CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
The Otis Redding Center for Creative Arts is a multipurpose space open to students of ages 5-18 who have a desire to explore their interest in all elements of music. The Center is staffed with Macon’s finest musicians offering private music lessons in areas such as piano, audio engineering, strings, and more. Students are encouraged to go beyond and tap into their best effort. The Center believes in the vitality of music and the arts and continues to develop those avenues for youth. Partnerships with the Mercer University, Middle Georgia State, Macon Pops, and more, help make these efforts possible for our students.
Otis Redding Center for Creative Arts provides a safe environment for instruction. There is videotape surveillance throughout the Center; parents and guardians have the opportunity to view the lessons.
Currently, all programming is being held virtually over the BlueJeans platform.
Students taking private lessons will gain knowledge in music theory and develop a repertoire to study for the semester in preparation to perform at a recital at the end of every semester. Private lessons are one on one sessions for students ages five and up. Lesson durations are offered for 30-minute and 60-minute sessions every week. Parents and students have the opportunity to communicate with instructors to create a schedule that works best for them.
Lessons are currently being held virtually, connecting the team of world-class instructors to children everywhere!
PIANO | PERCUSSION | AUDIO ENGINEERING | VOICE | VIOLIN | VIOLA | CELLO | GUITAR | PERFORMANCE | MUSIC THEORY
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We Write the Songs is a workshop designed for students ages 12-18 in effort to equip them with the tools necessary to strengthen their songwriting skills. This workshop explores songwriting techniques, basic music theory, and encourages students to express themselves through music. We Write the Songs intends to enlarge the student’s creative writing journey, opening their minds to go beyond the surface of songwriting, and having the ability to dissect and interpret lyrics and melodies.
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THE DREAM TEAM
The DREAM Team is composed of performers ages 12-18, performing a mixture of classics, soul, and pop. They have performed across the country from the White House to Nashville’s Ryman Theatre to Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival, and are available for special events. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Chelsea Cline is studying at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Chelsea has served as Concertmaster of the Hawaii Youth Symphony and has been featured on NPR’s From The Top with both the National Youth Orchestra and the Hawaii Youth Symphony ensembles. Chelsea is very passionate about teaching violin because she believes that music serves as a universal language that can break boundaries, change hearts, and bring people together.
Ishmael Muhammad has been studying piano since he was four years old. Ishmael has been a Six-Year National Winner of the Piano Guild and has received excellent reviews from top teachers and judges and has performed on many occasions and at many special events in the community. He is pre-law at Mercer University and a lead musician at Temple New Life Worship Center.
GUITAR / SONGWRITING
Jackson Griffith is self-taught in guitar, ukulele, and songwriting. At 16, he began writing songs and performing locally at open mic nights. Jackson has a great passion for helping others to express themselves through music. He is on the music team at his church and has been part of the music team at the RUF campus ministry at Mercer University. Jackson has recorded several of his original songs, and his music is available through various platforms.
Josh Garner is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player from Macon. Josh has been singing and playing guitar for the last eight years and got his start in songwriting at the Otis Music Camp. He studied music at Jan Smith Studios and Berklee College of Music.
ENGINEERING & PRODUCTION
Vinson Muhammad is a graduate of Morehouse College and an award-winning artist, composer, and host. He has been featured by All Def Music, Sofar Sounds, the Grammy Museum, and the Final Call. He has opened up for and worked with Erykah Badu, Bootsy Collins, and Snoop Dogg. He is executive director of The Collab Project in Santa Ana, Ca. and the Real Talk Hip Hop Summit in Macon.