StringLab: the intersection of technology and creativity
In September 2019, Bay Area Music Project launched StringLab, an innovative, hands-on, project-based music program at Wood Middle School in Alameda. StringLab combines the study of traditional string instruments with digital music technology that engages and challenges our aspiring musicians and composers. The skills they develop in this flexible learning environment prepare them to become future global problem-solvers.
Although we had to press the pause button during the pandemic, we are excited to return to the Wood Middle School community in January 2023!
StringLab is an empowering, student-driven, open-curriculum music program. We provide a framework where students co-design the outcomes and curriculum with their teaching artists. Each student chooses an instrument they want to learn and the style of music they wish to compose. They will have opportunities to work on individual and group projects and participate in off-campus workshops at a professional recording studio. This way, they have greater freedom to study what they choose and the flexibility to discover what they love. BAMP provides all the instruments, accessories, music books, and access to the online digital audio program.
BAMP's distinctive, modern approach to music-making prepares young people to thrive as independent, creative thinkers no matter what path they choose in life by creating relevant and meaningful art while learning to listen, think critically, and be intellectual risk-takers.
During the program year BAMP provides opportunities for students to work in professional recording studios and attend inspiring performances.