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Beacon Music Factory

MapBeacon, NY
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Sure they have classes for the kids. But here’s a music school that also lets the big people play: Adults can take group ukulele or drum lab classes or they can sing in the People’s Choir. Owner Stephen Clair even offers eight simultaneous rock band boot camps in any given session (an outgrowth of his rock boot camps for teens whose parents tried to crash the scene). Band members learn an entire album of one group — for instance, “Ziggy Stardust” by David Bowie. In the end, they put on a show, whether at “the factory” or at an area venue. This fall features Blues Brothers, Tom Petty, and The Harder They Come, among others. This innovative program is so in demand that this fall BMF is offering a first-ever adult boot camp, Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones, in New York City, proving that the Hudson Valley can innovate with the best of ’em.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2015 Editors' Pick — Best Music Program for All Ages

Additional Information:

Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2015
County: Dutchess
Pick: Editors' Picks
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