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Songwriting Challenge Winners

September 11, 2023
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Practice Tips & Techniques

September 4, 2023

馃幍馃幎 Unlock Your Full Musical Potential: Practice Tips for Musicians 馃幎馃幍 Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, consistent and effective practice is the key to musical mastery. Here…

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Create Your Own Music – Songwriting Workshop

August 31, 2023

Ms. Jenn & Ms. Cindy are offering a Songwriting Workshop! What: An opportunity for students to work with two musicians who have written and produced original music. Working with songwriters…

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Student of the Month, Bruce W.

August 31, 2023

Spotlight on Bruce W: Playing into the future

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Say Yes to Pets this September

August 30, 2023

Support Pet Shelters Founded in 2022 by a group of Ahwatukee business & Pet owners, YesToPets.org aims to help support pet shelters with new and used pet food, Toys, Blankets,…

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Music Maker Workshops Giving Back to Community

August 30, 2023

Calling all Non-Profits in Ahwatukee 馃専 Music Maker Workshops is spreading the harmony of giving back. 馃馃巵 We’re excited to announce our initiative to support local non-profit organizations. If you’re…

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Just Cellin’ Cello Choir

August 29, 2023

Launching Sept 10th, 2023 Information & Registration Info: https://musicmakerworkshops.opus1.io/w/cellochoir

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Student of the Month, Andrea L.

August 29, 2023

Hello, music enthusiasts and curious minds! Welcome back to another enchanting edition of Music Maker Monthly. This time, we are thrilled to introduce you to our extraordinary “Student of the…

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Sofia Pina of MMW

August 28, 2023

Creating Good Vibes Article by STROLL, Ahwatukee Foothills, August 2023 Sofia Pina, also known as Ms. Sofia, is a passionate music educator and performer.  She teachers both voice and Music…

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Student of the Month, Autumn P.

August 28, 2023

Spotlight on Autumn P.: Drumming to the Rhythm of Life 馃 Hey there, music enthusiasts! It’s time to dive into the world of our August “Student of the Month” at…

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AZ Study Program

August 26, 2023

Music Maker Workshop has students who participate in the AZ Study Program.

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Rock Band Versus Team Sports

August 25, 2023

So what’s the difference between the Rock Band experience and Team Sports? Each represent two distinct avenues of recreational or professional engagement, each with its characteristics, benefits, and challenges. Here…

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Christian Rich

Christian Rich

August 25, 2023

Musical Innovator at MMW Article in STROLL, Ahwatukee Foothills Magazine July 2023 Christian Rich and Music Maker Workshops (MMW) are taking music exploration and creativity to a whole new level.…

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Ice Cream Project Party

July 11, 2023

The ice cream party project will be on July 29th, 2023 at Esperanza church

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Why Learn to Play an Instrument

May 4, 2023
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Music Maker Piano Competition Winners Prepare for Tempe Show

May 2, 2023

Winners of the fourth annual piano competition at Music Maker Workshops in Ahwatukee are preparing for the 2023 spring recital at Tempe Center of the Arts from May 19-21.  The…

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Piano Competition Results

April 28, 2023

MMW 2023 Finalists: Benefits of Piano Competition Piano competitions can be beneficial for children:Motivation and goal-setting: Competitions can motivate children to practice harder and set goals for themselves. Knowing that…

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Launching Rock Bands Summer 2023

April 21, 2023
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Benefits of Private Singing Lessons

April 5, 2023

Private singing lessons can have many benefits.

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Patio Performances at Tukees

March 28, 2023

Music Maker Workshops organized a patio performance at Tukees Sports Grill in Ahwatukee.聽 Hosted by Mr. Allen & Mr. Devin on March 26th, 2023   Thanks to all the students…

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Composer Corner

March 2, 2023

Do you share a birthday with a famous composer? For the Month of March March 1st-Federic Chopin (1810): World-famous virtuoso pianist and composer from Poland. Died at only 39 years…

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Annual Drum Competition

February 22, 2023

MMW’s 5th Annual Competition at Cactus Jacks Music Maker Workshops’ 5th Annual Drum Competition went off with a bang on Sunday, February 19th! Drummers with experience of less than 1…

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Sing a Song on our MMW Spotify Album!

