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“Friendly and never judgmental attitude - from students and instructors.”  

SongLab • Ages 12 - 17

Workshops are held Monday - Thursday evenings from 7-8pm 


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About SongLab  

SongLab is the next level of study at BMF. It's offered to students enrolled in Rock Write Record 2P, GirlPop 2P, 45-60 Minute private lessons OR to advanced music students outside of Brooklyn Music Factory.  

Each class has a specific focus:  

Monday, 7-8pm: Lyric Writing Weekly Workshop Tuesday, 7-8pm: Song Production (recording, MIDI, producing in the computer) Wednesday, 7-8pm: Pop & Rock Music Theory Thursday, 7-8pm: Jazz and R&B Masterclass (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice)

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What do students learn in SongLab?  

SongLab offers students the opportunity to dive into every facet of songwriting and arranging, as well as get a crash course in Music Production software & recording hardware.

For those that have a genuine love of songwriting and everything that goes into producing a finished song, SongLab is the next level of study at BMF. 

The classes will function independently of each other, but all will be unified in their focus on looking more critically at songwriting and its many elements. Students sign up for SongLab and then choose to attend as many classes as they like.  

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Who is SongLab for?

Songlab is for advanced students ages 12-17

SongLab is available as a class for students enrolled in Rock Write Record 2P, GirlPop 2P, 45-60 Minute private lessons OR advanced music students outside of Brooklyn Music Factory. This year’s class will be limited to just 15 students.

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SongLab Pricing: 

Current BMF Students: ONLY $890 (September-June)  

Choose from three billing options: 1) Monthly installments of $94 from September 1-June 1 2) Two installments of $400 due on September 1 and February 1 (5% discount off full tuition + 5% multi class discount) 3) One installment of $800 due on September 1 (5% discount off full tuition + 5% multi class discount)  

NOT Currently a BMF Student: $1,890 (September-June)  

Choose from three billing options: 1) Monthly installments of $189 from September 1-June 1 2) Two installments of $898 due on September 1 and February 1 (5% discount off full tuition) 3) One installment of $1,796 due in October. (5% discount off full tuition)  

Monthly Materials Fee: $4.95/Student Includes all books, materials, music & all access subscription to Big Music Games.  

One Time Memebership Fee (for new BMF members only): $40


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Lyric Writing Songlab

Write Better Lyrics Every Single Week!

Who is this lab perfect for? 

  • Songwriters that want to level up their lyrics
  • Musicians that have always wanted to write  
  • Musicians that have no idea how to organize their lyric ideas.
  • Lyricists that are STUCK!

What to expect>>>

  • A weekly workshop that will get you writing every week!
  • Learn new tools to break the writer's block.
  • Advanced rhyming techniques.
  • Weekly help refining and revising your current songs.
  • A group of songwriters that will support you!

Pop & Rock Music Theory Songlab

Learn The WHY Behind Great Chord Progressions, Melodies & Arrangements.

Who is this lab perfect for? 

  • Musicians that HATE studying theory (you just want to play!)
  • Songwriters that want to expand chord progressions & melodies they hear. 
  • Guitarists & keyboardists that mostly play by ear but want more (like cool jazz chords!)
  • Musicians that play in bands that are stuck (you keep writing the same songs over & over & over & over.....)
  • Songwriters that write by ear and want to sound more like their heros (who totally KNOW music theory.)

What to expect>>>

  • A textbook like no other! (we use this one: Hooktheory
  • Weekly chord & melody writing assignments that are fun....and will HELP your band NOW!
  • Learn a NEW chord progression every week!
  • Write melodies that you LOVE & sound like your favorite artists.
  • 3-5 Musicians per lab. Personal attention & growth at your speed.
  • A group of musicians that are driven just like you.

Jazz & RnB Songlab

Tackle the NEXT LEVEL of music!

Who is this lab perfect for? 

  • Musicians that want to dive deep into two of America’s most important musical styles.
  • Players that want to add extended harmonies & melodies to their skill set. 
  • Bass players that are ready to bring the funk!
  • Songwriter’s that want to implement the sounds of Jacob Collier, Snarky Puppy, Miles Davis or Prince into their writing.
  • Singers that want to add jazz and blues to their repertoire.
  • Rhythm section players that want to expand their groove.

What to expect>>>

  • Five week deep dives into specific artists and styles.
  • Weekly jam sessions that apply what you are learning NOW.
  • Hands on & challenging (this workshop is NOT for timid musician.)
  • Build a strong foundation in jazz, funk, blues & beyond.
  • 3-5 Musicians per lab. Meet other serious musicians in Brooklyn.
  • Learn new grooves & songs every single week.

Music Production

Record & Produce Your Own Music In BMF's Fully Equipped Studio.

Who is this lab perfect for? 

  • Songwriters that want to blend live recording techniques with computer music production.
  • Musician's that want to produce and arrange on digital audio workstations (our studio has everything you need to get started).
  • Beat makers that are ready to take their computer chops to the next level,
  • Singers that want to produce pro sounding demos of their songs.
  • Those that are intimidated by technology (you will be recording and producing every single week!)

What to expect>>>

  • Weekly exercises that teach you new computer production tools.
  • Weekly producing assignments (the only way to learna new tool is to use it).
  • Your own workstation to explore in MIDI and even track vocals, guitar, bass & keys.
  • Hands on use of microphones, MIDI keyboards, drum pad programming, Presonus Studio One software.
  • 3 Musicians per lab. 

Questions? Contact Nate! nate@brooklynmusicfactory.com

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We are located at 600 Degraw between 3rd & 4th Ave in Brooklyn, NY  

Gowanus • Brooklyn  

The closest subway stop is the Union St. R, or we are a 10 minute walk from Atlantic Barclays Center.

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