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Play Music Music Lessons and Classes for all ages and instruments. www.playmusicnyc.org
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @playmusicnyc Brooklyn-based non-profit music program that offers progressive music lessons, classes, and workshops for all ages.

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majoring in music can be such a tough crossroads. if your child is considering this path, check out this article.
11/22/2019
Ten Reasons To Let Your Kid Major In Music

majoring in music can be such a tough crossroads. if your child is considering this path, check out this article.

Janet and her husband are on the fence about their daughter's plan to major in music in college. Is that a foolhardy choice?

07/25/2019

Call for Applications - Inner Arts Initiative / Play Music Teaching Fellowship

Inner Arts Initiative is a not-for-profit corporation envisioning a creatively integrated world, in which expression is fully enabled in service of personal and collective well-being. Play Music is our flagship music education program for young people and their families. Our lessons focus on helping students connect with and fully express themselves through music. Listening awareness, both inward and outward, is the central component of our holistic approach to teaching. Through this, we aim to dismantle oppressive systems and constructs that stifle creativity and expression. We take a joyful approach to music making and believe that all students, no matter what their age, ability, or access to resources, can learn to play music and benefit from the process.

We are seeking an individual who:
- has a love for teaching music
- has a deep interest in decolonizing music education
- loves working with children and respects their wisdom
- plays piano and reads music notation, including chords / lead sheets
- improvises and composes as part of their artistic practice
- has strong interpersonal communication skills, including ability to email in a timely fashion
- is well-organized, can keep a schedule, and be consistently on time
- is willing to be trained in a collaborative on-going process that will result in teaching work and
supporting a larger movement of decolonizing music education

We are offering a unique opportunity for a paid teaching fellowship with extensive year-long training through direct work with our directors and students. Training will be broken up into three parts. The first part is a month-long intensive in August that prepares teachers to start direct work with students. The second part is a trial period from September through December in which the teaching fellow will work directly with students under the guidance of our staff. After a review, the third part of the training is a more independent process of fellows developing their own personal teaching style within this approach and understanding their strengths as teachers during the spring semester. Overall, the training process will provide a thorough understanding of how to teach in our methods and how to create and build a sustainable teaching practice. Fellows will build a teaching roster with us in the process, and upon review will be offered a position to join our staff after completion of the fellowship.

During this fellowship, teaching fellows will:
• decolonize their musical training and artistic practices
• learn a holistic approach to teaching music
• gain understanding of childhood development and specialized learning needs/preferences and
how to plan lessons to accommodate these needs
• develop the ability to assess student needs and lifestyle for planning lessons
• understand parent’s role in the teaching process and learn how to work with parents
• learn to create a teaching schedule, manage attendance, and how to maintain policies that
support teacher wellness
• learn to plan lessons and create supporting materials
• have access to staff support, training, and regular check-ins
• build a teaching roster of students
• develop your own unique style of teaching and understand your strengths and areas of growth
• learn to foster a sustainable teaching practice in every aspect from policies to planning to implementation

To apply, please follow this link below to fill out our online application form: https://form.jotform.com/91686920792167

There will be two rounds of interviews that follow. The fellowship will begin in August. We look forward to learning more about you.

write music and google doodle will harmonize it! #jsbachrocks #GoogleDoodle
03/21/2019
Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach

write music and google doodle will harmonize it! #jsbachrocks

#GoogleDoodle

Compose your own Bach-inspired tunes with the first ever AI-powered #GoogleDoodle! 🎼 #BachDoodle

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03/18/2019

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#musiclessons #brooklynkids #brooklynmusiclessons #pianolessons #playmusicnyc #playmusic #windsorterrace #windsorterracemusiclessons #parkslopemusiclessons #parkslope

Is your child ready for music lessons? How do you know when is a good time to start lessons? All this and more in our la...
03/18/2019
6 signs your child might be ready for music lessons – The Play Music Blog

Is your child ready for music lessons? How do you know when is a good time to start lessons? All this and more in our latest blog post.

http://www.blog.playmusicnyc.org/2019/03/18/6-signs-your-child-might-be-ready-for-music-lessons/

Uncategorized 6 signs your child might be ready for music lessons Chris Dingman March 18, 2019March 18, 2019 If you’re reading this, chances are you have a kid who seems to love music and yet seems a little young for lessons. Maybe they belt ‘Old McDonald’ at the top of their lungs. Or somehow...

11/28/2017

Have you ever heard something so lovely and haunting?

