FACILITIES

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.

The Segue 61 House, our second facility located just next door to the Workshop, has a full kitchen, mixing room, songwriting room, and a private lessons area which can be utilized by students and mentors during the year.

Berry Hill

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.

Recording Capabilities

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.

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The music industry needs talented young people to join its ranks.
Segue 61 bridges the gap between music industry professionals and their careers in music.

Learn from Grammy Award winners, Songwriter Hall of Fame members, Nashville recording artists, and top session players.
Our intense, hands-on, 3rd year of the Segue 61 program begins January 9, 2018!

Listen to what some of Our Mentors, Students and Master Class guests have to say about the experience, knowledge and career path gained at Segue 61.

The music industry needs talented young people to join its ranks. Segue 61 bridges the gap between music industry professionals and their careers in music.

Learn from Grammy award winners, songwriter hall of fame members, Nashville recording artists, and top session players. Our intense, hands-on 3rd year of the Segue 61 program begins January 9, 2018! Listen to what some of Our Mentors, Students and Master Guests say about the experience, knowledge and career path in the music industry.

Choose your own path, as you learn from the greats

Session Artist, Live Performer

Not only will you work on recording and performing music but also on being a successful musician. You’ll learn about today’s music business on the front lines of the industry while developing as professionals.

Recording, Engineering, Production

You’ll develop a range of knowledge and skills to carry out all phases of audio recording projects from pre-production and production through post-production and mastering to commercial release and marketing.

Songwriter, Publisher

You’ll be immersed in the writing and recording process on a daily basis. Our students also work alongside inspiring hit songwriters and award-winning publishers in our facilities several times each month to help refine your skills.

Management, Booking, Marketing

Artist development, management, tour management, booking, and many more facets of the music business world are taught at Segue 61. You’ll get a healthy dose of some of Nashville’s top Music Business Execs.

Meet Some of Our Mentors and Staff

Pete Abbott

Pete Abbott

Music & Education Coordinator

Pete Abbott is the Music & Education Coordinator for Segue 61. He has played with artists such as Blood, Sweat and Tears and The Average White Band. Abbott uses his broad industry reach to help realize the real-world validity of the program, as well as its academic integrity. His role also includes ongoing advisement in assessing and developing the program’s curriculum.

Clay Bradley

Clay Bradley

Industry & Education Coordinator

A graduate of Alabama, Clay Bradley is the Industry & Education Coordinator for Segue 61. Bradley helps to ensure the real-world validity of the program, as well as its academic integrity by working with mentors in business-related industry categories. His role also includes ongoing advisement in assessing and developing the program’s curriculum.

Cameron Johnson

Cameron Johnson

Academic Director

Starting his musical journey as a classically trained cellist, Cameron Johnson has played and performed music since the age of six. After his love of rock music shoved the cello aside, Cameron spent his formative years tackling the guitar, drums, and electric bass. With a BS in Music Industry Studies, he furthered his education with a MFA in Film Music Composition from UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC in 2010. In 2011, Cameron joined Catawba College as a principal instructor for guitar, drum kit, and bass guitar

Guthrie Trapp

Guthrie Trapp

Creative Consultant

Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents. He’s currently finishing work on a follow-up to his successful first solo album, ‘Pick Peace’. The 2012 album is a showcase for Trapp’s stellar talent that long supported the careers of superstar artists and his own bands. Pick Peace served as a perfect template for Trapp’s brilliant mix of musical influences, exploring country, blues, Latin, reggae, jazz, rock and experimental music.

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