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The New Standard in Music Education

Lessons

Architekt is dedicated to educating musicians.

 

Architekt offers professional instruction in a wide range of instruments through the guidance of our highly trained and knowledgable instructors. Our lesson rooms are fully equipped with quality pianos, hi-tech guitar & bass rigs, and top-of-the-line acoustic drumsets.

Lessons are conducted on a weekly basis in thirty, forty-five, or sixty-minute sessions. Additional or extended sessions can also be booked upon request. Billing is done by the calendar month with payment due at the beginning of every month.

 

 

Tuition:

30-Minute Lessons - $30/wk

45-Minute Lessons - $45/wk

60-Minute Lessons - $60/wk
 

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Programs

Since the day we opened, our Performance Groups and Classes have been a huge part of what makes the education program at Architekt great. These exciting courses allow students to go deeper than just one-on-one lessons. Check out our current courses listed below!


Vocal Select

This year-long program has been crafted for high-school students looking to perfect their vocal technique. Vocal select is dedicated to thorough technique training with a goal to produce excellent performance. Throughout the year, accepted students will learn to excel in music theory, vocal blending, and performance. To participate, interested students must audition at our Butler location on June 3rd, 2017. Click the button below to reserve your audition spot.

When: Rehearsals will be held twice a month beginning Sept 2017, on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings.
Where: Architekt Butler
Tuition: $60/month

Rock Ensemble

If you’ve been around Architekt for a while, you know what this is all about.  Since we opened in October 2010, the Rock Ensemble has become a mainstay of our education community.  Always a student favorite, the rock ensemble is the best way for students of all ages and skill levels to build their techniques in a band setting.  Join together in a band with musical peers and one of our instructors to advance your musicianship in a full band setting!

Tuition: 14-Week Course, just $30 per 90 minute class.

Music Theory

Levels: I, II, III, IV

Learn the language of music with our music theory classes!  As students advance their skills, their knowledge of music and theory needs to grow with it.  Our college level music course helps students enhance their knowledge and prepare for continued growth as a musician.  Theory is offered to all students, but is especially great for those who someday wish to pursue a music career!  Class levels based on availability.

Tuition: 14-Week Course, just $30 per 90 minute class.

Recording Techniques

Levels: I & II

In our Recording classes, students will learn how to record on computer based recording software such as ProTools and Logic Pro as well as the basics of analog gear.  Recording is offered to all students on all instruments!  Class levels based on availability.

Tuition: 14-Week Course, just $30 per 90 minute class.

Summer Intensives

Bring your education to the next level this summer.

We've never liked the word 'Camp' when describing our summer programs. For some reason, when we hear programs called 'Summer Music Camp' it just brings to mind casually playing acoustic guitars around a campfire on a lake somewhere, while being attacked by mosquitoes.

We don't have camps.

We call them 'Intensives'. And our summer programs are just that. Students who enroll in our Summer Intensives know that they'll call our world class recording studio their 'home' for the program. They'll call our venue's stage their 'office'. We give our students a hands-on, real-world experience that puts them in the real world of professional music. More than anything though, our intensives are intense fun! Enrollment is always very limited, so don't wait. We'll see you there!

Ready to bump your skills up a notch? Learn from the best while jamming with other musicians in your skill level! Through fun exercises, instrument-specific breakout groups and music theory instruction, you’ll walk away with more versatility in your instrument and the ability to improvise with friends! This week-long course runs from 9AM-12PM each day.

Improv Summer Intensive
July 31 - August 4
9:00am - 12:00pm
$300

 

Our Summer Songwriting Intensive is a program geared towards students who love writing modern music, or want to learn how to. Students will get composition assignments throughout the week and ultimately will spend their last day in our world-class recording studio with session musicians recording their composition.

Throughout the week, students will get a chance to: learn music theory, learn how to write for each instrument, get ideas and tips for writing lyrics and melodies, learn producing and recording strategies, rehearse and record with session musicians. Space is extremely limited for this program. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

Songwriting
Glen Rock: July 17 - 21
Butler: July 24 - 28
9:00am - 12:00pm

About Architekt

On October 15th, 2010, we cut the ribbon with the town council of Butler, NJ and opened our doors for business. At just 23 years old, George and I hardly had any idea what we were getting into. We weren't exactly sure how we even managed to pull this off in the first place. 

