I have been a drummer and a writer all of my life, and I knew I wanted to work in entertainment industry; I just wasn't sure how I would be able to get the ball rolling. I heard about the recording connection when I was looking for Audio schools to attend after college, and quickly realized that it would be more beneficial and cheaper than any audio institution. I knew I wanted to be in New York, so I did my research and asked to be put in a very prominent recording studio. From day one I knew it was the place for me, relaxed atmosphere, great staff of good people, amazing room located in the center of the universe. I started applying myself from day one trying to be proactive and helpful wherever I could, and I became acquainted with the staff and regular studio goers. As time progressed, I started sitting in on more sessions and meeting artists, producers, engineers and accomplished entrepreneurs and personalities who were able to offer me real opportunity. After several months I was taken on as an intern. I learned so much about working in a studio environment that first six months; it's hard to even fathom how far I've come in such a short time (Not even taking into account the technical aspects).By being outgoing, humble, and making relationships with the people I met in-studio; I was able to sell myself and create connections. I played with some bands, produced some songs with people, and am now focused solely on a project I am embarking on (with my partner and co-apprentice from the recording connection, where we work with the same mentor. We are two pieces of the band for one of Wu-Music Groups newest artists and potentially touring NYC and maybe even South America!!!'
I had actually been attending a University for two years, studying recording, engineering, and music production. I did learn a lot, but it wasn't real world, it wasn't real life. It was based on base scenarios. When I started looking around for more of a specialty program, I found the Recording Connection on the Internet, and read a little bit more and watched some of the interviews and some of the videos that they had. I really like the fact that I got put into an actual studio, a running studio that has their own clients. I wanted a real life experience, and that's why the Recording Connection program drew me in. Since I've graduated, I actually got a job working here at the Lava Room, the recording studio where I did my courses. I'm an assistant engineer and working my way up very fast to becoming a full staff engineer.
At The Beekman School, I have found that both the educational structure and intellectual freedom of the school introduce students to several different branches of quality mathematics, from traditional courses to fascinating electives. I am able to teach these topics in a manner that brings out the unity of mathematics that threads its way through all these seemingly diverse topics. It's my privilege to have been part of this fine institution for the past 20+ years.
The Beekman School is inherently a strong community. The members of our school, from faculty to administrator to student, know each other on a first-name basis. Students do not have to worry about being invisible at The Beekman School. The shared sense that the school is a safe place and the shared goal of using education to advance in life unites our students regardless of age or grade.
My daughter was cross with my for forcing her to change schools and leave her friends behind but we didn't have much of a choice since her learning disabilities were taking a toll on her academic progress. Thankfully, it all worked out in the end with Aaron School and my girl has found the right friends in an environment that supports her learning in an all-round manner.
My daughter has been at Aaron School for the past three years and she has gotten better each day and a lot of the credit goes to the support and care of the teachers at Aaron School. The school's curriculum is wonderfully designed to promote the betterment of special needs children and the results are there for everyone to see.
I enrolled my 14 year old daughter at Aaron's High school last year, where she has shown a huge improvement compared to her performance in her previous school. The school's curriculum combines learning with therapy, which has worked wonders for my daughter. I would recommend them for anyone with a special needs child.
We really like this school. The class size is small and nurturing. The teachers are top notch and collaborative. The young children go to the playground every morning and have gym, art, music and French twice a week. In addition they have classroom work time as well. Their exmissions are impressive.
Getting to work with some great underground groups like Yankee Bang Bang was great. I'll always value the experience of working alongside professionals and having the chance to steal all of their tricks. Totally worthwhile experience.
Right from the beginning of my daughter's journey at Aaron School, I was assured of the quality of the system and the teachers at the school. For a mother, this assurance of your child's well being is about as good as it gets.