The Winter 2019-2020 schedule is here…
*Lessons will be unavailable for the week of December 01 – 07. Normal scheduling will resume on December 9, 2019.
The majority of my students take lessons in LilyPond, music theory, music composition, and sound design. However I offer private study covering a range of other topics as well. For a full list of available lessons, please see the section below.
Please contact me to arrange your next lesson or inquire about rates and topics.
*Lessons via Skype now follow a MONDAY / TUESDAY / THURSDAY schedule.
Hello and welcome! If you are considering lessons with me, here is some more information for you.
All new students receive a free 30-minute / one-on-one introductory lesson. This serves two purposes. First, it will help you get a feel for my teaching style and help you decide if I would be a good fit as your instructor. Second, it will help me get to know you so I can create a flexible, personalized lesson plan that is perfect for you.
You are also encouraged to fill out a brief questionnaire form that outlines your goals, preferences, and learning style. This will also be very helpful for me as your teacher. For example, if you are a visual learner, you most likely prefer using pictures and video in order to learn or study. However, if you are more of an aural / verbal learner, you may prefer situations that incorporate sound and music, or spoken word and writing. Everyone learns in a different way. That is one of the main reasons why I choose to create flexible and personalized lesson plans for all my students: there is no one-size-fits-all mold that works for everybody.
I also offer all my students the option to have their lessons recorded. This allows you to revisit and watch any of your lessons again at any time to review or track your progress as you learn.
Email me to schedule your first lesson.
I look forward to meeting you!
THEORY & COMPOSITION:
Counterpoint . Voice Leading . Scales . Modes . Contemporary Composition Techniques . Atonal / Serial Analysis . Improvisation
Music Theory . Counterpoint . Orchestration . Music Analysis & History . Music Appreciation
Pure Data . LilyPond . Sibelius / Finale . REAPER . MaxMSP
How to Arrange Music . Get Feedback on Your Music . Learn to Understand Your Audience . Focus on Project Structure & Balance . Discover & Develop Your Own Unique, Signature Style . Music Coaching – Defeat Writer’s Block
SOUND DESIGN / SYNTHESIS:
MIDI Masterclass – Learn to program MIDI . Sampling Techniques . Creating Seamless Loops . Wavetable Synthesis, Analog Subtractive Synthesis, FM Synthesis . Ring Modulation / Amplitude Modulation, LFO & Envelopes . Discover the Sound Design Power of Impulse Responses (IR) . Learn to Use Field Recordings as Source Material (Sound Effects)
Put a Focus on Proper Melody / Harmony Balance . Know Your Role – How to Compose an Effective Cue . Engage Your Audience: Don’t Overshadow What’s On-Screen
Learn How to Make Your ASMR Experiences Even Better, More Effective
Live Recording – Comprehensive Setup & Special Considerations (FOH) . Effects & DSP – Learn how to use EQ, Dynamics, Distortion, Waveshaping . Mixing & Mastering Workshops . Beginning Digital Audio – Gain Staging and Beyond the Basics . Music Production . Sound Restoration / Noise Reduction . Vinyl Repair & Transfers to Digital . Sound Reinforcement
iZotope – RX, Ozone, Trash . Rob Papen – Blue II, Predator II . Native Instruments – Absynth, Kontakt, FM8, Massive . u-he – Zebra, Diva, ACE . Modular Environments – Reaktor, Moog Modular, Tassman