Music is essential to everything we do. Through Next Step Song Studio, music and songwriting open the door to learning more about yourself, your community, and how to advocate. And the best part is that no previous musical experience or talent is required to make the magic happen.

Yes, we have an awesome, state-of-the-art recording studio, but Song Studio is so much more than that. It’s about you and your truth—how to find your story, your words, and how you want the world to hear it.

“Recording my song gave me a sense of possibility – that I am more than this disease and have a future to work for.”NEXT STEP YOUTH

Our amazing music therapist works with you to develop your story. You create an original song and decide what beat, instruments, and vocals get put down. If you’re not into singing, great! If you’re not into guitar solos, fine! Maybe it’s a spoken word piece. Maybe you enlist a friend to sing. Maybe you only use backing drums. Some folks create on their own, some in a small group, and sometimes a whole crew works on an anthem to reflect a shared experience.

At the end of the day, it’s your process. Your story. And—in a world where you may not always get to choose what happens—Song Studio lets you decide exactly how you want to honor and present your story to the world.

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