February 16, 2023

Music Maker Workshops is launching it’s first debut album

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5th Annual Drum Competition will be in February

January 5, 2023

What: MMW hosts an annual drum competition at Cactus Jacks every year.聽 It’s a highlight for our drum students to be able to play up under the lights and on…

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We’ve Launched a Podcast!

January 4, 2023

Check out our newest interviews:  A lively conversation with Ms. Jess our studio manager A chat with Ms. Bigam, the studio founder

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MMW guitar teacher studied with guitar greats

January 4, 2023

Link to story at AFN: https://issuu.com/timespub/docs/afn_1228_pages_01-44/20 As a teacher of Music Maker Workshops in Ahwatukee, Dr. Steve Kinigstein helps his students master the strings of guitar and ukeles. As a…

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Music Maker Workshops Marks 25 Melodious Years

December 24, 2022

Link to Article: https://www.ahwatukee.com/community_focus/article_e43f911c-8212-11ed-9142-bb392787ffff.html An Ahwatukee family business celebrates 25 years teaching music to adults and children, and it all began with Beverly Bigam’s appreciation of the art. Music Maker…

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Music is a Healing Modality

December 3, 2022

Introducing Ms. Cindy Ms. Cindy is a speech pathologist who teaches voice, piano & guitar at Music Maker Workshops. She believes Music Heals and is therapeutic.  We are so thankful…

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Studio is Accredited Vendor for ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Account)

November 28, 2022

MMW is providing lessons for qualifying ESA students Music Maker Workshops is a qualified vendor for ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Accounts) for qualifying students in Arizona.   Teachers with Bachelors, Masters…

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The annual Harry Potter Pursuit at Main Event was Wizardly Wonderful

November 16, 2022

Harry Potter Party at Main Event We had a wonderful gathering of over 88 students at the Harry Potter Main Event party.聽 Thanks for all who participated. Which House Team…

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Winter Recitals 2022

November 1, 2022

Announcing the MMW Winter Recitals Music Maker Workshops will be hosting the Winter Recitals at Esperanza Lutheran Church in Ahwatukee.  Recitals will be available the first two weekends of December…

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Mr. Chris on Electric Music

October 27, 2022

Introducing Mr. Chris of MMW Chris teaches guitar at Music Maker Workshops.  In addition to providing weekly instrumental lessons, he teaches add-on lessons for electronic music. More music on the…

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Our Cello Teacher

September 27, 2022

Introducing Ms. Andrea! Her strength is in her communication skills between students, parents & administration. We are thankful for her commitment over the past 10 years. – Kim Steedman, Co-Director…

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‘Yes to Pets’ at MMW

September 11, 2022

Collecting Pet Donations for Month of September Music Maker Workshops is a drop-off location for pet donations for the Month of September. Yes to Pets is collecting donations for: Food,…

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Mr. Huy a BeatBoxing, Singing Marvel En路thu路si路ast

August 30, 2022

Mr. Huy teaches Voice, Guitar & Ukulele at Music Maker Workshops “Never accept your own limitations” Me beatboxing (yeah I do that a little bit) back in Vietnam. Born and…

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The Trumpet Diva

August 3, 2022

An Interview with Ms. Louise Baranger Ms. Louise teaches brass at Music Maker Workshops on Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays They call you the Trumpet Diva, how did that name come…

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‘Tis the Season for Band & Orchestra Rentals

August 1, 2022

We Have Instruments for Rent As school is back in session so many students are starting band & orchestra at school.聽 We have you covered with those instruments you need.…

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The Ice Cream Social was a Sweet Treat

July 30, 2022

The Summer Scavenger Hunt We had an amazing summer with so many participants in the summer practice challenge. The challenge was to get 5 clues to the scavenger hunt to…

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Music Camp Memories

July 28, 2022

A Summer to Remember A picture of Crazy Mr. Chris and his guitar class on Country Western Day. This summer we sparked creativity with our聽 Morning Music Camp series with…

