“BMF has helped my child not only learn music but build confidence and creativity as a musician, and also just have a lot of fun! The most fun thing about being a part of the BMF community is all the opportunities they offer to engage kids. They are really good at it. It’s a really high quality & well run operation, and has sparked something special in my child.
And they’ve been amazing during the quarantine with the switch to online lessons & other opportunities for remote learning. Highly recommended!”
-Andrea, a Brooklyn Mom
What is Jam Band 101?
Jam Band 101 is a fun, collaborative class where kids ages 6-8 develop beginning music fluencies by playing games and writing songs together with their band.
Note: Tuition covers weekly lessons—except holidays—from the time you enroll through the end of the school year in June. Students enrolled for the full 10-month session are scheduled for 34 lessons or classes.
For students who enroll after the start of the session, tuition will be prorated to reflect the number of scheduled lessons or classes remaining in the school year.
Jam Band 101 is perfect for total beginners, as well as for kids with 1-2 years of band and/or private lesson experience. Kids who do well in Jam Band 101 are excited to try out all the instruments and enjoy playing games and learning in a group setting.
Registration for the 2022/23 school year is now open!
What Happens in Jam Band 101?
A typical Jam Band 101 class includes the following:
➜ Warm Up Game - Our warm up games gets kids moving, 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, and complete a collaborative recording.
➜ BandStand - Complete with vocals, keys, electric bass, electric guitar, and drums, it's time to bring it all together where the band puts the BLAM of the day to music and plays their brand new original song on their instruments.
Why Jam Band 101?
Jam Band 101 is inspiring, fun and creative. Students in Jam Band 101 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
What Parents Are Saying:
"Love how the instructors interact with the kids. My son and his friend LOVE going to class every week and really want to show Sergio that they are learning. Also, while waiting a couple times there have been impromptu play alongs with instructors I don’t know. Just to keep the kids engaged. Really cool."
-Donovan, a BMF Dad
"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!"
While students in private lessons focus on one instrument, students in Jam Band 101 (our band classes for beginners) play a variety of instruments throughout the year. Many students will conclude the program with a specific passion for an instrument they didn’t know about when they started. They might not have developed the technique yet to express themselves fully on the instrument, but they are fired up to learn more!
Other GREAT Options for Kids 6-8
Club Keyboard- a fun and inspiring small group piano class. MORE than just a piano lesson.