I am delighted to post the first guest article by a friend of the blog. It is written by Joyce Wilson and It is about how to create a performance studio at home. Joyce Wilson is a retired teacher, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Together with a fellow retired teacher, they have created teacherspark.org through which they share creative ideas that help teachers in the classroom.
How to Create an At-Home Performance Studio
Art, particularly music, is meant to be shared. In a world where gathering together is hard, however, many performers are at a loss for how to share it. Creating something that people can consume in their own homes, such as an album, video series, or podcast, means you can use your gift to bring people joy. Want to nail it? Set up a performance studio in your home.
Here’s a look at a few of the things you’ll need to consider.
Should You Make a Studio?
There are many benefits to having a studio.
- Studios allow you to control the lighting for video series.
- If you share your home with others, a studio can cut down on noise and create a private space for recording.
- A studio can improve your home’s value and will be attractive for the right buyer.
- This can be a great way for parents to support children who are interested in learning music.
Create Your Budget
Without a spending plan, costs can quickly get out of hand.
- Look through your monthly income and expenses and see what you can spare.
- Avoid dipping into emergency fund savings.
- If you use a credit card, make sure you have a solid plan for paying it back as soon as possible — don’t let it get over your head.
What You Need
Nail the details, and you’ll have a great studio for filming, recording, and more!
- If you’re doing video, look into different lighting options.
- Backdrop paper gives you several different backgrounds to nail any video’s aesthetic.
- Soundproofing your room can give it that extra touch to improve sound quality for video and audio recordings.
- If you’re recording, invest in a good mic or violin pickup that suits your intended purpose.
Bringing your music to the world may require a different process than it did several months ago, but it’s still possible. It’s also still important. Violin music gives us joy and brings us through difficult times. Sharing your work with others makes a difference.
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