With options ranging from Summer Camps to After School Workshops to Personalized Instruction, our Youth Programs are designed to enable middle school and high school students to make great-sounding music.  Utilizing industry-leading software and hardware, our experienced industry professionals teach students the skills required to turn their musical inspiration into a polished finished product.

  • Ableton Live
  • Apple Logic
  • Pro Tools
  • Songwriting and Production Techniques
  • Audio Recording Fundamentals
  • Mixing

Our after school workshops help students develop their skills in 3 key areas:

Composition: Collaborative songwriting in multiple genres

Performance: Playing instruments in a studio setting as students record the songs they have written

Production: Understanding the technical aspects of recording music, including software and hardware

New After School Format for 2017-2018

We will be putting together groups of students with similar interests and skill levels for once-a-week, 90-minute sessions of instruction and group project work. Some students may already have a clear idea of who they want to collaborate with, but we'll also create groups that we believe will be able to work together effectively. Groups can be as small as two or three students and as large as six students, and each group will have the goal of finishing three to five songs over the course of a semester. 

Session Times

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00-11:30am


Workshops will start the week of September 11th and continue throughout the school year, with breaks during school vacations. Groups will meet in different classroom or studio spaces within Studio West, depending upon the state of their projects and the availability of studio space. Admission is rolling, and students can join any time with pro-rated pricing.


Monthly cost: $200 per student.  SIGN UP

One on one tutoring also available during other time slots at $65 per hour.

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Email us at info@studiowest.com or call at 858.592.9497 to enroll.


One-on-one instruction tailored to a student’s specific interests in areas such as electronic music production, mixing, Ableton Live, Logic, and Pro Tools.  Our personalized instruction allows students to work at their pace and on their own customizable schedule.  We can also create custom training packages for groups, make house calls, and consult on setting up a home studio.

We also offer lessons in singing, guitar, piano, drums, and electronic music.  Learn More

Rates start at $65/hour - contact us to create a custom plan.

Our summer camps have become a huge hit!  Students work together to produce and record their own music across many genres - rock, pop, electronic, and more - all under the guidance of experienced industry professionals.  In 2016, we hosted 6 camps with over 50 students who recorded 15 original songs.  We’re back for our fourth year in 2017. 

  • June 19 - 23, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • June 26 - 30, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • July 10 - 14, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Two spaces left.)
  • July 17 - 21, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • July 24 - 28, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • July 31 - Aug 4, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2017 Summer Camps
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Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

+ Where will the camps be held?

Camps will be held at Studio West located in Rancho Bernardo at: 11021 Via Frontera Suite A, San Diego, CA 92127.

+ Who are the instructors?

Our instructors have a wide range of industry experience in audio production and in creating music, and they love to share their love of music.

+ How do I register?

Sign up online on right above the FAQ's

+ Do I need to play an instrument?

We expect that many attendees will be able to play an instrument, and these students will get the chance to play in bands and ensembles that suit their experience and abilities, but instrumental experience is NOT required. There are plenty of roles in the production process that are filled by non-instrumentalists and lots of electronic music production techniques for non-musicians.

+ What's the age range?

Middle School and High School students

+ What genres of music do you cover?

We all have diverse tastes in music, and this workshop reflects this diversity. Any and all musical tastes are welcome, including electronic music.

+ Do I get to be in a band?

We'll be putting together bands made up of instrumentalists, so if you play an instrument, expect to get plenty of chances to play. Drums and amplifiers will be provided. Guitars and basses will be available, but if you have a guitar or bass you want to play, bring it along.

+ How many attendees are in each camp?

The maximum number for each camp is 15.

+ Can a student attend more than one session?

Although there might be a certain amount of duplicated information, students can attend more than one session. The range of subjects covered and experiences available to students is wide enough that different aspects of the creative and technical production process can be explored in different weeks.