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Music Workshops

Music Workshops

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Many of our artists frequently host music workshops, curated for all age groups and audience sizes, and covering a wide range of topics across all skill levels. These workshops are a great way to try something new, focus on something important to you, and join a community of aspiring artists. Take a look at what’s coming up, including recurring workshop series, master classes, group lessons, and more.

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Jeremy Cochise Ball - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

Mixing & Mastering Tips with Jeremy Cochise Ball

Get mixing and mastering tips from a pro mix engineer (Griselda Records, Lana Del Ray, Naughty By Nature, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jaheim, Dead Prez, Big Pun, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G), multi-platinum record producer (Smashproof, Quiet as Kept Records), DJ, and music educator (UB, BAVPA).

For artists, musicians, producers, and engineers! Get all the tips and tricks I've learned over decades of working with the top producers and engineers in the music business. Save yourself years of struggling by learning some simple strategies that I use every day to get pro sound. With a focus on mixing, these classes also discuss production, recording, and mastering. Topics include monitors, compressors, EQ, effects, and more. These techniques will apply to your music regardless of musical genre or choice of software, even in a small studio.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring ages 15 and up
  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for every first Sunday from 2:00pm–3:00pm
  • The price is $10 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 10 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at jeremycball@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Music Software, Recording & Audio Production
RECORDING & AUDIO PRODUCTION • MUSIC SOFTWARE (DAWs)
Learn mixing and mastering tips to get pro sound—even in a small home studio—collected from decades of work with top producers and engineers in the music business.
Jeremy Cochise Ball is a pro mix engineer (Griselda Records, Lana Del Ray, Naughty By Nature, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jaheim, Dead Prez, Big Pun, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G), multi-platinum record producer (Smashproof, Quiet as Kept Records), DJ, and music educator (UB, BAVPA).
Pursuits: Music Software, Recording & Audio Production
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (First Sundays)
2:00pm–3:00pm

Griffin Brady and Erico Ansuade - African Drumming and Dancing - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

African Drumming & Dancing with Griffin Brady & Erico Ansuade

If you can walk, you can dance! with a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.

Feel the ground below your feet. Hear live drumming echo in your heartbeat. Through guided movement and gestures, attendees will discover the power African dance has to communicate with the accompanying musicians, the audience, and the soul by focusing on traditional arrangements of dance pieces from West Africa that aim to educate and inspire . . . and get a great workout at the same time! This weekly workshop is led by Griffin Brady and Eric Ansuade from Ghana, West Africa—the chief choreographer and star of the Slyboots Circus. A brilliant entertainer with extraordinary abilities and a passion for sharing his expertise with the world, Eric has performed all over the world as a dancer and an acrobat with a wide variety of groups, and has been a chief teaching artist of the Slyboots School since 2009. Join us at 700 Main Street, 6th Floor. You will sweat, laugh and smile. Bring a water bottle—and an open mind.
  • Disinfected drums provided
  • Temperatures checked on arrival
  • Social distancing measures taken
  • Attendees are required to wear masks for the entire class time
  • Indoors in large space, with windows open and lots of fresh air

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 18 and up
  • Intermediate and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This weekly workshop is currently conducted at 700 Main Street, 6th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 (following CDC guidelines for safety)
  • Normally scheduled for every Tuesday from 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • The price is $25 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 20 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at slyboots@me.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Instruments: ["Drums & Percussion"]
Pursuits: ["Improvisation","Performance"]
Styles: Traditional, World Music
DRUMS & PERCUSSION • PERFORMANCE • WORLD MUSIC • TRADITIONAL
Through guided movement and gestures, attendees will discover the power African dance has to communicate with the accompanying musicians, the audience, and the soul by focusing on traditional arrangements of dance pieces from West Africa.
Griffin Brady is a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.
Instruments: ["Drums & Percussion"]
Pursuits: ["Improvisation","Performance"]
Styles: Traditional, World Music
Skill Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Weekly ( Tuesdays)
6:00pm–8:00pm

David Cloyd - Bi-Weekly Group Lessons - Music Workshops - Buffalo Music Club - Buffalo NY

Songwriting Workshop with David Cloyd

Come show off your stuff with an award-winning indie singer/songwriter & recording artist (ECR Music Group, NYC), founder of Hook & Ladder Records, actor, creator, writer, scoring composer, and producer with PizzaDog Studios (including the new web series Cloyd), and co-founder of Buffalo Music Club.

