Rising Star Music Workshop is a pilot program that offers a collaborative and highly tailored music experience geared towards young musicians aspiring to reach for more in their musical lives. Through one-on-one and group training in songwriting and improvisation our participating young musicians will work with peers and teaching mentors in a collaborative four part workshop that will culminate into a full day of recording at The Creamery Studio in Brooklyn, NY. The group’s goal is to record four original tracks of music that will be published as an EP. Our aim is for every young musician to leave this experience feeling inspired to continue their pursuit of music with passion and curiosity. Our young musicians have a collaborative spirit and seek to learn more about what it means to be part of a band and together accomplish a common musical goal. Our job is to create an encouraging and motivating environment that will help foster this collaborative process. Our musicians will leave with a scene of accomplishment by having their first EP released out into the world.
While there are other after school music programs in the northern New Jersey area, there are none that bring the music straight to the students on their turf at no cost to them, their families or the school. Families from these communities find it a challenge to be able to afford individual private lessons or to attend an after school music program. Also, due to the lack of quality public transportation in certain areas of Jersey City families are also find it difficult to get their young musicians to these opportunities. Making this opportunity accessible and affordable are our two primary goals.
OUR YOUNG MUSICIANS
For our pilot we are partnering with music educator is Rich Poletchek and the students from Dr. Lena Edwards Charter School in Jersey City, NJ. Our young musicians are motivated to learn more about aspects of music that relate to songwriting and recording. They are also collaborative in spirit and seek to learn more about what it means to be a team member to accomplish a common musical goal. Whether the group is working on your original idea or your band mates we’re looking for young musicians who are eager to contribute to the group’s goal.
We will create an encouraging and motivating environment that will help spark this collaborative process. We aim for everyone young musician to leave this experience feeling inspired to continue to pursue music with passion and curiosity. Plus, a scene of accomplishment by having their first EP released out into the world.