What we were sure of, was that we wanted to provide the best possible place for musicians to call home. We wanted a lesson studio that was based around sound musical pedagogy, while still keeping it exciting. We wanted a recording studio that was world-class, but without all the music-industry garbage that goes with it. We wanted an all-age venue that was clean, and well-run. 

Basically, Architekt is a "for us, by us" type of place. It's the place we always wished we had growing up. It's also the place that we want to be now; as professional musicians. 

If you're in the "Architekt Family", we hope you feel the same way we do! If you're considering us, we'd love to show you what we're all about.

Our Staff

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KURT WUBBENHORST - Drums, Percussion, Electric Bass, Guitar
Location: BUTLER

Kurt is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and educator. As co-founder of Architekt, Kurt's love for education is a cornerstone on which Architekt has been built. His approach to education influences not only his students, but his staff as well. As a private instructor, Kurt has been educating students since 2002. He has a B.S.E. in Music Education from Seton Hall University, where he graduated cum laude and was awarded the Julius Szako award for music. As a studio session musician Kurt has recorded with Sevendust, OneHundredThousand, Wolfgang Van Halen, Call Me No One, Hello Demons...Meet Skeletons, Jerad Finck, and many other projects.

JASON WARREN - Piano, Voice, Guitar
Location: BUTLER

Jason Warren is a composer who combines his advanced understanding of classical and jazz theory with his love for rock in his solo project, Barfunkl. At William Paterson University, he studied piano performance along with independent studies in harmony, composition and electronic music. Jason has taught piano, guitar, voice, bass and drums along with independent studies in composition for 15 years. During that time, he has also directed choirs and musicals, composed, produced and recorded several albums, and performed with several rock bands all over the east coast. In 2004 and 2005, Jason worked as a writer, producer, pianist and guitarist with Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC.

CHRISTINE RAUSCHENBACH - Piano, Voice Location: BUTLER & GLEN ROCK Christine Rauschenbach (Mezzo-Soprano) is an experienced performer and soloist in the classical, rock, and musical theater styles, performing in venues in the tri-state area and abroad in England and France, including her upcoming collaboration as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in the year 2016. Christine's enthusiasm for music easily translates into her interactive teaching style. She believes in the art of reflection and encourages all of her students to reflect on their work. “Every voice is like a fingerprint, no two are alike.” with this teaching model, Christine has created a studio environment that is encouraging and challenging students to become more confident in their own abilities and allows students to map their own growth. She earned her B.A in Music Education from Montclair State University.

CHRISTINE RAUSCHENBACH - Piano, Voice
Location: BUTLER & GLEN ROCK

Christine Rauschenbach (Mezzo-Soprano) is an experienced performer and soloist in the classical, rock, and musical theater styles, performing in venues in the tri-state area and abroad in England and France, including her upcoming collaboration as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in the year 2016. Christine's enthusiasm for music easily translates into her interactive teaching style. She believes in the art of reflection and encourages all of her students to reflect on their work. “Every voice is like a fingerprint, no two are alike.” with this teaching model, Christine has created a studio environment that is encouraging and challenging students to become more confident in their own abilities and allows students to map their own growth. She earned her B.A in Music Education from Montclair State University.

STEVE CAPECCI - Electric & Upright Bass, Ukelele Location: BUTLER & GLEN ROCK Steve is an accomplished session bass player, performer, composer and producer. As a private instructor, Steve has been giving bass lessons for five years and models his teaching style after the many accomplished bass players who instructed him. He focuses on technique while keeping the goals of his students at the forefront. Steve has been playing bass for 14 years and has a B.A. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He enjoys sharing new ideas with his students and helping them play more efficiently.

ALEX GOLDENTHAL - Guitar
Location: GLEN ROCK

Alex is a guitarist, songwriter, and session musician. Since Architekt began in 2010, Alex has been a core member of the education team. As a guitar instructor, his technical prowess mixed with an enthusiastic approach has made him a sought after teacher. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Alex began a career in teaching, session work and touring the United States. He has been studying guitar for 15 years and is an expert in progressive modern rock guitar techniques and improvisation.

