Beacon Music Factory

Music School  in Beacon , NY

333 Fishkill Avenue
Beacon , NY , 12508
  • Music School in Beacon, NY
  • Music School in Beacon, NY
  • Music School in Beacon, NY
  • Music School in Beacon, NY
  • Music School in Beacon, NY
  • Music School in Beacon, NY
  • Music School in Beacon, NY
  • Music School in Beacon, NY

Beacon Music Factory

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Ziggy Stardust Rock Camp
Jan 5, 2023 - Mar 23, 2023

ZIGGY STARDUST ROCK CAMP

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, by none other than David Bowie

This rock camp marks an important anniversary in the life of Beacon Music Factory, and our shared lives in Beacon.

Ten years ago, BMF offered ‘Ziggy Stardust’ — our first-ever Album Rock Camp for adults. The rest is kinda history. It had been one thing to offer rock band camps, quite another to take on whole albums. With Ziggy, we set our extraordinary course, and we are psyched to commemorate the moment by reprising it now.

This iconic 1972 concept album/rock opera, features Ziggy Stardust, Bowie's alter ego, a fictional androgynous and bisexual rock star who is sent to Earth as a saviour before an impending apocalyptic disaster. Our hero is inspired by glam rock, proto punk and the likes of T Rex, Iggy Pop, and guitarist Mick Ronson. Bowie and Ronson also produced and played on Lou Reed’s Transformer album in the very same year. Just listen to these records side-by-side. That’s why Transformer is another favorite around here. All Hail 1972!

Instructor: Stephen Clair

12 Thursdays, 7-9:30PM
Jan 5-Mar 23 2023

Performance Date TBD

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Jan 5, 2023 - Mar 23, 2023
Thu
7:00 - 9:30pm
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$565.00
12 Sessions
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TEENS ROCK BAND CAMP (High School Only)
Jan 9, 2023 - Mar 13, 2023

ROCK BAND CAMP : Teens
10 weeks
Open to 9th thru 12th graders.

Open to: Drummer, Guitarists, Bass Player, Keyboard player, singers. Other instruments (like sax are welcome too). Email if you have questions: play@beaconmusicfactory.com

For students with intermediate ability who want to really dig in and master the ins and outs of playing with others in a band. Learn how to dissect parts, arrangements, break down the elements of grooves and put them back together. You will discover how to gel and lock in with the other players in the room, and really rock.

We'll cover a range of sounds and styles, ranging from the 60's to present day, while having a blast and preparing to ultimately put on a show at the end of the 10 weeks.
 

10 Mondays, 3:30-5:00PM
Jan 9-Mar 13 2023

$375

Instructor: Stephen Clair

Performance Date TBD

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Jan 9, 2023 - Mar 13, 2023
Mon
3:30 - 5:00pm
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$375.00
10 Sessions
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Songwriting Winter 2023 | Zoom Class
Jan 9, 2023 - Mar 20, 2023

Hello Songwriters and Aspiring Songwriters,

It doesn't matter what time zone you're in. This is a Zoom class.

Whether you write songs regularly, or you're just getting started, you will be challenged in some inspiring ways to write a new song every week in this, one of Beacon Music Factory's most celebrated classes.

6 Mondays
Meets bi-weekly
Jan 9 - Mar 20 2023
7:30pm–9:30pm
$225

HOW IT WORKS
Every other week, we’ll meet for an hour (or more) and I’ll treat you to song examples to consider, song strctures to puzzle over, a few new ways of looking at songs you already know and lovel and then, most importantly, you will be given a multi-layered songwriting PROMPT or assignment.

The weekly PROMPT is chock full of rules to inspire you, parameters that will help focus your thinking and still more layers for you to consider. Past students tell us over and over how much they learn and how inspired they become by these assignments. It is exhilirating and satisfying when you are eager to dig in and begin writing rather than feeling daunted by a blank page. That's what this class is all about. Throughout the course I’ll provide extra pointers, some harmonic, some lyrical, some conceptual, to keep you going.

I am pretty sure you will amaze yourself with what you are able to conjure on a weekly basis. Your songs will be shared in class each week, and we’ll have substantial discussions about each student’s song; and then, of course, … you will receive a new song assignment.

Acclaimed songwriter and founder of Beacon Music Factory, Stephen Clair has been teaching songwriting classes like this to adults and kids for years—both in the classroom and online.

We will meet over Zoom. I will send full details when we get closer to the start date.

I am really looking forward to seeing you write a bunch of new songs, as you find your way writing sometimes far outside your usual stylistic habits.

If you have any questions, please get in touch,

Stephen Clair play@beaconmusicfactory.com

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Jan 9, 2023 - Mar 20, 2023
Mon
7:00 - 9:00pm
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$225.00
6 Sessions
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Saxophone Quartet Winter+Spring 2023 / 20 wks
Jan 9, 2023 - May 22, 2023

SAXOPHONE QUARTET

This class will meet once a week for 20 weeks. We will explore various styles of music in the saxophone quartet medium. Members will be expected to prepare their individual parts each week for rehearsal and prepare for a final public performance at the end of the class. The various intricacies of chamber music will be explored using everything from Bach to arrangements of jazz and Pop tunes.

The following are examples of what this class will be about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_h5iZAkReI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiVz--IHyNs&list=PLBJlMBSP3ALkZBwkSaFY3HhCwac59Kqsi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJy4f2echEA

Open to Adults and Teens

Jan 9 - May 22 | 20 Mondays
7:30-9:00pm
Instructor: Brad Hubbard

Tuition: $600

Brad Hubbard
From 1988 to 2004, Brad was the baritone Saxophonist in the New Century Saxophone Quartet. New Century was the first saxophone quartet to win the prestigious Concert Artist Guild International Competition at Merkin Hall in 1992. Brad performed extensively with New Century throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Some highlights include Weill Recital Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall; a Command Performance for President Bill Clinton at The White House in 1993; the 1996 Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton. Brad appears on the first 6 recordings of New Century Saxophone Quartet on the Channel Classics label.

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Jan 9, 2023 - May 22, 2023
Mon
7:30 - 9:00pm
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$600.00
20 Sessions
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U2 The Joshua Tree ROCK CAMP
Jan 10, 2023 - Mar 28, 2023

U2's The Joshua Tree ::: ROCK CAMP

A rock band camp at Beacon Music Factory, starting January 10th.

In this camp you will learn all the songs on U2's fifth album, released in 1987.
 
Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, the band aimed for a harder-hitting sound than Unforgettable Fire. With its American and Irish roots influences, this sociopolitically conscious collection exemplifies U2's fascination with a mythical America.
 
The Joshua Tree topped the charts in over 20 countries, and became the fastest-selling album in British history. With this album the band became superstars. It produced the hit singles With or Without You, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, and Where the Streets Have No Name, the first two of which became the group's only number-one singles in the US.
 

Instructor: Pierce Allen

12 Tuesdays, 7-9:30PM
Jan 10-Mar 28 2023

Performance DATE TBD

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Jan 10, 2023 - Mar 28, 2023
Tue
7:00 - 9:30pm
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$565.00
12 Sessions
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Business Hours *

Music School HOURS*

Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
* Daily and holiday schedules may vary. Please contact us for more information.