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For Kensington Performing High Schoolers, A Peek Into The Recording Scene

(Matthew Teacher, far left, with students from the Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School.  Credit: John McDevitt)

(Matthew Teacher, far left, with students from the Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School. Credit: John McDevitt)

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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A center city Philadelphia recording studio opened its doors today to students of a Philadelphia specialty high school who have a serious interest in music.

Students from Kensington Creative and Performing Arts School were laying vocal tracks at Sine Studios, near 22nd and Sansom Streets.

(Singing:  “I know my dreams are real… I believe…”)

It was 10th grader Diana Sarita’s first time recording in a profession setting.

“I was kind of nervous because I’ve never been in a studio,  I never sang in front of a microphone, I’ve never been recorded,” she admits.  Then, after one beat:  “And it was a fun experience!”

Music industry professionals also described for the students how a song evolves from composition to recording.

(Sine Studios.  Credit: John McDevitt)

(Sine Studios. Credit: John McDevitt)

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Matthew Teacher, owner of the studio, says he hopes the field trip will inspire some of the kids to follow their musical dreams.

“Having these kids here hopefully will encourage them to pursue it,” he said today.

Students also received Matthew’s new book, The Musician’s Notebook Deluxe Edition, “to log and share their compositions.”

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