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About Daniel B.

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San Francisco, CA
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I have produced music in Ableton since 2012. It is a powerful music production tool that, once learned, is invaluable for music production.

I can teach the in's and out's of the program, and offer aid to my students in finding their sound and crafting music fit to my their tastes.

I specialize in Electronic (EDM), Pop, Indie, and Hip-Hop.

About Daniel
Learn music production and more from Daniel Burton :) That's me, philosopher, musician, and friend.

I specialize in Electronic (EDM), Pop, Indie, and Hip-Hop.

Lesson Plan:
I will see where your music is at, be it never started or nearly finished, then teach you the skills and give you the tips you need to create finished works of art. Songs, EP's, Albums, Lyrics, Instrumentals / Beats, Whatever. Let's do it baby.

Experience:
I am a singer, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, mix engineer, and mastering engineer.
I have been producing my own music since 2012 and teaching since 2016.
I teach Ableton and Logic typically, but I can work with any DAW.
I am an Icon Collective Graduate.

And a little more about me:
1. I love philosophy, art, people, nature, and animals.
2. I accept you, I promise.
3. My only life advice is
never take advice, and make your grandma smile :)
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paige January 4, 2019
· Ableton · In home
My first session with Dan was great! He asked a lot of questions to determine my level of experience/goals; then we dived right into the lesson. He’s also provided homework assigments that I’ve been able to work on straight away.
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Edward J. February 12, 2018
· Ableton · Online
Dan is a really insightful instructor. He really knows Ableton in-and-out with his eyes closed. He also has a good ear and is able to help you get the sound that you want. He gives really good feedback on projects that you might be working on. He is really well-versed in all aspects of music production - not only in sound design and mixing but also in songwriting and also can talk about difficult topics like inspiration and creativity in a unique way. If you're serious about music production, I would certainly recommend taking lessons with Dan.
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About Christiaan S.

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New York, NY

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I've produced 100+ tracks using Ableton and my plugin library including Nexus, Serum, Sylenth, UAD, DadaLife, and Native Instruments.

About Christiaan
Christiaan is a multi-talented performer in theater, opera, and pop music. He played Gaston in the Broadway tour of Beauty and the Beast. Something of a bad boy, he was kicked out of Opera School for singing jazz, yet he went on to earn three music degrees, and work with opera legend Marilyn Horne and avant-garde composer Jake Heggie. Now he's in New York studying with Lady Gaga's teacher and singing his own arrangements of Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, and John Mayer at Carnegie Hall while writing and recording pop songs in Nashville and the U.K. Look for his new single That's When You Know.

Christiaan enjoys seeing people succeed, so his approach to teaching is a combination of play and practice. Ultimately we sing because we want to bring people joy, yet to do so, we must hone our talents to perfection. By mixing the joy of music with disci
pline, we achieve our greatest dreams.
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Sarathi .. June 23, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I just had my first lesson with Christiaan. He was amazing. Gentle, very positive, and really good at observing and figuring out my strengths and weaknesses. He's also inspired me to learn with his love of music and thoughtful approach.
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Daniel June 19, 2019
· Ableton · In home
I was blown away by his knowledge and assessment of the skills I should prioritize. My mind was blown several times. Excellent pedagogy and very personable!
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Emily November 25, 2018
· Singing · In home
I've had a great experience taking lessons with Christiaan! I've had about 10 lessons total now. As someone who doesn't have a background singing, I was definitely a bit nervous going into it, but that didn't last long -- Christiaan's friendly and extremely talented. I especially appreciate that he provides context about posture, history, anatomy, etc. and that he took time early on to learn about my goals. Last but not least, I'm happy with my results so far!
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About Alex K.

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Denver, CO
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I have been producing electronic and acoustic music in Ableton for nearly a decade. I am deeply familiar with its capablilities and workflow and can teach you to feel at home inside the software.

Not only can I show you what all the devices and components of the software do, but also how to perform advanced programming to gain unlimited functionality out of your DAW.

About Alex
I've studied music for 25 years.

In addition producing of both electronic and non-electronic, I am a multi-instrumentalist playing primarily piano/keys, but also brass and woodwind instruments, drums, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, voice, and (slowly-but-surely) cello.

