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Carolina Studios After School Program



Intro to Songwriting, Recording, and Music Production Afterschool Program

Hello Allegro Charter students and parents! Carolina Studios is now partnering with your school to provide afterschool music production lessons at our downtown studio location. Carolina Studios is a non-profit organization that teaches students how to write, record, and produce their own songs through music technology. We currently have 2 studio locations and a mobile studio that we take to various schools, outreach programs, and events throughout the Charleston area.

For the past few years, Carolina Studios has recorded a free song for the Battle of the Bands winner of Allegro Charter School of Music at our downtown studio. Due to the success of these past recordings, we have extended our services to an afterschool program specifically for Allegro students. This program will teach students how to create their own music in the recording software Logic Pro X. Students will also learn how to write lyrics, record live instruments, produce, and mix their songs by the end of the program.

The Intro to Music Production & Songwriting afterschool program will be on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm starting on October 8th 2019, and ending on December 10th 2019. Our downtown studio is located on the second floor of the Shaw Community Center at 20, Mary St. Charleston 29403. This program costs $20.00 per weekly session. Payment will be accepted in person at the beginning of each session by cash, check, card, or paypal. Students may coordinate with Ms. Rebecca Darling on how to ride the free bus system from Allegro to the Shaw Center each week, but students must be picked up at 5:00pm at our studio after the program.

Note: Our regular private lessons are $25.00 for an hour-long studio session, but through the Allegro program, students get a $5.00 discount and an extra hour for every session!

If interested, contact our lead instructor Kyrstin McDonald at for registration. We have a limited number of spots for each semester long program so let us know ASAP if you would like to participate.

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