School acoustics: How to deliver creative outlets

In a lot of schools today, music and media departments are no longer just classrooms filled with a few instruments. They include a variety of more creative outlets. Facilities such as podcast studios, school radio stations, TV production studios, and recording spaces are growing in popularity.

Even better, more and more primary, secondary and sixth-form schools are receiving funding for these upgraded creative outlets for the benefit of their pupils.

Investment into advancing creative spaces in schools can provide numerous benefits for students, including:

  • Enhanced learning for students (creativity, problem-solving, communication, for example)
  • Better curriculum delivery for teaching staff through new and innovative mediums
  • Opportunities for non-academic pupils to excel
  • Spaces where students with any educational needs can discover new ways of learning
  • A first step for students wanting to explore a career in music technology

So, whether you’re a specifier involved in the re-design of a school-based creative outlet or a member of the teaching team looking to explore your options, this blog is for you.

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How to deliver a school podcast studio or recording space?

If you are working with an investment or on a budget, your school can deliver a creative outlet such as a podcast studio or recording space with a little bit of research and some equipment.

Advancing your school’s music technology offering through a studio/podcast/recording space doesn’t have to be a full scale setup, it just has to provide the foundation for student success.

Choosing a space in your school will be an important aspect as you must consider the environment, the nearby classrooms, and the acoustics of the space to really benefit the students.

What acoustic solutions are available for school podcast and recording spaces?

For schools which are benefitting from these amazing creative spaces, they must consider the impact that acoustic treatment can have that can make their investment go further.

In schools, we know how much effort and investment goes into creating these spaces in budget-friendly forms. Soundproofing and acoustic treatment will amplify the capabilities of these creative outlets, whilst making sure neighbouring classrooms are not negatively impacted.

Implementing soundproofing into these creative spaces will eliminate noise transmission between rooms, enhancing the learning environment for those inside or outside the room.

At the same time, strategically placing acoustic panels inside the room will improve the sound quality of the space, making sure student’s work in these music or studio spaces is captured to its full potential.

We have worked on numerous music spaces; with one notable one being fitting acoustic treatment at Facebook HQ’s podcast studio. The space was not set up as a recording area so needed to be retrofit with an acoustic solution that would improve reverberation and speech intelligibility within the room for their podcast production. You can read more about it here.

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Conclusion: acoustic solutions for school music and media departments

At Sound Zero we are committed to delivering attractive but effective acoustic solutions so you can keep your school looking and sounding amazing.

We know that not all school buildings were built with acoustics in mind, but there is still a vast array of options for you to enhance your learning and music environments.

Our team is available to discuss your school acoustics needs to ensure you select the right product from our line. We have a range of products that include moss wallscork panelsinsulation foamacoustic foam, and wall panel pro. All of these acoustic panel options can be completely customised to your colour, size, fabric, and other product requests.

Whether you need maximum noise reduction or slight adjustments to your classroom acoustics, we can help. We have helped countless schools and organisations improve their school acoustics over the years. Please do not hesitate to contact us today to go over our unique acoustic panels for schools that can help your students achieve better concentration.

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