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BeLOCAL BESTLocal Award

May 27, 2022

Best local Music, Arts & Entertainment Music Maker Workshops won the BeLOCAL BESTLocal business Award last week.聽 The presentation ceremony was held at the Ahwatukee Foothills Golf Course. BeLOCAL invited…

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Women-Owned & Operated

May 11, 2022

The studio was started by Mrs. Bev Bigam Mrs. Bev Bigam has always loved music and when she moved to the states from Victoria, B.C. 25 years ago she wanted…

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Summer Music Camps Almost Full

May 11, 2022

Camps Are Filling up Fast! It’s only the beginning of May but the summer music camps for children ages 5-10 are almost full!聽 With various themes, these camps spark creativity…

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A Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder and his Bright Future

April 29, 2022

Introducing Cheston! Cheston, 11, was born with several medical issues and diagnosed with Autism Spetrum Disorder at age 2.聽 He started taking music lessons at our studio a few years…

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Spring 2022 Recitals

April 24, 2022

Music Maker Workshops is proud to present the 2022 Spring Recitals.聽 These recitals will be held at Esperanza church in Ahwatukee.聽 This facility has a beautiful campus and quaint chapel…

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Drum Roll, Please… 4th Annual Drum Competition

March 29, 2022

2022 Drum & Guitar Competition at Cactus Jacks Article from Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper An Interview with Competition Facilitator, Office Manager Jessica Magee. Tell us about this Competition This is the…

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A child of Musicians becomes Violin Teacher

March 10, 2022

Introducing Mr. An, MMW Violin Teacher Be positive, be devoted and be patient. At what age did you start learning the violin? My parents had bought a hand-size violin for…

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An interview with the Teachers of Jam Night

March 4, 2022

Jam Nights at MMW Students should understand how to play chords as well as the location of notes on their instrument because we do a lot of changes on the…

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Piano Student of the Month, Blythe

March 1, 2022

Introducing Feature Piano Student, Blythe What is your favorite part of taking music lessons at Music Maker Workshops “I think my favorite thing about taking music lessons is playing and…

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Magnus the Musician

March 1, 2022

What is your favorite part of taking music lessons at Music Makers? I like going there and being able to talk with my teacher (Ms. Andrea) cause she really makes…

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Drumming with James W.

March 1, 2022

Introducing Drum Student James W. What is your favorite part of taking music lessons at Music Maker Workshops? “I like that I get to spend the full time with Mr.…

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Violin Student of the Month, Ms. Preslie S.

March 1, 2022

Introducing Preslie S “When I was invited to perform at the winter recital with Music Maker’s I was so nervous, but it turned out to be really nice and a…

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Meet Mr. David the Drummer

March 1, 2022

Performer, teacher, rhythm curator, and music lover through and through. What is your first memory of playing the drums? I remember pulling out my mom’s pots and pans and trying…

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Madeleine and Musical Theatre

February 11, 2022

An interview with Madeleine C. about her upcoming performance in The Wizard of Oz. Madeleine will be performing in her upcoming school musical, The Wizard of Oz.聽 This classic musical…

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Abby the Drummer

February 10, 2022

Abby is a fantastic student.  Recently she placed 1st in the MMW drum competition learned to play drum rudiments in under 1 minute and is now performing with the Metropolitan…

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Dorthy and The Wizard of Oz

February 10, 2022

Akimal A-al Middle School’s Rattler Pride Players Present: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum With Music and Lyrics of the MGM MOTION PICTURE SCORE By Harold Arien and…

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Ava and her Flute, Student Spotlight

February 1, 2022

Ava has made phenomenal strides in her playing! Not to mention her marching band is winning multiple awards for their amazing work!  From Ava: ” I really enjoy playing the…

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Lights, Action, & Singing with Ms. Tatum

January 27, 2022

Checking in with Tatum Lynn Tatum Lynn teaches voice lessons and Music for Little Mozart piano lessons at Music Maker Workshops.  A vibrant ray of positivity we are so proud…

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Introducing Classical Guitarist Chulyoung

