Visit This Free Music and Podcast Production Camp for Your Teen

If your teen has ever wanted to compose their own music or put out their own podcast, they have the opportunity to learn some of the basics for free this summer at their own home at their own pace.

The Sound Department, a not-for-profit organization, has set up a virtual camp calledSummer of Sound to teach teenagers the basics of beat creation, song structure and composition, audio recording, instrumentation and arrangement, and podcast creation.

To learn more about creating your own podcast, watch the video below:

The course will be broken down into seven lessons, which will focus on:

  • Key features and tools of Soundtrap, a web-based production software they will use throughout the course
  • How to create tracks using keyboard, patterns and instrument tabs
  • Basics of composition and real-time recording
  • Piano function, keyboard and how to create original music
  • Podcast Features and Self-Interview Recording Basics
  • Understanding the music industry, career development, marketing and distribution
  • Final projects

The virtual camp will consist of step-by-step pre-recorded videos and written lessons. For final projects, students will be asked to post a two-minute piece of music (a beat or a whole song) or a two-minute podcast.

Participants must be at least 13 years old and will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, tablet or smartphone, and Wi-Fi access.You can register for Summer of Sound now ; lessons will be available from June 22nd, and students will be able to work at their own pace until September 22nd.

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