Young people

Decibels Youth Music

Decibels Youth Music is a place for people aged 13 to 25 to make and record music, learn skills and connect with people who love music and the arts.

At Decibels you can:

  • listen to music
  • play instruments
  • borrow equipment
  • use computers to make music and use the Internet
  • record raps, vocals, instruments and bands
  • get help to develop and finish musical and artistic projects
  • organise events
  • get help linking up with other services
  • book remote online mentoring sessions with our staff.

Decibels is open 12-6pm Tuesday to Friday. You can drop in – no booking required! If you want to use a particular space or piece of equipment, you can book by phone, text, email, or DM on Facebook or Instagram.

We also run programs in the afternoons. See below for more information.

Weekly programs

Wednesday 4–6pm: Darebin FReeZA Committee - Get involved in planning and running our major live music and cultural events.

Thursday 4–6.30pm: ReZonate - A vibrant community of young musicians, producers, beat makers and MCs making Hip Hop and electronic music.

Friday 4–6pm: Turn UP - A space for women, gender-diverse, trans and non-binary people and their allies aged 13 to 25 to connect while learning, creating and recording music.

Our facilities

Studio A - You can use Studio A to record vocals and instruments, or just to play instruments or rehearse. It's set up with a PA, drum kit and piano, as well as guitars, amplifiers and keyboards.

Studio B - A technology and media room with six computer workstations which run audio and video software. It also features midi-keyboards, audio interfaces and headphones.

Studio C - This is our main control room. It includes a Mac Pro with ProTools, Ableton Live, Logic and FL studio, a range of pre-amps and professional studio monitors. It's ideal for finishing the mixes for your tracks and recording vocals and solo instruments.

Where to find us

Level 1, Reservoir Community Learning Centre, 23 Edwardes St, Reservoir

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More information

Darebin Youth Services
Phone: (03) 8470 8003
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au