FROM STAFF REPORTS
Retired music teachers are being asked to volunteer their time to teach at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center’s new recording studio.
Shamisai Chipudhla, the recording studio’s manager, says the plan is for him and other volunteers to share their knowledge and time by offering free music lessons for the underprivileged children in the community.
He says he has a vision of creating a top-class studio in Daytona Beach.
His journey started two years ago upon learning about the recording studio in the then new Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, which was built to replace the former Cypress Street Recreation Center.
Took the classes
To be a better teacher, Chipudhla learned about Protools, a digital audio workstation platform for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows.
A keyboardist, he enrolled at the Center for Protools. He participated in courses taught by local Protools instructor Sylvester Polk, who heads the Bethune- Cookman University School of Music Production.
If you have a child interested in learning to play the keyboard, guitar or drums between the ages of 6 to 18, call Katherine Moore at 386-671-5542. The Midtown Center is located at 925 George W. Engram Blvd.