AUDIO PRODUCTION CLASSES
Specialized instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students.
Studio reel of vocal students studying with Nikk May
More Information About Songwriting/Recording Lessons
The studio receives songwriting and audio production students from across the nation and through varying teaching networks, music programs, and professional referral sources. These students range from pop and commercial production to rock, blues, jazz, praise and worship, modern/contemporary, original artists, and songwriters.
Finding The Right Sound
Songwriting and recording is never a one-size-fits-all! Classes nurture the essential abilities and intuition that make high level students, able to match the best production sound to each and every project. One-on-one songwriting and recording lessons are designed with a student-centered approach to meet students where they are at while simultaneously providing them with the right musical nutrition to build successful skill sets.
Learn To Both Write And Produce Music
A good songwriter should think like a producer, and a good producer like a songwriter. For every song there is a composition and production quality matters. Audio production classes address the full spectrum and relationship between writing music that carries an intention and using a production quality that is in agreement with the song. Just like singers in a choir or acapella group need to learn how to vocalize in a way that compliments the entire ensemble rather than themselves as a soloist, songwriting and production needs to capture a certain blend and mix of artistic sound and sonic balance that reflects the project as a whole. When everything from songwriting to musicianship to production is in agreement with each other, the resulting recording is a top-notch project!
Applicable Theory For Songwriting And Recording
Students are taught critical elements of music theory beyond that of just scales and rhythm exercises. Students develop comprehensive skills allowing them to "connect the dots" to how music is created as well as learning how to create their own original compositions and production masterpieces.
Interpretive Songwriting Studies
Audio production classes encompass an approach that breaks down ideas such as color and texture, relating these to expressive elements like emotion and intent, and ultimately allowing students to touch and feel sound where the art of creating music becomes a much more tangible experience. Students are taught how to listen to the acoustic sound and digital environments within each project, strengthening themselves into becoming better songwriters, engineers, and producers.
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Private songwriting/recording lessons are offered in-studio as well as online using a professional multi-camera setup and are a great way to discover new possibilities in creating music. Class curriculum covers all aspects of songwriting and production, from proper gain staging and DAW setup to in-depth editing, how to run MIDI and virtual instruments, digital plugins, understanding mixing technique, as well as final mastering stages. Additionally, learn how to craft strong melodies, motifs, alternate chord voicings, and distribute ideas across a range of different instruments making a great composition that reflects the artist in you.
Lesson rates are $60/30 minute session, $90/45 minute session, and $120/60 minute session. Video lessons via Zoom are also available!