Explore all of the master classes in Jewish song and prayer with Joey Weisenberg, including 18 comprehensive courses (1000+ videos) in the Jewish spiritual soundscape, from communal song (nigun) and prayer-leading (nusach), to musical wisdom (Torah), composition, and playing of instruments, as well as virtual events for members and an extensive archive of live performance videos.
"Joey trusted my musical creativity and encouraged me to step beyond the limits of what I sensed was possible... This is what he does for many people in many ways — with a smile, he encourages you to do something new, and open up your inner gifts."
Depends what you want to learn! There are more than a dozen different courses on the site covering a range of musical topics. All of the are included in the $18 all-access subscription. Here are a few suggestions for places to get started...
In the realm of prayer leading, the Rising Daveners course is a wonderful starting point. It was designed for b’nei mitzvah students and aspiring prayer leaders of all ages.
For beginner musicians, the Guitar Basics course is the place to begin! There you can learn essential chords and concepts of Jewish roots music for guitar, and start to play communal favorites like “Lincoln’s Nigun.” Joey’s patient teaching method, gleaned from years of experience as a teacher, helps you to understand not just where to put your fingers, but how the music is working!
If you’re not ready to delve into guitar playing and would rather start exploring this music with your voice, try the opening chapter of the Art of the Nigun series, where Joey sings and teaches 18 beautiful melodies, explaining the tunes’ origins and uses. This series is a great chance to revisit some of Joey’s most beloved nigunim and to discover older melodies from Hasidic tradition, to get a foundational understanding of how this music works, and to begin to use melody as a spiritual practice on your own and in communal contexts.
Yes! Subscribers to Joey’s master class library get access to an extensive live performance archive with videos from album recording sessions and complete concerts with the Hadar Ensemble. Many of these videos are only available on this site.
In the opening chapter of the Art of the Nigun series, Joey sings 18 beautiful melodies, explaining the tunes’ origins and uses. This series is a great chance to revisit some of Joey’s most beloved nigunim and to discover older melodies from Hasidic tradition.
The Torah of Music is another great video series to explore for music fans. This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn about the musical-spiritual dreamscape of the Jewish tradition through stories and teachings. These videos are for inspiration rather than skill building.
A subscription of $18 per month includes access to all courses (1,000+ videos) in the master class library, as well as periodic Zoom gatherings, recordings of all past webinars, an archive of live performance videos, and a community message board.
No long-term commitment is required. You can cancel your subscription at any time.