So what have you been working on this month? A new cover song? An original song? A cosmic rock opera? Whatever it is, there's no better way to find out how it's going (and shake off those performance jitters) than to share it with other aspiring artists within a supportive and constructive environment.

Workshop Focus

  • Pursuits: Performance, Songwriting

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 15 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • These monthly workshops are currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the third Sundays of each month from 1:00pm–2:00pm
  • The price is $10.00 per person
  • Each group lesson is limited to 5 attendees to give each performer approximately 10 minutes for performance and feedback
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at cloyd@buffalomusicclub.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Performance, Songwriting
SONGWRITING • PERFORMANCE
What have you been working on this month? A new cover song? An original song? A cosmic rock opera? Whatever it is, find out how it's going (and shake off those performance jitters) within a supportive and constructive environment.
David Cloyd is an award-winning indie singer/songwriter & recording artist (ECR Music Group, NYC), founder of Hook & Ladder Records, actor, creator, writer, scoring composer, and producer with PizzaDog Studios (including the new web series Cloyd), and co-founder of Buffalo Music Club.
Pursuits: Performance, Songwriting
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (Third Sundays)
1:00pm–2:00pm

Effective Practicing - Music Workshop - Jared Tinkham - Buffalo Music Club

Effective Practicing with Jared Tinkham

Find YOUR best practice routine—and learn how to adapt it as you grow—with an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).

During this monthly music workshop, participating attendees will learn about the impact of having an effective practice routine, and how to develop and constantly refine the right one for you through discipline and reflection. This workshop includes opportunities to discuss your individual routines, the challenges you're facing, and possible solutions to explore.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 11 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the first Sunday of each month from 5:00pm–6:00pm
  • The price is $10 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 10 people
  • The length of the workshop may vary due to the number of attendees
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at jtinkham716@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring, Performance
PERFORMANCE
Learn about the impact of having an effective practice routine, and how to develop and constantly refine the right one for you through discipline and reflection.
Jared Tinkham is an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).
Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring, Performance
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (First Sundays)
5:00pm–6:00pm

Griffin Brady - Introduction to African Drumming - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

Introduction to African Percussion with Griffin Brady (Ages 16 & Up)

Start your journey into the world of African drumming with a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.

Explore the art of African drumming as you learn traditional techniques, expand your rhythmic vocabulary, and develop the strength and endurance needed to play hand drums in a way that is safe, healthy, and fun. This weekly music workshop also examines the relationship between drumming and dancing in Africa through hands-on instruction and breakdown of complex rhythmic structures through body movement, language and drumming. Join us at SolRise Farm & Cultural Arts Center. Be prepared to drum and sing!
  • Disinfected drums provided
  • Temperatures checked on arrival
  • Social distancing measures taken
  • Attendees are required to wear masks for the entire class time
  • Indoors in large space, with windows open and lots of fresh air

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 16 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This weekly workshop is currently conducted at 700 Main Street, 6th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 (following CDC guidelines for safety)
  • Normally scheduled for every Wednesday from 5:00pm–6:00pm
  • The price is $25 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 20 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at slyboots@me.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Instruments: Drums & Percussion
Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
Styles: Traditional, World Music
DRUMS & PERCUSSION • PERFORMANCE • WORLD MUSIC • TRADITIONAL
Explore the art of African drumming as you learn traditional techniques, expand your rhythmic vocabulary, and develop the strength and endurance needed to play hand drums in a way that is safe, healthy, and fun.
Griffin Brady is a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.
Instruments: Drums & Percussion
Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
Styles: Traditional, World Music
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Weekly ( Wednesdays)
6:00pm–7:00pm

Declan Miers - Getting the Gig - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

Getting the Gig with Declan Miers

Understand your role and learn the formula for "getting the call" with a pro bassist, guitarist, touring performer (Mac Ayres, Cautious Clay, Aqueous), composer, and songwriter (Brasstracks).

