A MUSIC STUDIO DESIGNED FOR THE COMMUNITY

Music Maker Workshops LLC is Ahwatukee's Premiere music studio.  This locally family-owned music lesson studio was founded by Mrs. Beverly Bigam in 1997 and is currently co-directed by her daughters Kim Steedman and Shelley Yakubow.  We offer both in-person and online music lessons for students as young as four years old up to senior citizens.
 
With a team of over 35 amazing teachers, we pride ourselves on finding the correct teacher for each student.  The collaboration of our team is our strength as we work together to help students achieve their goals.
 
It's been 25 years since Mrs. Bigam opened this music studio here in Ahwatukee. So naturally, we are closely connected with many families in the community.  In addition, we are thankful for our collaboration with the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce and local business owners.   Plus, we've earned recognition as being the  #1 music studio by the voters of Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper for eight years in a row!  We'd love to have you join our studio community.   

A Few Benefits of Becoming a MMW Student

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Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Drums, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Saxophone, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo for Students of All Ages in One Location!

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Virtual lessons are always available for students.  We follow CDC guidelines and recommendations for in-studio lessons.  Now masks are optional, we use hand sanitizer stations and there is continual cleaning before and after each lesson.     

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We are a team dedicated to providing music lessons, programs and performance opportunities for students of all ages and levels, with the goal of growing musical intelligence and appreciation.  

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We have two recitals annually held at Esperanza Lutheran Church and quarterly showcases at Hawthorne Court.  Also students in our music programs have performed at:  Local Restaurants, Festivals and Parades.

MEET THE TEAM

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Last night we had the honor of attending the 2023 Impact Awards hosted by the @ahwatukee_chamber & @womeninbusinessahwatukee

Ms. Cindy was nominated for "Educator of the Year" and Music Makers was nominated "Medium business of the year". It was a wonderful night of celebrating alongside so many amazing local businesses throughout Ahwatukee.

Thank you to the Ahwatukee community for your continued support of the arts, and our women-led, family-owned musc studio 🎶

#impactawards #makinganimpact #supportlocal
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Did you know Music Makers has a podcast?!?

If you haven't heard it yet, tune in for episode 3 as Mr. Joe shares his insights in learning music and keeping creative!

Listen here:
https://mmwaz.com/mmw-podcast/
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"One of my favorite moments at music makers this year was seeing two students perform together and really enjoy it. It's really cool to see students get excited to play, and I love trying to find what motivates and inspires them." -Mr. Sean

Sean is an amazing drum, guitar and uke instructor and we're so lucky to have him on our faculty. Join us in celebrating Sean's 2nd Anniversary with Music Makers! 🎉🎉🎉
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Who doesn't love cookies? Mia and Maritza took teamwork to the next level today to sell lots of cookies. 🎉

We're excited to help them get closer to achieving their sales goals so they can donate funds raised to foundations close to their hearts.❤️

Visit the studio between 4-7p weekdays and Saturdays 10a-1p to get your girl scout cookies! 🍪
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

I lucked into this fabulous music opportunity when a friend invited my kids. Fast forward two years and we are ALL taking music lessons here. I've always wanted to learn piano, but who has the time? Waiting for my kids in their own lessons, I realized I now did have the time. They squeezed us all into the same day and time, and accommodates my work schedule. When a child in drums was desperate to quit, I sent them to chat with the front desk. The response was better than great - and that same child is now taking DJ lessons (that really have become piano, but since I didn't approve piano is much more exciting for them to sneak out in their way... Of course I'm thrilled!) My piano lessons are fabulous and all the instructors are equally awesome! I've been tapping my novice instructions on my steering wheel when caught in traffic every morning... And am surprised I'm finally doing what I never thought possible. A++++!!!!"

M. E.

"Kids did a week long summer camp; music + art. They loved it and want to go back for more next year!"

Ellen Tadman

"We LOVE Music Makers. My 6 year old daughter takes piano lessons weekly and has also gone to camp there. She is learning so much from the amazing Mrs. Shelley every week! The camps are wonderful. They get to learn three different instruments of their choice in small groups. All the teachers at camp were fantastic. They did a super cute performance for the parents on the last day of camp and we got to go to the different classrooms and see everything they learned that week. Definitely recommend Music Makers!"

Heather Cahill

"Music Makers Workshops is the ONLY camp and weekly lesson that my kids get excited about. The instructors are patient, knowledgeable and FUN! We always look forward to seeing the same instructors year after year and getting to know the new ones. As a parent, I am so pleased to see my children's enthusiasm for learning to play different instruments and watching them fall in love with music - thank you MMW!"

Candice Yoder

"My daughter has taken piano lessons at Music Maker Workshops since she was 4, and she is turning 13 this December. Mrs. B. and her family, as well as Jess have always EXCEEDED my EXPECTATIONS, and have been a crucial part of my daughter's musical life. Key points are them recommending teachers who motivate and stimulate my daughter vs. me having to NAG her to practicing. Mary is her current piano teacher and has EXCEEDED our expectations with teaching my daughter how to write in and improvise by adding melodies and harmonies to make the piece more difficult. Mary helps motivate, yet diversify my daughter by having a classical piece, jazz piece, and popular piece for flexibility. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Music Maker Workshops!"

Kim Horn