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The Art of Beatmaking 101

The Art of Beatmaking 101

57 reviews
Vinyl is making a comeback around Williamsburg and Greenpoint! We'll meet at the Building Beats HQ and take you record shopping at one of Greenpoint's hidden-gem record shops. Then we'll head back to learn about the art of sampling and beat-making using the records you've picked out. By the end of the experience,…
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
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What's included

Beat-making equipment I'll also provide a one-dollar bin record for each participant.

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Building Beats
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Building Beats

PlayPlay (Jess) is a DJ, producer, scholar and activist interested in local music scenes, dance floor dynamics, sound design and music history, with over a decade of experience. Teaches select Saturdays and Sundays. DJ RAY BLK (Rayvaughn) is a DJ, Producer, and Educator hailing from Queens. He is the creator of American Producer's League (a popular NYC producer competition) and also has a music business channel where he provides advice to up-and-coming artists. Teaches Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.

About the organization

Building Beats

Building Beats provides DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to underserved youth. We envision a world where any individual can pursue their passion and build a career out of it. To realize this vision, we empower individuals and help them become self‑sufficient, creative producers that will benefit their community while leading personally fulfilling lives.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Building Beats.

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Where you'll be

Building Beats is where we make beats, listen to music, and plan our next workshop. The adjoining areas are well known for music, food, and nightlife that you can explore further. Academy Records, one of Brooklyn's finest record shops, features a great selection of new and used vinyl, perfect for sampling.


If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Mon, Sep 23    From 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
$75 per person
4 of 4 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Please note that we will be walking from the headquarters to the record store—about five blocks and back. Comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing are recommended.
Building Beats
music lesson
The Art of Beatmaking 101
57 reviews
From $75/person
57 reviews
From $75/person