Lesson Study Preparation
Students are provided a comprehensive lesson plan that includes specified objectives, reading assignments, and supplemental resources to aid in learning. Students prepare for a new lesson plan each week for twenty weeks in Indianapolis.
One on One Lesson with Instructor/Mentor
Each student is required to attend a two hour lesson with their instructor each week. This lesson reviews the material from the students self-study portion of the program. The instructor answers student questions and ensures comprehension of the material. The instructor then conducts hands on demonstrations and allows the students to demonstrate they are capable of performing the required skills.
Student Studio Skills Practice
Students may reserve the student room each day for 3 hour blocks or longer depending upon availability, to record friends, themselves, or other students. Studio S was designed to provide students a fully equipped real studio environment in Indianapolis to practice and hone their skills.
Artist Session Shadowing
Students are required to attend at least two hours of shadowing in Studio A or B. They are welcome to attend as many shadowing sessions as they are available for. These sessions are critical to understanding studio etiquette, session management, Critical listening, and understanding how the lessons they have learned are applied in the real world.
Student Final Project
Each student is required to complete a final project. Typical projects chosen are recording a local, Indianapolis artist from tracking to final mix/master, Beat creation to final mix, or a project in the students area of interest. Students work with their instructor to identify a suitable final project.