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Bantam Studios
Brooklyn, NY

Bantam Studios is the home of "Booze Violin and Booze Guitar", low-cost group violin and group guitar classes and lessons for adult beginners.

Founded in 2012 by Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot, Bantam Studios is a haven for a cross collaboration of Music, Graphic Arts, Creative Consulting and Music Education.


Q: Where are classes held?

A: At the Brooklyn Music School: 126 St Felix St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Q: Do I get to take my rental instrument home?

A: Yes, it's yours for the 8-week period of the class.

Q: I've played violin, GUitar, Mandolin, Ukulele previously, should I sign up for Beginner I?

A: Please contact us via this form and describe your background and we will guide you in finding the appropriate class.

Q: If I have to miss class do I get a makeup?

A: Please let us know as soon as you know that you have to miss a class.  We offer office hours sessions (a 30 minute private lesson) for you to book if you want one-on-one instruction on anything that was covered in class. We also send out a comprehensive class recap every week so you can catch yourself up on any material that we covered in class.

Q: I have an old Family violin, can it be used for class?

A: Please let us know in advance if you're planning on using your own instrument.  The instrument needs to be in playing condition for class and it is required that you have a working bow and shoulder rest for class as well.  If you are unsure of the condition of your instrument, please feel free to contact us and we can assist you in having it set up and ready for class.  The instruments that we rent out are top-quality student models and are expertly set up to ease the process of learning how to play violin.

Q: I'm interested and unavailable this semester.  Do you know when Winter or Spring dates will be?

A: Please sign up for our mailing list and we'll keep in touch with you about upcoming classes + workshops! We also have private lesson spots available as well!


Q: What are your cancellation policy for registrations?

A: Refunds/Credits: If you would like to cancel a class registration, you must notify us in writing. Refunds or credits are not issued for classes not attended. 

Bantam Studios credit is valid for one year from the date of issue. It cannot be redeemed for cash. Refunds or credits will be issued based on the date of written class cancellation, as follows:

Cancellation before first week of class: 50% refund or 100% credit
Cancellation after first week of class: No refund, 100% credit
Cancellation after second week of class: No refund or credit

All Instrument Rentals are non-refundable.