Learn what you want, at your own pace

Going to school for audio engineering or music production is not for everyone - especially if you already have a college degree or are an established artist.

Unlike large classes, private lessons allow you get exactly what you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. The focus of each lesson is what you want it to be. If you are interested in long-term study, we will work with you to develop a personalized curriculum.

We teach numerous audio production environments, techniques, and concepts. Just because something isn’t listed doesn’t mean we can’t help you with it. Softwares that are specifically listed are the most common tools, but, there are a lot of other applications, techniques, and plugins that we can teach. Contact us with your specifics and we will create a specalized class for your skill level and goals.

 

We can also help you find what you need for your personal studio or live rig; such as software, computers, RAM, hard drives, audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, monitors, microphones, synths, plug-ins, cables, and acoustic treatment. Don't get duped by some commision hungry sales "professional" get some solid advice from someone that understands your needs.

 

  • Ableton Live
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro
  • Visualism Software and Hardware - Resolume, Modul8, VDMX
  • Reason
  • Native Instruments
  • Melodyne
  • Synthesis
  • MIDI
  • Mixing
  • Sound Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Electronic Music (all styles from back in the day to right now - Ambient to Hip Hop to Techno to Indie to yes even Dubstep)
  • Digital DJ & Laptop Performance
  • Project Studio Design & Room Acoustics
  • Mac OS X
  • Apple Hardware
  • Waveburner
  • Waves Plug-ins
  • NI Komplete
  • NI Maschine
  • NI Reaktor
  • NI Kontakt
  • Max/MSP
  • Internet Audio
  • more...


Basic Rate Card:

Introductory Session = $50 (non-professional clients only)
2-3 hour Session = $75
4 Session Package = $500 (to be completed in 8 weeks)
8 Session Package = $900 (to be completed in 16 weeks)

Session Length: Lots of trainers charge by the hour but i've found that not long enough to explore all the topics, field questions, go down creative rabbit holes. it's benificial for everyone to learn in a relaxed pace, maximize understanding, and cover all the material specified for that lesson thats why i prefer 3 hour lessons

There is no need to make a big commitment up front. You can apply up to two sessions towards a 5 or 10 session package. Also, once completing a 5 session package, you can "add-on" to make it a 10 session package, as long as you continue straight through.

We take pride in our honesty and integrity. We will never pressure you, and are always willing to work with you should something unexpected come up.

Sliding scale is also a possibility in consideration of if you can come to meltface studios or if we have to come to you. Also rate reductions will be considered for students and financially challenged music professionals such as writers or artists.

Note: We are often open to trade and barter. If you have something interesting to offer, don't hesitate to suggest a reasonable trade (i.e. studio gear, graphic design, vintage synths, local food, instruction in other technical fields, professional services etc...)

FAQ:

do i work for ableton?

i am not on the payroll of ableton AG. all work i do as a consultant and educator is completely freelance. 

will i do phone support?

because it's come up so many times i will do phone support for your specific task you're trying to accomplish or problem you're trying to solve if you paypal me money in advance for 30$ an hour block.