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.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
_Key to My Art is run by a New York State certified Art teacher who has experience with all ages baby through adult, and has experience working with special needs children as well. We focus on the creativity that lies within you, and while we sometimes get inspired, or do "step by step" paintings, we always encourage self expression! _
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
_We provide the canvas, paint, and all painting supplies. Even the aprons :) _
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
_A love of art, teaching, and children was the catalyst for Key to My Art. The business is run by a NYS certified art teacher/mom who loves kids, teaching and art! _
What do you love most about your job?
_The best part about working at Key to My Art is that I get to work with art and people interested in art, all day long :) _
Though it doesn’t have its own zip code, yet, Kidville is a sought-after destination for youngsters. The bustling children’s center pulsates with activities designed to cultivate youngsters’ social and developmental skills, such as classes in music, dance, and cooking. Art classes foster creativity and self-expression, and a play space helps children unleash pent-up energy more effectively than journaling on the living room wall in permanent marker. The fun zone also hosts birthday parties in various themes—including railroad, racecar, fairy princess, and superhero—in which the staff takes care of the details, setup, and cleanup, allowing parents to join in on the fun.
When speaker and trainer Donna Sirianni isn't leading corporate seminars or groups at health clubs, she visits participants' homes to lead one-hour seminar about changing their lives. In her seminars, Sirianni focuses on subjects such as crafting a positive mindset, managing stress, and organizing personal goals. Participants can take away practical ideas and tools they need to start making the changes necessary to lead a more fulfilling journey. The Creating a Positive Mindset: What Are You Thinking? seminar is the first in a series of seminars on various topics.