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Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording

Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording Recital

Thank you for visiting the online home of the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording at Callanwolde!

We offer one of the most respected music programs in Atlanta. Our beautiful 12 acre campus is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta.

The Restored Barn at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Our restored Barn, which contains a state of the art music studio, was the recipient of an Excellence In Rehabilitation Award by the Georgia Trust.

As part of Callanwolde’s mission to provide classes and outreach to the Atlanta community, our classes are affordable and welcoming.

Music Lessons

We offer private music lessons for students of any age in Voice, Piano, Guitar, Strings, Woodwinds, and Brass.

Callanwolde offers the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Exam and Learning Program.  This program is internationally recognized and aids intermediate to advanced students in learning and goals. The exam program has helped many students with college and university acceptance, regardless of major.

The Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording offers the unique opportunity to perform at Callanwolde’s many exciting events, as well as opportunities off-campus such as at festivals, and events at our many partner organizations.

Click here to learn more about Music Lessons at the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording or call 404-872-5338 to book your private music lesson today!

Click to call and book your private music lesson! 

Music Recording

Phil Tan – Director of Music Recording

The Phil Tan Certificate of Recording from the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording prepares a student for a start in the music industry or for higher education in the field of music recording and production. Our Certificate will give students the technical skills and insider knowledge to push students to the next step of their education and career.

Each student will have the benefit to work on a workstation with state of the art programs such as Avid ProTools, Apple Logic and Ableton Live.

Click here to learn more about Phil Tan and our Music Recording program or explore our Music Recording classes online today!

Browse Music Recording Classes 

Music Studio Rentals

Mix and record your next project at Callanwolde! Callanwolde’s recording and mixing studio is available for bookings! Since September 2015, it has served as the mixing home to projects such as Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams” and Fifth Harmony’s “7/27” and many other hits.

Book your session today! Click here for more about the Music Studio at Callanwolde.

Music and Music Recording Studio

Inside our Music Studio at the Restored Barn, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Scholarship Assistance

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.

Speaker Series

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Dr. C.T. Vivian

On September 29th, 2016 the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording hosted its Speaker Series featuring the esteemed Dr. C.T. Vivian, living legend of the American Civil Rights Movement. Dr. C.T. Vivian sat down with moderator

Fredricka Whitfield of CNN before an intimate gathering to discuss his life, accomplishments, and the impact of music upon the nonviolent protests of the American Civil Rights Movement. Click here for more information about the event.




Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording Exhibit Room


Pictured: Rick Baker (Callanwolde Board Member,) Diedre Brown (GreenHouse Foundation Board Chair), Shedonna Alexander (GreenHouse Foundation Executive Director and Founder), CeeLo Green (International Celebrity Artist and GreenHouse Foundation Founder), Peggy Still Johnson (Callanwolde Executive Director,) Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council Member,) Phil Tan (3 Time Grammy Winning Mixing Engineer and Callanwolde’s Director of Music Recording)

Visit our collection of music memorabilia located inside the Billiard Room of the Callanwolde Mansion. See signed guitars, gold and platinum records, photos by rock photographer Henry Diltz, and more cultural pieces from the collection of Rick Baker, Phil Tan, The GreenHouse Foundation and other friends of the Callanwolde Foundation. Click here to learn more about our self-guided tours.



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