Music lessons

How to Write and Produce a Song

Individual lessons or Six Week Course available

This course gives you the foundation you need to write, record, and produce your own song. 

 

In this program, you will develop skills to create song structures, harmonies, melodies, and lyrics that support and enhance the ideas that you want to express. Through listening and analysis, you will be able to recognize and discuss quality elements in musical and lyrical structures. You will learn arranging techniques that support the style and structure of a song with appropriate instrumentation. You will develop your own voice as a songwriter and learn to write more effectively and efficiently, whether by yourself or in collaboration with other songwriters.

This course is tailored towards your specific skill level and desired outcome.  

  • Use a MIDI controller

  • Edit your MIDI sequence

  • Quantize your sequence

  • Create melodic and harmonic MIDI sequences using virtual instruments

  • Record audio into your sessions via an audio interface and microphone

  • Learn how to capture a good recording in your own home

  • Open up new pathways to creativity

  • Use refinement and editing techniques

  • Actively turn moments of inspiration into complete songs

  • Add audio effects to vocals

  • Use dynamic effects such as compression on vocals

  • Use time-based processors like reverb and delay

  • Add texture and dimension to your mixes

  • Compose and produce an entire song in your DAW

  • Create a Percussive Foundation

  • Instrumental and vocal comping

  • Final mix

  • Technology and creativity

This course comes with professional production software and an extensive sound library so you have all the digital tools you need to get started.

 

Access to DAW Digital Audio Workstation with plug ins (Software emulation of hardware) and midi instruments.

Sound library for added effects

Sound effects Sound library for Sound design

Software tools commonly used in the audio industry.   

You will complete the course with a professional recording of your song to share.

Lessons (1 hour) - $60

Six Week Course- $330

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Piano and Guitar Lessons with Emphasis on Creativity and Songwriting Process

Individual lessons or Six Week Course available

I am offering beginner Piano and Guitar lessons with a unique emphasis placed on creativity and flow.  In this program, we explore the freedom that can come from playing a musical instrument.  We will look at theory of music as a tool in developing the student's skill as a creative songwriter.  We will listen to the student's favourite song or songs and discover the elements that make up the song.  

These lessons are all tailored towards the student's specific skill level and desired outcome.  All ages are welcome.  

Lessons (1 hour) - $50

Six Week Course- $270