By Alicia Zaludova, CIP Berkshire staff
CIP Berkshire first-year student Ethan has been taking guitar lessons for half a year with local composer/musician Simon Brown. Ethan came to him as a guitarist who had learned the basic repertoire of rock and blues music. Simon says “Ethan has made good progress in learning to record his own music and has developed his skill as a creatively thinking musician.”
Ethan is particularly interested in preparing to record in a professional recording studio and he has worked with Simon in various scenarios simulating that environment. To provide Ethan with an idea of the experience, Simon has acted as studio engineer, producer, and a hired studio musician. “Ethan is learning what to expect and will be prepared once he decides to record in a professional studio.
So far, Ethan has recorded two of his self-written songs which will eventually be part of an entire album. His emotional, lyric-driven music is a modern blend of pop, rock, and blues. Next week, Ethan will be posting his songs on the website soundcloud.com. a music sharing website, so he can share them with everyone. Stay posted!