Northern Sound & Light (NSL), a pro audio and lighting dealer in Pennsylvania, recently visited the Propel Andrew Street High School in Pittsburgh to make a hands-on teaching presentation about the technology and business of live sound.
Steve Raslevich, president and founder of NSL, and staff members Jon Miller and Mark Eyer shared their experiences and knowledge in a small group setting.
Billed as a new model of secondary education, the Propel Andrew Street High School offers tailored programs and project-based learning for kids in grade 9-12. The NSL presentation also included a Q&A session and the opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with top audio products.
Stephanie Nachemja-Bunton, an adviser at the school who coordinated the learning session, says, “This school visit is exactly in line with the vision and purpose of our school. Hands-on learning is invaluable.”
The learning session included an Allen & Heath small format audio mixer, Sennheiser handheld and bodypack wireless system, a self-powered two-way loudspeaker.
“We spoke to them about the technical aspects of production such as mixing and lighting, and gave them a perspective into the business side of live productions,” says Raslevich. “They had some very insightful questions.”
“It is important to create interest and inspire the next generation of this industry,” he adds. “I hope that, with their newfound knowledge, they will view a live production in a totally different way.”