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Learn Music Production and Technology for Beginners

Music Production for Beginners

My personally designed Music Production course is aimed at complete beginners who have the desire to discover how to compose, record and produce their own music. The course is structured in a way that will enable you to make the style of music you love. It is ideal for aspiring composer’s, producer’s, musicians and sound engineer’s.

For this course you will have the opportunity to learn either Logic Pro or Ableton Live (GarageBand is also an option to get you underway), both are industry leading digital audio workstations (DAW). Each session is tailored to your personal interests and goals, exploring both the theory and practical applications of working techniques and practices, in order to provide you with a solid foundation of the overall production process. Lessons are held one-to-one to allow you to learn at your own pace and receive the resources and support you require. I will continuously keep track of and review your progress so that your objectives are always being pursued.

Here is the overall course content:

Which music software is right for me?
An introduction to Music Production
An introduction to using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
Inputting MIDI – Piano playing & drum patterns
Working with and editing audio
Basic Synthesis & Sampling
Recording & Mic techniques
How to arrange your song
Using effects and automation
Basic music theory
An introduction to Mixing
Personal support and guidance throughout
Create the music you love

Who is it aimed at?

This course is for teens and adults of all ages who are complete beginners. It may be for you if you wish to consolidate the knowledge you already have. Please see the Further Music Production course or contact me directly if you would like to discuss further.

Extra information

Access to your own computer/laptop and music software
MIDI Keyboard and headphones/speakers also useful

Location

At teacher's location: B2032, Coulsdon CR5, UK
At student's location: Around Bletchingley, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Duration:
60 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

My name is Alex and I run AJL Music Tuition, offering in-person and online piano and music production & technology lessons.

I am passionate about music, which has developed further over the last few years through the creation and production of my own music, tracks and collaborations with musicians. I have an in-depth knowledge of composing music using technology and various applications.

I studied an undergraduate degree in Creative Music Technology, then progressed to successfully gain a master’s degree in Music Composition, graduating with a Distinction.
Throughout each of these degrees, I developed and mastered the different tools available for music production, learning the theoretical and contextual basis of these and putting them into practice. I obtained an Ableton Prize at Level 7 for the best digital compositional work for my Compositional Portfolio.

As a music producer (under the moniker Alex JL), my compositions have been supported on BBC Radio, as well as having my music placed on BBC shows such as DIY SOS, Deadstock and BBC Bitesize Videos. I have extensive experience releasing music, both through independent record labels and by myself, collaborating with vocalists and songwriters; creating, recording and producing their music for release, as well as working on mixing and mastering for clients.

I am proficient in both Ableton Live and Logic Pro, specialising in electronic, dance and urban music but I’m able to teach almost any genre – the fundamental techniques are applicable to all styles.

I am also an accomplished piano player, who tutors beginners and intermediates privately to improve their piano playing, alongside their theoretical understanding of music.

Education

Masters in Music Composition - University of Surrey (Distinction)
BHons Undergraduate in Creative Music Technology - University of Surrey (2:1)
BTEC in Music & Sound Production - East Surrey College (Distinction)

Experience / Qualifications

My approach to teaching is to use a combination of theory, examples, practical and performance. These five all become interlinked in that the examples provide context to the theory and practical work, the practice improves performance and understanding of theory. It would then be fair to say that the you should feel empowered and enabled to do something new.

I have developed specialised courses in Piano and Music Production & Composition, where I tailor the taught content to your musical interests, goals and level.

My guarantee to you as your tutor, I will act as your mentor, instilling belief in your ability and help you to work through any difficulties that you may encounter during your musical journey. I am enthusiastic about music learning and I want to inspire you to learn and reach your full capabilities.

On your first lesson, I aim to gain an insight into your goals and motivations and how best you learn. This will inform my approach to planning and delivery of your lessons and from the beginning, I will ensure you leave with something to play, practice or work on.


Key Points:

Master in Music Composition - Distinction

Professional expertise in Ableton Live and Logic Pro

Fully Enhanced DBS Checked

Online Lessons Available

Innovative and imaginative teaching approaches

Ability to mentor, support and coach students to reach their potential

Creative Lesson Planning

Technology integration (e.g. making music with iPads)

Reviews (1)

Alex came across very well and was easy to work with explained everything I needed to know and spoke very clearly will be booking in more sessions .....Thanks Alex for my intro on Albeton
Is your aim to learn the piano? Understand the nuts and bolts behind the music you love? Be able to play some of your most beloved music? ​ My personally designed courses will enable you to work towards your goals and explore the areas that interest you the most. ​ One-to-one lesson’s offer the opportunity for you to learn at your ideal pace and means that you are always at the focus of the content planned and delivered. My goal is to transform your ambitions into genuine attributes in order for you to be a well-rounded and proficient musician.
Specially designed music lessons aimed at young learners. My person-centred approach ensures that your child is learning at their own pace and exploring a varied repertoire of musical styles. My objective is for your child to gain a strong theoretical basis and prepare your child with the foundations they need to continue their personal development and progression in music. Music helps build courage, determination and discipline, as well as providing a creative and rewarding outlet for your child to express themselves. I aim to transform them into happy and skilled musicians who have the capabilities to pursue music further.

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