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Recording + Production Classes this Spring at Red Clay
If you want to learn how to record using Pro-Tools or Ableton, the Red Clay Music Foundry is offering some great classes this spring!
Art Institute of Atlanta Instructor Tim Wheeler
MUSIC PRODUCTION CLASSES: http://duluthmusiclessons.rocks/music-production-class/
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PRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR â€“ NICK TROTTA
Nick has a Â BA in Music from Colorado State University and is an Honors graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Musicâ€™s record engineering program. While at AIM he student taught the Pro Tools 101/110 lab. Furthermore Nick was a Brightleaf music scholar in Durham, NC in 2001. As a DJ he played Imagine Festival, 420 Festival, Trinumeral Festival, ATHFest WIRED, Dubocracy, and he played during the grand re-opening of the Georgia Theatre in August of 2011. The movie â€śAthens Burningâ€ť about the history of the Georgia Theatre featured an interview that he did about the fire, in 2012. Nick
currently runs Beat Match Records where he helps original electronic artists develop their brand. Nickâ€™s music is written in Ableton Live and mixed/mastered in Pro Tools.
RECORDING INSTRUCTOR – TIM WHEELER
Tim has been involved with virtually every aspect of the music business all his life â€“ either writing, recording, teaching, or performing. After high school he was in many rock bands and used to record in studios, but he was always on the â€śother side of the glassâ€ť. In the late 90â€™s and early 2000â€™s Tim had a crude â€śstudioâ€ť using a pc with Sonar Cakewalk and a keyboard. In late 2004, he made the jump into the Mac world and Pro Tools. That is the system he still uses today. He now is owner and chief engineer for his professional recording studio, DoubleSharp Music Recording based in Lawrenceville, recording everything from rock bands to jazz combos. Click here to read testimonials regarding Timâ€™s recording classes.Â
Introduction to Recording
The recording boot camp is an entry level class with no prior experience necessary. A basic understanding of getting around a computer is helpful. Â Learn about the DAW (digital audio workstation) interfaces, record a live sound and an Intro to mixing. Requirements for the class: Bring your laptop
Session Dates – March 19 – May 14
Class meets Mondays Â 6:30 pm -7:45 pm
Pro Tools 1
This Pro Tools class is an entry level to mixing dealing with basic concepts of mixing a song after it has already been recorded. A basic understanding of a DAW of your choice is necessary. Class will focus on Pro Tools. A basic knowledge of EQ’s, compressors, limiters, and reverb is helpful.
Requirements for the class: Bring your laptop
Session Dates – March 24 – May 19
Class meets Saturdays Â 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Digital Music Production/Ableton Live 1
This course will act as an introduction for anyone interested in learning how to produce music, entirely using Ableton Live. Students will be introduced to various approaches to digital music production, helping them to find the best way to express themselves and produce their own music. Requirements for the class: Bring your laptop
Session Dates – March 20 – May 15
Class meets every Tuesday Â 7:00 pm – 8:15
Digital Music Production/Ableton Live 2
The second installment of the digital music production class will dive deeper into the process. The class will explore advanced editing techniques, arranging, signal processors, and the mixing/mastering process. Students will have the chance to get more in-depth with Ableton and have greater control over their final sound. Eventually students wil be able to complete a song from start to finish, to be released on popular platforms such as Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, etc. Requirements for the class: Bring your laptop
Session Dates – March 22 – May 17
Class meets every Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:15
Red Clay Music Foundry
Gwinnett School of Music and Red Clay Music Foundry in Downtown Duluth offer more than just music lessons – we now host acting classes by Zane Stephens!
Zane’s classes take place onstage at Red Clay Music Foundry. In addition to the classes, he also offers private coaching and taping services.
Zaneâ€™s current clients can be seen on Stranger Things, The Black List, Law and Order: SVU, If Loving You Is Wrong, Lodge 49, The Gifted, Cobra Kai, voiceover work for Cartoon Network, commercials and more.
