Students work with experienced instructors in a professional studio performing activities such as:
Recording singing and rapping
creating original songs and beats
learning to play drums, guitar, bass, and piano
learning to use recording equipment
creating music videos
creating custom cd's for friends and family
gaining real life studio experience and knowledge of the music industry
beneficial creative experiences and increased practical knowledge
Opportunities for emotional expression in a non-threatening, non-judgemental environment relevant to the interests of the student
Esteem building through the accomplishment of creating personalized music and video
Development of new or hidden capacities, talents, and skills
Leadership development through role and responsibility assignment during sessions which reinforce the importance of cooperation and example setting
engaging and innovative programming to supplement music and multimedia curricula
Blue Light provides s.t.e.m. based field trips for schools. The goal of the experience is to educate students on the methods, thinking, and planning of a recording production by engaging them in hands on activities in a recording studio. At the conclusion of the trip, participants are able to:
Demonstrate understanding of the principal methods of the recording process.
Identify the major concepts of what a recording studio is and does, and how artists, engineers and producers utilize the studio to create sound recordings.
Demonstrate a working knowledge and synthesis of this experience by participating in the recording process.
special needs programming
PErson centered educational enrichment for youth and adults with special needs
Blue Light assists the student in acquiring, retaining and improving socialization skills, increases the
level of the student’s skills in pro-social creative expression, and strengthens community connections
through interactions with other students and program instructors.
Developing socially appropriate behaviors and interpersonal skills, and eliminating maladaptive
Using recreation and leisure time
Developing or remediating communication skills
Enhancing the mental health
Training in assertiveness in dealing with social needs.