Are you looking to become a better producer and/or engineer? Do certain aspects of your productions lack? Maybe the drum programming, maybe the arrangement, maybe the mix?
I was once a student (and in many ways still am) learning the intricacies of music production and audio engineering. My formal education began at the Metalworks Institute where I earned my diploma in Audio Production and Engineering, and my learning continued throughout my internship with 40 and working experiences at studios across Toronto.
I’ve learned a lot of things along the way and am fortunate to pass this knowledge on to others that are looking to break into the industry and further their skills.
I offer customized and private 1-on-1 music production and mixing lessons in-person or online via Skype. Lessons are taught in Ableton and/or Pro Tools.
Private Lesson FAQ
Who are these lessons good for?
Producers, beatmakers, artists and aspiring engineers who want to improve their producing, mixing and mastering skills when it comes to creating and releasing their own music.
What DAW do you teach lessons in?
Mixing lessons are taught in Pro Tools or Ableton based on student preference. Production lessons are taught in Ableton exclusively.
Do I need Pro Tools or Ableton for lessons?
For mixing lessons, no, the principles taught in lessons are not specific to any DAW- they are mixing techniques you can use within any DAW environment including but not limited to FL Studio, Logic, Reason, Reaper, Cubase, etc.
For production lessons, it is recommended that you have and produce in Ableton as lessons are taught in that environment.
How long are lessons?
Lessons are 2 hours minimum.
What should I bring to lessons?
A notebook or something to take notes in. Bringing your laptop with DAW of choice may also be helpful so you can follow along and apply learnings throughout lesson.
How are the classes structured?
Classes are customized to each student.
For production lessons, I have developed a proprietary curriculum that teaches you the fundamental elements of music production and how to approach applying it in real-life creative situations. This curriculum is stretched over multiple lessons that cover topics such as sound selection, drum programming, melody, arrangement and final mixing/mastering to name a few.
For mixing/mastering lessons, most students come in with a personal song/beat they want to mix, I load it into my DAW and mix in front of them while explaining what I’m doing, why I’m doing it and other thought processes involved. This is usually most effective so students can leave with an example of how to apply the knowledge within their own work. Students are able to ask questions or for specific demonstrations during the lesson as well.
Are classes good for beginners?
Classes are good for anyone of any skill level whether you’re just starting to make music or have been making music for awhile and want to hone your skills. I’ve taught students of all levels.
Are lessons done via Skype or in person?
Both. Lessons can be done in person at my private studio if you’re located in Toronto, or remotely via SKYPE depending on student preference.
Where is the studio?
My studio is located in South Etobicoke in Toronto near Lakeshore, 5 mins from Humber College South Campus. Please inquire for more information.