PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA)- A music recording camp has a group of Pasco County young musicians collaborating with professional musicians to create a master piece at the end of this week. “We are doing ‘Rock Studio’ which is a summer camp for kids age 12-18 and they come and are put into a band and they work all week and at the end of the week they have a CD release party,” said Owner of Mullins Music studio Eric Mullins.
This years music theme is “Detroit” which means students get to study and play music that came out of the motor city. And the musicians that are teaching the classes come from very diverse backgrounds. “Our faculty as a whole has performed all over the world. Two of our faculty members are from South Africa and we have performed in Japan and Ghana, South Africa All over North America. Our drum teacher is one of the top drummers in Tampa Bay. We try to get the best of the best,” Mullins said.
Most of the students come from Pasco County but Mullins said he gets an occasional student from Tampa and has had someone from as far away as Tennessee come to the music summer camp. And some students from this weeks group have signed up for Mullins camp several times. “I have been her for four or five years. Every time it’s a new musical experience. We get to learn about new songs we never listened to before so it expands our horizons,” said 18 year old Jerry Brown who sings vocals and plays bass guitar.
“This is my first year and I heard about it and I got really excited because it was something I’d really like to do because I normally do stuff like this, So I got super excited and said I’m doing this no doubt in my mind,” said 13 year old vocalist Kimmie Fivecoat. The young musicians will practice all week and on Saturday Mullins Music will throw the students a CD release party where everyone gets a professional studio quality recording of their work.
“It will feel good and like an accomplishment when It’s all done and over with you can look at your work and see how good it is and have your friends listen to it and have them tell you ‘Wow you guys are only this old, I can’t believe it. I thought you guys were professionals’,”said 15 year old Meghan Hurley who plays piano and keyboard. The students release party is open to the public to come watch the students perform some of their work at Journey Church in New Port Richey at 6:30PM July 18th.