Students Make Their Own Recording Studio
March 14, 2013
Watkins Glen (WENY) -- Two Ithaca area musicians are lending a hand to help the kids explore new ways to make music. Katie McShane, a cellist and Rosie Newton, a fiddler, brought their talents to the classroom to help the students create their own sound.
Will Russell, a Grammy award winning engineer, led the class in a lesson about music editing and how to explore their creativity. Students are taught how to add different songs to a track and how different sounds work together. Some kids even had the chance to record their own song playing their own instruments.
"I think it's cool that we have a studio person, I've never been to a studio," said 7th grader AJ Speccaho.
7th grader Emmie Bond added, "I haven't learned it before, its really cool actually cause I heard in other schools they don't have anyone come in for it, like their teacher has to learn it and teach them, so that we get to have a violinist and cellist its really cool."
The kids' work will culminate in a live concert on March 20th, at Watkins Glen Middle School. It's free and open to the public.