Alphabet City Music Workshops

Music theory is cool, not complicated.

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Music Basics Workshop Mondays 2021
Guitar for Beginners Workshop Saturdays 2021

Tamara Hey’s Web-Series

Tamara Hey Make it Quick


“I liked the song dissection segments the best and even enjoyed struggling through the songwriting exercise.”
– Lee S.

“It was a great start for me to connect the dots and filling in the gaps between my early basic music training and what I have learned on the job. Looking forward to doing more and learning to make charts.”
– Gina H. 

Hittin’ the Road!

Alphabet City Music Visits Regional Songwriting Groups…

“Thanks, Tamara!  You were FABULOUS!! Intuitive, intelligent, informative and inspiring!  Tamara, you were patient and so brilliant about explaining and walking into the world of Theory for Songwriters.

We all are anxious to grab that Circle of Fifths and start playing musical hopscotch with melodies and chords.  We hope to have you come back sometime to continue the journey you started us on! “Yours, Martin Swinger,
President, Maine Songwriter’s Association

  • Songwriting
  • Music Theory
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Manhattan /  online
  • Make it Quick Instagram Videos
  • 5-week workshops in NYC
  • Online workshops
  • All-day intensives
  • Beginner-Advanced
  • Music meetups
  • Music Stores
  • Music Schools
  • Songwriting
  • Music Theory

Customize a workshop…

Arrange something special for your songwriting group, music students, music store customers.


A little music theory can go a long way!
  • Read and write basic notation
  • Intro to keys and chords
  • Change the key of a melody
  • Time signatures

Recommended: 2 hours. The length and content of this class can be customized.


Expand your songwriting options!
  • Keys and chords in a key
  • Harmonizing a melody
  • Change the key of a melody/song
  • Basic rhythm and song sections

Recommended: 2 hours. The length and content of this class can be customized.


Intermediate-advanced techniques!
  • Fancier chords
  • Borrowed chords
  • Modulation
  • Basic song charts

Recommended: 2 hours. The length and content of this class can be customized.

After studying with Tamara, I can play my melodies on a keyboard, find the right chords to go with them, and put it all on sheet music to take to a producer.  I used to tell people I was a lyricist.  Now, I tell them I’m a songwriter.

Chris G.

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