Lessons

The Summer 2017 schedule is here!

The calendar below will be constantly updated with new bookings.

You will be able to sign up for a lesson block on this page shortly. See you all soon!

  • Music Coaching
  • Theory & Composition
  • Songwriting
  • College Preparation
  • Sound Design
  • Film Scoring

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*Lessons now follow a MONDAY / TUESDAY / THURSDAY schedule.
*Lessons are currently only available via Skype. Google Hangouts coming soon.
*Open Sessions will be available 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
  • 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