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Musicians Masterclass with Petes Posse and Concert with Pete's Posse and the Contrapolitans
The Owl Music Parlor
Brooklyn,, NY
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Musicians Masterclass with Petes Posse and Concert with Pete's Posse and the Contrapolitans
This is a unique opportunity for a masterclass with Petes Posse -- the entire 3-member band!

There will be a high teacher to student ratio.  Class size will be limited to 15 musicians.

Class will be 3 hours, including a 30-minute warm-up before instruction begins and a 15-min. mid-session break.  Topics are the teachers choice, but weve requested these subjects: foot percussion, writing and arranging tunes, improvising and combining sounds as a band, communicating while performing, injecting fun and excitement into performances, and, if possible, learning a Petes Posse tune.

Note to piano and bass players: If we have more than one pianist or bassist, well rotate duties. So, please bring a second instrument if you have one. This way you can stay in the action while awaiting your turn. Pianists: there is a good piano on-site. However, youll be expected to know how to play at low volume and use the mute pedal!

Bring a music stand in case we need them.  Lets try and keep it all-acoustic.  For foot percussion, shoes with a hard sole like classic "dress shoes" or clogs are helpful.


11:45-ish: arrive, say hi, get settled and tuned up.

12 noon: Begin: start rehearsing any material provided in advance.

12:30: teaching artists begin instruction

1:15pm: break

1:30: Start second half of class

3:00pm: end

5:00pm  Concert starts

Ticket prices

Masterclass: $50 (before 11/22);

$65 after 11/22.

$75 (cash only) at the door.

Concert Tickets: $10-$20 suggested donation

Contrapolitans musicians who are ALSO performing in the concert should ONLY buy tickets for the masterclass.

This event is supported in part by the Mary Kay Friday Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.

This event is produced by Brooklyn Contra in collaboration with Robert Matson.


The Owl Music Parlor (View)
497 Rogers Ave,
Brooklyn,, NY 11225
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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