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The Collective School of Music, New York City

The Collective School of Music, New York City NYC’s Premier Spot for Musical Education and Training || Since ’77

Learn with Legends, Create with Confidence Here at The Collective, we are dedicated to teaching you to become the musician everyone wants to play with.

You can develop the skills to play with anyone, at any venue, in any style. That’s why we exist: To prepare you to work as a professional musician. Our method works! We’ve been one of the top choices for musicians looking to expand their performance skills for forty years. We’re only for passionate players! Studying at The Collective is an intense experience. We have high expectations of our stude

You can develop the skills to play with anyone, at any venue, in any style. That’s why we exist: To prepare you to work as a professional musician. Our method works! We’ve been one of the top choices for musicians looking to expand their performance skills for forty years. We’re only for passionate players! Studying at The Collective is an intense experience. We have high expectations of our stude

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Here is a throwback to our 2013 drum clinic with Chad Smith , the drummer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers ! He is one of m...
06/13/2022

Here is a throwback to our 2013 drum clinic with Chad Smith , the drummer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers ! He is one of many legendary drummers to set foot in #TheCollective . What is your favorite Chad Smith drum groove? Have you ever attended a drum clinic hosted by The Collective School of Music? Let us know in the comments!

Here is a throwback to Jason Gianni's Progressive Rock Elective Intensive Program from 2007. This was the first quarter ...
03/19/2022

Here is a throwback to Jason Gianni's Progressive Rock Elective Intensive Program from 2007. This was the first quarter that the class was held and it was extremely challenging for all the students involved. The band featured here was Bob Quaranta on Keys, Karl Cochran on Guitar, Steve Count on Bass, Jason on Vibes, and student Gabe Marshall on drums.

03/14/2022

@jasongianni is BACK with a new class! Check out "Intro to Traditional #Funk and #RnB Drumming" with Jason as he shows you everything from tuning tricks to groove variations!
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#thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #drumming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlessons #soundcollective #funk #soul

For our first Women's History Month Highlight, we have Ella Fitzgerald - the 'First Lady of Song' and 'Queen of Jazz'. E...
03/06/2022

For our first Women's History Month Highlight, we have Ella Fitzgerald - the 'First Lady of Song' and 'Queen of Jazz'. Ella was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. Finding a love for dancing and music during a rough childhood, she performed at one of the earliest Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater. She sang a rendition of 'Judy' by Connee Boswell and won first place. From there, she sang at the Harlem Opera house where she met Chick Webb and became a part of his orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. From here, her voice gained her recognition among audience and performers alike. After Webb passed in 1939, Ella took over as bandleader for the Orchestra. By 1940, she had started performing in separate projects and by 1950 she was getting ready to tour Australia as an internationally known artist. From there, she became known as one of the most influential Jazz performers in history. Noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability (particularly in her scat singing), she became known as one of the most influential voices of Jazz in history.

Today in 1971, LedZeppelin launched their 'Back To The Clubs' Tour at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland. Thanking the fans...
03/05/2022

Today in 1971, LedZeppelin launched their 'Back To The Clubs' Tour at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland. Thanking the fans that had been with them from the beginning, they performed at the venues they had in the group's inception days. They also sold tickers at the original prices of the venues from when they performed. However, with the smaller capacity venues, thousands of fans were shut out. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month all of March! Stay tuned for some awesome content with some AMAZING  women in th...
03/01/2022

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month all of March! Stay tuned for some awesome content with some AMAZING women in the world of music!