I have been producing my own music in Ableton for almost 10 years and have and have upcoming EPs with The Producer Dojo and Impossible Records for my newest project Missing Lynx.

Don't make this journey alone. At this point I've made all the mistakes and can save you from wasting time and money on skills, gear, and software that are unnessary or low-yielding. Moreover, I can give you another set of ears and feedback on your music that you can trust, which is invaluable while you are still training your ears to listen objectively.
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David C. May 3, 2019
· Ableton · In home
Alex is a great teacher, willing to go at your speed. I can tell he's very qualified to teach any level of student. I'm brand new to DAW software, and I really needed someone to help me work through it from step one. Now I feel like I've got the ideal situation going on, where I work on it on my own during the week, come up with a million questions, and then I can ask him and solve my issues once a week. Very nice guy, more than worth the price of the lessons.
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About Jarod G.

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Frankfort, IL

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Berklee College of Music student who majored in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design, as well as Music Business. I was also mentored by a platinum selling producer. I love helping others and giving back the knowledge I have in music. I grew up classically trained on the clarinet. I can help you take your career to the next level by understanding audio, mixing, production, mastering, and more.

About Jarod
I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design, as well as Music Business. I actually learned from this site in the past and it taught me so much about music and production. I discovered the joy of giving back and teaching, and would love to pass on what I have learned from Berklee and my teachers outside of school to you. I specialize in contemporary production and engineering with an emphasis in making music that is practical and ready for radio. I can teach you all you need to know about audio engineering and production, as well as how to make your music relevant to the marketplace and heard. EDM music, hip-hop.rap, pop are my specialties, but I also can work outside of those genres. I have taught for about a year now before coming back to this site, so I am excited to meet n
ew students and pass on my knowledge.

In March of 2019, my career took off by signing my debut single to Black Hole Recordings. Since then, I have seen tremendous and continued success with my music and hope to help apply all that I have learned in the industry to my students as well.
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Nasir -. June 24, 2019
· Ableton · In studio
My first session with Jarod was great! Lots of great information, very focused session, and great experience in a very well put together studio. Jarod was also very welcoming and open to conversing about personal manners that influence my music experience. Even after our first session, I feel much more confident in mixing practices which I had not before. Looking forward to our future meeting and I would highly recommend Jarod as an instructor for anyone looking to improve their knowledge and practices in regard to production and mixing/mastering!
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Edward J. May 1, 2019
· Ableton · Online
I’ve worked with Jarod over the past few months, and I can unconditionally say that he’s the real deal. He has an excellent command of the entire music production process and how to navigate the music industry; not surprisingly he’s now a signed artist. Unlike a lot of instructors, Jarod is a naturally gifted mentor who actually takes time to figure out and plan out the best way forward. He is willing to share any insight and experience he has with his students. If you’re thinking about learning music production, Jarod is the perfect mentor to help you get to the next level.
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Samantha April 26, 2019
· Ableton · Online
Great teacher!!
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About Ryan M.

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New Hyde Park, NY

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Ableton is an incredibly powerful resource for all music activities. It can help you learn music theory, help you practice your instrument, create compositions, and so much more.
Let's hang and make some music! We can make beats, new compositions, record new projects, make backing tracks for practicing, you name it!

About Ryan
Hi! My name is Ryan McNulty and I am a professional musician for the past 10 years! I have my Bachelor's degree in Music Education and my Master's in Trombone Performance. I am also certified in New York State to teach music!

My teaching style is informative and fun. We will learn music basics along with your favorite songs.
To find out more about me and my music please visit: blacktiebrass.com or ryanmcnultymusic.com

For a little bit about me: I am a brass recording specialist having played trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, and tuba on numerous recordings, I am also a producer for many different styles from Sinatra swing to lofi hip-hop.

My last album I produced for Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz, iTunes Jazz, and Amazon Jazz charts.
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About Jil C.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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I have a lot of experience using Ableton both as a recording DAW and a live performance tool. I can help you realize your needs or just teach you the basics about how to use the software.

About Jil
HI! I love teaching and I have many different areas of expertise. I am happy to teach combined lessons- Ableton mixed with synthesis, piano and accordion? Whatever your needs are, I am happy to find a way to teach you what you need to learn!

I take time as a teacher to get to know my students and the way that they learn. Everyone is different. The most important aspect of having a teacher is being able to learn from them.

