At Rhythm Works, aspiring and established musicians can become members and rent a studio, recording, practice and performance space when needed.
This part will operate as a for-profit operation.
The nonprofit side will be the educational arm, offering clinics, lectures, and visiting professors who will teach music and its business side. Hooks plans to work with Guilford County Schools and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.
“There are other places in town to get directions,” Hooks said. “There are bars in town where you can listen to live music. There are recording studios. Good rehearsal spaces for groups are scarce. It will all be housed in one space in one environment. collaborative. “
Just like at The Forge, Zimmerman said, “People are going to mentor each other, teach each other, train with each other. I haven’t found anything like it in the United States.”
Zack Matheny – president and CEO of Downtown Greensboro Inc., a downtown-focused economic development organization – loves Zimmerman’s plans.
Matheny will submit Zimmerman’s request to the city for its developments east of Greensboro to be part of the downtown business improvement district, which DGI manages. The city council must approve the measure. Matheny said he expects this to happen in June.