We love getting feedback form our students! During our journey into the latest technology with music and recording, we rely on critique to better tailor our recording classes to the students’ needs. So far, our students have loved this offering, and learned valuable information which enables them to record and produce their own music. The following are reviews from recent students.
RECORDING CLASS WITH TIM WHEELER REVIEWS:
The mixing class I took with Mr.Wheeler opened many opportunities for me. I have always been interested in music, it is my passion. The class took my knowledge of musical engineering to an entirely new level. Tim is an outstanding teacher. He will teach you not only the basics of how to get around your DAW but also many tricks and tips to mixing. You can go into his course knowing nothing and leave with a lot of new information. You can also be familiar with your DAW or mixing in general and will still leave class with a tip Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve never heard of. Overall this class is taught by a great guy with a passion for music who will lead you to the next step in your musical journey.
– Dylan Gabrielson
I am a home recording enthusiast. I eagerly signed up for the recording boot camp 101 class when it was first offered by the Gwinnett School of Music and Red Clay Foundry. I know the basics of recording but mixing was a bit of a mystery. The first class was exciting, fun and informative. Tim Wheeler, the instructor, helped build a base understanding of recording including gear, vocabulary, DAW, and many other concepts. Many learning exercises required hands on assignments. I was much better at recording and mixing after the first class. I took the next two classes which took a deeper dive into the tools used today and Tim shared methods used in the recording industry to get the best mix possible. Overall it was a fun, challenging and rewarding group of classes and I encourage anyone who is interested in recording or mixing music to enroll. – Lee Perdue
For any musician, whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, songwriting can be a key component to your success. It can aid in self expression, intellectual growth, or even a long-lasting, profitable career. Learning the basic elements of a song and it’s structure will benefit artists of all ages and levels. Gwinnett School of Music at Red Clay Music Foundry now offers an integrated class to assist you in your journey.
Caroline Aiken + Michelle Malone + Dede Vogt SONGWRITING WORKSHOP + CONCERT
- A helpful assortment of tricks that will help you come up with ideas even when you think you’re stuck
- The qualities that make lyrics great, and how to write good ones yourself
- How a song should be structured – and how it could be structured
- How to give and receive advice that is helpful, constructive, kind, and effective
- The keys to collaborating with other songwriters
- Shortcuts that will allow you to create music for your song even if you don’t play an instrument.
Learning music has a number of benefits. It improves school performance, self-confidence, and fine motor skills. However, traditional music lessons are not always the most enticing activity for children, especially tweens and teens. Rockucation, or rock music education, can help music students advance, while keeping them engaged and excited in their music.
Just do it.
A songwriting workshop that will encourage you to go to the next level. Even if you have never written a song. If you have scribbles in a notebook that you would never want people to see.
The thing is, anyone can learn. Anyone can get better. You will be amazed and delighted at what you’re able to come up with when you’ve got guidance, encouragement, accountability, and very specific assignments.
… All you need is the desire
Jack Bell – Former Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Percussionist Teaches at Redclay Music Foundry
Update November 2015
Unfortunately Jack Bell is no longer teaching. Â We wish Jack all the best and send thanks for all the lives he has enrichened.
Whether continuing lessons from early childhood or just beginning to learn music, the teen years are an important time in musical education. For students who are continuing or restarting classes they may have started earlier, this is a time to develop a deeper emotional understanding of the music, as well as hone their performance skills. New students will develop skills and come to enjoy music on a new level. Music lessons for teenagers help improve test scores and confidence, as well as provide a sense of social belonging.
For many people, learning to play an instrument is a goal they would like to accomplish. By the time youâ€™ve reached adulthood, you probably feel like your opportunity to learn music is passed â€“ but itâ€™s not. Adult music lessons can be a fulfilling hobby that relieves stress and helps delay the effects of aging on your body.