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    Beginner Guitar

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    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.
    Beginner Guitar

    1395 Lexington Ave, New York

    • Learn the fundamentals of acoustic guitar in a group setting
    • Gain insight on how to tune your guitar, strumming patterns, and basic chord theory
    • Practice a repertoire of fun, popular classic rock songs like "Let it Be"and "Blowin' In the Wind"
    • A low-pressure group of new guitar enthusiasts
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    24 positive reviews
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    Beginner Keyboard

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    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.
    Beginner Keyboard

    1395 Lexington Ave, New York

    • Learn the fundamentals of piano in an electronic-music studio
    • Gain basic insight into reading, rhythms of different notes, and major scales
    • Practice your piano technique as you learn universally applicable music theory
    • Enjoy a low-pressure group of new piano enthusiasts
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    24 positive reviews
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    Absolute Beginners Fiddle

    There's a reason Irish music is so fun and contagious. In this fun and exciting class, you will learn the basics of playing music people can't help but want to dance to using the fiddle! Under the guidance of an expert, learn the bare basics of how to work this unique Irish instrument, including holding the bow, tuning the fiddle, and using them together to produce a good and even tone. Develop a greater understanding of how to work the fiddle, and leave with the new ability to play a few Irish jigs on your own!
    Absolute Beginners Fiddle

    500 W 52nd St, New York

    • Experience playing an utterly unique instrument during this fun and immersive beginners lesson
    • Learn how to properly hold the fiddle and bow to produce a good and even tone
    • Practice playing one or two Irish tunes under the guidance of a professional
    • No experience necessary
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    Sunset Sail (Saturday)

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    It's sunset, and you're on a 150 ft. 1800's-style vessel. In the background resides the Manhattan skyline, the sun hiding behind each skyscraper, the city consumes to a glimmering orange. It's breathtaking. You've never seen anything like this. Aboard the Schooner America 2.0, the Sunset Sail offers this perfect evening and much more. Watch the sunset as you cruise around the island of Manhattan, and take in NYC's skyline and iconic landmarks, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge. With a glass of champagne, toast to the best night you've had this year. Only the sea could provide something so majestic.
    Sunset Sail (Saturday)

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Take in views of the Manhattan skyline at sunset
    • Board an 1800s style vessel and sail around the island of Manhattan
    • Witness iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge
    • Enjoy three complimentary drinks and a toast to a beautiful evening
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    209 positive reviews
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    Dueling Pianos Livestream

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    Music, dancing, excitement: dueling pianos is the way to go! Join us for our Dueling Pianos Livestream and see phenomenal entertainers perform your favorites, from Bill Haley to Billy Joel, Bon Jovi to Britney Spears! From the energy of two pianos playing off each other to the variety of songs played, this event is one you'll never forget! Equal parts concert, comedy and cabaret, there's nothing else like it! Leave your inhibitions at the door and dive into a live music party online where you have the opportunity to pick the playlist!
    Dueling Pianos Livestream

    259 W 42nd St., New York

    • Watch two of the top piano players on the East Coast duel it out online while playing your favorite songs and the biggest hits
    • Enjoy winning prizes and requesting your favorite songs
    • Get ready to sing-along, drink-along, dance-along, and laugh-along
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    6 positive reviews
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    Virtual Piano Bingo

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    Are you looking for a family-friendly game show with all your favorite songs? Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos is bringing you the ultimate game night. Join them every Wednesday for a game of Piano Bingo where you can win cash prizes, sing along to your favorite songs, and have a whole lot of fun! Now what are you waiting for let's play along!
    Virtual Piano Bingo

    259 W 42nd St., New York

    • Play a virtual game of bingo from the comfort of your own home
    • Sing some of your favorite songs and win cash prizes
    • Enjoy a night of laughter and entertainment with your friends and family
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    6 positive reviews
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    Virtual Piano Bingo - 3 Bingo cards

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    Are you looking for a family-friendly game show with all your favorite songs? Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos is bringing you the ultimate game night. Join them every Wednesday for a game of Piano Bingo where you can win cash prizes, sing along to your favorite songs, and have a whole lot of fun! Now what are you waiting for let's play along!
    Virtual Piano Bingo - 3 Bingo cards

    259 W 42nd St., New York

    • Play a virtual game of bingo from the comfort of your own home
    • Sing some of your favorite songs and win cash prizes
    • Enjoy a night of laughter and entertainment with your friends and family
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    6 positive reviews
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    Wine & Cheese Pairing Cruise (Weekday)

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    Is there anything better than sipping wine and touring Manhattan on the water? On the deck of a 1920's style vessel, you will sail around NYC and witness the city skyline like you've never seen it before, while tasting wines from a specific region of the world. You'll learn the basics of wine tasting, analyzing grapes, viticulture, and trends, in a fun informative environment. To complement your wine and sailing experience further, various artisan and farmstead cheeses will be provided, in addition to a selection of dried fruit, nuts and breads. Don't miss your opportunity to soiree on the water and sip some wine in a way that would make Gatsby jealous.
    Wine & Cheese Pairing Cruise (Weekday)

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Sip five different wines as you sail the waters surrounding Manhattan
    • Learn the basics of wine tasting in a fun, informative environment
    • Discover grape varieties, wine regions, and trends
    • Enjoy complimentary artisanal cheese, fruit, and nuts
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    209 positive reviews
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    Champagne Sunset Cruise

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    Twice a year, a sunset beautifully illuminates the Manhattan streets with the sun setting perfectly down each streetway. You shouldn't be forced to experience Manhattanhenge's beauty only twice per year. With the Champagne Sunset Cruise, you have a chance to experience this beautiful sunset whenever you want. You'll traverse the island's waterways, viewing bridges, Governor's Island, Ellis Island, and parts of Queens and Brooklyn. All the while, sip on a tasty drink and relax on the boat deck. How much better can life get?
    Champagne Sunset Cruise

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Sail on a luxurious 1920s yacht, watching the sunset on the Manhattan skyline
    • Enjoy views of Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, and various architecturally and historically significant bridges
    • Sip a complimentary beverage during the trip
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    209 positive reviews
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