Intro to Composing
We believe not only that everyone can compose, but that they ARE composing throughout their day. Whether it is idly tapping rhythms at a desk, humming a tune that feels recognizable to you though it isn’t in any song you know, or any other time your find yourself creating sound where previously there hadn’t been. Come tap into that hidden power no matter your skill level at your instrument! Together, we will explore the myriad ways a composer might organize their new sounds from writing out notes and rhythms, to drawing pictures, or even text descriptions. In this course we will answer questions like: how many bouncy balls does it take to make a piano sound like a stampede? Does a piece of music have to make sound? When is a note more than a note, and when is it just a note? And many other zany and exciting questions with their own accompanying adventures!
Intro to Mixing
Laptops required for this course! Whether you have a competition coming up and you need a custom version of your song, your band just finished recording your first song, you are working on a film, or for any other thing that uses new recorded audio, eventually you are going to need an audio engineer! Or do you? In this easy introduction to the crazy world of audio production, learn all the terms, skills, and considerations used by the pros without having to learn the math or encumbering technology that goes with it. We will be using garage band for apple users and the free to try program REAPER for windows users. Ages 13 and up is recommended as computer literacy is an utmost requirement.
Intro to Songwriting
If you have a song in your heart but can’t seem to get it down, then this class is what you need. Learn the all the parts of song writing from lyric writing, harmony, style, recording scratch takes, and even how to mix a demo cd to take to recording studios in this interactive masterclass. Open to songwriters of all ages.