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‘Music Tech Studio’ at Solomon Schechter Day School Enhances Music Education

Music Tech Studio at Solomon Schechter Day School. Submitted photo

The ‘Music Tech Studio’ experience at West Hartford’s Solomon Schechter Day School integrates musical and technology-based skills and encourages collaboration.

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Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford is continuing to bolster its focus on 21st century education and encouraging students to embrace wonder with its “Music Tech Studio.” The course is a hybrid of music and technology that promotes a variety of skills that range from industry-focused knowledge to peer-to-peer learning.

Music instructor Jamie Debicella has designed a space that integrates music and technology-based skills with activities that promote positive group work and a love of learning. The Music Tech Studio is a space where students can engage with one another via project-based learning. The classroom environment will be immersed in creativity and advanced technology, and is aimed at fostering the growth and development of musicianship.

This newly re-imagined music-tech space includes 17 digital audio workstations that will be used for teaching advanced recording and music production techniques. Each student workstation is equipped with a full instance of “PreSonus” industry standard music production software, digital keyboards, and other music apps. The studio also feature a Zoom mobile recording interface, as well as various instruments and equipment.

Head of School Andrea Kasper said, “Each faculty member brings with him or her incredible passions and is given the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to Schechter. We are excited that through Jamie Dibecella’s passion, our students will have the opportunity to engage and explore music in a new way and work toward developing their creative energies through our new music tech course.”

SSDS is grateful for the donors that made this program possible, including Frances and Herman Kroshinsky, Joann Temkin, and Chris and Samantha Brainard.

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