Local recording studio to offer kids summer campsWritten by Kevin Moore | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Stoll, owner of Audioflare Recording Studio (formerly Zeta Recording), has 30 years of recording and education experience in his résumé. This summer, he intends to use his passion for music and teaching to provide hands-on summer camps for teenagers and young adults interested in music recording, vocals and songwriting.
“I’m starting these summer recording camps for younger people who have never seen the recording process or have been able to participate with it hands-on,” said Stoll, who studied percussion at the University of Toledo and earned his master’s degree in music composition from Bowling Green State University. “I want them to see things for themselves and see how sound works. It’s not going to be real intensive, just laid-back.”
The week-long summer camps will meet at Audioflare Recording Studio from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. There will be several camps throughout the summer and the cost to participate is $250 for the week. A list of offerings can be found at www.audioflare.com. On Friday, parents are invited to come see what their children have learned.
“These are geared toward beginners in junior high, high school or maybe early college. Like everything else, if you have no experience with it, music can get overwhelming. I’ve been teaching a long time, and I think I can keep the lessons relevant and real for young musicians,” said Stoll, who taught various music and recording technique courses at Owens Community College for 10 years.
Stoll will head up the recording and songwriting camps, and the vocal camps will be taught by local vocalist and Owens choir professor Jodi Jobuck. Stoll also offers more in depth evening classes for adults. The camps will give attendees a chance to write songs, play instruments, experiment with stacking and explore new voices and sounds.
“My experience with kids and teaching has shown me there really isn’t anything like this in the area,” Stoll said. “I asked around when I was coming up with the idea, and a lot of musicians told me ‘I wish there was something like that when I was growing up.’ There certainly wasn’t anything like this when I was starting out, but recording was just starting to make its way into music education back when I was in college. I enjoy music so much, and I want to help others enjoy it too.”
For more information visit www.audioflare.com or call (419) 360-2800.