Intro to building a Music Recording Booth in the Classroom

Resources to help set up a Music Recording Booth in the classroom as well as an introduction to beginner mixing.

Music Recording Tech List

A list of equipment that can be purchased to build music recording and production capabilities for your classroom. Listed in order of most to least essential and includes suggested guidelines of what to purchase.

Classroom Recording Booth Guide

A list of a few options to think about sorted from least to most expensive for when you are considering the environment for recording vocals or acoustic instruments in a classroom setting. There are two factors that must be considered: sound isolation and absorption.

School Recording Studio: Student Training Program

The information that follows will prepare you with the basic information to run a simple recording session in your school’s recording studio. Topics include the components of the studio set up and how to set up a basic signal flow, and how to record audio and MIDI.

School Recording Studio: Beginner Mixing

What follows is a basic introduction to the important aspects of mixing that will allow students to begin experimenting and learning the tools and a few adaptable lesson ideas that will hopefully introduce and highlight the more interesting aspects of the mixing process.

Instrumental Teaching Artist in Residence

Teacher: Penny Smetters-Jacono, music

School: Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

Project Goal(s): To provide all ninth grade clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone players with access to an Artist in Residence who will do the following help improve technical skills and approach to the instrument.


Artist in residence will provide private Lessons, small group instruction for bassoon, clarinet and saxophone players in Concert Band in order to:

·      Meet with students in the ninth grade who play clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon in rotation once a week for 16 weeks during their ensemble time.

·      Meet with students individually and in small groups to refine individual technique.

·      Help improve technical skills and approach to the instrument.

·      Integrate musical skills to help develop discipline and healthy playing habits.

·      Work with students to develop effective practice techniques and strategies that will serve them throughout their playing career.

·      Demonstrate how the skills they are learning are the same skills and attitudes that professional artists utilize.

ETA funds were used for the teaching artist fees.


Ernie Schefflein