Our Time Press and the Bedford Stuyvesant community welcome “Fort Greene Music Scene” to the neighborhood. “Fort Greene Music Scene” which opened in 1996 is a private music studio for children and adults offering many services, such as: piano tuning and repair, private piano and guitar lessons, children’s music and video production as well as Koolkidz parties and workshops. “Fort Greene Music Scene” is the home of “Musicskool Records” and the “Koolkidz” performance group.
After 8 years in Fort Greene and 4 years in Clinton Hill, they have been “pushed out” and have landed in Bed Stuy. Jivana P. Condak, Director of “Fort Greene Music Scene” and the “Koolkidz”, states that at least 50% of her enrolled students had always come from Bedford Stuyvesant. She would like to thank the community for it’s consistent patronage over the past 12 years and hopes that her new location on the corner of Greene Ave and Nostrand Aves will make it more convenient for Bed Stuy students and their families, while still being accessible to Clinton Hill and Fort Greene.
June 2006 commemorated the Tenth Anniversary of “Fort Greene Music Scene’s” Annual Spring Recitals, showcasing the talent of many Fort Greene, Clinton Hill & Bed Stuy future stars. Recently, star student, 11 year old, Julian Silva won first place at the New York Knicks Kids Talent Search during the Half-Time Show at Madison Square Garden on March 26, 2007 where he performed a classical piece on the keyboard called Solfeggietto (written by Carl P. E. Bach). The participants compete for an educational IRA and are also awarded money. The winner is picked by audience applause. “Fort Greene Music Scene” congratulates Julian Silva for a job well done and wishes him only the best for a bright and prosperous future.
“Fort Greene Music Scene” would like to thank their new neighbors: “The Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center” at 670 Lafayette Ave. (located in Tompkins Park) for opening their doors to the “Koolkidz” singing group for rehearsals as well as “Magnolia Tree Earth Center” at 677 Lafayette Ave. for the privilege of restoring and renovating their old upright grand piano and bringing it back to life. Look out for upcoming events at both of these locations.
The new “Fort Greene Music Scene” is located at: 491 Greene Ave #3 (corner of Nostrand Ave). Phone/fax: 718 643 2817.
Call to schedule tunings, lessons, parties, workshops, auditions or to book the “Koolkidz” to perform.