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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.

Winter 2018 (Jan - Mar)


First Class: Sunday January 21, 2018
Last Class: Wednesday March 15, 2018

Beginner Recital: March 17, 3pm @ Littlefield
Advanced Recital: March 19, 8pm @ South Oxford Space

Registration Deadlines:

January 15, 2018 If you need a rental
January 19, 2018 if you’re bringing your own instrument.

Violin Beginner II: Winter 2018

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Violin Beginner II: Winter 2018

from 250.00

Summary: Violin Beginner II is designed for students who have completed the Violin Beginner I course or have had 8 weeks of previous experience on violin.

Techniques Covered: Double Stops, hoedown rhythm, playing on the D string. using the full upper half of the bow, G Major Scale

Song/Piece: Old Joe Clark


Required for class is a full-sized violin in playable condition (can stay in tune, and has a fitted bridge) and a working bow and shoulder rest sponge. These items are all provided in the rental option or you can provide your own. Shoulder rest sponges can be purchased on the first day of class for $5.

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

Class Dates: TUE, Jan 23 - Mar 13
Class Time: 7:00p - 8:00p
Teacher: Ginger Dolden + Pete Lanctot
Recital: Saturday, March 17, Littlefield

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