Our Adult program is an easy way to get back into the fun of playing with other musicians, without the hassle of starting, rehearsing, booking and maintaining a working band. We provide the gear, a world class rehearsal space – even the other musicians! You’ll rehearse one night a week for twelve weeks and then finish off with a concert at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton. You’ll play in front of your family, friends and other musicians. It’s all arranged.
All you have to do is show up and play!
We help you focus on the fun aspects of being in a band. In addition to the latest musical gear and a comfortable rehearsal room, we provide a musical coach to help you with chord changes, lyrics, and provide you with playing tips to whip you into a tight knit musical unit.
Everybody has a great time. Playing music is ageless and if anything can help you feel young- at any age – it’s playing in a band. No matter what your instrument or playing level, there’s a place just for you.
If you play an instrument but have never played in a band before, we have a program for you, too. We’ll put you together with other musicians and help you along. There’s nothing like jamming with other players to improve your playing and it’s a lot easier than you think.
Here’s your chance to really get in on the fun.
How Does It Work?
On day one you, the players, pick songs they wish to play.
The instructor will put the players together in bands based upon common levels of ability.
Then the rehearsals begin.
What If I’m Not Playing?
There are 3 soundproof classrooms where players, and a music coach, will work on remembering those lost chords or help with a song.
You will work on songs with “your group” while waiting for your turn in a big room
Markee Music has a spacious well furnished lobby and has a coffee room with a microwave.
Various beverages and snacks are available as well. You may also bring your own.
Do I Need To Read Music?
Everyone learns songs in a different manner. We will work with you to help you to understand the basics.
We use tablature, learning by ear and personal instruction. We will do whatever it takes to help you reach your goal.
Do I Need My Own Instrument?
Drums are provided as well as all backline and PA. Drummers may use their own cymbals, kick and throne. Everyone else needs to bring their own instruments. Guitarists are more than welcome to use their own amplifiers.
Who is the Instructor?
Our Adult program is in the hands of Lou Piccinetti. Lou has been teaching live performance classes since 1996. His shows with his youth performance class, The Coral Springs All Stars, pack the house at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton 5 times a year.
Lou is the lead guitarist/music director for one of South Florida’s most popular bands, Stall 4.
This year his band is headlining the Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Celebration.
Lou, a former music school owner for 20 years, has been teaching music since 1991 right here in North Broward County. He is still one of the area’s most popular instructors.
Why Choose Markee Music?
That’s an easy one. This is the finest facility of its kind.
Come in and take the tour.
How Much Does It Cost?
$600- Broken down into 3 payments of $200
Students will meet once a week for 12 weeks, each rehearsal will be for 3 hours.
After the 12 weeks there will be a performance at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton
The songs are chosen by the players themselves
The class is open to adults who are intermediate to advanced level.
Students should have a basic understanding of chords and be able to read basic tabs and some sheet music.
What are the times and days of the classes?
Classes will be held at Markee Music every Saturday afternoon from 3pm until 6pm
Beginning with Saturday Sept 16th and ending with Saturday Dec 9th. There is no class Nov 25th
What if I have to miss a class?
No worries, we'll cover you for the day:)
Guitar, Drums, Bass, Keys, Vocal, and Horns