The time does fly by and we’re already 21 days into 2012. I’ve been busy with a really great educational project with some really talented high school students at Harpeth Hall here in Nashville. The 3 week music production winterim experience took 14 students through the process of writing, recording and marketing songs and a band. The students were split up into a band and a marketing team. The band wrote and recorded 2 original songs and the marketing team produced a website, CD packaging a poster and a marketing plan. During the 3 weeks we had a visits from songwriter Tony Arata, musician George Marinelli, graphic designer and marketing consultant Pam Saxon, Ken Tucker and Jeff Meltesen from Country Weekly magazine and Taylor Childress from Curb Records with an exciting, newly signed artist, Morgan Frazier . We also visited the Nashville offices of NARAS , ASCAP, BMI and Oceanway recording studios The project culminated with 2 days of recording and mixing at Eclectic Studios with grammy winning engineer Nick Sparks. You can see and hear the work of these talented students on the YeRooz website! Well, happy new year to all! I’ll be back soon with a new post with some tips soon.