If your kids have just started, or are about to start music lessons for the first time, or if you have no idea how to support your kids’ musical journey, this class will provide the answers to all of your musical questions!
Do any of these sound familiar?
My child is starting lessons and I have no idea which gear to purchase!
There is a LOT of gear out there! We help you narrow it down with a complete list of great instruments to purchase on a controlled budget, as well as a music store checklist to build your perfect home play space!
Which type of lesson should we choose? ("Classical"? Group? Private? In home?? Music school?)
We cover different music teaching methods so you can be sure to choose the one that works best for your child. Not only do we give you a guide to which type of lesson, you'll learn the 3 questions you MUST ask when interviewing a prospective music teacher.
My child isn't motivated to practice, and we fight all the time.
Practicing can be a struggle for EVERYONE if the habit is not built in a healthy and positive way. We cover how to set a routine, how to turn practice into PLAY, and how much your child will need to practice each week.
I took music lessons as a kid, quit, and now I regret it. How can I be sure this doesn't happen to my child??
As a parent, it is ESSENTIAL to engage with your child when it comes to music lessons. Learn how to make music a commonplace activity at home, along with how to communicate with your young musician even if you don't understand the notes on the page, or you consider yourself "not musical."
What will we be covering?
The Gear! What to buy & why (at the right price)
Getting started does not have to be expensive but it does require a field trip to your local music store and some super fun (& essential) accessories.
House Calls vs. Music Schools. (Bonus: Debunking the HOUSE CALL MYTH)
Dive into the pros and cons of each*, along with HOW to choose the right music teacher.
*Hint: community is MUCH more important than convenience.
What does long-term success look like?
What to expect in year 1 and beyond, from elementary school to middle school to high school and beyond. We're gonna get you there!
Your Instructor - Nate Shaw
Nate Shaw is the co-founder of Brooklyn Music Factory. BMF serves over 1000 students each year right here in Brooklyn, NYC. We have one measure of success for our students and their families: Are we creating lifelong musicians?
Your Family Band - Course Overview
Building your family bandstand
Week 1 is all about getting your home outfitted to start playing NOW. We’ll help you pick out only the essentials, all within a controlled, beginning budget. Electric pianos, acoustic and electric guitars & even drums are covered. You’ll be jamming by the weekend!
How to choose the perfect music teacher
A simple guide to teaching methods (Suzuki to School of Rock), essential questions to ask any potential music teacher, plus we weigh the pros & cons of group lessons vs. private lessons.
How to build lasting practice habits
Turn Practice Into Play! How to get your entire family into a habit of playing, daily & weekly. And most importantly, you will learn to build a habit of fun.
Plan & Play!
This week we will look ahead to the musical growth you can expect in years 1-3, and we'll help you commit to a musical journey of fun NOT frustration! Gain realistic expectations for the future, and how to keep the momentum going!
Your Family Band is a 4 week class for parents with kids just starting music lessons.
If your kids have just started, or are about to start music lessons for the first time, or if you have no idea how to support your kids’ musical journey, this class will provide the answers to all of your musical questions. Co-founder of Brooklyn Music Factory Nate Shaw will help your family stay on the right path as he shares essential insights and the exact steps to take to set up your musical play space, get the right gear, choose an instrument, make music together as a family, build lasting practice habits and even choose the right teacher. You may have hated your music lessons as a kid, but that doesn’t mean your child has to, right?
What you’ll learn:
How to set up your musical play space at home
Which gear to buy for the right price
How to build lasting practice habits that stick
How to choose the best music teacher for your child
The differences between music learning methods (Suzuki, School of Rock, etc.)
How to support your child's musical progress from the early years, all the way through high school
Q: Who is “Your Family Band” for?
A: Your Family Band is for parents looking to be more effective in supporting their kids’ music lessons. You want to make sure they are learning, having fun, and are engaged and motivated so that they will enjoy a lifetime of music making, and get to make lots of music with their kids too. Whether your child is just starting, about to start, or has taken a few years of lessons that have sort of…. fizzled out….. Your Family Band covers the entire musical family experience, including:
How to set up a warm and inviting musical play area in your home
How to choose the perfect music teacher
How to speak with your kids about practicing
Establishing healthy and lasting practice habits
This course is NOT for parents who are looking for an easy plug & play solution, or for those who are not willing to devote a couple hours a week over the next four weeks into the musical success of their child. There is some homework each week (but it’s all VERY fun), and we will support you each step of the way!
Q: If purchase the course, how can I watch it? A: We will automatically create an account for you on BMFTV, Brooklyn Music Factory's entirely custom and homegrown video lesson platform. Click here to learn more. After purchasing Your Family Band. Just check your email with instructions on how to login and start Your Family Band.
Q: Is there a 100% money back guarantee?
A: Yes of course, it’s a 30 day money back guarantee. Go through the course, do the weekly homework, see the results, enjoy the bonuses - if you truly don’t love our course, shoot me an email and my team will give you a full refund :)
Q: When does the course start and finish? A: Access the course when it works for you and work through 4 weeks of material at your own pace on BMFConnect.
Q: How long will I have access to the content?
A: Forever! Once you purchase the course you will have lifetime access. Yay.