RECORDING ENGINEERING & PRODUCTION
The WSS Recording Engineering & Production program is designed to give individuals first-hand experience with working in a professional recording studio. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of a professional recording studio and continue building on a vast array of skillets to aide them in their future endeavors in the music industry and education in the arts. Students will also learn the art of producing a song, or album, from song structure, performances and arrangements to how the song sounds, what instruments to use and not use and how to make a collection of work cohesive on an album project.
LIVE SOUND ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT
Interested in doing live sound? Learn all about live sound equipment from microphones to mixing boards and everything in-between and also how to get a great sound in any venue of any size, even outdoors. Learn how to distinguish between bad, good and great sound and how to understand problem areas and how to fix them. Learn how to manage events including stage management, promotion, artist support and marketing.
ORIGINAL SONG AND MUSIC WRITING
Learn the art of song and music writing with seasoned professional musicians, and artisan writers in the local community, and learn how to craft a song from the initial idea to completion and then show case them live at a well know, and well established, local all original music community in the area.
PERSONAL PERFORMANCE AND EQUIPMENT
Learn how to present yourself to an audience and perform live on stage to help you stand out in the crowd and gain a following. Also learn how to get the very best out of your instruments, and sound gear, to aide in your live performances at open mics, solo performances and in recording studios.
WSS offers a complete set of instrument learning courses at very reasonable rates. Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards and others. Students will learn their instrument of choice at WSS’ comfortable, and inspiring, recording studio facility and may have their progress recorded (video and audio) as they move through their program.
VIDEOGRAPHY AND EDITING
Learn the art of Videography and editing for professional, personal, Youtube and many other video media destinations. Students will learn how to use HD video cameras, the art of filming and how to edit all their shots using the newest software editors such as Adobe Premiere and Final Cut, as well as putting together story lines and dialog/music soundtracks.
GRAPHIC ARTS DESIGN FOR ALBUM & WEBSITES
Learn graphic arts using software editors such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, After Effects and others such as Gimp. Learn how to put together CD album artwork, websites as well as distributions of art to social media sites. Learn how to design and maintain websites using Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress as well as basic HTML & ASP editing.
To inquire about WSS’ education programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information