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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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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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 to drum along with a kid’s TV show when I was around six years old. From that point, really anytime I was near a drumset…

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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 E. Y. Harburg Introducing Molly who has been cast as Dorthy! My favorite place to practice singing at home is definitely my room! I can…

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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 to have Tatum on our faculty.  Let’s hear about her musical  journey… Follow those dreams! And if a door closes, open a new one!  When…

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An interview with Chulyoung Park Chulyoung has recently joined the faculty at Music Maker Workshops.  Chulyoung teaches Classical, Rock, Pop & Folk.  He’s open to teaching all ages and ability levels. Music is the most precious gift in the world. Don’t doubt the power of music and always be prepared for where music needs to…

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