Spin DJ Academy incorporates electronic music into The New York Academy of Music curriculum for the first time. During the 12-week program, the instructor covers the history, technology, and practices behind DJing, teaching classes of 6?12 pupils how to sample, scratch, and create their own mash-ups. The Spin DJ Academy program ends with the chance for students to showcase their newfound skills during a live performance at Revolution Music Hall. Pioneering figures in the DJing and electronic music community are also invited to share their experiences during seminars. Students eager to explore music production may also enroll in programs that teach the basics of Ableton software as well as the audio science of re-mixes, mashups, and re-edits. Spin DJ Academy's production facilities provide the ideal learning lab for burgeoning producers.
The professional musicians who teach at New York Academy of Music believe talent appears at a young age. That's why their music programs start for kids as young as 2 years old with Rock 'n' Tots, a class where pre-kindergarten kids can listen to rock and pop while they bop and learn. Once students have excelled beyond the bounds of Rock 'n' Tots, they can attend the RockStar Academy?where they'll learn how to perform and write songs?or take private lessons that cover nearly all instruments and styles. For seasoned performers, an onsite recording studio provides a place to lay down tracks.
Having already taught himself how to master the axe, guitarist Chris Strick now guides students of all ages in their own journeys to master the instrument. During lessons, Chris listens to his students to determine their playing styles, preferred paces of learning, and how many necks their guitars should have. Lessons will stress the importance of practicing and the musical abilities innate in every person that picks up a guitar. Chris can travel up to 10 miles so that students can learn in the comforts of their own homes.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Brands Used: Tanner Tees and L-screens, Diamond Baseballs, Rage Equipt
Pro Tip: Gatoraid, Water, Sweatshirt, and extra bat and mit
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Drills, Video Analysis, Live Pitching
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Since 1960, bowlers have slung three-holed boulders down the family-owned and operated Massapequa Bowl & Lounge's 30 shiny lanes. A professional, attentive staff oversees state-of-the-art technology including automated scoring that tallies up points, and bowlers chat across coffee tables while seated in plush couches and feasting on beer and pizza from the full snack bar. Elsewhere, an arcade and stuffed animal-building station draws kids in for parties replete with a rainbow colored candy bar. The billiards lounge offers a full bar, leather couches, dart boards, and karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights. League bowling is available, including parent-child leagues, vacation leagues, and competitive adult leagues that compete for prizes. Visitors can also get their competitive edges sharpened flinging darts during South Nassau Darts Associations darts leagues. Massapequa Bowl provides projectors, WiFi, and private meeting space for corporate gatherings or charity fundraisers, and the private party room is great for events like bar and bat mitzvahs, bachelorette parties, and birthday parties.