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Rock Write Record Bands

Ages 9-12+

Rock Write Record classes are on hold for Fall 2021 and will resume in early 2022.

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Exploration Bands

"Our daughter is super thrilled to have gotten into both Laguardia and Murrow for vocal. We just wanted to thank you all for all you did to make that possible. BMF gave her a safe place to develop not only her skills but her passion for music. It really means so much to her and we’re super proud!"

-Ann, a BMF Mom

Rock Write Record bands are where kids ages 9 and up come together to write and record songs, collaborate musically, level up musicianship, and learn the skills needed to play in a band. Students develop advanced music fluencies by playing games and writing songs together with their band.

There are two types of bands to choose from: Exploration (students play all the band instruments) and Position (students have designated instruments and take private lessons outside of class on their instrument).

Rock Write Record II (Position bands) are our most advanced band offerings. Bands write multiple songs each semester, diving deep into lyric writing, recording and the finer points of performing and creating as an ensemble. Bands work towards greater and greater autonomy in their songwriting as they build the essential toolbox they need to confidently create on their own.  


Rock Write Record Music Classes Brooklyn Music Factory

Rock Write Record
Exploration Bands

➜ Age: 9-12+

➜ Class length: 45 minutes

➜ Class size: Up to 6 kids

➜ Instruments: Vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums

➜ This is an EXPLORATION band! (Students play & explore all of the instruments)

Who?

Rock Write Record bands are great for beginners, as well as for kids with 1-2 years of band and/or private lesson experience. Kids in exploration bands are still discovering which instrument they are the most passionate about, and enjoy learning about all of the bandstand instruments through music games, songwriting, and the weekly instrument workshops.

What Happens in
Exploration Band Classes? 

A typical Rock Write Record class includes the following:

Warm Up Game - Our warm up games gets kids playing their instruments, warmed up, and introduces the music concept for the day.

Rock Pit - This is where the band levels up the BLAM of the day (that's Big Lesson About Music of course!) Our music games reinforce the concept of the day in an interactive (and super fun) format. 

Songwriting - Now it's time to apply the BLAM of the day to an actual song. The band exercises their creative muscles and writes a short original song with a verse & a chorus in a matter of minutes. Over a period of 3-4 weeks, the band will write an original song together –or multiple songs!– and complete a collaborative recording. 

BandStand - Complete with vocals, keys, electric bass, electric guitar, and drums, it's time to bring it all together. This is where the band puts the BLAM of the day to music, and band members jam on their original song, or a specific section of the song that they're trying to complete that day.

Recording - Our students use SoundTrap - a collaborative digital recording resource - to work on their original song together. Each member is able to add his or her part virtually. The band then works together to produce a finished product they can share with family and friends! (Some bands even go further to create music videos!! See below) Visit our Advanced Band page to more original music by BMF bands.

Why Play in a Band? 

Our Rock Write Record Exploration bands are inspiring, fun and creative. Students in these bands will:

➜ Learn to communicate through music ➜ Learn basic technique on all the instruments ➜ Learn composition and how each fluency (Rhythm, Harmony, Melody) fit together to make a song ➜ Practice teamwork and communicating with others ➜ Find the instrument that excites them ➜ Build confidence in their creativity ➜ Find joy through music! ➜ Grow self confidence ➜ Make friends  

Rock Write Record classes are on hold for Fall 2021 and will resume in early 2022.

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Rock Write Record Music Classes Brooklyn Music Factory

Rock Write Record I & II
Position Bands

➜ Age: 10 and up

➜ Class length: 90 minutes

➜ Class size: Up to 6 kids

➜ Instruments: Vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums

➜ This is a POSITION band, (Students have designated instruments and take private lessons outside of class on their instrument)

Who?

Rock Write Record II bands are our most advanced band offering. Most students in position bands have been playing their chosen instrument for a couple of years, and all students take private lessons on that instrument.

Bands write multiple songs each semester, diving deep into lyric writing, harmony and the finer points of performing and creating as an ensemble. Bands work towards greater and greater autonomy in their songwriting as they build the essential toolbox they need to confidently create on their own.

What Happens in
Position Band Classes? 

Bands write multiple songs each semester, diving deep into lyric writing, harmony and the finer points of performing and creating as an ensemble. Bands work towards greater and greater autonomy in their songwriting as they build the essential toolbox they need to confidently create on their own.

A typical Rock Write Record class includes the following:

Warm Up Game - Our warm up games gets kids playing their instruments, warmed up, and introduces the music concept for the day. These advanced games challenge our students and can really STRETCH their ears and their musical mind!

Rock Pit - This is where the band levels up the BLAM of the day (that's Big Lesson About Music of course!) Our music games reinforce the concept of the day in an interactive (and super fun) format. 

Songwriting - Band members exercise their creative muscles and write lyrics, melodies or chord progressions together. Position bands write multiple original songs together as well as complete a collaborative recording. 

BandStand - Complete with vocals, keys, electric bass, electric guitar, and drums, it's time to bring it all together. This is where the band puts the BLAM of the day to music, and band members jam on their original song, or a specific section of the song that they're trying to complete that day.

Recording - Our students use SoundTrap - a collaborative digital recording resource - to work on their original song together. Each member is able to add his or her part virtually. The band then works together to produce a finished product they can share with family and friends! (Some bands even go further to create music videos!! See below)

Visit our Advanced Band page to hear more original music by BMF bands!

Rock Write Record classes are on hold for Fall 2021 and will resume in early 2022.

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What Parents Are Saying:


"BMF has helped my child continue to collaborate and create during the Covid-19 crisis. His weekly band practice has been important to continue for the continuity as well as creativity and I am glad BMF figured out how to make this happen."

-Lydia, a BMF Mom


"My daughter started with one of their summer camps a few years ago and she has been taking individual and band lessons there ever since. She's not just become a fantastic guitar player, she's found a wonderful group of friends and a supportive staff and environment to grow as a person. This is a wonderful place for budding child musicians of all ages!"

-Rick, a BMF Dad


"I recommend BMF without hesitation. This school has had an extraordinary input on all of my children. All three now are enrolled and rocking and rolling to more confidence, musical skills, and community jamming that is inspirational and a joy to witness!"

-Annie, a BMF Mom

Band Class VS Private Lessons


 Some students do one or the other, some do both. Which one makes the most sense just depends on your child and his/her goals and interests. In private lessons, students focus on their instrument of choice, developing instrument-specific skills and techniques, while also learning non-instrument specific skills like rhythm, ear training and theory. In band, students learn how to make music as a band, writing songs, playing music games and building their music fluency. Choose private lessons to focus on a particular instrument, band to focus on broader music skills, or both for the complete package!  

Let's Make Some Music!

Questions? Contact us! info@brooklynmusicfactory.com

Rock Write Record classes are on hold for Fall 2021 and will resume in early 2022.

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