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1-2-1 Music Production Courses__With D&B/Techno Artist COMMIX__(Metalheadz, Hospital Records, Dispatch, 31 Records)

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Thanks for showing an interest in my tuition!

I've spent my entire adult life passionately obsessed with music and sound and now i take great pleasure in sharing my skills and techniques with anyone willing to learn...

Nowadays its too easy to get a sample pack from here and a preset from there and effectively paint by numbers but what i teach is creative expression and how to make music your craft.
The end result doesn't come as quickly or easily, but when it does its unmistakably yours.

So!
I run two courses. One for complete beginners, or those looking to formalise their skill set from the bottom up and one for more experienced producers who are looking to build on their technical knowledge and/or improve in certain areas of production.

Below is some detailed information on both courses -

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Beginner (10 x 2 hour lessons)

My beginner course has been carefully nurtured over the last 3 years to teach you the fundamental skills you’ll need to write unique, original and exciting electronic music. I don’t just teach you how to write D&B, or Techno. Instead i aim to teach the underlining language of music production and creativity. This will give you the freedom to evolve and grow as a producer in any direction you choose later on.
Drawing from my own musical education, I start by teaching you one of the simplest forms of electronic music production. A style pioneered by the early hip hop producers and one that yields instantly impressive results. From there i will introduce you to all of the key techniques you will need to be a highly adaptable producer.
Once completed, you will know how to make the music that is in your head and most importantly how to have loads of fun being creative with music and sound.

Some of the key subjects we will cover are:

* Ableton software training.
* Drum programming, working with breakbeats and percussion.
* How to dig for, and use samples from old records, film & tv
* The language of synthesis and how to design sounds from scratch
* Recording live sound and field recording FX (done using smartphon
* How to arrange, mix and master tracks
* Workflow, concept design and creative approaches.
* (and most importantly) How to bring unique flare and originality to your music.

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Advanced (5 x 2 hour lessons)

This course is aimed at experienced producers who are looking to improve in certain areas and broaden their skillset. There is no set curriculum for this type of course. They are designed based on the needs of the individual. We work together to establish key areas to focus on.
I start by analysing your existing music to establish areas that can be improved on and i ask you to fill in a set of questions which outline your goals and things you would like to achieve. From there i devise a set of lesson that are as effective as possible and optimise our time together.

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The lessons are always 1-2-1 with myself and are conducted over Zoom. This works really well. We can share our screens and the computer audio. I also record each lesson so you can go back and rewatch tricks and techniques in your own time which is something that has proved to be super helpful to my students.

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All my students go away with roughly 10gb of samples from my own collection. I provide as and when they are relevant to a lesson or module. They are not commercially available sample packs. They are sounds i have designed or collected and many of them i have been using for 20 years!

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Last (but far from least!)
All of my students gain exclusive access to my schools WhatsApp group and Discord. Which is a place for my previous and existing students to give and receive track feedback, from myself and other members. And also where students can help each other with anything music related. I occasionally set fun production challenges and drop the odd useful set of sounds in there too. The group has nearly 200 members now and many of them collaborate together, meet for mixing sessions in London. And recently there has been talk of organising a record label and club night which is amazing!

There is fun to be had and music to be made! If you are interested to know more and would like to meet me and discuss things further, please book yourself in for a 1 hour session where we can go over everything in detail and in a way that is relevant to you. Once we have a clear idea of the best course of action we can look at booking a course for you.

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Things you'll need for either course -
Ableton Suite (3 month free trial available from their website or google 'ableton trial')
A computer that is compatible with Ableton's system requirements (also found on their website)
Some decent headphones (i use Audio Technica ath-m50x and highly recommend them)
A decent internet connection.
A quiet environment where you can concentrate

Thanks and speak soon!
George

Extra information

Unfortunately i do not offer one off lessons. I have done this in the past but feel they are not rewarding for either the student or myself and prefer to work with someone to develop their skills over time.

Location

Online via webcam

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

About Me

As a producer, I have been releasing music commercially for around 18 years, mainly on the major Drum and Bass record labels such as Metalheadz and Hospital Records. I have also written 3 well-received albums and been involved in many collaborative projects.

Over the years I have worked in countless different studios and practiced a wide variety of different production techniques which has put me in a great position to teach.

As a teacher, I have a wealth of experience behind me. My first position after completing my teaching diploma was at London's leading music production collage Point Blank where I was their 'Introduction To Ableton Live' course tutor. I am also a regular tutor at various different studios in London.

I am as passionate about teaching and sharing my expertise as I am about producing music. I find it deeply rewarding to watch young producers develop their identity and their sound. Music is such a personal thing, so it's always so interesting and often really surprised to listen to how each student adapts the knowledge you have taught them.

My students can expect to walk away with much more than just textbook music production skills. I take great pride in nurturing young producers and helping them find their feet in the music industry. I will provide help and advice to them with everything from what equipment to invest into what record labels they should approach and will continue to mentor them long after their course is finished...

Education

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)
Music Technology BA (hons) - London College of Music & Media
Flute - Classical Grade 7
Saxophone - Jazz Grade 7
Classic Music Theory - Grade 7.

Experience / Qualifications

Nearly 20 years working in the music industry.
Experienced sound engineer.
Experienced sound designer and music producer.
Qualified teacher specialising in adult education.

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