Article by Foothills Living, May 2019 Edition.
Take a tour of Music Maker Workshops and you’ll likely hear all sorts of amazing sounds, from music to laughter. It’s an environment buzzing with activity, a joyful place that fosters creativity. MMW is locally owned and operated and was founded on the vision of promoting positive music making by Mrs. Beverly Bigam in 1997. Since Mrs. Bigam’s retirement,
her daughters Kim Steedman and Shelley Yakubow, co-direct the studio. With the faithfulness of the community, the studio has steadily grown and developed into an Ahwatukee gem.
Music Maker Workshops offers lessons in a variety of instruments with options for both children and adults. In addition to the weekly lessons, programs include Kindermusik, Rock & Jazz Bands, Classical & Folk
String Ensembles, and Drum Corps.
One of the most exciting options are the summer music camps. This year the studio has added full-day options for working parents with music in the morning and art in the afternoon. For teens, there is a summer “bootcamp” that provides multi lessons within the week to prepare for school programs and auditions.
One of the many benefits of belonging to a studio is the resource of an amazing team. Teamwork is highly encouraged and students have options to find teachers that best fit their learning styles and personalities. Teachers keep things exciting with sharing new ideas and together hosting events for students such as recitals, showcases and community gigs. The studio aims for academic excellence and pursues the highest quality of lessons with persistent commitment. There are many curriculum options and methods used at the studio to aid in learning.
Drop by for a tour; with 16 classrooms and a spacious
interactive foyer, there’s lots to see. It’s conveniently
located on the SE Corner of 32nd Street and Chandler Boulevard in the Dutch Bro Plaza. Check out the website for lesson, class and summer camp information: