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Your Family Band
Week #1: Build your family bandstand.
Lesson 1: The GEAR! What to buy & why.
Piano is key. Learn the skills to buy the best digital piano at the best price. (2:38)
Guitars are the perfect partner (3:14)
Drums & Bass (2:12)
Accessories: Part 1 (4:50)
Accessories: Part 2 (3:50)
Brooklyn Music Factory's complete Gear Resource Guide (downloadable PDF)
BONUS: Acoustic guitar buying guide with Stephen Selman (4:45)
BONUS: Electric guitar buying guide with Stephen Selman (3:02)
BONUS: Amplifier basics from Brooklyn Music Factory's guitar department (6:17)
BONUS: Digital keyboard buying guide with Nich Mueller (7:02)
Lesson 2: Your place space - Inspire practice and encourage creativity.
Find your family's musical home and commit to a lifetime of creativity (3:41)
Everything within arm's reach and ready to play! (2:51)
BONUS: A tour of Nate Shaw's play space in Brooklyn, NY
Lesson 3: BONUS - The family Speed Song.
Your first Speed Song (4:02)
Week #1: Recap and Homework
A couple questions for ya!
Week #2: Finding the perfect music teacher
Lesson 1: Music lesson method overviews
What ARE music lessons? (5:27)
What's the difference between Suzuki and School of Rock? Musical Methods Part 1 (6:54)
Musical Methods - Part 2 (3:30)
Group lessons: plusses and minuses (8:04)
Private lessons: plusses and minuses (6:42)
How to CHOOSE (9:10)
Lesson 2: Finding the Perfect Teacher
The 3 Questions you MUST ask when interviewing a prospective music teacher (6:34)
House Calls VS Music Schools. Dispel the HOUSE CALL MYTH (4:06)
BONUS: Interview with Ben Healy - Director of Private Lessons at BMF (7:45)
Lesson 3: FAQ
You are going to get the answer to the #1 MOST frequently asked question from parents. And it lifts a HUGE amount of anxiety from the process. (2:29)
Week #3: Turn Practice Into Play - How to build lasting practice habits.
Lesson 1: The Habit Loop
Establish a cue (your language matters!) (5:21)
Build a routine: Part 1 (3:43)
Build a routine: Part 2 (4:45)
Always Reward: Be present & celebrate (4:57)
Lesson 2: How to manage expectations
How much do we need to play? (4:24)
What to expect in year 1 and beyond (8:52)
Lesson 3: Active VS Passive Listening
Active vs Passive Listening Defined (8:13)
Three fun ways to put Active Listening into practice this week: Part 1 (5:38)
Three fun ways to put Active Listening into practice this week: Part 2 (5:33)
Week #4: Plan & Play!
Lesson 1: Commit to fun NOT frustration. It's time for a change!
Commit to FUN! (6:42)
Four Advanced Apps (6:09)
Exactly when to use apps (4:07)
Concerts, Clubs & Festivals (6:40)
You gotta believe! (7:26)
Lesson 2: How to measure musical growth in childhood. What YOU will experience.
The top 5 frustrations every parent has with music lessons, and how you can manage them. (10:08)
The Growth Curve (3:18)
Elementary School (4:51)
Middle School (7:47)
High School (7:24)
Lesson 3: Parents are meant to PLAY! These bonus lessons are all about YOU.
Ukulele 101 (5:10)
Guitar 101 (9:46)
Piano 101 (8:57)
APPENDIX: Resources and Extras
View and Download all Course Summary Cards as a PDF
BMF's App Recommendations
BMF Jam Tracks
BMF BLAM (Big Lessons About Music) Games
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