Making tracks: Teen center recording studio gives musicians a chance to learn
HAMPTON — Over four years, nearly 100,000 musical tracks have been crafted in a small recording studio tucked away inside the Hampton Teen Center. While the two-room facility hasn't produced a hit song yet, it has put a number of young musicians on a path to promising careers.
"Two of the kids who came through here have turned out to be professional DJs," said Johnny Terrell, a 27-year-old recording engineer who directs the center's recording program. "They are using knowledge they gained here to make a living, which is cool."
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