When visiting the Collective School of Music in the past, our iconic Lobby was the first taste into the incredible music...
02/27/2022

When visiting the Collective School of Music in the past, our iconic Lobby was the first taste into the incredible music that would bounce through its walls! From students practicing and discussing their gigs for the weekend (as pictured here, circa late-90's) to award-winning artists just stopping by to say hello, The Collective has always been the spot to be if you're a musician in NYC! What's your favorite memory hanging out in the Lobby? Let us know in the comments below!
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#thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #drumming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlesson

For this week’s #BlackHistoryMonth Artist Highlight series, we have #DukeEllington - Based in #NewYorkCity in the 1920’s...
02/26/2022

For this week’s #BlackHistoryMonth Artist Highlight series, we have #DukeEllington - Based in #NewYorkCity in the 1920’s, Duke Ellington is one the largest reminders of musician’s influences on the #HarlemRenaissance era. Originally playing shows in Washington D.C., Ellington moved to NYC. After an arduous road in the early 1920’s, Ellington made an agreement to a residency at the #Harlem ‘Cotton Club’. To audition, Ellington turned his six-piece group into an eleven-piece group to meet club requirements. As a club with a radio-broadcast, it was here that Ellington gained national exposure with his orchestra. Now? We remember Ellington for his 11-piece orchestra, a group melded into the best-regarded orchestral unit in the history of jazz with Duke at the lead. Besides the group, Ellington wrote or collaborated on more than one thousand compositions; his extensive body of work is the largest recorded personal jazz legacy, and many of his pieces have become standards. Since then, Ellington has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, #Grammy Trustees Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, a #Pulitzer Prize, and has graced a 22-cent commemorative U.S. Stamp - not to mention his multiple Hall of Fame inductions, 7 singles and 2 albums of his being inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, 14 Grammy wins, 10 Grammy nominations, and plenty more. To a true legend, we honor Duke Ellington.
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#soundcollective #thecollective #nyc #newyork #music #makingbeats #ableton #abletonlive #abletontips #serado #flstudio #flstudio20 #flstudiotips #flstudio12 #onlinelearning #musicschool #drums #bass #piano #vocalist #guitar

02/20/2022

At the Collective, our students don't just learn - they PERFORM! Here is our Latin Jazz Ensemble at the iconic venue @cafewha in 2013 showing off their stuff! What's the best spot to play in NYC? Let us know your favorites!
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#thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #druming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlessons #latinjazz #latinmusic #livemusic

02/19/2022

Join us for #SunriseSessions every Monday through Thursday, 10AM to 11AM! Whichever way you make your music, we have a session for you! Join @djesquirenyc for "Intro to Serato Play" Mondays, @davidprevi for "Drum Set Workout" Tuesdays, @_rosemarymusic_ for "Intro to Ableton" Wednesdays, and @johnlongstreth for "Morning Warm-Ups" Thursdays!
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#producer #nyc #music #lofibeats #lofihiphop #thecollective #dj #nycmusic #musicproducer #soundcollective #ableton #electronicmusic #musicschool #onlinelearning #hiphop #musicproduction #newyork #sounddesign #ableton #serado #flstudio #soundcollective

For this week’s #BlackHistoryMonth Artist Highlight series, we have a special one with #RobertJohnson - Although Robert ...
02/19/2022

For this week’s #BlackHistoryMonth Artist Highlight series, we have a special one with #RobertJohnson - Although Robert Johnson’s life and music career were not well documented, Johnson is now recognized as one of the masters of the blues - particularly the #DeltaBlues style. Due to this lack of documentation, Johnson’s life has become one shrouded in legend and lore. However, we do know Robert Johnson and his family were driven from their home in Mississippi by discrimination and racist opposition. After leaving, they moved to Memphis where Johnson grew a love for the blues and popular music. Moving again later in his life, Robert found himself in the Mississippi Delta. After disappearing to visit the area close to his original home, people remember him returning with a “miraculous” aptitude for guitar playing. This famous story led people to believe that he “sold his soul to the devil" to gain his playing ability. After this ‘deal’, Johnson played as a ‘walking’ musician until his death in 1938 - at the age of 27, the earliest inductee of the ’27 Club’. As far as his recording career goes, Johnson recorded twice - once in San Antonio and once in Dallas. He recorded the 29 songs that would become his discography, including “Cross Road Blues” which would become a blues standard and one of the most popular of all time. Johnson also was one of the first blues players to adopt the idea of fitting a song into three minutes of a 78-rpm side record, a practice that went on to become standard with music as a whole. Although known to be able to play a wide range of styles in his performances, Johnson has a lasting impact on Blues as a whole. He started to bring techniques such as #microtonality into his voice to display more powerful emotion, driving bass beats made with a guitar instead of a piano, and infused popular musical stylings of the time into his Blues performances. Now, Johnson is remembered as both a literal legend and an urban legend as well.
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#thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #druming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlessons #soundcollective #funk #soul

