Lessons

The Fall 2017 schedule is here…

(You will be able to sign up for a lesson block on this page. The calendar below will be updated to reflect new bookings.)
Open Sessions will be available soon.*

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*Please note: At the moment I have been extremely busy taking care of ASMR commissions, but I’ll send an email out to the mailing list and let you all know when lessons resume again. See you soon!

Lessons now follow a MONDAY / TUESDAY / THURSDAY schedule.
Lessons are currently only available via Skype. Google Hangouts coming soon.



Lesson Topics

Theory & Composition:

  • Counterpoint / Voice Leading
  • Scales / Modes
  • Classical / Contemporary Techniques
  • Atonal / Serial Analysis
  • Improvisation

Songwriting:

  • Arrangement & Orchestration Techniques
  • Get Feedback On Your Music
  • Know & Understand Your Audience
  • Project Structure & Balance
  • Discover your own unique style
  • Music Coaching
  • Develop your signature sound

College Preparation:

Get a head start on college-level studies, including:

  • Music Theory
  • Counterpoint
  • Orchestration
  • Music Analysis

Sound Design / Synthesis:

  • MIDI Masterclass – Learn everything about programming MIDI
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Creating Seamless Loops – Percussion / Tonal Elements
  • Wavetable synthesis
  • Analog subtractive synthesis
  • FM synthesis
  • Ring Modulation / Amplitude Modulation
  • LFO & Envelopes
  • Modulation Automation
  • Learn the power of using impulse responses (IR)
  • Use field recordings as source material to create sound effects for TV or film

Film Scoring:

  • Focus on Melody / Harmony balance
  • Know Your Role – How to compose an effective cue
  • Engage your audiences without overshadowing what’s on screen.

Pro Audio:

  • Live Recording – Comprehensive Setup & Special Considerations (FOH)
  • Effects & DSP: EQ, Dynamics, Creative Sound shaping tools:
  • Distortion, Waveshaping
  • Mixing & Mastering Workshops
  • Beginning Digital Audio: Gain Staging, the Basics of sound
  • Music Production
  • Sound Reinforcement
  • Sound Restoration – Vinyl Repair & Transfers to Digital
  • Noise Reduction

Software Courses:

  • iZotope – RX6 & Ozone 7 (with Trash 2)
  • Rob Papen / LinPlug – Blue II, Predator II, Spectral
  • Native Instruments – Absynth 5, Kontakt 5, FM8, Massive
  • u-he – Zebra, Diva, ACE
  • Modular Environments – MaxMSP / Pure Data, Reaktor, Moog Modular, Tassman
  • Various – Omnisphere, Serum, Spire, Sylenth1, Spectral