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Recording Studio

Did you know that East End Arts has a state-of-the-art recording studio that’s open to the community? Read on to learn all about it.

East End Arts Unlocks Creativity in More Than Just the Visual Arts

Through the generosity of the Billy Joel Foundation and other members of the community*, we established the area’s only state-of-the-art recording studio open to the public.

East End Arts Jesse F. Sherman Recording Studio
133 E. Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

This fully functional recording facility includes a control room, isolation booth, and live room with space to accommodate a small orchestra or rock band. 

A Midas Venice 24 mixing console provides excellent analog to digital conversion quality and interfaces with a new iMac computer equipped with industry-standard Pro Tools recording software

Our recording studio is equipped with a full range of quality microphones and outboard gear to suit your recording needs.

Who Needs a Recording Studio?

You do! 

Are you an inspiring voice actor and need to create a demo tape?

Do you want to curate oral histories?

Are you an aspiring musician in need of a demo track?

Are you a student applying to a program that requires a recorded submission?

Want to record your own eBook?

You need access to a high-quality recording studio at a reasonable cost. East End Arts fills the community’s need for a professional recording studio, complete with a sound engineer.

Recording Studio Rates

  • All rentals include the services of an engineer/producer at no additional charge.
  • 2 Hours (minimum rental) – $65 per hour (EEA members only pay $45 per hour)
  • 4 Hours (Half Day) – $240 (EEA members only pay $160)
  • 8 Hours (Full Day 11 am – 7 pm) $480 (EEA members only pay $320)

Scheduling Your Session

East End Arts makes scheduling your recording studio session easy.

Contact the studio at least 2 weeks in advance by calling Kathleen Ruscick, East End Arts Education Director at 631-369-2171 or dropping an email to kruscick@eastendarts.org. The sound engineer can answer any questions regarding the production of your project.

At the time of reservation, pay a 50% deposit. The remainder is due on or before your first session. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

  • Mail checks to: East End Arts School, Attn: Recording Studio, 141 E. Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
  • Deliver cash in person to: East End Arts School, Recording Studio, 141 E. Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
  • Pay by credit card: Call East End Arts School at 631-369-2171 or stop by in person

All recording time is available by appointment only.

East End Arts will never sell or distribute any project recorded at our studio without the artist’s permission.

Deposits are nonrefundable unless the appointment is canceled more than one week before the scheduled session. 

Sessions Make Great Gifts

Do you want to support that special artist in your life? A gift of recording session time is perfect for any holiday or other gift-giving occasion. 

Call (631) 369-2171, email kruscick@eastendarts.org, or stop by the East End Arts School to purchase your gift certificate today.

*The Jesse F. Sherman Recording Studio is made possible through community collaboration.  In addition to the Billy Joel Foundation, we thank: 

  • Bill Sperls, for studio design
  • Noah Gorman, for studio set up 
  • The Town of Riverhead, for renovating the space
  • Paulette Sherman and the Sherman family, for contributing items from Jesse’s own studio.