Founded on October 23 1993, MGS began in a 250 sq ft. storefront on Amity Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Three years later, we moved into a 1200 sq ft. space on Court Street. Exactly 3 years after that, we expanded into 2 adjoining retail spaces allowing us to offer a complete line of musical instruments, equipment rentals, sheet music, repairs and lessons. 10 fantastic and exciting years later, sadly, we lost our lease. After much thought and deliberation, we decided to close and not relocate; until now!
With a brand new concept, focusing on services and accessories for all beginner and professional musicians, MGS has once again reopened it's doors! This time in a partnership with Big Wrench Piano Care. "This was just the right time and the right location to bring it back. The neighborhood has been needing us, and it feels so good to be back!" says Mingo Tull owner of MGS. We urge you to stop in and say hi; we would love to meet new comers and to see you all again.
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COBBLE HILL — Kid musicians can band together this fall as a Smith Street music shop begin their new school year for performers.
“Rock’Scool” hopes to bring together intermediate young and adult musicians “wanting to play together in an ensemble,” said Mingo Tull, owner of the Musicians’ General Store who is conducting the course.
Now in its second year, Rock’Scool is a spin-off from Jack Black's movie, “School of Rock”, where a band of fifth-graders win a “Battle of the Bands” under the unlikely tutelage of rocker Dewey Finn, played by Black.
But unlike the film, Rock’Scool welcomes all genres of music from classical and pop to jazz and R&B, and also teaches lessons on musical theory. Next year, Tull plans to add recording production classes, he said.
“It’s not just geared for Rock and Roll,” said Tull whose 177 Smith St. Brooklyn shop offers private music lessons, musical accessories along with performance stage equipment and school instrument rentals.
For most of the students, who will be split into two age groups of 7 to 12 and 13 and above, Rock’Scool is their first experience playing in an ensemble, said Tull.
Tull, who is the bandleader of a 9 piece Dance band Metropolis Band NYC, saw the value in bringing together talented musicians and giving them a platform to perform, he said.
Depending on the size and instrument makeup of the class, one or two teachers will instruct the students who will rehearse together, learn new songs and prepare for a finale live performance at the end of the course.
“We want to be able to create bands out of these groups,” said Tull, who hopes that the students will continue to play together long after the course ends.
The two-month course will be conducted in Mirco Museum’s building at 123 Smith St. and is reasonably priced at $280 per student for 8 weekly 90-minute classes.
Along with helping their individual and group musical skills, the course also helps students develop a stage presence and overcome performance fears.
“I see a personal growth in these students,” said Tull. “And ultimately, I see musicians.”
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From DNA info's article on Rock'Scool By Nikhita Venugopal on October 1,2013