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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.


Bantam Studios is hiring teachers!

Ginger Dolden


Bantam Studios is looking for teachers who have experience teaching group classes and adult beginners.

We are seeking teachers on the following instruments. Please note, we prefer teachers who specialize on one instrument and are looking for teachers who will be teaching on their main instrument.

Ukulele, Bass, Banjo, Piano, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Violin, Viola, Cello, Ensemble, Theory, Composition, Choir / Voice.

Teachers must have experience teaching in a group class, and can be engaging to a room of adults that will range from ages 21-70. Classes will vary in size and will be anywhere between 6-15 students.

About Bantam Studios
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 bar/concert venue around downtown Brooklyn.

Bantam Studios is dedicated to serving our community by providing the highest level of education for the lowest possible cost, allowing us to provide music education for everyone.

About our Faculty
Bantam Studios teachers are musicians who have 10+ years of experience teaching in New York City and are actively performing in the New York Music Scene. Teachers have a wide variety of playing experience in multiple genres and styles and are constantly evolving in their own projects.

About our Students
Bantam Studios students are students who are thrilled to have the access to music lessons in adult. Ranging in age from 21 - 70, our students are brave and intrepid, venturing down the path of learning how to play an instrument for the first time, or returning to playing after a long time away from their instruments.

We ask that any teacher who would like to teach with Bantam Studios for the 2018-2019 school year be committed to all upcoming sessions for 2018-2019. Sessions run 8 weeks in length and are followed by a recital.

Fall 2018
First Class: September 23rd
Last Class: November 15th
Recital: November 17th - 18th

Winter 2019
First Class: January 27, 2019
Last Class: March 21, 2019
Recital: March 23-24, 2019

Spring 2019
First Class: April 28th, 2019
Last Class: June 24, 2019
Recital: June 28-20, 2019

Bantam studios teachers are paid a rate of $75 per hour. Typically we schedule back-to-back classes (7:00pm - 8:00pm and 8:15pm - 9:15pm) so that teachers can make $150 per evening of teaching. This income is taxed. All teachers will be required to fill out a W-4 and have proof of work eligibility. 

Application Deadline
Friday, July 13, 2018

Please email, no calls please.