Professional songwriters, musicians and producers mentor burgeoning creatives at Smash Studio and Shelter Island Sound, where Rihanna and other celeb artists record. The focus is on empowerment through creation: Campers write and record original songs, and parents can attend open studios in the first week to listen to the tunes’ progress. Each session culminates with a performance at the Slipper Room, and kids take home a CD of their work. Ages 8–18.
|Venue name:||Bandwriting Collective|
Ultrasound Studios, 251 W 30th St
|Cross street:||between Seventh and Eighth Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to 34th St (Penn Station)|
|Price:||July 8–19, July 22–Aug 2, Aug 6–16: Mon– Fri 10am–4pm; two-week session $1,300|
My daughter has been rocking out at Bandwriting Collective summer music camp for the last two years. It was amazing to see how much she learned and how confident she became. I enjoyed coming at the end of the day for the open studios to hear the songs students had written that day. Wonderful teachers Rob Taube, Matt, Stu and Kim are just the greatest! So kind, creative and inspiring. It is fun to pick up my daughter at a music studio with Lenny Kravitz, Mary Blige and Beyonce's pictures on the wall. The show at the end is awesome! It was a great experience.