 

 

STEVE CAPECCI - Electric & Upright Bass, Ukelele
Location: BUTLER & GLEN ROCK

Steve is an accomplished session bass player, performer, composer and producer. As a private instructor, Steve has been giving bass lessons for five years and models his teaching style after the many accomplished bass players who instructed him. He focuses on technique while keeping the goals of his students at the forefront. Steve has been playing bass for 14 years and has a B.A. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He enjoys sharing new ideas with his students and helping them play more efficiently.

TYLER KOLLINOK - Drums & Percussion Location: BUTLER & GLEN ROCK Tyler is a drummer/percussionist and recording engineer from Wyckoff, NJ. He attended Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA and received a B.M. in Music Recording Technology, a B.A. in Music with Concentrations in Composition and Jazz Studies, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. From a performance standpoint, Tyler has taken part in as many musical endeavors as possible. During his four years in college, he was a member of the college jazz band, symphonic band, percussion ensemble, and marching band, where he was a section leader for three years. Outside of collegiate activities, Tyler has performed and recorded with dozens of different bands and solo acts. He also owns his own small independent record company called Stranger Thing Recordings, which features albums he’s produced and released. He currently is a member of the folk band The Jayplayers, who are based around Harrisburg, PA. As a teacher, Tyler knows that music is one of the best forms of expression a person can experience. He plans to help students reach their full potential and have fun doing so!

TYLER KOLLINOKDrums & Percussion
Location: BUTLER & GLEN ROCK

Tyler is a drummer/percussionist and recording engineer from Wyckoff, NJ. He attended Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA and received a B.M. in Music Recording Technology, a B.A. in Music with Concentrations in Composition and Jazz Studies, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. From a performance standpoint, Tyler has taken part in as many musical endeavors as possible. During his four years in college, he was a member of the college jazz band, symphonic band, percussion ensemble, and marching band, where he was a section leader for three years. Outside of collegiate activities, Tyler has performed and recorded with dozens of different bands and solo acts. He also owns his own small independent record company called Stranger Thing Recordings, which features albums he’s produced and released. He currently is a member of the folk band The Jayplayers, who are based around Harrisburg, PA. As a teacher, Tyler knows that music is one of the best forms of expression a person can experience. He plans to help students reach their full potential and have fun doing so!

JUSTIN PUGLISE - Guitar, Recording Location: GLEN ROCK & BUTLER

JUSTIN PUGLISE - Guitar, Recording
Location: GLEN ROCK & BUTLER

JUSTIN SABAJ - Guitar Location: BUTLER Justin is a guitarist, improviser, composer-songwriter, performer and educator. He has been teaching the guitar for over 15 years and playing for over 20 years.  He progressed from self instruction to private study, winning both regional and national jazz soloist awards in his youth. He then went on to study Jazz Performance at William Paterson.  Justin has performed and recorded with numerous local & national groups.  He released an album of expectation defying original music he co-produced in 2014.  Though his background is steeped in jazz, he possesses a deep love for all music.  His goal in teaching is simple:  Help others make music.  Harmony, rhythm and good technique are merely tools by which we find empowerment through authentic self-expression.

JUSTIN SABAJ - Guitar
Location: BUTLER

Justin is a guitarist, improviser, composer-songwriter, performer and educator. He has been teaching the guitar for over 15 years and playing for over 20 years.  He progressed from self instruction to private study, winning both regional and national jazz soloist awards in his youth. He then went on to study Jazz Performance at William Paterson.  Justin has performed and recorded with numerous local & national groups.  He released an album of expectation defying original music he co-produced in 2014.  Though his background is steeped in jazz, he possesses a deep love for all music.  His goal in teaching is simple:  Help others make music.  Harmony, rhythm and good technique are merely tools by which we find empowerment through authentic self-expression.

SHANE STANTON - Recording, Drums Location: BUTLER & GLEN ROCK Shane Stanton is a drummer, producer, and engineer who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Music Recording Technology. He has spent time as an assistant for J. Robbins out of Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Maryland and has played in various bands and ensembles throughout his career. His love for rock, jazz, and hip-hop translate into teaching his students to become more diverse listeners and players. Shane’s enthusiastic, hands on approach with students keeps them involved and wanting to learn more.

