This is an independent platform making elite education and mentorship accessible.
Everyone learns together in a constructive community environment,
to develop a base foundation towards professional development.
$10 drop-in workshops run 50 weeks a year.
These workshops are supplemented with free programming supported by public granting organizations for specific communities and more advanced development.
WHO ARE WE FOR?
All Instruments All Levels All Perspectives
Our legacy is our participants and their successes.
Independence with constructive direction is the key to artistic freedom.
Our mandate is to guide participants to activate their own development.
This program is for anyone who wants to learn everything.
This is for the people in love with music with a passion.
We are not here to make money off of independent artists.
Information cannot be owned... but it's our job to help manage it.
We are demystifying the art, sharing the best information that we can.
Is there a disconnected feeling with a new instrument?
Is a lack of technique or knowledge dampening creativity?
Are music lessons too expensive or lacking relevant outcomes?
Is there more guess work than ideal for composing?
Is transitioning to live shows with artists an intimidating step?
Is there a lack of communication skills when working with others?
RAPPER / SINGER
Is writing verses stronger than hooks or vice versa?
Is it a struggle to write an impactful bridge?
Are to 2-chord loops or YouTube beats slowing artistic growth?
PLAYER / DIRECTOR
Are gigs fulfilling with artists consistently progressing?
Is it hard to unlock approaches to generalized concepts?
Are sessions with vocalists lacking tangible productivity?
Are musicians able to deliver what you ask of them?
Is there concern about vocal health for an upcoming tour?
Is communication a struggle in collaborating with others?
The BAR Institute presents
This program was for any youth ages 13-18 looking to develop towards
building professional careers in music as well as learning to play instruments
and gain a background in technical components of music.
2018 VIBE Arts & Platform A
The BAR Institute presents PARENTS
This was a workshop designed for music artists with
young children seeking professional development,
childcare, and youth music lessons for ages 2-5.
Skwaabeywis Seed Grant
This project was our first intensively
emotional hip-hop performance series,
and remains as our flagship motive of the
program towards professional development.