January 25, 2022

An interview with Chulyoung Park Chulyoung has recently joined the faculty at Music Maker Workshops.聽 Chulyoung teaches Classical, Rock, Pop & Folk.聽 He’s open to teaching all ages and ability…

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Student of the Month, Wesley

January 23, 2022

Introduction Wesley Student of the Month “Wesley always rises to meet and even surpass every challenge I give him. He always plays with an energy that inspires everyone that watched…

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A Musical Journey with Dr. Steve Kinigstein

January 18, 2022

An interview with Dr. Steve Kinigstein “I believe music has the ability to unite, communicate, and form bonds between all people.” – Dr. Steve K. What is your favorite thing…

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Creating Music Thru Composition with Dr. Kuo

January 16, 2022

An interview with MMW master piano teacher Dr. Ying Kuo. What are the basics of music composition? The basics of music composition include nice melodies, reasonable harmony, counterpoint, clear musical…

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MMW Custom Mural

January 11, 2022

This is a picture of Artist Madison Archer painting a custom mural at Music Maker Workshops.

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Student of the Month Jack T.

January 11, 2022

Introducing Jack “Jack always comes to lessons ready to learn and with a positive attitude! He practiced SO much for the winter recitals and his hard work and dedication shows!…

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Student of the Month, Dania

January 5, 2022

Introducing Dania “Dania is such a joy to teach! She is learning to play the piano and is eager to learn new things each week. Being her teacher is a…

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Making An Impact

December 26, 2021

Impact Awards On December 2nd, 2021 Ahwatukee Foothills Women In Business hosted the Impact Awards at the Four Points by Sheraton in Phoenix.聽 This Gala included drinks, dinner, raffles, speeches,…

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Student of the Month, Anthony

December 25, 2021

Introducing Anthony “Anthony is an excellent student. He is always ready for the lessons and likes to challenge himself and learn new pieces. Anthony loves practicing with the metronome and…

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St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive

December 7, 2021

Collecting for the Food Bank The team at Music Maker Workshops rallied together and collected 223 pounds of food for the families and individuals we serve here at St. Vincent…

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Student of the Month, Sophie P.

December 6, 2021

Introducing Sophie P. “Sophia works on her material regularly. Her music always sounds great, no matter how tricky it gets. She is always full of smiles. Keep it up!!” -Mr.…

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Fostering an Appreciation for the Performing Arts

December 4, 2021

Performing arts are valuable for people of all ages. Both young and old can participate and enjoy theatre, dance, and music. Attend Live Performances The Phoenix metropolitan offers a great…

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Student of the Month, Braden M.

December 1, 2021

Introducing Braden M. “Week after week, Braden goes above and beyond. I tell him to work on one song, he looks into 3 and is consistent on all three! There…

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Mr. An’s Doctoral Performance at ASU

November 29, 2021

Who is Mr. An? Zhihuan AN is a violin teacher at MMW.聽 He is also now a current Violin Doctoral student of the School of Music of Arizona State University.聽聽He…

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Student of the Month, Sarah K.

November 25, 2021

Introducing Sarah K. “Sarah is always excited to learn! She brings a happy and positive outlook to every lesson. She plays with strength and exuberance.” -Ms. Justine From Sarah: “I…

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Announcing the Winter Recital Series 2021

November 6, 2021

MMW is Proud to Present the Winter Recital Series You Are Invited to Participate! Who: This is open to all active MMW students. Where:  At Esperanza Lutheran Church Cost: $35.00…

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Introducing our new violin teacher, Clare

November 2, 2021

Clare obtained a bachelor’s degree in Musicology at Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences. Also, she completed the courses for the Master’s in Musicology and Dancology at Southwest University.聽 She…

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She loves participating in the recitals

November 2, 2021

Congratulations Student of the Month: Aratrika M.!! From her family: Aratrika loves to take music lessons at MMW because of the encouragement and attention she receives from her teacher. Also,…

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Music Maker Workshops is ‘playing it forward”.

November 1, 2021

Music Maker Workshops is excited to play it forward with instrument scholarship.