For this week’s #BlackHistoryMonth Artist Highlight series, we have #LouisArmstrong - Coming to prominence in the 1920s ...
02/13/2022

For this week’s #BlackHistoryMonth Artist Highlight series, we have #LouisArmstrong - Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an inventive trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. Around 1922, he followed his mentor, Joe "King" Oliver, to Chicago to play in the Creole Jazz Band. In Chicago, he spent time with other popular jazz musicians, such as Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy Carmichael, and Lil Hardin. He earned a reputation at "cutting contests" and his fame reached band leader Fletcher Henderson who persuaded Armstrong to come to New York City. Here, he became a featured and musically influential band soloist and recording artist. After years of touring, he settled in Queens, and by the 1950s, he was a national musical icon, assisted in part, by his appearances on radio and in film and television, in addition to his concerts. Armstrong created a huge impact during the Harlem Renaissance within the Jazz world. The music he created was an incredible part of his life during the Harlem Renaissance. During the next 30 years, Armstrong played more than 300 performances a year. By the end of Armstrong's life, his influence had spread to popular music in general. He, to date, has won a #Grammy and multiple #GrammyHallofFame awards, and a #GrammyLifetimeAchievement award. He also went on to win a multitude of jazz awards and is known as one of the farthest-reaching legacies of a musician ever.
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#thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #druming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlessons #soundcollective #funk #soul

