[Music Production Workshops - Youth]
Fostering Creativity is what we do .
Our seasonal youth programs offer a fun and accessible introduction to music production. Our instructors are working musicians, engineers, and producers who have a passion for sharing their knowledge with a new generation of artists and technicians.
Our Music Production Workshops are a series of 10 two hour workshops where participants collaborate, compose, record, and mix an original song in our world-class facility.
These Saturday morning workshops are for High School students aged 14 – 18. While experience is a plus, a creative mind and a positive attitude are all you need to join!
At the end of these ten classes, students will have the opportunity to showcase their work to family and friends.
Our Spring Season starts on Saturday, April 1st, and will run every Saturday for 10 weeks – finishing on Saturday, June 3rd.
Early Bird Special: Book before Monday, 6th March 2023, and save $200!
Regular Price: $795
Early Bird Special: $595
See below for more FAQ’s and to learn more about the course.
Learn more about the workshops.
Music Production Workshops Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Studio West, located in Rancho Bernardo at: 11021 Via Frontera Suite A, San Diego, CA 92127.
Our Spring season starts on Saturday, April 1st. The season will run every Saturday morning for ten weeks, from 10am until 12pm, concluding on Saturday, June 3rd.
Yes! This seasonal course is offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. Our Spring season is on sale now.
Cheyenne Benton is a singer/songwriter, musician, producer, and audio engineer who has been performing locally for nearly a decade. A graduate from the The Recording Arts Center, Cheyenne was nominated as a semi-finalist for the 2018 International Songwriting Competition and has independently released her own EP as well as 3 singles. With a background in youth theatre and a passion for storytelling, Cheyenne integrates her keen artistry with her ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life to create safe environments that foster creative growth and encourage team building skills. She continues to self-write, self-produce, and self-engineer her own original music.
Ryan Finch is a multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and music lover. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the Diploma program at The Recording Arts Center, Ryan’s lifelong passion for music has followed him through years of performing, teaching, and music production work. In addition to teaching Music History, Songwriting, and Production in TRAC’s Diploma program, Ryan engineers, mixes, and produces local San Diego artists, recently earning a 2021 SDMA award for ‘Best Rock Song.’
Some of the topics covered include (but are not limited to):
-An introduction to recording software (ProTools).
-Goals of an Artist/Songwriter
-Introduction to mastering
–Develop real world production experience in a professional studio environment.
–Strengthen musical abilities and creative insight.
–Build a team and explore how to communicate and collaborate effectively with peers.
–Foster character traits such as discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, and integrity.
–Work to create art that reflects authentic self-expression while refining technical skill.
We all have diverse tastes in music, and this workshop reflects this diversity. Any and all musical tastes are welcome!
At the end of each season, students will walk away with a radio-ready track they’ve crafted from scratch, a greater understanding of the creative process, and a community of like-minded artists they have developed along the way.
Students should come equipped with a notebook and writing utensils, a thumb drive or external hard drive, any instruments they would like to record with (electric/acoustic guitar, bass, etc.), and a positive attitude.
We expect that many attendees will be able to play an instrument, and these students will get the chance to play in bands and ensembles that suit their experience and abilities, but instrumental experience is NOT required. There are plenty of roles in the production process that are filled by non-instrumentalists and lots of electronic music production techniques for non-musicians.
Prior songwriting or studio experience is NOT required to attend – however, any previous experience will be useful. This is a fast-paced program that will require students to apply themselves, adapt to a professional studio environment, and work together as a team to complete their project. As long as you are interested and serious about a future career in audio production, engineering, or songwriting – this is the right program for you.
Middle School and High School students, ages 14-18.
The course is $795 for all ten sessions.
Sign up online right above the FAQ’s.