Discover Our School
Whether you are looking for fun and age-relevant music classes and lessons for your kids, or you are of a certain age and still dreaming of playing in a band, the Beacon Music Factory is here for you. We have as many adult students as kids!
Beacon Music Factory opened its doors in January this year, and the place has been buzzing ever since. With its quarters in the lower level of the First Presbyterian Church at 50 Liberty Street, Beacon, the Beacon Music Factory’s instructors are a group of professional musician/teachers who came together to start a school with innovative and affordable classes for every age group.
These teachers represent a wealth of musical experience. Between them, they have produced and played on hit records, performed in symphonies, and in clubs and arenas, and led workshops and panels at festivals. For them, this school represents their desire to share what they know. All of our teachers also agree there is always more to be learned.
Since we opened we’ve met many kids in our neighborhood who are very curious about the school, who would also like to participate, but do not have the means. Clearly there is a need today for music education for all.
We hear it all the time from parents who tell us,“yes, my son took violin at school the one year it was offered.” Music education is shrinking in the public schools. We are proud to establish a need-based scholarship fund at BMF. The Dutchess County Arts Council is the fiscal sponsor of the fund. Our goal this year is to raise $2,500, and distribute ten $250 scholarships.
The school has been continually growing throughout this first year and we could not be more thrilled to now be offering such a tremendous range of classes—and that's thanks to our students, who keep coming back and asking for more.