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.
At CrossFit Strong Island, a collection of fitness specialists, athletes, and coaches lead training programs within a sprawling 7,500-square-foot strength and conditioning facility. Their programs combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and high-intensity cardio exercise for an efficient overall-fitness routine. Additionally, each program is held in a group setting for extra camaraderie and social support.
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.