SHANE STANTON - Recording, Drums
Location: BUTLER & GLEN ROCK

Shane Stanton is a drummer, producer, and engineer who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Music Recording Technology. He has spent time as an assistant for J. Robbins out of Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Maryland and has played in various bands and ensembles throughout his career. His love for rock, jazz, and hip-hop translate into teaching his students to become more diverse listeners and players. Shane’s enthusiastic, hands on approach with students keeps them involved and wanting to learn more.

KRISTEN HOUSER - Piano, Voice, Woodwinds Location: BUTLER Kristen Houser received her B.A. in Music Education from Montclair State University with a concentration in voice. As a classically trained singer, she uses her specific training as a foundation for all types of singing styles. Kristen believes that classical training produces the best product: beautiful sound with the least amount of tension. This makes classical singing the safest technique for any singer. Along with singing, Kristen shares a passion for other instruments, such as the piano and various woodwind instruments. Her love for children, music, and teaching allows her to participate in the wonderful and exciting journey of discovery, discipline, and determination with her students. 

KRISTEN HOUSER - Piano, Voice, Woodwinds
Location: BUTLER

Kristen Houser received her B.A. in Music Education from Montclair State University with a concentration in voice. As a classically trained singer, she uses her specific training as a foundation for all types of singing styles. Kristen believes that classical training produces the best product: beautiful sound with the least amount of tension. This makes classical singing the safest technique for any singer. Along with singing, Kristen shares a passion for other instruments, such as the piano and various woodwind instruments. Her love for children, music, and teaching allows her to participate in the wonderful and exciting journey of discovery, discipline, and determination with her students. 

JOHN CREIGHTON - Piano, Guitar Location: GLEN ROCK John is a musician, educator and performer from Glen Rock, NJ with almost 20 years of experience.  He is a believer in building a solid musical foundation and fostering a sense of dedication and enthusiasm in his students.  These skills not only result in success in music but also in life.   Aside from teaching piano and guitar, John works as a professional musician, music director, recording artist, songwriter and performer.  He has a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Scranton and hopes to pursue a master's degree in jazz performance. John is a member of the Hawthorne Gospel Choir, loves playing soccer and watching Seinfeld!

JOHN CREIGHTON - Piano, Guitar
Location: GLEN ROCK

John is a musician, educator and performer from Glen Rock, NJ with almost 20 years of experience.  He is a believer in building a solid musical foundation and fostering a sense of dedication and enthusiasm in his students.  These skills not only result in success in music but also in life.  

Aside from teaching piano and guitar, John works as a professional musician, music director, recording artist, songwriter and performer.  He has a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Scranton and hopes to pursue a master's degree in jazz performance. John is a member of the Hawthorne Gospel Choir, loves playing soccer and watching Seinfeld!

GERMÁN SÁNCHEZ Location: GLEN ROCK Classical and Jazz pianist and teacher, with more than eight years of experience teaching and more than 20 years of performing experience. International Fulbright Scholar with published thesis on the relationship between math and music. “I bring to my students the commitment to open up their ears, allowing them to become acquainted with the Classical musical tradition, and also with jazz, bossa-nova, rock, pop, reggae, blues, and more. All these genres and styles have their own history, that makes them stand alone as a collective musical craft and need to be studied and understood from a practical point of view.”

GERMÁN SÁNCHEZ
Location: GLEN ROCK

Classical and Jazz pianist and teacher, with more than eight years of experience teaching and more than 20 years of performing experience. International Fulbright Scholar with published thesis on the relationship between math and music. “I bring to my students the commitment to open up their ears, allowing them to become acquainted with the Classical musical tradition, and also with jazz, bossa-nova, rock, pop, reggae, blues, and more. All these genres and styles have their own history, that makes them stand alone as a collective musical craft and need to be studied and understood from a practical point of view.”

Locations

 
 

Architekt Butler

One Boonton Avenue
Butler, New Jersey 07405

Phone: 973.291.8950
[email protected]

 

Architekt Glen Rock

959 Lincoln Avenue
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Phone: 201.882.1400
[email protected]

 

 

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