During this monthly workshop, pro bassist Declan Miers focuses on how professionalism, etiquette on the bandstand, being mindful of your surroundings, and "getting in where you fit in" has helped him make the cut as a touring musician and session player—and how they can help you do the same.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 11 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the second Thursday of each month from 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • The price is $12 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 20 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at declanmiersbooking@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring
MUSIC LIFE MENTORING
Learn how professionalism, etiquette on the bandstand, being mindful of your surroundings, and "getting in where you fit in" can help you make the cut as a touring musician and session player.
Declan Miers is a pro bassist, guitarist, & touring performer (Mac Ayres, Cautious Clay, Aqueous), composer, and songwriter (Brasstracks).
Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (Second Thursdays)
7:00pm–8:00pm

Christopher Edward Young - Mastering Ableton Live - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

Ableton Live: MIDI Sequencing Hardware Synths with Christopher Edward Young

Learn how to turn every project into a unique masterpiece using Ableton Live with a pro producer & engineer (Young the Natural, YG, DJ Mustard, DJ Quik, Zaytoven, Snoop Dogg, moe., Midwest Hype), multi-instrumentalist, and founder & owner of Gem Recording Studio.

Join producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Edward Young for a deep dive into Ableton Live, and learn how he uses the musical reality and goals of each project to define and construct the ideal production environment for the song at hand. Attendees will also have a chance to discuss their projects and get artist feedback during the Q&A portion.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists of all ages
  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for every first Tuesday from 2:00pm–3:00pm
  • The price is $10 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 5 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at chrisser707@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Music Software, Recording & Audio Production
MUSIC SOFTWARE (Ableton Live) • MIDI • RECORDING & AUDIO PRODUCTION
Take a deep dive into Ableton Live, and learn how to use the musical reality and goals of each project to define and construct the ideal production environment for the song at hand.
Christopher Edward Young is a pro producer & engineer (Young the Natural, YG, DJ Mustard, DJ Quik, Zaytoven, Snoop Dogg, moe., Midwest Hype), multi-instrumentalist, and founder & owner of Gem Recording Studio.
Pursuits: Music Software, Recording & Audio Production
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (First Tuesdays)
2:00pm–3:00pm

David Cloyd - Monthly Music & Lyrics 101 - Music Workshops - Buffalo Music Club - Buffalo NY

Music & Lyrics 101 with David Cloyd

Explore songwriting—the inside, the outside, and the mystery in the middle—with an award-winning indie singer/songwriter & recording artist (ECR Music Group, NYC), founder of Hook & Ladder Records, actor, creator, writer, scoring composer, and producer with PizzaDog Studios (including the new web series Cloyd), and co-founder of Buffalo Music Club.

When you're just starting out as a songwriter, it's easy to become overwhelmed and get lost in the possibilities. During this monthly workshop, David shines some light on what's hiding behind the "Music & Lyrics," then draws a map to help you find your way out of those deep dark woods. Each month, this workshop will include live song analysis (based on attendee suggestions), a Q&A session, and a presentation and discussion on a variety of topics, including:
  • Song forms
  • Harmonic progressions
  • How to analyze a song
  • Separating "the song" from "the recording"
  • How to tap into your three sources of inspiration

Workshop Focus

  • Pursuits: Songwriting

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 15 and up
  • Beginner and intermediate students are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the first Saturday of each month from 4:00pm–5:00pm
  • The price is $10 person
  • Each workshop is limited to 10 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at cloyd@buffalomusicclub.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: ["Songwriting"]
SONGWRITING • MUSIC THEORY
Shine some light on what's hiding behind the "Music & Lyrics" during this presentation and discussion on a variety of topics, including song forms, harmonic progressions, song analysis, separating "the song" from "the recording," and how to tap into your three sources of inspiration.
David Cloyd is an award-winning indie singer/songwriter & recording artist (ECR Music Group, NYC), founder of Hook & Ladder Records, actor, creator, writer, scoring composer, and producer with PizzaDog Studios (including the new web series Cloyd), and co-founder of Buffalo Music Club.
Pursuits: ["Songwriting"]
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Monthly (First Saturdays)
4:00pm–5:00pm

Griffin Brady - Deep Dive African Rhythms - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

Deep Dive African Rhythm Workshop with Griffin Brady

Open the doors to a whole lifetime of percussive exploration with a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.