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Student of the Month, Aratrika

November 1, 2021

Introducing Aratrika “Aratrika is a strong singer who loves music and sightreading. She comes to lessons prepared and is always excited to learn something new!” -Ms. Sydney From her family:…

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Fur Elise is his Favorite Song

October 30, 2021

Introducing Trent D. Congratulations Student of the Month: Trent D.!! “Trent consistently practices and keeps up with all the assigned materials, most of it is difficult! He always has a…

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Playing it Forward with Instrument Donations

October 18, 2021

MMW is giving away a digital piano & acoustic guitar with new scholarship program. Are you in need of an instrument?聽 Please consider applying for one of the used instruments…

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Sip & Strum with the WIB

October 17, 2021

MMW hosted an event for the Ahwatukee Women in Business What a great event at Music Maker Workshops.  This was the WIB’s very first Sip & Strum event for local…

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Trunk or Treat in Ahwatukee

October 16, 2021

Join us for Trunk or Treat FREE Trunk or Treat event happening from 6pm to 8pm in the shopping center!聽 Hosted by the Goodman Taylor Team There will be lots…

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Sadie Loves the Song Firefly

October 12, 2021

She is a Joy to Teach Congratulations Student of the Month: Sadie C.!! “Sadie always comes to lessons with a smile and I am always excited to see how much…

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Prepared & Ready for Lessons

October 12, 2021

Indroducing our Sudent of the Month Eli! From Eli: My favorite part of taking lessons is learning new notes and songs. My favorite song to play is the”Barking song” because…

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Harry Potter Pursuit

September 21, 2021

Ms. Kinley came in for lessons ready to learn a Harry Potter Piano Song At the studio students seem to be enjoying the Harry Potter practice pursuit.  Last week they…

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She Made the Symphony

September 15, 2021

Introducting MMW Flute Student Ellie! Audition Requirements: Collections for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Sax and Trumpet: 鈥 Grade by Grade edited by Janet Way, Boosey and Hawkes Inc. publishers (Difficulty…

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Kyrene for Los Ninos

September 1, 2021

Music Maker Workshops is a collection site for Los Nino Elementary school supplies. We’re excited to be a drop off location for this school drive! From the organizer: “Kyrene de…

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Unfazed by the Sprinkler Fiasco

September 1, 2021

Meet Brody, Drummer Extraordinaire Brody was all ready to perform at a Friday Under the Lights Recital at the Urban Tuk Cafe.聽 These recitals were held last May, 2021.聽 This…

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She’s Ready to Learn

September 1, 2021

Introducing Leah G. She’s always prepared & comes to lessons ready to learn. “Leah started having in-person lessons this month and has gone above and beyond! Her music is always…

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Becoming An Artist

August 31, 2021

Introducing Abigail J. Becoming an Artist Since starting to learn guitar in June of 2019, Abigail has gone above and beyond to grow her skills and challenge herself.聽 Her first…

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Ms. Kim is Ambassador of the Month

August 27, 2021

Ms. Kim Steedman is recognized as a valuable team player of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to Ms. Kim who is the Ambassador of the Month for the…

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A Violin Student Shines Bright

August 27, 2021

Introducing violin student Alinna O. “Alinna always brightens my day when I get to teach her violin! She is so sweet and always willing to do what is asked. She…

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A Creative Teen who Loves to Sing

August 23, 2021

Introducing Ava B, who’s loved to sing her whole life. Introducing and Featuring Ava who is a voice student at Music Maker Workshops.聽 Currently she is taking lessons with Ms.…

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Teaming up with Milano Music

August 15, 2021

Music Maker Workshops & Milano Music work together to provide instrument rentals for local schools. Music Maker Workshops has been working alongside the team of Milano Music for over two…

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Instrument Petting Zoo

August 15, 2021

Music Maker Workshops hosted an instrument petting zoo for the local community. This is a picture of Mr. Jacob C. playing the trombone for a young participant. On Saturday, August…

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Music is my Happy Place!

