Beats By Girlz is a non-traditional, creative and educational recording-arts campaign designed by Erin Barra in cooperation with The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York.
Built in response to a workshop piloted in 2011, phase one of the initiative is an education course designed to empower young women in music technology by providing them with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest (and ultimately their ability to pursue career opportunities) in music production, composition, engineering, etc.
This “female-powered intro to music technology” program, which began January 2014, is open to girls between the ages of 8-18 and also to a group of young mothers all completely gratis via The Lower Eastside Girls Club.
The classes, which are taught by Erin, form the basis for a companion web-series (phase 2) to be utilized universally by aspiring young artists, and/or as a template for those who may wish to replicate this initiative in their own communities.
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