What We Are About
The Beacon Music Program offers an enriching and engaging course of music study and performance, including classes in digital music production, sound engineering, music theory, instrumentation, and appreciation. Our philosophy is rooted in the principles of practice and hard work, with the goal of creating quality performance and learning opportunities. We make music education a fundamental building block in children’s lives through inspiration, guided instruction, and the creation of musical communities. We believe that music is essential and fundamental to the human experience.
We Love Pop Music
The Beacon Music supports the study of music in all its forms. Pop, hip-hop, R&B, EDM, jazz, metal, and punk are valued as much as Bach and Beethoven. Students learn songwriting, sound engineering, production, ProTools / Logic, mixing, and studio musicianship; receive guided instruction from professional musicians; and perform numerous gigs throughout NYC.
Fields of Study
- 2 professional recording studios (Studio A tracks on a Mackie 32/8); 2 control rooms; 2 iso booths
- 13 production & practice suites — running Pro Tools and Logic, Scarlett AD/DA converters
- 1 Live Hall concert space — Midas 32/8
- 7 Steinway uprights & 1 Steinway 3/4 grand
- Lots of professional guitars, basses, amps, drum kits, drum machines, African drums, keyboards, synths, drum machines, accordions, ukuleles, etc.
- Open access to gear and equipment
- Singer & Songwriter workshops
- Countless gigs and performance opportunities!
- Battle of the Bands!
Studio Experience and Music Production
- Enjoy access to state-of-the-art equipment, perform, and make music — and memories — in one of the best arts facilities in NYC.
- Receive hands-on training — and learn how to produce, engineer, and mix records!
- Enjoy access to recording facilities and equipment
- Produce and engineer your own mix-tape!
- Participate in The Grammy Foundation’s Annual Grammy Career Day and perform for major industry stars
- Receive guided instruction from 5 professional musicians and producers!
- Join one of our 25 after-school bands
Donations and Support
Beacon Music awakens, inspires, and celebrates a love of music and community! Our music classes are fun, challenging, and fundamental to a healthy existence.
Your donations help us create an environment where kids can make music -- and long-lasting friendships. Your donation — however big — is an essential step in helping us create, maintain, and expand a program that touches countless lives — in perpetuity.
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