August 9, 2021

Celebrating 5 years teaching at Music Maker Workshops The saying “Music is my Happy Place” definitely seems to describe Emilio to a tee!聽 A teacher filled with positive energy and…

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MMW Hosted Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce Morning Mixer

August 9, 2021

When: Tuesday, Aug 10th Morning Mixer Thank you to all who attended the morning mixer at Music Maker Workshops on Tuesday, Aug 10th, 2021.   What is a Morning Mixer?…

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He Has an Ear for Rock, Metal, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, & R&B

August 6, 2021

Introducing Titus “Titus has been consistently playing at a high level that most students his age just don’t get near until late teen years. He spent a good amount of…

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Open House Sat Aug 14th, 2021

August 5, 2021

Open House at Music Maker Workshops Music Maker Workshops is hosting a Back-to-School Open House Saturday, August 14th from 9-11 am. All ages welcome! Kids will have the opportunity to…

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Flute Teacher is Making Beautiful Music Virtually & In-Studio

August 5, 2021

Ms. Rachel celebrates 1 year teaching at MMW Introducing Ms. Rachel R, Flute & Piano Instructor Rachel Reyes has been teaching at the studio for 1 year already.  She is…

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MMW Pop/Funk Band Looking for Musicians

August 4, 2021

What is this Program? This band meets at Music Maker Workshop once a week and is designed for middle-school & high-school students. This program teaches students how to improvise together,…

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Hitting All the Right Notes!

August 2, 2021

Student Recognition to Kinley C! Kinley comes to Music Maker Workshops for both Voice & Piano Lessons weekly.聽 This last year with the restrictions due to the pandemic she took…

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Forming Bonds Using Music as our Focal Point

August 1, 2021

Mr. Austen celebrates 12 years at MMW A Multi-instrumentalist, Performer & Thoughtful Teacher Austen has a BMus in Jazz Performance from ASU, as well as 20 years of experience as…

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Strumming Her Favorite Tunes

August 1, 2021

Introducting Savana a MMW Ukulele and Guitar Student. Savana started off with little know-how on the Uke but has spent a lot of time practicing to get better. She was…

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MMW Welcomes Whiz kidz Playland

August 1, 2021

Whiz Kidz Playland sets up in the same mall as MMW Recently Whiz Kids Playland has moved to a neighboring suite at the mall where Music Maker Workshops is located.聽…

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Dvorak & Bach are this Cellists Favorites

July 30, 2021

Introducing Mr. Tim C. “Tim has been a cello student at MMW for over 6 years. During that time he has participated in numerous recitals and spent hundreds of hours…

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Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce Award

July 30, 2021

Ahwatukee Community Cup Award Congratulations to Mrs. Jessica Magee who was awarded the Community Cup from the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce. This is in recognition for Jessica’s willingness to help…

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It’s a Wrap! Summer Camps 2021

July 27, 2021

Thank you Ahwatukee This was our 20th year of providing summer camp programming to the community of Ahwatukee.  We did minimal advertising and all our camps were sold out at…

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Fall 2021, Is your Teacher Sold Out?

July 26, 2021

List of Teacher Openings: Last Update 7/26/21 Mr. Allen (Guitar & Brass) Monday: SOLD OUTTuesday: 1 spot leftWednesday: SOLD OUTThursday: SOLD OUTFriday: 1 spot left聽 Mr. An (Violin & Viola)…

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Preparing for Band & Orchestra Season

July 26, 2021

We are a Milano’s Music Depot Serving Ahwatukee since 1997 Music Maker Workshops has been working collaboratively with Milano’s to provide Ahwatukee with Locally owned and maintained instruments. Ahwatukee residents…

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Piano Competition Summer 2021

July 26, 2021

Piano Competition at Music Maker Workshops The summer piano competition gives pianists an opportunity to showcase their skills with a selected piece on an acoustic piano. The end-of-summer showcase was…

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Summer Drum Competition 2021

July 26, 2021

Summer Drum Competition at MMW The summer drum competition gives drummers an opportunity to showcase their skills in a drum solo on an acoustic drum set. The end-of-summer showcase was…

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Updated Mask Policy

July 20, 2021

Mask Policy: Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through COVID-19. Face masks will be optional as of August 1st, 2021. We will continue to offer free masks at the…

