2 posts tagged

Educational course

I don’t give Skype lessons, and here’s why

Some people asking if I give one-on-one Skype lessons on Psytrance production. I suppose I’ll be asked this question over again, so let me put my answer here to make everyone’s life easier.

A shot from “Prometheus” of David learning new information

In short, the answer is “no” — I don’t give Skype lessons. I’m sorry. But I guess this statement might cause even more questions, so I would like to give a little explanation and tell about the motivation behind my decision.

I was always surprised that there was no place a young music producer could ask a question and get an answer from someone who knows the industry. Typically, producers don’t share their secrets not to mention that most of them simply out of reach. Some forum boards with helpful communities are still out there, but most of them are abandoned due to all traffic is driven away to social media.

That’s how I launched the “Advice” section with a sole mission — to help aspiring producers like myself.

I never intended to be a full-time tutor, I’m an acting music producer first with a lot of other things to do. Practically, it means I have to choose wisely whether should I spend the bits of available time on a Skype lesson or the “Advice” blog because I can’t afford myself doing both.

And if you look at this question of choice from the mission’s perspective I set myself — to help other producers — the answer is obvious. Writing a blog which thousands will read is much more efficient than spending the same time talking with just one person.

But to push this mission even further, I would like to make such system that will be scalable and independent of my availability. This is why I’m thinking to make a full educational course.

As you can see I have quite bold plans on education but there is simply no room for personal teaching. At least for now.

2017   Educational course   I am

Producers! What do you struggle with the most?

I need your help to make a better product together

In 2015 I started “Advice” series to help aspiring producers learn about music production tips, DJ’ing tricks, the industry insights, and more aspects of the music career which typically hidden from those who need this knowledge the most.

“Advice”, the weekly knowledge exchange

And while this blog serves a useful purpose, basically it’s just a random topics with no connections in between; those who just getting started may find it difficult to get any use of it. It’s like a puzzle, you can’t see the big picture with missing pieces.

So, I would like to make something special — an educational course. Not just one-on-one Skype sessions, but a complete online course so everyone could learn from how to get started with a DAW to releasing on a record label and playing on a gig. Step-by-step in a coherent way.

Why I don’t give one-on-one lessons

But to make this course really tailored for those who need it, I would like to ask for your opinion. Several questions, in fact: about your current experience, career goals, difficulties you are struggling with, and expectations about the course.

Please, take a moment to take a survey:

... or send me an email if you have some thoughts on this that you would like to share in a free form.

I don’t want to give any promise when (or if, at all) I’ll be able to launch this course, but if it sounds interesting to you — put your email address in there so you’ll be notified about any news.

And share this post to your friends who might be interested in learning music production.

2017   Educational course