Note-finding fun at our studio! #thenotechoosesthewizard #musicismagic #playmusic
10/14/2017

Note-finding fun at our studio! #thenotechoosesthewizard #musicismagic #playmusic

Best news today! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #Repost @brooklynmuseum (@get_repost)・・・⚡ David Bowie is… coming to Brooklyn! ⚡️We’re proud to a...
10/04/2017

Best news today! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #Repost @brooklynmuseum (@get_repost)
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⚡ David Bowie is… coming to Brooklyn! ⚡️We’re proud to announce that the critically acclaimed exhibition “David Bowie is” will make the final stop of its world tour @brooklynmuseum Mar 2–Jul 15, 2018. Organized by @vamuseum, it’s the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of #DavidBowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie Is will be a timed ticketed exhibition. Lightning Bolt tickets, which give attendees priority access to the exhibition, are available now. Member tickets will be available on Nov 8 before standard tickets go on sale to the public on Nov 15. Link in bio for details! #davidbowieisbkm⠀

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by #BrianDuffy. @duffy_archive © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive.

#Repost @williemaerockcamp (@get_repost)・・・Need a guitar to practice with? Want to try out holding down a bass line for ...
10/03/2017

#Repost @williemaerockcamp (@get_repost)
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Need a guitar to practice with? Want to try out holding down a bass line for your peeps? Wanna make some noise + create rad new beats but you need a drum kit? CHECK OUT OUR GEAR LOAN program. We've got kits, amps, epiphones, keybords, and more. Gear listing + online form links in bio! 🎤🎧🎹🎸🥁(original photo by @songbirdnyc) #SpreadtheWord #Repost #MusicGear

#einstein #playbasedlearning
09/29/2017

#einstein #playbasedlearning

Used to be the Star Wars theme song, now it's #bonetrousle #signofthetimes
09/29/2017

Used to be the Star Wars theme song, now it's #bonetrousle #signofthetimes

Hey Folks, this is sweet neighborhood event that we're performing at.  Hope you can join us for some sweet vibes.
04/28/2017

Hey Folks, this is sweet neighborhood event that we're performing at. Hope you can join us for some sweet vibes.

PEOPLE OF BROOKLYN: I give you...

The Greenwoodstock Entertainment Lineup!

Spaces are available, $40
Table + 2 chairs, $20
9 - 5
We accept handmade and stoop sale items
Community event - all proceeds benefit Greenwood Playground
For info and to register, contact [email protected]

03/20/2017

Don't you just love Julie Andrews

You know where you can find us...
10/24/2016
BAMkids Movie Matinees

You know where you can find us...

Introduce your children to the joy of beloved classic family films on the big screen.

09/22/2016

Mind blown!

Excited to see this film playing our neighborhood. Our very own teacher, Chris Dingman, scored the music.
09/17/2016
Art Slope

Excited to see this film playing our neighborhood. Our very own teacher, Chris Dingman, scored the music.

A great documentary on sound effects and foley artists, by Lalo Molina. Screening is next Saturday Sept. 24 11-1pm. Dweck Auditorium.

September Newsletter
09/15/2016
September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Our 5th Anniversary, Lesson Enrollment now open, Listening Recommendations, and more

Great neighborhood kids' concert coming up this weekend at Prospect Park. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performanc...
06/09/2016
Dan Zanes' Lead Belly Project / TADA! Youth Theater

Great neighborhood kids' concert coming up this weekend at Prospect Park.

http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-celebrate-brooklyn-festival/dan-zanes-lead-belly-project-tada-youth-theater

EZRA JACK KEATS FAMILY CONCERTDAN ZANES delves into American and global roots traditions to create some of the most engaging and fun family music ever recorded. His forthcoming Smithsonian Folkways album celebrates the blues icon Lead Belly; Zanes takes to the Bandshell with Ashley Phillips and a ga...

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بسم،له،ارحم،ارحيم،
Zaneta and Chris of Play Music
The soothing sounds of Zaneta Sykes and Chris Dingman! Play Music
Thank y every body
We already have some amazing talent booked for GREENWOODSTOCK '15: CYNTHIA KING DANCERS DEBBIE DEANE MARK ALLEN BERUBE PAUL DECOSTER REDFISH ZANETA & CHRIS from PLAYMUSIC JOHN MONTAGNA Zaneta Sykes Play Music John Montagna Paul Decoster Laurie Woods Debbie Deane Chris Dingman Mark Allen Berube Cynthia King Dance Studio #weloveourcommunity #fogp2015 #fogpfun #gws15
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kapag ako ang nag mhal syu--!
Lovely cover pic Ze......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Playing music for at least 10 years can help ward off the aging and dementia. Give your child the gift of music and health, visit www.playmusicnyc.org/classes http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/31/health/music-dementia-link
this truly looks like fun!
Awesome turnout today!! Thanks for having us as a part of it! Many more fun images to come!!!