gamelan with toriAcme offers a variety of small group workshops and ensembles as well as an intensive summer band program. We also run high school vocal audition prep classes each fall to help students who will be applying to LaGuardia and other local performing arts high schools. All workshops are capped at 5 students.

To register for a workshop, or for more information, please email

Upcoming workshops:


MONDAY EVENINGS 5:45 – 7:00 with Rebecca Pronsky
(Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23) SESSION FULL

THURSDAY EVENINGS 5:45 – 7:00 with Shelly Girolami
(Sep 14, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26) SESSION FULL

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 4:15 – 5:30 with Juliet Strong
(Sep 15, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27) SESSION FULL

FRIDAY EVENINGS 5:45 – 7:00 with Juliet Strong
(Sep 15, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27) SESSION FULL

It’s time for high school auditions again, so we’re running our 6-week workshop for 8th graders interested in vocal programs at NYC performing arts high schools. Students will learn the skills to succeed at auditions for LaGuardia, Murrow, PPAS, Frank Sinatra, and other performing arts high schools in New York City. This class will prepare students for both the required rhythm and melody testing, as well as for singing a cappella in front of judges. We’ll cover what makes a great audition and workshop songs for each other. $250. The class is capped at 5 students and sells out quickly, so please email as soon as possible to register.


6 SUNDAY EVENINGS dates TBA with Rebecca Pronsky

For our advanced voice students, ages 16 – adult, this is a unique opportunity to work with a professional live band. Singers will learn how to effectively lead a group of instrumentalists by understanding the roles of each instrument, musical terms used in a jazz setting, how to make charts, and how to transpose. The workshop gives singers the experience they need to develop important musicianship, leadership, performance, and communication skills. Workshop meets for 6 weeks with a performance to follow9. Requires teacher approval and pre-registration. Maximum 5 students. $350 

13754315_1842068746014681_9171982931966722270_nSUMMER BAND & RECORDING INTENSIVE

July 2 – 6, 2018 with Rich Bennett & Rebecca Pronsky

For our advanced students ages 13 – 15, this week-long summer program is a great opportunity to grow as a musician. Students play together in a band, explore songwriting, learn about audio engineering, and record a final song in our recording studio. Daily special guest speakers introduce students to new musical ideas and instruments. Recent topics have included Touch Sensitive Electronic Instruments, Musical Chaos, History of Saxophone, Intro to Gamelan, Lyric Writing, and Abelton & Sampling. Maximum 5 students per week. $675