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    Tabla Group Class

    Chhandayan
    What do you do when the hectic days of all work and no play get to you? Drum it out, of course! Find your inner rhythm with the sounds of the Tabla. This Indian percussion instrument, similar in nature to the bongo, will give you the opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate your mind. You will relieve your anxiety or pressure by feeling the calming positivity of the activity. Instruments are provided to make this experience as stress-free as possible. Feel the relaxation of devolving from life's strained intensity for a fun, simple, and restorative activity.
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    Private Voice Lesson

    Tap Into Your Artistry
    You know you can make it big, but you just can't hit the high notes like Zayn or Adele. Why not get a little help from a pro? Learn to sing with Stephen Horst's proven Tap Into Your Artistry (TIYA) method which is like going to the gym for your vocal cords. Explore your full range with simple, safe exercises that will condition your voice immediately by locking in muscle memory and give you an awareness and foundation to continue teach yourself! Your voice is 2 instruments in 1, like playing a violin and clarinet at the same time, a "violin-et." The TIYA method teaches you coordination of wind/string, along with proper posture, breath management, vocal cord adduction, mask resonance, agility, and so much more you'll be rocking out pop hits at karaoke and belting out Broadway showtunes in your shower in no time.
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    Beginner Keyboard

    92nd Street Y
    Give the metaphorical ivories a tickle as you dive into the world of music. This class is perfect for totally new musicians. You'll learn universal musical concepts like the rhythmic values of different notes, rests, and basic sight reading, along with proper piano posture and several major scales. The repertoire draws from a variety of sources, from books of etudes (exercises) to pieces by famous composers. In a low-pressure setting, you'll get the support you need to start a lifelong love affair with the piano.
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    Basic Conga and Bongo

    Piel Canela
    Learn the art of playing the Conga and Bongo drums during this beginners music class! This class will help you to develop the skills necessary to play desired sounds on these unique and authentic Afro-Cuban instruments. After learning the basics and the fascinating history of the instruments from an expert instructor, you'll experiment making music yourself! Practice creating varying tempos, patterns, and rhythms with this cultural and spiritual experience. Just think about all of the future drum circles you'll get to be the center of!
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    Beginner Banjo - Fingerpicking

    Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
    Hey there little lion man or little lion woman! Want to learn how to play the banjo using the fingerpicking style? Yes -- the banjo: that different sounding instrument you heard in your favorite alternative rock or bluegrass song, where you thought, "huh, wait WHAT is that sound? I freakin' love that sound!!" Here's your chance to learn it using the fingerpicking style! With Jalopy Theatre, learn how to play fingerpicking patterns, banjo tuning, three chords, a simple yet beautiful melody, songs in the fingerpicking tradition, and the basics of playing along with others. Do it my fellow banjo lover, go get your Earl Scruggs on!
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    Beginner Guitar

    Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
    Strum like Bob Dylan, sing it like Hank Williams, and keep the good times rocking and rolling by learning the guitar! In this beginners class, discover the basic fundamentals of playing the instrument prevalent in most genres of music. You will be trained on forming chord shapes, reading music, tuning, and learning rhythms. Practice songs like "Wanted Man" by Bob Dylan, and do something interesting for a change. Be cool, be yourself... learn the guitar!
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    Private Voice Lesson

    Tap Into Your Artistry
    You know you can make it big, but you just can't hit the high notes like Zayn. Why not get a little help from a pro? You'll learn to sing with Stephen Horst's famous Tap Into Your Artistry (TIYA) method which is like going to the gym for your vocal cords. Explore your full range with simple and safe exercises that will condition your voice immediately by locking in muscle memory and give you an awareness and foundation to continue teach yourself! Your voice is 2 instruments in 1, like playing a violin and clarinet at the same time, a "violinet"! The TIYA method teaches you Coordination of wind/string, along with proper posture, breath management, vocal cord adduction, agility, and so much more you'll be rocking out pop hits at karaoke and belting out Broadway show-tunes in your shower in no time.
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    Rock Guitar Course

    New York Guitar Academy
    This class has strings attached. Six, in fact. You'll be learning to play a traditional six-string acoustic guitar by playing thesongs of some of the most iconic and popular artists in rock music, from the Beatles to Coldplay. This instruction takes place over the course of 8 weekly sessions, backed by practice on your own time, so that by the end of it you should be able to strum chords, pick melodies, and be comfortable playing full songs. Several different instructional levels are available, so that those with a little bit of background don't need to start from the basics. Don't fret the small stuff - learn to play rock n' roll!
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    Blues Guitar Course

    New York Guitar Academy
    Da nah-nah nah-nah. You don't know how to play guitar. Da nah-nah nah-nah. But soon you will. This guitar class will teach you everything you need to know to play the blues. You'll learn over the course of eight weekly sessions, and together with at-home practice, you'll be able play open chords, pentatonic scales, and a variety of different rhythms and licks popular with this style. You'll be getting tons of personal attention thanks to a small class size as you develop your understanding of musicality and develop the hand coordination and strength to execute stirring riffs. You couldn't pick a better way to learn guitar!
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    Beginner Guitar

    92nd Street Y
    The results are in: Literally everyone loves a guy/girl who can play guitar. It's the perfect combination of coordination, sensitivity, and the ability to play on people's secret nostalgia for 80's rock ballads. With this beginner's class, jump start your cool factor in a low-pressure group of new guitarists. You'll start at the very beginning (always a good place to start) with how to tune your guitar, the names of the strings, and the positions of open chords. The songs you learn, like "Imagine" and "Let It Be," are perfect for both practicing your new skills and showing off at parties. As you progress, the music will increase in difficulty until you're able to pick out the bass notes of chords, and switch up your strum patterns and accompaniment techniques. Throw in a pair of aviators and you're set for life.
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