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, teaches an extended palette of chords, composition, and knowledge of melody.
It's a small group of intermediate to advanced musicians.
Looking for Musicians of All Instruments & Vocalist
This band has recently transitioned from being a Jazz band to focusing more on pop/funk-oriented songs. They are in need of an instrumentalist (guitar, sax and/or trumpet) & vocalist.
Now that they are learning more pop/funk songs everyone has agreed they could really use a vocalist.
They practice Tuesday evenings from 3:45-4:30 pm at Music Maker Workshops.
$135.00/month or only $85/mo for current MMW studying with private lessons.
Pop/Funk Band Directed by Mr. Emilio Vargas
With a passion for musical diversity and integrity, saxophonist Emilio V. strives to adapt to the vast world of musical environments. As an educator and performer, Mr. Vargas has found himself in a wide range of musical settings including a performance with Catfood Records blues recording artist Johnny Rawles, a set of record collaborations with local AZ hip-hop and neo-soul artists, and a beat workshop instructor for girl scouts in Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum. While attending ASU School of Music, Mr. Vargas had the great pleasure of working in latin and big band settings with ASU Jazz faculty Bryon Ruth, Michael Kocour, Dom Moio and Jeff Libman. Having completed his MM in Jazz Studies from ASU, Emilio now seeks to expand his performance experience and take his musical talents further to teach and advocate for music education at all levels.