“Countries make bombs with the goal of hurting people, instilling fear, killing people, proving a point. Countries, governments bless the bombs before they’re sent. This happens from the top-down, the government down. This is our answer — makes me realize that the solution may have to come from the bottom up. Is anyone working on a bomb that makes people love you? Maybe a cupid bomb? I believe we already have it. It’s called music. And every country has their own version of it. And it works. It brings people together. You don’t have to know a thing about it to get it. It’s a language. It’s a lifestyle. And it can save the world.” – Victor Wooten

What is Groove Lab?

Less talk, more play. Groove Lab is a safe and supportive environment, carefully structured to cultivate musical conversation. It is a place to listen, react, respond, experiment, collaborate, and create. 

From Madison, our first Groove Lab guide:

“Our emphasis on listening and supportive playing will give musicians invaluable insight to understand the roles that each musician can play and how to contribute to music in an intelligible, appropriate, and conscious way. Our goal is to give musicians of all skill levels the experience and confidence that comes with playing music as a group, and to encourage them seek out opportunities to enjoy and play live music.”

See for yourself…

Who? When? How Much? Details!!


  • Phase 1 will introduce Groove Lab on MONDAYS from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Stay as little or as long as you would like. If phase one is a success, we will add additional Groove Lab days.
  • Groove Lab Pass Pricing: 6 hours for $100, or $20/hour. If you cannot afford Groove Lab, please email anna@musictimeacademy.com to discuss scholarships, work trade, or other options. 
  • Groove Lab is for EVERYONE! It does not matter how old or young you are, what instrument you play, or for how long you have been playing it. 

Remember, music is a language! Imagine how horrible we would be at the English language (even after years of trying) if we were only allowed to practice speaking with people our own age and skill level (and maybe with a teacher once a week for 30 minutes). 

“With language, to use a musical term, even as a baby you’re jamming with professionals, all the time — to the point that you don’t even know you’re a beginner. No one says, “I can’t talk to you until you got to go over there. When you’re older, then I can speak to you.” It doesn’t happen. No one tells you what you have to say. You’re not made to sit in a corner and practice. You’re never even corrected when you’re wrong.”

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