Leading Note opens recording studio for kids


Leading Note Studios, a locally owned music school for children in Encinitas, announced the opening of its new recording studio.

The studio provides professional quality services in music recording, mixing, mastering and production for its students. Besides offering all the traditional services expected from a professional music school, Leading Note is aiming to create a seamless experience from classroom to recording.

“We demystify the whole recording process,” said Amber Flynn, Leading Note’s production engineer and certified operator. “Because the student is working directly with their music teacher, the recording process isn’t intimidating or overwhelming … as it normally feels in a typical recording studio. In fact, it’s an extension of the learning process. In each session, the student is learning more than how to play an instrument … they’re learning how to be a recording artist.”

The studio provides a complete recording experience with industry standard professional recording equipment including ProTools. At the end of each session, students receive a CD of their work, which can be copied or shared via iTunes and social media.

Leading Note Studios was opened in 2006 by Camille Hastings. Hastings is excited to move into a new realm and to expand her services. “We teach adults too!” she added.

The studio is at 2146 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 105. Email or call 760-753-7002; visit