Welcome to Rochester Music Lab
Rochester Music Lab is an educational space centered on the creation and performance of music. Our goal is to provide an inspiring place people can enjoy and be creative in. Here, we explore all the many things music can do.
Sign up for 1:1 classes and learn to perform songs you know or write your own using creative writing techniques and music theory. When it comes to recording, you can use our many real world instruments like the drums, guitars, piano, and steel drums or compose with a library of virtual instruments.
Explore using Digital Audio Workstations to record, compose, and edit multi-track sessions, podcasts, and music for film, animation, or video games. Learn about microphone techniques and placement. Experiment with mixing and mastering music for all kinds of media and how to implement audio and effects into games and other types of interactive media. Learn how to create electronic drum beats and use a synthesizer.Our teachers are experienced with Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools - and are ready to share their experience with you!
Join A Drum Circle or Ensemble of up to 8 students and participate in group drum circles and rehearsals. We also offer classes on Adaptive Music, Music History, and Music Mindfulness.
Contact us to setup a tour of the space!
Meet Our Teachers:
RIT graduate with a degree in Music Technology, Music Performance,
and Visual Culture and studied Communication & Media Arts and Adolescence Education at MCC. In addition to playing and touring in bands and playing in concert, jazz and steel drum ensembles, he interned as an Audio Engineer at WXXI and facilitates drum circles through the TIES Program in Rochester
Graduated from the University of Rochester where she studied Music and
Brain & Cognitive Sciences. From a young age, she has played and sung in jazz bands, orchestras, and choirs. She also facilitates drum circles through the TIES Program in Rochester.
Ted is a life long music educator who specializes in Steel Drums. He leads the Steel Drum Ensemble at RIT where he also teaches percussion and leads a Community Steel Drum Band in Geneseo! He also plays the pan in Pan Loco and has been playing and teaching steel pans for over 30 years!
RIT graduate with a degree in information technology and music. He has been a part of several bands in the Rochester area as a bassist and produces electronic music for video games, films, podcasts, and personal enjoyment. He has been using Ableton Live to produce and perform music since 2006.
Duquesne University graduate with a degree in music therapy. As a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), Andrea specializes in working with people that have intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has experience teaching voice and piano to people of all ages and ability levels. In addition to teaching, Andrea loves writing music and is currently learning how to use Logic Pro.
RIT Graduate with a degree in Computer Science. Zak is passionate about sharing traditional West African music and polyrhythms and has studied djembe as a hobby since 2001. He began facilitating drum circles through the TIES program in Rochester in 2003. In addition to djembe he plays the bass guitar.