Zane Stephens is a working actor, best known for his roles on The Vampire Diaries and The Internship, and an aspiring writer/director. He released his first short film to Vimeo titled â€śSomebodyâ€™s Hero,â€ť based on the true story of an up and coming country music artist. Zane, as an actor, is a learned student of the craft.
He has studied under some of the great contemporary teachers, most notably, the renowned acting coach Michael Woolson in Los Angeles.
Kim Wright, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, is a new vocal instructor at Red Clay Music Foundry in Downtown Duluth.
Kim has over 11 years experience teaching vocal and piano lessons to ages 7 to 67. She enjoys teaching contemporary styles of music; jazz, pop, r&b, rock, gospel, and country. She also has a special place in her heart for teaching those children or adults with learning and developmental disabilities. Her educational and performance background as a Counselor and Musician, using Music as Therapy, includes working with students with Autism and ADHD as well as using breath-work and Vocal Toning for musiciansâ€™ health and well-being.
TRAINING: B.S. Rehabilitation Counseling with Vocal Minor (Southern University); MMUS Performance Jazz Vocals (London College of Music); PhD Music Performance Vocals, 1st year candidate (University of Nottingham).
LISTEN TO KIM’S BAND: DaysAhead.
DaysAhead has co-billed and performedÂ with Chaka Khan, Al Green, Gnarls Barkley, The Brand New Heavies, Jhelisa Anderson, Rachelle Ferrell,Â Lalah Hathaway,Â Fourplay, George DukeÂ and many more throughout the USA, Europe, and Zimbabwe.
Here’s DaysAhead liveÂ in London at 606 Club. (LINK)
Red Clay Music Foundry cello instructor Jenn Cornell was recently featured in an episode of Electric Violin Shop‘s “Rockstar Violinist” podcast.
TheÂ podcast features interviews with “the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists.” Jenn’s episode is available on their website as well as iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and GooglePlay, and Player.fm.
Jenn currently plays in a duo with percussionist Emrah Kotan – they recently played two sold-out shows at Alpharetta’s The Velvet Note. She gives cello lessons in Downtown Duluth at Red Clay as well as other Gwinnett School of Music locations.
Jenn attended the University of Georgia on a 4 year music scholarship and completed advanced studies at the Academia Musicale Chigiana, Sienna, Italy. This led to her touring Europe, Asia and the U.S. performing in halls like the Seoul Arts Center and the Moscow International Auto Show.; as well as to teaching where she held master classes at schools and universities including the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA; Georgia Tech; and most recently at the Community Music Centers of Atlanta where she mentors young musicians.
Jennâ€™s performance career began with the highly successful guitar/cello duo Montana Skies which toured for a number of years and was praised by presenters and fans for the unique and creative duo it was. Montana Skies hit #1 on the World and Instrumental Music radio charts and was highlighted on national broadcasts, including on NPR and the Travel Channel and on PBS where they composed and scored music for PBS.
If you’re interested in taking lessons with Jenn, contact Gwinnett School of Music atÂ (855)-476-5200 or emailÂ email@example.comÂ .
DISCOUNTS and FREE stuff for music students!
The two primary elements of Red Clay Music Foundry are separated into two floors. Upstairs is the theater, and the instruction rooms for Gwinnett School of Music lessons and workshops are downstairs.
The theater, booked and managed by the legendary Eddie Owen, hosts live music every weekend and all students at Red Clay Music Foundry are given discounts (and in most cases, free admission) to concerts. It’s a chance for music students or workshop attendees to hear world-class musicians up close in the 260-seat room.
The same goes for our workshops, where music students haveÂ attended guitar, songwriting and performance sessions with artists like Michelle Malone, Levi Lowrey and Muriel Anderson.
Are you shy, or insecure?
Lacking confidence in your performance?
Don’t know what to do when you sing on stage?
For vocalists who want to improve their overall performance and understand live performance on a deeper level, I will teach you how to get comfortable and gain confidence on stage, and answer all of these questions and more. Don’t miss it!
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.