A Home Base for Musicians

The Pagoda is a famous landmark in Reading, PA. It has served as a beacon for the city since 1908, perched on the highest cliff of Mt. Penn. We cannot offer the breathtaking 30 mile panoramic view of our city like The Pagoda can, but we do hope to give you a new perspective of the streets it overlooks, and our point of view will be just as extraordinary.

We provide professional space, equipment, and expertise to inspire artist creativity. We believe in the power of music, and we believe in the artists that make it. Giving them room to grow and develop is not only whats best for them as individuals, but for the world around them as well. 

No matter where you come from, creating music here will help curate and define the sound of Reading Pennsylvania. We welcome you to join the talented artists already expanding that horizon.


Jay Shaffer

Jay is head engineer and producer at the studio. He opened Pagoda City in 2015 to help bring a thriving music scene to Reading, PA. Since its opening, Jay has produced, mixed, and mastered hundreds of songs for the local talent, as well as curate a music video series and assist with The Dear Reading Podcast.

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @jminor11


Jeff cabreja

Jeff is a self-made rapper, drummer, and record producer. He specializes in FL Studio and Logic Pro software, making him a serious asset to the rap community in our city. Jeff is available for beats, as well as hip-hop vocal sessions. Be sure to check out his artist page on Spotify.

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @jeffcabreja


Zack Desantis

Zack is a multi-instrumentalist and producer well versed in indie, folk, and acoustic styles. He brings over a decade of experience with Abelton Live software, as well as drum programming for other genres such as Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Electronica. You will usually find Zack on stage with the Reading based band, “And You, Brutus?” or creating videos for thequietcampaign.

Follow on Instagram: @quiet_im_sleeping


Luis Ramos

Luis brings years of industry experience from Engine Room Studios in New York City. He is a multi-faceted hip-hop producer who specializes in Pro Tools and Ableton. If you’re a rapper or R&B singer, Luis is your one-stop shop for beats as well as vocal recording. He is also the lead engineer for the Reading based podcast, “Live and Die with D & J.”

Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @prodbyrdm