Come enjoy this amazing (and BIG) sanctuary space for a deep dive into rhythms from Africa and the art of drumming with Slyboots School founder Griffin Brady. Students will learn through guided instruction and exercises that are designed to deepen your sense of rhythm and develop intermediate and advanced techniques. Students should be prepared to make new friends, laugh, drum, and sing!
  • Disinfected drums provided
  • Temperatures checked on arrival
  • Social distancing measures taken
  • Attendees are required to wear masks for the entire class time
  • Indoors in large space, with windows open and lots of fresh air
  • Refreshments provided

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 18 and up
  • Intermediate and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This weekly workshop is currently conducted at 700 Main Street, 6th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 (following CDC guidelines for safety)
  • Normally scheduled for every Monday from 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • The price is $40 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 20 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at slyboots@me.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Instruments: Drums & Percussion
Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
Styles: Traditional, World Music
DRUMS & PERCUSSION • PERFORMANCE • WORLD MUSIC • TRADITIONAL
Take a deep dive into rhythms from Africa and the art of drumming through guided instruction and exercises that are designed to deepen your sense of rhythm and develop intermediate and advanced techniques.
Griffin Brady is a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.
Instruments: Drums & Percussion
Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
Styles: Traditional, World Music
Skill Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Weekly ( Mondays)
6:00pm–8:00pm

Fred Brown - Oldtime Banjo - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

Oldtime Banjo with Fred Brown

Explore the tradition, history, and playing techniques of oldtime banjo with a pro audio production engineer, multi-Instrumentalist (Asthmatic Kitty Records), composer, and founder & owner of Lowly Mountain Banjos.

During this monthly workshop, we will explore the tradition of oldtime banjo by learning one or two tunes, covering the basics of clawhammer and index lead playing styles, and dipping into the history of the banjo as it relates to this fascinating playing style. Playing participants will need to be playing a five-string banjo specifically.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 11 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the first Friday of each month from 7:00pm–8:00pm
  • The price is $10 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 5 people
  • The length of the workshop may vary due to the number of attendees
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at lowlymountainbanjos@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Instruments: Banjo
Pursuits: Performance
BANJO • PERFORMANCE • TRADITIONAL • FOLK
Explore the tradition of oldtime banjo by learning one or two tunes, covering the basics of clawhammer and index lead playing styles, and dipping into the history of the banjo as it relates to this fascinating playing style.
Fred Brown is a pro audio production engineer, multi-Instrumentalist (Asthmatic Kitty Records), composer, and founder & owner of Lowly Mountain Banjos.
Instruments: Banjo
Pursuits: Performance
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (First Fridays)
7:00pm–8:00pm

Declan Miers - The Shed - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

The Shed with Declan Miers

Come to play with a pro bassist, guitarist, touring performer (Mac Ayres, Cautious Clay, Aqueous), composer, and songwriter (Brasstracks).

During this monthly workshop, pro bassist Declan Miers focuses on how to practice analyzing music from a multitude of genres, and how to effectively apply that knowledge to improve your own playing—and your own unique musical voice.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 11 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00pm –8:00pm
  • The price is $12 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 10 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at declanmiersbooking@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Performance
PERFORMANCE
Learn how to practice analyzing music from a multitude of genres, and how to effectively apply that knowledge to improve your own playing—and your own unique musical voice.
Declan Miers is a pro bassist, guitarist, & touring performer (Mac Ayres, Cautious Clay, Aqueous), composer, and songwriter (Brasstracks).
Pursuits: Performance
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (Fourth Thursdays)
7:00pm–8:00pm

Griffin Brady - Introduction to African Drumming Kids - Music Workshop - Buffalo Music Club

Introduction to African Percussion with Griffin Brady (Ages 15 & Younger)

Start your journey into the world of African drumming with a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.

Explore the art of African drumming as you learn traditional techniques, expand your rhythmic vocabulary, and develop the strength and endurance needed to play hand drums in a way that is safe, healthy, and fun. This weekly music workshop also examines the relationship between drumming and dancing in Africa through hands-on instruction and breakdown of complex rhythmic structures through body movement, language and drumming. Join us at SolRise Farm & Cultural Arts Center. Be prepared to drum and sing!
  • Disinfected drums provided
  • Temperatures checked on arrival
  • Social distancing measures taken
  • Attendees are required to wear masks for the entire class time
  • Indoors in large space, with windows open and lots of fresh air

