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Jan 23, 2017

Tuition

written by StudiosAdmin

Below you can find the various tuition options we offer…


Studio Production Course

  • Professional analogue hardware studio 
  • 6 week duration
  • Small class of 3 like-minded producers
  • Featuring hands-on personalised tuition
  • Taught by professional producers/engineers
  • Artist development from the Secretsundaze team

Learn the skills and techniques of music production using Ableton Live or Logic Pro and get out-the-box with analogue hardware, taught in our professional studio by experienced music producers and engineers Nathaniel Pearn (Drum Talk, Huntley’s + Palmers) and Andrew Reynolds (Steel City Dance Discs).

Our six week program features hands-on personalised tuition and small classes of just 3 participants, meaning you receive plenty of hands-on time with your tutor, working to develop your skills and sound as an artist in a professional studio environment. Participants come away from the course with at least one track finished to a high standard and you’ll receive artist development guidance and feedback from the Secretsundaze team to help evolve and mature your work. 

The course is taught over 6 weeks with weekly 3 hour evening classes and topics include synthesis, programming, sampling, audio editing, EQ, FX, dynamics and other advanced skills. We use Ableton Live 9 or Logic Pro X software, as well as a number of third party plug-ins, and we incorporate the use of hardware and vintage analogue gear to provide a fully rounded experience in the studio. This program is recommend for those already with music production experience. Get in touch for more info and to apply.

Next start dates: 13th February 2018, 15th May 2018


Electronic Music Theory & Composition Course

  • Small class of 4 like-minded producers
  • Six week program
  • Weekly evening classes in the studio
  • Skills & techniques to finish your projects

Taught by classically trained composer and producer Andrew Reynolds (Steel City Dance Discs), the focus of this program will be the foundations of music theory in its application to the composition of electronic music.

By developing an understanding of music theory, you’ll gain greater insight into the ways in which tracks can be developed and finalised with a more dynamic approach to composition and arrangement. Our aim is to take participants beyond the stage of getting stuck with track loops, to a point where you are composing effective and interesting music which reflects a solid understanding of music theory. We’ll arm you with the skills and techniques you need to finish your tracks to a high standard every time.

We’ll cover rhythm, scales, modes, chords, intervals, time signatures, key signatures, song structures, arrangement and composition techniques, working towards the completion of a demo track at the end of the program. Detailed personal feedback on your work will be given each studio session, with the ongoing opportunity to practice, demonstrate and consolidate your new skills. By the end of the 6 weeks participants will have a thorough grasp of the foundations of music theory and the composition of electronic music. Get in touch for more info and to apply for a place.

Next start dates: 14th February 2018, 16th May 2018

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Weekend Studio Production Course

  • Professional analogue hardware studio 
  • Small class of 4 like-minded producers
  • Featuring hands-on personalised tuition
  • Delivered over one weekend

Taught by Tony Nwachukwu (CDR / Attica Blues), our weekend music production course offers a comprehensive guide to making music in a professional studio environment, delivered over one weekend in a small class of just 4 participants. Taught in a personal, hands-on and responsive style, Ableton Live and Logic Pro X will be the focus and incorporating the use of hardware and vintage analogue gear. Participants will be sure to receive a fully rounded studio experience. There’s still a few spots left for the next session, get in touch for more info and to apply.

Next start date: 27th January 2018


Bespoke 1-2-1 Tuition

  • Bespoke course programs tailored to your specific needs
  • Taught by one of our talented engineers
  • Sessions arranged to fit your individual schedule
  • Top up your program with extra sessions

If you are a beginner and new to music production, or looking for a more custom program of advanced tuition, then we can create a bespoke package tailored to suit your individual needs. We’re happy to put together a program of 1-2-1 training sessions, taught by one of our in-house professional producer tutors, with a focus on the skills and techniques that you wish to cover. Topics can include everything from basic music production, analogue hardware and outboard gear, advanced mixing, sound design, artist development and all in between. This fully flexible option allows for tailored training with studio sessions arranged to fit your schedule. If you’d like to find out more and discuss your needs, get in touch for more info and to apply.