. Co-founders Nate Shaw and Peira Moinester came together with a vision for a different type of music lesson, one that was FUN, INSPIRING and game-based. They imagined a program where kids could collaborate regularly, play together in bands, and learn to think for themselves as musicians. From Nate's basement studio in Brooklyn, to a two-room music school, to a 12-studio facility with 600 summer campers each year, and now—with lessons available nationwide—BMF's community of music makers continues to grow. And a team of incredible teachers has joined us along the way.
Brooklyn Music Factory has now served more than 7,000 families in Brooklyn and around the world, and tons of kids across the country user our curriculum to write songs, play music games and connect with other young musicians!
Our students have written more than 10,000 original songs so far… and that number grows each and every week!
"Thanks for providing me with 45 minutes a week when my kid is not saying mommy every 90 seconds!"
Music can help kids process and express emotions, which is more important than ever during these strange times.
Check out what these parents have to say...
"They were all engaged! My son said, 'I wish we had music class everyday!'"
With Brooklyn Music Factory’s 4-Week Songwriting Minimester your child will enjoy two SUPER FUN and INSPIRING music classes each week. (Come to one, or both!)
"My 7 year old son is learning and practicing piano... because he finds it so fun! He had weekly lessons with another program the previous year, and it's night and day the way he is NOW very interested in music. He's excited to play new pieces for us and he feels proud, and cool! We're very happy with BMF!"
"Our 7 year old has been part of the BMF community since he was 3 and we could not be more grateful for the fantastic teaching and innovative ways that they make music a joy for kids. We're also very impressed with the way they've seamlessly transitioned to an online-only reality during the COVID shutdown. Our son’s lessons and band practice are highlights of his week.”
-T, a Brooklyn Parent
100% Risk-Free Registration
Brooklyn Music Factory offers a virtually 100% risk-free enrollment period.
If you’re not 100% satisfied with our 4-Week Songwriting Minimester after 14 days, we will offer you a full refund.
We only want you to continue on your journey here if this feels like the right community for your family.
All you need is an internet connection and a computer/phone/tablet. No instrument or other setup is needed. There are times when paper and a pencil/markers are needed for a certain songwriting game or exercise, but that’s about it!
Totally! Our teachers work with kids where they are. Each class and each song we write is different, and kids are welcome to include their instrument of choice if they would like.
Absolutely! Our teachers will provide all the tools for kids to dive in and feel totally comfortable writing a song with their classmates. Our teachers use fun games and exercises to support, encourage and guide the songwriting process. Everybody participates and contributes!
Yes. Our 4-Week Songwriting Minimester is a great supplement to ongoing music lessons, and will build on music skills your child has already learned, with the added skill of songwriting with a group of peers.
We keep our group classes small–no more than 6 kids per class.
Our January and February Songwriting Minimesters will both be taught by Jason! Jason is BMF's Director of Bands, and he also teaches private lessons.
Our January and February Songwriting Minimesters are for kids ages 6-8.
Normally we offer MiniKeys - ages 4-5. Jam Band 101 - ages 6-8. Rock Write Record - ages 9-11. Please inquire about future dates for these other age groups. (These are the names of our normal band classes by age group–carried over to our Minimesters! It’s a great way to try out our band program to see if it’s a good fit for your child.)
No way! We’ve designed this class to be low stress, so if you need to miss a class it’s no big deal. Your child will not fall behind. Plus–our teachers send a recap of each class along with recordings, when appropriate.
Because of the nature of this class, makeup classes are not needed.
Absolutely! All they need to bring is their imagination!
Session 1 runs Tuesday, January 5- Thursday, January 29, 2021.
Session 2 runs Tuesday, February 2- Thursday, March 4, 2021. Classes do not meet the week of 2/15-2/19 for Winter Break.
Kids are welcome to join after our starting date. Your tuition will be prorated based on your starting date. And our teachers will catch your child up so they feel comfortable in the class!
Yes! We offer a 5% discount if one or more siblings sign up together. (This includes any of our offerings)
Absolutely! We welcome friends to sign up together.
We offer a 14 day trial period. If you are not 100% satisfied with our program we will offer you a full refund within the first 14 days of your first class.
Brooklyn Music Factory offers a virtually 100% risk-free enrollment period. If after 2 weeks, it’s not feeling right, we will refund any tuition paid to date. We only want you to continue on your journey here if this feels like the right community for your family.
We are here for you! We have live chat support (with a real person!) during class hours for any tech issues you may experience. Our team is also available by phone or email. We’re always happy to help!
Yes! Our students can reach out to their teacher through BMFConnect, our online portal. Once you sign up you’ll be able to see your schedule, your teacher, and access tons of other resources through BMFConnect.
"You cultivate a love for music in my son, and I think it's your commitment to nurturing that makes BMF special. He leaves his lesson every week beaming with joy and confidence. "
- Erin M.
Because of our small group sizes, there are limited spots available.
Book soon to save your spot!
Class starts Tuesday, January 5, 2021!
1. Click "Sign Me Up!" below to begin.
2. Choose your class by age range.
3. Check out and get ready to write a song!