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Studio Adding Pre-Teen & Teen Vocal Camps

May 17, 2021

Pre-Teen Camps for Ages 9-12 & Teen Camps for Ages 13-17 Music Maker Workshops is proud to offer a summer program designed for pre-teens and teens to strengthen their vocal…

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Teaching music is a family affair for Ahwatukee’s Music Maker Workshops

May 17, 2021

Teaching music is a family affair for Ahwatukee’s Music Maker Workshops By Sara Edwards – Contributing writer May 13, 2021, 4:47pm EDT Phoenix Business Journal Music Maker Workshops is made…

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Give Mom Music Lessons for Mother’s Day

April 28, 2021

Music Maker Workshops in Ahwatukee is honoring mothers in a unique way this year with a music lesson giveaway. Any resident in the community-children, friends, family – can nominate a…

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Music Maker Workshops puts own spin on Little Library

April 14, 2021

After Tammy Felker’s mother passed away, among the most difficult items to part with was her mother’s library of sheet music. She recalled how her mother Dee Felker played piano…

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Voted #1 Music Studio

April 1, 2021

Thank You Ahwatukee for Voting Us #1 Music Lesson Studio! After surviving the infamous year of the pandemic this award is pretty sweet; coupled with the taste of chocolate chip…

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Harry Potter Practice Incentive

April 1, 2021

Let’s Get Practicing! Who: Open to all active MMW students! Any student who completes the board will receive an invite to an exclusive studio party at the end of the…

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Flashcard Fridays/A Free Workshop for MMW Students

March 30, 2021

Why Are Flashcards Useful? Flashcards are one of the greatest ways to practice reading treble and bass clef notes. Some research has found that this kind of active recall retrieval…

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Custom MMW Music T-Shirt Collaboration with State-48

March 30, 2021

M More than just an apparel line, State Forty-Eight represents a lifestyle, a sense of community, and is an expression of pride. The homegrown brand offers gear for all that’s…

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Message from Directors- Update on the Govenor’s Executive Order

March 27, 2021

Dear MMW Families, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order yesterday that loosens COVID-19 restrictions in the community.  However, the Arizona Department of Health Services Emergency Measure 2020-04 is…

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Ahwatukee Small Business Bingo

February 21, 2021

Women in Business Our mission is to empower women to evolve personally and professionally by providing opportunities in leadership, development, education, and networking. Small Business Bingo Spring 2021 Women and…

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Summer Camps 2021

February 21, 2021

Planning A Summer to Remember Are you ready for your kiddos to unplug and to get their creative juices flowing?  We have the camp just for them! Spark our child’s…

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Fox 10 News Segment for Small Business Saturday

December 4, 2020

Fox 10 News came to speak to co-directors Kim Steedman & Shelley Yakubow and Founder Beverly Bigam about how COVID -19 has impacted their business.

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Local women entrepreneurs embrace challenges and rise up as shining stars

November 21, 2020
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Little Music Library

November 6, 2020

Music Books for Exchange Music Maker Workshops is proud to announce Ahwatukee’s first-ever Little Music Library for the community. Our Little Libraries program supports musicians of all ages in creating…

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Jessica Magee and the WIB

July 30, 2020

New Faces Lead Ahwatukee Women in Business In March of this year, Jess Magee volunteered to join Angelica Parra as co-chair of the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce Women in Business…

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Cindy Weir, Music is Language

May 14, 2020

Cindy Weir is a registered Speech Language Pathologist who began working with hospitals and providing in-home care to children of families in the 1990s. As she was working, she thought…

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Awesome Student at Music Maker Workshops

May 7, 2020

Cheston Brown Cheston with his teacher Ms. Cindy at Music Maker Workshops When Music Maker Workshops of Ahwatukee (MMW) opens on Monday mornings, Cheston Brown runs to his classroom for…

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Music Maker Workshops find antidote to quarantine.

