School and College Outreach.
We recognise that making decisions on education and a future career - especially within the creative industries - has its challenges. Through our Outreach programme, we provide young people all the information they need to make informed decisions for their future.
We have a range of outreach activities available for schools and colleges (year 10 to year 13) to teach students new skills and techniques, inform them about career opportunities in the music and audio industries and the courses available here at Spirit Studios. Such activities can take place at our facilities, at your school or college, or virtually. We also attend careers fairs and exhibitions.
Visits to Spirit Studios are free*.
Bring your students to Spirit Studios for the day and take part in a range of creative workshops and learning experiences. Take a tour around our state of the art recording studios and production facilities, learn about the career opportunities available in the music and audio industries and the courses Spirit Studios has to offer.
Facilitated by our expert tutors, our hands-on workshops can be tailored to your students’ needs. Popular workshops include:
Drum Recording & Production
Learn how to mic up, tune, overdub and record a full drum kit. From acoustics and tonal changes to recording and mixing techniques, this workshop will provide the students with the skills and knowledge to perfect drums ready to record into a track.
Studio Practice & Composition
An introduction to the creative processes behind capturing and composing sounds. From understanding microphones and tracking instruments to found sounds and creative composition, your students will learn the basic fundamentals of studio production and the skills required to compose music within a studio environment.
Ableton Music Production
Develop the technical and creative skills required to produce samples, audio and music from scratch. From critical listening and arrangement to mixing and production, your students will learn the essential processes behind creating a track using Ableton Live.
Electronic Music Production
Learn the fundamentals of electronic music production. With access to their own workstation, your students will have access to industry standard software, plugins and hardware from Apple, Ableton, Native Instruments and more.
Live Sound Engineering
Learn the fundamentals of live sound and the roles associated with live sound engineering. Your students will have the opportunity to get hands-on with both analogue and digital consoles and will work towards a gig at the end of the day.
*Under certain circumstances, such as special curriculum visits or multiple visits in an academic year for the same pupils, we may need to apply a small fee to cover costs. Any such costs will be agreed before confirming your booking.
We’ll come to you and provide a masterclass on a subject of your choice, along with a discussion on the career opportunities available in the music and audio industries. We’ll also go through the courses Spirit Studios has to offer.
Compared to Spirit Studios Visits, we’re more limited in terms of what masterclasses we can provide simply down to the facilities available. Our expert tutors will bring a laptop and equipment they need. They will just need to be able to plug into a projector and a pair of speakers.
We’ll come to you via Zoom and provide a masterclass on a subject of your choice, along with a discussion on the career opportunities available in the music and audio industries and the courses Spirit Studios has to offer.
Compared to Spirit Studios Visits, we’re more limited in terms of what workshops and masterclasses we can provide simply down to the less hand-on nature of a virtual experience.