Best local Music, Arts & Entertainment Music Maker Workshops won the BeLOCAL BESTLocal business Award last week.  The presentation ceremony was held at the Ahwatukee Foothills Golf Course. BeLOCAL invited business owners from all over the valley.  Business owners from Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, San Tan, and Ahwatukee attended the event.  Winners took home a plaque…

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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 to start a music school. The studio started as a traveling musical workshop program.  This is why the studio has the name, ‘workshops’ within it. …

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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!  With various themes, these camps spark creativity and fun around learning new instruments. Students get to choose three instruments to learn from piano, guitar, ukulele, violin, voice and drums. These camps are…

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Introducing Cheston! Cheston, 11, was born with several medical issues and diagnosed with Autism Spetrum Disorder at age 2.  He started taking music lessons at our studio a few years ago.  He takes weekly piano lessons with Ms. Cindy and together they’ve developed a great bond. Phoenix Children’s Article on Cheston To read about Cheston’s…

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Music Maker Workshops is proud to present the 2022 Spring Recitals.  These recitals will be held at Esperanza church in Ahwatukee.  This facility has a beautiful campus and quaint chapel with lovely acoustics.  We appreciate their support of Esperanza over the years.  We have been using their facility for over a decade.  This spring they…

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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 4th year we have held the drum competition. It started as an idea from one of our instructors, Mr. David, as a chance to honor…

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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 me to play like a toy since my first birthday. Here is a picture of me when I was four years old playing the violin…

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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 fly. – Explained Instructor Alex What is Jam Night? We think it’s very important for students to get out of the classrooms and have the…

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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 hearing music that I’m playing.” What is your favorite song to play and why? ” The Magic Man is my favorite song to play because…

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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 music exciting fun and I think it’s hard for students especially my age and even younger to enjoy practicing and learning music. She makes it…

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