April 30, 2020

Kim Steedman and Shelley Yakubow. co-directors of family-owned Music Maker Workshops in Ahwatukee flank long-time employee Jess Libman(Courtesy of Kevin Poleyumptewa/Moonlit Dreams Photography). By Coty Dolores Miranda, Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper,…

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How to Make the Most of Spring Break

March 11, 2020

How to Make the Most of Spring Break How to Make the Most of Spring Break (as a Music Student). Hello everyone, and welcome to Spring Break! I hope you…

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Saxophone Students playing in Jazz Ensemble

Why Joining An Ensemble Could Change Your Life

February 27, 2020

Why Joining An Ensemble Could Change Your Life Ensembles at Music Maker Workshops is something our local music studio is proud to provide.  Are you someone who likes playing their…

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Mr. Jacob playing at a gig, performing on stage.

The Benefits of a Guest Instructor

February 13, 2020

This week I would like to talk about the benefits of a guest instructor for lessons. I know teachers always want to be there for their students. Still, sometimes we…

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The Impact of Music on Language & Early Literacy

February 6, 2020

A Research Summary in Support of Kindermusik by Deanne Kells, M.A. Early childhood classroom teachers believe in the power of music to engage children. What scientifically based research supports the…

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Comforting your Pet with Music

February 6, 2020

How to Comfort Your Pet with Music Can music in our daily lives comfort our pets and make them happier?聽 Pets are emotional creatures with moods that swing every now…

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How to Prepare for a Lesson

February 5, 2020

There are a few simple ways to be prepared and get the most out of music lessons.   Practice your Music This one is as important as it is simple to…

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Music Maker Workshops’ Singing a Sweet Tune

December 13, 2019

Music Maker Workshops is a family-owned and operated music studio, in Ahwatukee, started by Mrs. Beverly Bigam in 1997.  This family business has been bringing the musical arts to the…

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Local Flute Teacher wins 1st Place in National Competion

October 11, 2019

Article by Foothills Living, October 2019 Edition. Ms. Abby Simpson Puckett teaches flute, piccolo, saxophone and piano at Music Maker Workshops and just won first prize of the National Flute…

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Book praises Ahwatukee woman, Music Maker Workshops

September 1, 2019

A new book that shows how music not only soothes the savage beast but can add a new dimension to almost anyone鈥檚 life, especially people 40 and older, has spotlighted an…

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Michael Kleinschmidt of Extraordinary Quality

July 11, 2019

Article by Foothills Living, July 2019 Edition When a 17-year-old athlete bolts through the front door of hishome saying that his piano lesson didn鈥檛 feel like practice andthat he wished…

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Have you Heard the Buzz?

May 11, 2019

Article by Foothills Living, May 2019 Edition. Take a tour of Music Maker Workshops and you鈥檒l likely hear all sorts of amazing sounds, from music to laughter. It鈥檚 an environment…

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Cronkite News Summer 2018

July 16, 2018
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Creating Little Mozarts

November 14, 2017

By Krystin Wiggs Ahwatukee Foothills News What comes first, a baby鈥檚 first steps or a baby鈥檚 first song?According to Kim Steedman, a Kindermusik teacher at Music Maker Workshops, enrolling babies…

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Best Music School/Studio

January 27, 2016

Music Makers Workshops3233 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 2480-706-1224 | musicmakerworkshops.com Music Maker Workshop offers lessons, instrument rentals, and programs such as “Rock Band” classes, where students can learn and collaborate…

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Family Studio Thrives

November 14, 2015

By Erin Sullivan Special to AFN Music Maker Workshops has flourished for 14 years in Ahwatukee Foothills as a true family business that continues to expand.Since its initial establishment, it…

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Kyrene Community Education partners with arts groups for Fine Arts Showcase

April 22, 2015

Apr 22, 2015 The Kyrene community is invited to attend an evening of fine arts entertainment on Friday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. at Mountain Pointe High School, 4201 E.…

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Music Makers summer camps celebrate art

April 6, 2014

By Allison Hurtado, Ahwatukee Foothills News Apr 6, 2014 Kids camps at Ahwatukee Music Makers this summer will have children bringing out their inner artist. Preschoolers, ages 3 to 6, can enjoy…

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