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Music technology production / recording with Ableton Live

Before moving to Bxl I used to teach and was a co-founder of the Enable Music - Electronic Music School (an electronic music production and composition school in Melbourne).
If you are interested in private lessons please get in touch. Lessons can be done personally in Brussels or via skype.
Lessons include a collaborative Dropbox folder of tutorial materials and options for screen sharing during lessons. Content is specifically tailored to each student’s needs and interests.
I have also released the only chord reference for the Ableton Push.

Extra information

Your own computer and ableton live software is preferable.

Location

At teacher's location: 1070 Anderlecht, Belgium
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, Spanish, French

About Me

Robbie James has studied a Bachelor of Music at Monash University. He has been a performer in the Melbourne International Jazz Festivals (2008-11) and has performed on radio as well as with numerous international artists including Mauricio Carrilho (Brazil), Debasis Chakroborty (India), John Abercrombie (USA), Roberta Valente (Brazil) and has recorded with New York Saxophonist George Garzone on Jazz Head records in 2011 also. He has also performed concerts in such notable places as Westminster Abbey (UK), Florence (Italy), Arc de Triomphe (France) as well as recently touring China with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and the Howlett broadway tour.


Robbie has experience in both primary and secondary teaching as well as with adults.
He is an enthusiastic and flexible teacher who considers students own musical interests to ensure that lessons are exciting as well as productive. His ability to teach varied styles enables a better connection to a wide range of students.
In addition Robbie also offers lessons in improvisation, jazz theory, general music theory, aural training and composition.

Education

Bachelor of Music (2011)
Masters of Teaching (2015) @ Monash University

Experience / Qualifications

Instrumental teacher at primary and secondary schools in Australia (2011-2015)
Head of Music at Ark John Keats academy London (2016)

Reviews (3)

Robbie is a very dynamic and enthusiastic teacher. He quickly understands student's needs and proposes efficient solutions
Robbie is very friendly and makes you comfortable. He is a very good teacher and I recommend him.
Great teacher! Will really adapt the lesson to the student needs and find interesting ways to make him progress! Recommended
Robbie is an experienced teacher of 7+ years with a masters degree in teaching and a native english speaker. He is an enthusiastic and flexible teacher who considers students own interests to ensure that lessons are exciting as well as productive. Whether it be reading, listening, speaking or writing Robbie can help make learning english relevant and useful for you.
Robbie has studied a Bachelor of Music at Monash University. He has been a performer in the Melbourne International Jazz Festivals (2008-11) and has performed on radio as well as with numerous international artists including Mauricio Carrilho (Brazil), Debasis Chakroborty (India), John Abercrombie (USA), Roberta Valente (Brazil) and has recently recorded with New York Saxophonist George Garzone on Jazz Head records. He has also performed concerts in such notable places as Westminster Abbey (UK), Florence (Italy), Arc de Triomphe (France) as well as recently touring China with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and the Howlett broadway tour. He has experience in both primary and secondary teaching as well as with adults. Robbie is an enthusiastic and flexible teacher who considers students own musical interests to ensure that lessons are exciting as well as productive. His ability to teach varied styles enables a better connection to a wide range of students. In addition Robbie also offers lessons in improvisation, jazz theory, general music theory, aural training and composition.

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