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 15 and below
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This weekly workshop is currently conducted at 700 Main Street, 6th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 (following CDC guidelines for safety)
  • Normally scheduled for every Wednesday from 5:00pm–6:00pm
  • The price is $25 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 20 people
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at slyboots@me.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Instruments: Drums & Percussion
Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
Styles: Traditional, World Music
DRUMS & PERCUSSION • PERFORMANCE • WORLD MUSIC • TRADITIONAL
Explore the art of African drumming as you learn traditional techniques, expand your rhythmic vocabulary, and develop the strength and endurance needed to play hand drums in a way that is safe, healthy, and fun.
Griffin Brady is a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.
Instruments: Drums & Percussion
Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
Styles: Traditional, World Music
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Weekly ( Wednesdays)
5:00pm–6:00pm

Being a Woman in the Music World with Zuri Appleby

Make YOUR way in the music business with a pro bassist (Nick Jonas, Cee-lo Green, Willow & Jaden Smith, Adam Lambert, Lizzo, Bernard Purdie), vocalist, model, and music educator.

Join pro bass player Zuri Appleby for an ongoing discussion of the pros and cons of being a woman in the music scene, and how to maneuver through this world in a strong and feminine way.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists 15 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the first Sunday of each month from 3:00pm–4:00pm
  • The price is $10 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 10 people
  • The length of the workshop may vary due to the number of attendees
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at zuriappleby87@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring
MUSIC LIFE MENTORING
Join an ongoing discussion of the pros and cons of being a woman in the music scene, and how to maneuver through this world in a strong and feminine way.
Zuri Appleby is a pro bassist (Nick Jonas, Cee-lo Green, Willow & Jaden Smith, Adam Lambert, Lizzo, Bernard Purdie), vocalist, model, and music educator.
Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (First Sundays)
3:00pm–4:00pm

Composition Software - Music Workshop - Jared Tinkham - Buffalo Music Club

Composition Software with Jared Tinkham

Navigate the basics of music notation software with an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).

During this monthly workshop, attendees will be given a tutorial on how to use the basic features of industry-standard music notation software, including Noteflight, Sibelius, Guitar Pro, Soundslice, and more. The course will be taught using screen-sharing from the instructor's device, and each attendee will receive PDFs and other resources guiding them through the workshop, as well as additional features that they can use outside of the workshop’s time constraint. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss individual challenges and questions.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 11 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the third Sunday of each month from 5:00pm–6:00pm
  • The price is $10 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 5 people
  • The length of the workshop may vary due to the number of attendees
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at jtinkham716@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Composition & Arranging, Music Software
MUSIC SOFTWARE (Noteflight, Sibelius, Guitar Pro, Soundslice) • COMPOSITION & ARRANGING
Learn the basic features of industry-standard music notation software, including Noteflight, Sibelius, Guitar Pro, Soundslice, and more.
Jared Tinkham is an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).
Pursuits: Composition & Arranging, Music Software
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (Third Sundays)
5:00pm–6:00pm

Jazz Improv 101 - Music Workshop - Jared Tinkham - Buffalo Music Club

Jazz Improv 101 with Jared Tinkham

Explore the magic of jazz improvisation with an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).

During this monthly music workshop, attendees will start learning jazz improvisation, including the basics of form, various levels of jazz standards, and the fundamental "how-tos" of improvisation. Applicable to all instruments and skill levels.

Ages & Skill Levels

  • This workshop is aimed at aspiring artists ages 11 and up
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels are welcome

Schedule & Price

  • This monthly workshop is currently conducted virtually
  • Normally scheduled for the second Sunday of each month from 5:00pm–6:00pm
  • The price is $10 per person
  • Each workshop is limited to 5 people
  • The length of the workshop may vary due to the number of attendees
Check the calendar below for dates and availability. If there are no seats left for your desired date, feel free to contact me at jtinkham716@gmail.com to discuss alternate accommodations.
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
Styles: Jazz
IMPROVISATION • JAZZ • PERFORMANCE
Get started with jazz improvisation, including the basics of form, various levels of jazz standards, and the fundamental "how-tos" of improvisation.
Jared Tinkham is an award-winning pro guitarist and music educator (Director of Guitar Program, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts).
Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
Styles: Jazz
Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Monthly (Second Sundays)
5:00pm–6:00pm
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