Find Your Rhythm: Sound Studios for Teens

Do you have your summer playlist ready? Or better yet, why not create your own song? If music production interests you, consider getting sound studio certified and attending one of the many workshops being hosted this summer across Chicago for teens. There is something for everyone, from lyric writing and beat-making to learning to DJ for those summer family parties. These library branches are dedicated to helping teens discover their passion and finding their rhythm with friends.

Super Studio Thursdays at Woodson Regional

Teens interested in learning about Logic Pro and podcasting can attend Super Studio Thursdays at Woodson Regional. This introductory workshop provides a great starting point for aspiring audio professionals. 

Recording Studio Training and Certification at Chicago Bee

If you're seeking to enhance your skils in EQing, and audio compression we encourage you to visit Chicago Bee Branch for their Recording Studio Training and Certification. The studio accommodates up to four teens and you can book two hour long sessions twice a week.

Bangin' Beats at Whitney M. Young, Jr. 

Lead by Teen Librarian Jonathan, this music production workshop at Whitney M. Young Jr branch offers extensive resources for music creation. The large studio space welcomes attendees to bring their own instruments and friends. You can also welcome to attend a field trip to the Chicago Hip Hop Heritage Museum in Historic Bronzeville

Music Production Boot Camp at Mount Greenwood

Although some YOUmedia spaces lack a recording studio, they still offer valuable music production workshops. Mount Greenwood provides a summer bootcamp with music professional Damen Tolbert for teens wanting to focus in instrument selection, mixing beats and recording technology. 

Learn to DJ with Gemini Jones

This workshop provides insight into the career of a DJ, with professional DJ Gemini Jones offering tips and training for aspiring DJs.

Find a full list of sound studios here.