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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.

Mandolin Beginner I + II

Summer 2017 (July 16 - August 20)

Mandolin Beginner I + II


Mandolin Beginner I + II

from 150.00


Beginner Mandolin I is designed for students who have never held a Mandolin before.

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BEGINNER I: This Six Week Summer Session will take students through the fundamentals of holding a mandolin, tuning, melodic picking, a basic vocabulary of chords and learning the basics of musical form and phrase structure. 

BEGINNER II: Mandolin Beginner II is designed for students who have completed Mandolin Beginner I or who have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of mandolin technique and a small vocabulary of chords.

Beginner II introduces new strumming patterns for chords, shifting, playing scales across all four strings and reading off of a lead sheet.

If you don't own your own instrument we recommend that you rent an instrument through Bantam Studios. We make sure to source the highest quality student instruments.

BEGINNER I: SUN 5:00p - 6:00p (July 16 - August 20)
BEGINNER I: SUN 3:45p - 4:45p (July 16 - August 20)

Recital: No Recital

Registration Deadline:

  • Register by Friday July 14, 2017

Instructor: Rick Snell

Instrument Rental:
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