A new take on summer camp

| 24/06/2014

(CNS): A different kind of summer camp is emerging in the Cayman Islands. The new summer experience for youngsters with a calling for music and the industry that surrounds has been launched by Hopscotch Studios, a company with decades in the industry and whose owners were also a part of the successful musical ensemble Memory of Justice. Several platinum albums have been recorded at the studio where the week camp will be held on North Sound Way. Campers will have the opportunity to be a part of a production team where they will write, record, edit, mix and ultimately produce their own original work.

“Over the past five years Cayman has seen an emergence of young talent, who once nurtured and groomed, are on the level for regional and international success,” said Charles Gregory from Hopscotch Studios.

The backdrop for the recording and stage production of many of Cayman most prominent artists such as Inverse, KK Alese, ThE iZ, Jeffrey Wilson, Swanky Kitchen Band and Thanks and Praises to name a few, international artists have also passed through the doors at Hopscotch Studios.

Tami Chynn and Rascal Flatts who recorded their album Feels Like Today which to date has sold over 7 million copies worldwide recorded there and Hopscotch is also the home of local Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter Jason “JG” Gilbert who has worked with Eminem and Machel Montano.

“We want to continue on the work we have been doing locally and this no doubt begins with the youth and making sure they have the resources at their disposal that will give them of the skills necessary to succeed in the business. It’s about encouraging them and reinforcing their inclination for the arts with structure,” said. Gregory.

Campers will also work closely with some of Cayman's talent who are trained by the Berkley College of Music, and one of the top institutions in this arena, in addition to having Mr. Gregory on hand daily as a mentor.

Camp dates are July 14th through 18th or August 11th through 15th.The registration fee is $25 and the cost of camp for one week is $400KYD with snacks and lunch included. Registration fees will be credited towards the cost of the camp upon placement . Registration forms may be collected from the studio, via email hopscotchstudioscayman@gmail.com or call 949-6131/325-8041 for details. Updates are available through https://www.facebook.com/hopscotchproductionscayman.

 

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