PIANO- I studied for a long time with German Diez. (his principal teacher was Claudio Arrau) I have found a way to integrate the piano technique I learned from him into an engaging process of learning the piano- this is NOT limited to classical music.

ABLETON- I have used Ableton as a DJ, to create live dance music, as a device to perform as a multi-instrumentalist. I have used it to score a theater piece whic
h was triggered in real time. I use it to record- from a compositional tool to feature length soundtracks.

ACCORDION- I have been playing accordion since 2005. What drew me to that instrument, as a pianist, was the portability and being able to crescendo on one note. If you play piano and are interested in this instrument, the crossover takes a couple of weeks but, the results are immediate. If this is your first instrument, you will have a BLAST learning it!

COMPOSITION- I am trained (via Bard College, Joan Tower) as a "classical composer". Meaning, I write the notes on the page. However, it is 2019 and there are many ways to write music. In my career as a composer, I dedicate my life to exploring all the ways that one can be defined as a composer. I am more than happy to share my experience with you as a mentor to your creations. I will never tell you what to write- I will offer suggestions and be a vehicle to help you realize your music. Sometimes it takes a support system to "find one's voice". I am especially sensitive to people who are shy and/or late bloomers.

SYNTHESIS- Did you just get a new synth and can't figure out how to get it to make a sound? :) I am here. As a musician- whether seasoned or not, if you don't understand the basics of synthesis you are literally missing out on a WHOLE sonic universe.
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Billy June 6, 2019
· Ableton · In studio
Jil Christensen is a superhuman who comes down to Earth on occasion to help us mere mortals become better musicians. Having pushed Ableton to its limits, she is able to troubleshoot almost any issue a budding producer/composer will come up with and has a seemingly endless bag of tricks to help the student explore different possibilities for a composition. At the same time, she is able to break down the most basic concepts to get the beginner started (I didn't know what an oscillator was at my first lesson, nor had I ever used Ableton or any other DAW). In addition to being an expert in Ableton, Jil has extensive knowledge of synthesizers and other equipment both for the studio and live music production. Jil also has an encyclopedic knowledge of modern compositional techniques and years of experience implementing them. She is sure to take your music production and composition skills to the next several levels. Highly recommended!
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About john S.

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Hicksville, NY
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Hi,I'm John- a certified audio engineer. I have been producing music for 7 years- working in top studios in NYC (Eastside Sound, Vudu, Studios & more) and I teach Ableton, Protools, DJing, Drums and Piano online and from my professional home studio. I can produce any genre, my original music primarily consists of EDM, Dubstep, Bass, House and I Dj, mix and play original tracks regularly at various venues in NYC. I have a passion for teaching and love to see my students progress and connect with people through composing & producing their own original music.

About john
Hi, I'm John- a certified professional audio engineer. I've been producing music for 7 years and have played instruments all my life. I work as audio engineer at one of the top production studios in NYC and I currently teach Ableton, Protools, DJing, Piano and Drums. I have a passion for teaching and have had amazing success with teaching my students music production in Ableton. I can produce any genre- my original music consists of mostly EDM, Dubstep, Bass & House music. I DJ and mix using my original tracks regularly at various venues in NYC.
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About Clay S.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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Want to learn how to create industry quality music on your laptop using Ableton and other fun free online tools? Interested in curating your own unique sounds while also drawing inspiration from tracks being played today? My teaching approach will be tailored to your experience level to help you develop as an artist, and eventually be able to produce, mix, and master your own tracks. I believe that you learn the most when you are in the driving seat, and for that reason YOU will guide the way as we make a track together! I will help and give you creative suggestions along the way, it can really be a great time. Please contact me if you think I may be a good match as your instructor and mentor.

About Clay
Hello! Little bit about me, I am a very energetic and uplifting individual who always loves to get creative and make unique moments. I studied Recording Arts and Electrical Engineering at Loyola Marymount University and taught Recording Arts students throughout my whole academic career. I am currently working at Universal Audio working in the hardware engineering department. I think that this is something unique about myself as an instructor, I not only draw from creative influence, but also from technical influence. I find this to be a good blend of attributes as a music producer and engineer. Please contact me if you ever want to set something up with me!
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Clay S.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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$25 / 30-min

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