Youth Professional Development Workshop Series: Production and Recording 101


The Music District - 639 S College


Attention Youth Musicians (18 and under)! Are you writing your own songs, in a band, looking to play out or just considering how to take your music to the next level? This completely FREE four-part professional development workshop is for you! Come by the Music District on Wednesdays in June from 1 – 3 pm to learn about a host of topics to help you advance your musical ambitions. This will be a hands-on learning environment presented by experts in their fields.

Production and Recording 101 

Want to sound better live and get the most out of your recordings? Meet with two industry heavy hitters to learn about optimizing your production value – both live and recorded. Hear about topics like stage etiquette, getting the best sound out of your band, recording tips and tricks and pre-production gold – how to get the most out of your recording dollars. This is a must for anyone looking to play out or record.


    • Your signed parent/guardian authorization form* (if you have not already provided one).
    • Any questions you have about mixing, live sound and/or studio recording, including examples of things you may be working on for expert feedback on maximizing your production value.
    • Your instrument if you want to play some afterwards.

*Parent/guardian authorization is required for participants under 18. Form can be downloaded HERE.


Kevin Gregory was a touring sound engineer and stage manager for 15 years with the bands Alabama Shakes, String Cheese Incident and Greensky Bluegrass. Kevin is now Production Manager at Washington’s, the new 900 capacity, state-of-the-art venue in Fort Collins, CO. He is a big-time music lover, Cubs fan and recreational musician playing guitar and currently learning piano.


A recording enthusiast and multi-instrumentalist since he was young, Andrew Berlin moved to Colorado and started at the Blasting Room in 2001. When it was apparent that the bands he was bringing in were no longer able to fit into the already heavily booked studio, the B room was created. Since then he’s worked hand in hand with the local scene and has watched many of the bands he works with become national acts, all the while calling The Blasting Room their home. He also works on all the larger projects that pass through the studio.