The Berry Hill Workshop serves as the primary home for the Segue 61 Nashville music school. It’s designed with one fundamental goal in mind: to provide students in the Segue 61 program with flexible, comfortable space for learning, creating, and collaborating in an environment as exceptional as they are . . . one that encourages them to reach their potential.
The Workshop was conceived with tiny-house functionality, as a recording studio, rehearsal space, and casual instructional/gathering destination. It’s a place where you immediately feel at home and inspired in the Workshop of our Nashville music school.
At its heart, the S61 Workshop has the capabilities of a professional-quality recording studio. It also serves as flex space for both the two-semester Live Performance Workshop and as a relaxed, informal classroom. Comfortable chairs and floor pillows take the place of classroom desks as students learn from top industry professionals as their mentors.
Segue 61 also has a presence right in the middle of Music Row, where so much of the business of music happens in Nashville.
Tucked away on a quiet side street in the Berry Hill section of Nashville, the Workshop is a 1,400 square foot facility in the heart of Nashville’s most creative convergence of music properties.
A beehive of music production, Berry Hill boasts over 50 professional studios, including such famed facilities as Blackbird Studios and House of Blues Studios. Berry Hill has emerged as the location for so many professional studios because of its proximity to both Music Row and to Nashville’s numerous live venues.
In our Nashville Music School, you’re just a few minutes away from such hot spots for live music as the historic Ryman Auditorium, The Station Inn, Bluebird Cafe, The Basement, The Family Wash, and even the Grand Ole Opry.
Mark Howard, veteran Nashville engineer / producer and Segue 61 mentor, designed the Pro Tools Native studio for the S61 Workshop with all of the capabilities necessary to track music for professional release, including Mogami cables, Triad-Orbit mic stands and a vintage D&R Triton 32-input console.
The Triton a legendary board.
Thousands of hours of studio-release production have passed through its heart, yielding the warmth of old-school analog sound not always present in current-day recording modes.
But a great mixing board is not effective if not paired with stellar preamps and outboard effects. The Segue 61 studio is exceptionally well-equipped with:
- API and SSL mic preamps
- Universal Audio and API compressors
- API and Chandler equalizers
- Lexicon and Roland reverb units
The Segue 61 studio mic closet is also stocked with a collection of top vocal and instrument microphones. The list includes:
- AKG 414
- AKG 451 (matched pair)
- AKG D12
- Audio-Technica 4050
- Audix I5
- Peluso 2247
- Neumann KM 184 (matched pair)
- Neumann U87
- Royer R-121
- Sennheiser MD 421
- Shure SM57
- Shure SM58
- Shure SM81
The Segue 61 studio is used for both Producing with Nashville’s A-Team and the two-semester Recording Workshop. Our Nashville music school students will also receive extensive time in the studio to work on their individual projects.
Got What It Takes?
The talent of the young professionals who make up our first team has been inspiring.
So, if you’ve got the talent, skills, maturity, and motivation to make it in the music industry, if you’re poised to begin your career, if you want to work closely with top music professionals as mentors and faculty, let us know. If you’re interested in Year 2, apply now!
We’re currently taking applications for September 2017 – May 2018. Limited spots are available.