In the fall of 2016, KEYS’ instructor John Konya, along with a college intern from University of New Haven, set up an electronic music lab at Bassick High School in Bridgeport. Instructor John Konya says, “the support has been incredible and, though we have a long way to go, the lab is already providing opportunities to students who otherwise would not have had the chance.” The eventual goal of the start-up lab is to replicate its success in other KEYS schools. The Electronic Music Lab at Bassick currently operates on a three day a week schedule and offers students a casual, comfortable environment to learn about music composition and production. Students can come to the lab to discover what’s possible and then set organizational and creative goals to build their music project. Using technology as a tool, John’s hope is to increase student’s self-esteem, sense of community and language skills. Ultimately, students will be able to display the basic organizational, technical, communication and creative skills needed to thrive in today’s complex society.