25 Feb 2019


Sound Recording Techniques, with Producer Ed Heaton

Aged 14-25 and interested in music production or sound recording? Join the NYMAZ Ambassadors for this exciting opportunity to experience the sound recording profession and develop your skills by working alongside music producer Ed Heaton.

In March and April 2019, NYMAZ will be running a free, one-off short course in recording techniques, for young people aged 14-25 in North Yorkshire. If you’re interested in music production or sound recording, and would like to learn more about studio recording techniques, get involved! This course will be ideal for anybody thinking about studying music production or sound engineering at college and beyond, but all abilities are welcome.

Led by experienced music producer Ed Heaton, the course includes two Tuesday evening workshops, and a full day at York’s Melrose Yard Studios, a professional recording studio. Ed Heaton has been working as a producer for nearly 20 years, during which time he has recorded and produced work which has been played on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, BBC Introducing, as well as on television and film.

Course dates are as follows:

Tuesday 5 March, 6-8pm, Rural Arts, Thirsk

NYMAZ Ambassadors will be hosting an open taster session with Ed Heaton. This open session will be an introduction to the course, providing an insight into the world of sound recording and opening up the opportunity for you to explore this side of the music industry further. Anybody aged 14-25 is welcome to attend.

Following the open session, five participants will be able attend the second and third course dates. These must be booked in advance.

Tuesday 26 March, 6-8pm, Rural Arts, Thirsk
This session will delve deeper into the skills and techniques required to work with sound recording.

Saturday 27 April, 10am – 6pm, Melrose Yard Studio, York
This session is a full day workshop held at the Melrose Yard Studios in York, and the culmination of this short course where Ambassadors will be able to put into practice what they’ve learnt!

Places on the full short course are limited to just five, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority to those living in North Yorkshire. We’d encourage anybody interested in taking up this opportunity to register their interest as soon as possible, by e-mailing grace@nymaz.org.uk or calling 01904 543382.

This opportunity is part of the NYMAZ Music Ambassadors programme. NYMAZ is part of the Alliance for a Musically-Inclusive England, funded by Youth Music. The work has been made possible thanks to support from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.

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