Project Rhythm partners with recording studios, musicians, and other community organizations to offer youth of diverse backgrounds access to the music production process. Project Rhythm provides an environment for youth to explore music, develop technical skills, engage collaborative practices, and experience the success of setting and achieving goals. Project Rhythm seeks to provide an outlet for creative expression that will channel the power of music to communicate to, uplift, and inspire young people to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Project Rhythm seeks to harness the transformative power of collaboration and innovation generated by the creative process. We believe this approach can instill a sense of personal and social responsibility that will empower youth to make positive life choices. We are inspired to mobilize a collective dedicated to using art as an instrument for social change.
Under the guidance of professional musicians, producers, and recording engineers, participants will learn the skills and steps involved in music production by engaging in an interactive, hands-on program, in which they will write, perform, record, and produce music in a professional recording studio. Each week, during a 14-week curriculum cycle, youth will learn about a different aspect of music production including songwriting, equipment, technology, recording techniques, mixing, mastering, marketing, and promotions. Participants will be able to transform their ideas and creative energy into tangible music products. In addition to the creative and technical aspects, youth will also learn about and discuss issues such as ethics and the power of music to unify and create social awareness. The program will also feature visits by guest artists, field trips, and mentoring.