Open Lab is a free after school program for youth ages of 14 through 20 who are interested in exploring music production, song recording, music lessons and artist development. The program is facilitated by local professional musicians who are dedicated to providing participants with the knowledge and guidance they need to grow as aspiring artists.

Open Lab is a supportive and inclusive community that encourages self-expression and creativity through art, as well as promotes self-liberatory practices through community dialogue and mentorship. If you are passionate about creating and networking with like-minded individuals, we welcome you to join us at Open Lab.

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We meet at our Youth Media Studio at 1301 W. 10th Ave in Denver. Open Lab is a drop-in program so you can attend when it works for you once you register.

Everyday we will have free recording studio sessions, music production lessons, and jam sessions: Play musical instruments with a group / one on one session & explore music theory.

Wednesday: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Open Lab Requirements

OPEN LAB REQUIREMENTS

  • Live in Colorado
  • Age 14-20
  • Read, agree & sign the Open Lab Orientation packet. The file will be provided in the confirmation email once registered. 

**If you are 18+ and not enrolled in High School, you must agree to a background check that the Executive Staff at Youth on Record will process and keep confidential. You must also complete the Open Lab Orientation.
 

 

**NEW PROGRAM OFFERINGS**

Open Lab Special Workshops: 

Open Lab - Beats by Girlz
Fridays 3:30-6:30pm

Beats by Girlz is partnering with Youth on Record to offer beatmaking workshops on Fridays at Open Lab!
Young creatives of all gender-identities are welcome.

Open Lab - Free Photoshoots
Saturdays 11:00-3:00pm

Youth on Record is now hosting free, half-hour long photoshoots every Saturday during Open Lab.



Fridays at Open Lab, Beats by Girlz is partnering with Youth on Record to offer free beatmaking workshops starting 1/13/23! Register for Open Lab to participate.

Check out the schedule: 

1/3 - Make a Beat with Push 2
1/20 - Intro to Form Making a Beat with Push 2
1/27 - Intro to Backbeat Collective Drum Programming
2/3 - Live Song Making on Push 2 Workshop Erin During Open Lab
2/10 - Making a House Beat on the Push 2 Intro to House Beats
2/17 - Collaborative Beat on Push 2
2/24 - Making a Beat on the Push 2 Intro to Hooks
3/3 - Female Push Artist /Live Song Activity
3/10 - FX on the Push2 Making a Beat
3/17 - Collaborative Beat on the Push 2
3/24 - Make a Beat with Push 2 
3/31 - Intro to Form Making a Beat with Push 2 
4/7 - Female Push Artist /Live Song Activity
4/14 - Intro to Backbeat Collective Drum Programing
4/21 - Making a House Beat on the Push 2 Intro to House Beats
4/28 - Collaborative Beat on Push 2 
5/5 - Female Push Artist/Live Song Activity
5/12 - Making a Beat on the Push 2 Intro to Hooks 
5/19 - FX on the Push2 Making a Beat
5/26 - Collaborative Beat on the Push 2

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