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Here is a throwback to Jason Gianni's Progressive Rock Elective Intensive Program from 2007. This was the first quarter that the class was held and it was extremely challenging for all the students involved. The band featured here was Bob Quaranta on Keys, Karl Cochran on Guitar, Steve Count on Bass, Jason on Vibes, and student Gabe Marshall on drums.
@jasongianni is BACK with a new class! Check out "Intro to Traditional #Funk and #RnB Drumming" with Jason as he shows you everything from tuning tricks to groove variations! . . #thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #drumming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlessons #soundcollective #funk #soul
For our first Women's History Month Highlight, we have Ella Fitzgerald - the 'First Lady of Song' and 'Queen of Jazz'. Ella was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. Finding a love for dancing and music during a rough childhood, she performed at one of the earliest Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater. She sang a rendition of 'Judy' by Connee Boswell and won first place. From there, she sang at the Harlem Opera house where she met Chick Webb and became a part of his orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. From here, her voice gained her recognition among audience and performers alike. After Webb passed in 1939, Ella took over as bandleader for the Orchestra. By 1940, she had started performing in separate projects and by 1950 she was getting ready to tour Australia as an internationally known artist. From there, she became known as one of the most influential Jazz performers in history. Noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability (particularly in her s**t singing), she became known as one of the most influential voices of Jazz in history.
Today in 1971, LedZeppelin launched their 'Back To The Clubs' Tour at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland. Thanking the fans that had been with them from the beginning, they performed at the venues they had in the group's inception days. They also sold tickers at the original prices of the venues from when they performed. However, with the smaller capacity venues, thousands of fans were shut out. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month all of March! Stay tuned for some awesome content with some AMAZING women in the world of music!
When visiting the Collective School of Music in the past, our iconic Lobby was the first taste into the incredible music that would bounce through its walls! From students practicing and discussing their gigs for the weekend (as pictured here, circa late-90's) to award-winning artists just stopping by to say hello, The Collective has always been the spot to be if you're a musician in NYC! What's your favorite memory hanging out in the Lobby? Let us know in the comments below! . . #thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #drumming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlesson
For this week’s #BlackHistoryMonth Artist Highlight series, we have #DukeEllington - Based in #NewYorkCity in the 1920’s, Duke Ellington is one the largest reminders of musician’s influences on the #HarlemRenaissance era. Originally playing shows in Washington D.C., Ellington moved to NYC. After an arduous road in the early 1920’s, Ellington made an agreement to a residency at the #Harlem ‘Cotton Club’. To audition, Ellington turned his six-piece group into an eleven-piece group to meet club requirements. As a club with a radio-broadcast, it was here that Ellington gained national exposure with his orchestra. Now? We remember Ellington for his 11-piece orchestra, a group melded into the best-regarded orchestral unit in the history of jazz with Duke at the lead. Besides the group, Ellington wrote or collaborated on more than one thousand compositions; his extensive body of work is the largest recorded personal jazz legacy, and many of his pieces have become standards. Since then, Ellington has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, #Grammy Trustees Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, a #Pulitzer Prize, and has graced a 22-cent commemorative U.S. Stamp - not to mention his multiple Hall of Fame inductions, 7 singles and 2 albums of his being inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, 14 Grammy wins, 10 Grammy nominations, and plenty more. To a true legend, we honor Duke Ellington. . . #soundcollective #thecollective #nyc #newyork #music #makingbeats #ableton #abletonlive #abletontips #serado #flstudio #flstudio20 #flstudiotips #flstudio12 #onlinelearning #musicschool #drums #bass #piano #vocalist #guitar
At the Collective, our students don't just learn - they PERFORM! Here is our Latin Jazz Ensemble at the iconic venue @cafewha in 2013 showing off their stuff! What's the best spot to play in NYC? Let us know your favorites! . . #thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #druming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlessons #latinjazz #latinmusic #livemusic
Join us for #SunriseSessions every Monday through Thursday, 10AM to 11AM! Whichever way you make your music, we have a session for you! Join @djesquirenyc for "Intro to Serato Play" Mondays, @davidprevi for "Drum Set Workout" Tuesdays, @_rosemarymusic_ for "Intro to Ableton" Wednesdays, and @johnlongstreth for "Morning Warm-Ups" Thursdays! . . #producer #nyc #music #lofibeats #lofihiphop #thecollective #dj #nycmusic #musicproducer #soundcollective #ableton #electronicmusic #musicschool #onlinelearning #hiphop #musicproduction #newyork #sounddesign #ableton #serado #flstudio #soundcollective
For this week’s #BlackHistoryMonth Artist Highlight series, we have a special one with #RobertJohnson - Although Robert Johnson’s life and music career were not well documented, Johnson is now recognized as one of the masters of the blues - particularly the #DeltaBlues style. Due to this lack of documentation, Johnson’s life has become one shrouded in legend and lore. However, we do know Robert Johnson and his family were driven from their home in Mississippi by discrimination and racist opposition. After leaving, they moved to Memphis where Johnson grew a love for the blues and popular music. Moving again later in his life, Robert found himself in the Mississippi Delta. After disappearing to visit the area close to his original home, people remember him returning with a “miraculous” aptitude for guitar playing. This famous story led people to believe that he “sold his soul to the devil" to gain his playing ability. After this ‘deal’, Johnson played as a ‘walking’ musician until his death in 1938 - at the age of 27, the earliest inductee of the ’27 Club’. As far as his recording career goes, Johnson recorded twice - once in San Antonio and once in Dallas. He recorded the 29 songs that would become his discography, including “Cross Road Blues” which would become a blues standard and one of the most popular of all time. Johnson also was one of the first blues players to adopt the idea of fitting a song into three minutes of a 78-rpm side record, a practice that went on to become standard with music as a whole. Although known to be able to play a wide range of styles in his performances, Johnson has a lasting impact on Blues as a whole. He started to bring techniques such as #microtonality into his voice to display more powerful emotion, driving bass beats made with a guitar instead of a piano, and infused popular musical stylings of the time into his Blues performances. Now, Johnson is remembered as both a literal legend and an urban legend as well. . . #thecollective #nyc #music #drummer #onlinelearning #musicschool #nycmusic #druming #drums #bass #drumlessons #jazz #drumlife #inpersonlearning #musician #guitarlessons #soundcollective #funk #soul