New Orleans Music Experience

New Orleans, LA, USA

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Morningside Music Tours
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17 reviews
Mar 24 - 27, 2023
Group size: 3 - 6
New Orleans Music Experience
New Orleans, LA, USA

Morningside Music Tours
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
17 reviews

Mar 24 - 27, 2023
Group size: 3 - 6

About this trip

Join us on an unforgettable trip to experience the best in New Orleans music.  We will jam with real New Orleans musicians, hit the best restaurants, and top-notch entertainment events in the evenings. There will be plenty of free time to shop and explore.  You have the option of adding on a private lesson well. 

Flexible Cancellation Policy:

Cancel by 2/24/23 for a full refund

Cancel after 2/24 for 50% refund

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Transportation to and from airport as well as transportation to group activities.
  • Welcome dinner
    We have our first meal at the great French Quarter restaurant Emeril's.
  • Music Workshops
    Two 2 hour workshops with NOLA musicicans, getting to play the music with te people who really know how to play it!
  • Dinner at Jockamo's
    Saturday night dinner at the iconic Jockamo's New Orleans Kitchen
  • Sunday Dinner
    restaurant TBD
  • Lodging
    At a local AirBnb. You would have your own bedroom but a shared bathroom

What’s not included

  • airfare
  • concert ticket
    all evening activities are optional
  • Private lesson
    a one hour private lesson can be added for $100

Available Packages

For Musicians
$1,050
Deposit: $400
Non-Musicians

This offers all the same things except the music workshops

$750
Deposit: $225

Available options



Itinerary

Friday
Get in the groove

After getting settled into our lodging, we will meet in the French Quarter, the heart of New Orleans.  Cocktail hour and live music will be at the jazz playhouse, dinner at Emeril's, with live music optional for the evening.

Your Organizer


MM
Morningside Music Tours
17 reviews
Multi-instrumentalist Dan Fox started Morningside Music Studio in 2007 in Arlington, MA as a music school specializing in ensembles for adults. After bringing groups of students to summer workshops abroad in Genoa, Italy and Mallorca, Spain, it was clear that the combination of an immersive musical environment plus signature destinations made for a rich and fruitful creative experience! Morningside Music Tours provides the opportunity for musicians to learn new skills, perform in an exciting environment, and learn from the best.

Reviews

MC
Awesome authentic Brazilian music experience! Thanks to Dan, Mila and Guilherme for making it come together. Samba school, Roda de Samba, Choro - all amazing and great learning experiences. Great music at the Bottle Bar close to the hotel. If possible would be nice to know in advance who will be there and book the main area so everyone could have a great seat (or just get there earlier). For performance night, would be good to have a roof over the stage to avoid cancellation, although the venue was a beautiful comfortable place with good food and good acoustics! The hotel was perfect for what we were doing. The location was also perfect in my opinion. Perhaps some improvements could be made with daily sessions. Ensemble practices felt a bit rushed. I think a minimum of 2-1/2 hours would be good. Improvements could be made in the setup - sound system etc., possible a little larger space for the size group we had. Would be nice to get a little more one-one instruction on drums, at least 2 lessons would be good (but a lot to fit in). Lots of nit-picking above to help with future planning. Overall a really great trip and no complaints at all!!
By Mike C for The Brazilian Music Experience 2023 on Sep 22, 2023
This was a wonderful opportunity to immerse myself in Brazilian music, in the company of people who love it as much as I do. Everything was extremely well organised - transport, accommodation, meals and tuition. The music program was very valuable. The organisers were knowledgeable and caring, and were responsive to my particular needs.
By Shelley D for The Brazilian Music Experience 2023 on Sep 15, 2023
Thanks, Shelley! it was a pleasure to meet you and hear your great singing.
By Morningside Music Tours on Sep 15, 2023
MM
Morningside’s trip to New Orleans was a perfect introduction to a city I had always wanted to visit, and the “total immersion” into NOLA’s famous music scene has had a long-lasting effect on me.* So much music was packed into this short Friday-through-Monday trip, yet the pace felt energizing rather than exhausting. Dan guided us to clubs with bands that are an integral part of the New Orleans music scene and that reflect the city’s jazz traditions. Some of the musicians from these bands were part of our jam sessions in the studio by day. And then there’s the food. What should I write about the food? Well, what’s there to say ?? ? - except that it’s New Orleans! and thus, we had great meals. This is one terrific trip. *Now I’m bugging Dan to start a trad jazz ensemble at Morningside Studios - see what can happen?
By MICHAEL B for New Orleans Music Experience on Sep 07, 2023
Great to have you along, Michael, and glad I could help fulfill your desire to make it to NOLA!
By Morningside Music Tours on Sep 07, 2023
MM
As musicians with a lifetime interest in playing jazz music, it was absurd that we had never visited New Orleans. Dan organized an excellent line up of music venues and restaurants and also organized two playing sessions with local musicians. The accommodations he found for us were perfect. New Orleans is a city of musicians. We came home inspired and appreciative.
By Valerie W for New Orleans Music Experience on Sep 06, 2023
It was great to have you all along and get to know you better. Glad you enjoyed the experience!
By Morningside Music Tours on Sep 07, 2023
MM
I recently returned home from a trip to Brazil with Morningside Music Tours. Our host from US was Dan Fox and in Brazil was Mila Schiavo. It was billed as a trip that would be an immersion in the Brazilian culture and musical studies with master teachers. It was all of that and more!  Master Percussionist Mila Schiavo set up classes with other Master musicians and related activities with the locals, that have to be experienced  to be believed. We spent an evening with at a top Samba School as they begin to prepare for Carnival 2024. We went to night clubs where Jobim, Joao  Gilberto, etc. got their start. The class teachers are high level professional musicians and professors, who give excellent instruction and are beautiful people.  To be able to go out in the evening after a day of classes, to hear this same music being performed  in night clubs and large neighborhood gatherings, with everyone  singing along and dancing is surreal! It was magical and soul inspiring! We were also given the opportunity to perform, in a beautiful, supportive atmosphere. Importantly, the organization provided by Mila Schiavo and Dan Fox was top notch! I always felt safe and knew what to expect. The other students were wonderful, talented people, that became dear friends. I’m inspired to study, sing, play, and travel back to Brazil again and again…..
By Kathleen K for The Brazilian Music Experience 2023 on Sep 06, 2023
Thanks, Kathleen. I loved the positive attitude, open-mindedness, appreciation, and knowledge of Brazilian music that you brought along. It was great to get to know you better and I hope you can join another trip sometime.
By Morningside Music Tours on Sep 06, 2023
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