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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.


OPENS ON may 29

First Class: Monday July 16, 2018 | Last Class: Monday September 10, 2018 | Recitals: September 20 + 21


Register by July 9, 2018 if you need a rental instrument.
Register by July 13, 2018 if you are bringing your own instrument.


Bantam Studios Gift Certificates!

Booze Lessons Gift Certificate!
from 25.00

Give the gift of Booze! (lessons!)

After purchase, an official Bantam Studios Gift Certificate will be issued and emailed to you.  Gift Certificates are good for any BOOZE MUSIC GROUP CLASS.

8 Week Sessions costs $200 For: Cello, Bass, Ensembles Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Violin

8 Week Rental Costs: $100 For: Cello, Bass, $60 For: Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Violin

Gift certificates good for one calendar year from date of purchase. Class enrollment is on a first come first serve basis. This Gift Certificate does not guarantee enrollment. Gift Certificate holder is responsible for registering for class to guarantee a spot in class.  Gift Certificate can only be used towards Booze Group Lessons at Bantam Studios and has no cash value.  Questions? Email:

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Music Education for Everyone

Founded in 2012, Bantam Studios is a program that provides lessons and performance opportunities for adult beginner and amateur students. Home of "booze lessons", the school provides players classes in violin, cello, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, electric bass and ensembles at any skill level, with more instruments and programs currently being developed.  

Students learn a piece over the course of eight weeks, at the end of which culminates in a momentous student recital, usually held in a spacious bar/concert venue around downtown Brooklyn.  The energy and attendance rivals that of a rock show - several hundred people attend, giving each group roaring cheers and applause for bravely getting on stage and taking a stab at the exhilarating but terrifying experience of live performance.  Enrollment and new courses continue to grow, and Bantam to date has taught over 2,200 students.