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Arrica R.

19 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Awarded SAG Scholar from Screen Actor's Guild
  • Film Production and Music Composition from University of Southern California
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Arrica R.

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Learning basic Pro-tools skills can do any musician a world of good. Record your practices. Learn how to multi-track and create good quality demos of your songs or performances.

About Arrica

I was born and raised in Los Angeles but I now split my time between the Bay Area (Oakland) and Los Angeles. I am a Professional Musician/Songwriter/Vocalist teaching songwriting, voice, and performance technique as well as a combination thereof. I began singing at a very young age for anyone who wo

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Sung Hae K.
Arrica is a very talented instructor. I benefit from both the structure of her lessons as well as how she teaches and motivates me.
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Mark V S.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award 2013-2014, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
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Mark V S.

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Ready to have some fun learning music production the easy way?

Excited to get to your MUSIC -- not just technical mumbo-jumbo?

No matter what medium you choose to capture your art, at some point, your song, composition, beat, or spoken word must be recorded.

There are some basic things to understand when the time comes to see the flashing red light.

Your music will need to go through many stages including: signal-flow, gear choice, mic placement, tracking, MIDI sequencing, drum-programming, editing, mixing, and mastering, to name a few.

I can navigate these deep waters with you and show you methods that not only work quickly and professionally but can make you sound like a pro!

Ready to transform your ideas?

About Mark V

Mark V has been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when he discovered his natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching himself the harmonica by ear. He went on to learn the accordion at 10, the piano at 12, MIDI and synthesizers at 15, the guitar at 30, and a long list o

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Raymond W.
Just had my first lesson and I can already tell I made the right decision going with Mark. Can’t wait to keep learning from him.
John J Conlon
He knows his stuff and is patient with newbies like me who know less than nothing. He knows what he wants to get into you head and how to gt it there------sooner or later.
Jeff
Mark has been awesome. I came into the lessons knowing nothing about the accordion. He is able to break it down into something easy to understand for me. Learning a song already! I am super happy to be learning from Mark.
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Cory H.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cory H.

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Learn about what it takes to record great music.

About Cory

I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I’m also an experienced actor; I can help build confidence in you

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This was a great mutual introduction and first lesson. I hope to manage to continue!
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Francesca V.

104 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Forte Award from California Music Studios
  • BM, Vocal Performance from CSULA
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Francesca V.

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After years of performing in the studio and on stage it was only natural that she start musically directing and producing. With production comes recording after recording. Francesca now runs ProTools and Login in her studio daily and will show you the quick path towards recording your demo. Francesca has been professionally recording since 2000.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Kevin T.

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Seeking help with recording software? Protools, Garage Band, recording and mixing techniques? Lessons with a qualified instructor such as myself can help you learn 10x faster than studying manuals by yourself, and you will learn the tricks of the pros that are not taught in books.

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Jonah R.

31 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BA in Psychology from University of Southern California
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Jonah R.

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I've helped hundreds of clients set up their own home studios. If you'd like to learn proper recording and editing technique, you've found the right person to help you!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked with

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Pamela
Jonah's a great guitar teacher! Super patient and instructive. He's great at breaking down music theory into digestible pieces and has made the topic less intimidating. I've learned so much from him and have improved tremendously!
DIANA
Jonah is one of the best music teachers I've ever had! He breaks down hard music topics and answers questions with patience. He is very knowledgeable about the guitar. Musicians of any level will learn a lot from him and will grow as musicians.
Max
I've been taking lessons with Jonah for 6 years now (4th-10th grade) and the experience has been amazing! With Jonah's help, I have learned so much about the guitar, both in technical aspects and in simply "jamming." Jonah is always very patient, kind, encouraging, and his passion for music very clearly shows in his teaching. Every lesson I take is very enjoyable, and I always come out of the lessons feeling like I have made good progress on whatever it was we were working on that week. Whether you wish to learn about complex music theory and lead guitar (like I am currently doing), or just want to learn how to play a few songs, Jonah is a perfect choice as a teacher. Additionally, Jonah is very communicative and flexible with timing. Whenever I need to cancel or reschedule a lesson for whatever reason, Jonah responds to my messages quickly and is almost always able to find another day that week for our lesson to take place on. 5 stars, fantastic teacher, I highly recommend Jonah!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing music recording teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream music recording teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Music Recording Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute music recording lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $300 per hour.
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"Awesome! Exactly what I was looking for! Steve G. really knows his stuff, and his studio and home are really cool! 30 minutes per lesson is not long enough, so I plan to change my future lessons to 45 mins."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Steve G.
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"Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques"
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"Steve is knowledgeable in recording software and was able to get me up and running."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Steve G.
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"I've been working with Danielle for over a year now and shes a great, hardworking person with a beautiful spirit. I've learned and grown so much musically because of her."
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"I really enjoy learning from Russ. He is good at relating things back to a way I can understand and improve. He is so versatile in his music knowledge that I can litterally throw anything his way that I'm curious about and he points me in the right direction. I've taken guitar, bass, vocal, and even production lessons from Russ. By far the most value I have ever got from an instructor. At first I was a little hesitant because of the higher price than others, but when you start noticing that you are learning stuff other teachers had no idea about, it makes sense to pay a little more for the quality you get out of his lessons. Thanks Russ for all the lessons over the last few years! Wouldn't be where I am today without ya!"
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Took Music Recording lessons from Russell S.
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"Seth came through in a pinch and was extremely generous with his time, talent and knowhow."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Seth D.
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As a student/client of over 15 years, I have experienced the instructor to always be exceptional. He listens to his clients/students and works to ensure that their needs are being met and that they are satisfied with the services they receive.
Distance isn't a barrier and never has been one! Kenneth has been able to accommodate my recording and instructional needs while I've traveled all over the country! Having a dependable instructor/service provider has been the key to our long standing business relationship and I would recommend Kenneth to anyone needing the awesome services his company provides."
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"My son learned how to effectively play in a band

My son has been taking guitar lessons from Tim for over a year now. I have been very pleased with the progress my son is making. Tim makes my son feel very comfortable, and is more than willing to work with him in any area where he shows an interest. Tim is personable and patient.

Tim is quite flexible with time. He has kindly worked around our schedule whenever necessary. His fees are quite reasonable, and he always errs in our favor in regard to time.

Tim is a great guitar player himself with a true love for the instrument, which shows in his teaching. He was invaluable in helping us pick a reasonably priced, yet quality guitar for our son.

He has taught our son any song my son hears on the radio note for note a real gem.We are quite pleased with Tim's teaching, and highly recommend him."
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Private Music Recording Lessons Near You

No matter the software you use to learn how to record music — Ableton, Logic Pro X, Ignite, Pro Tools, or another — it's easy to get overwhelmed fast, once you discover the sheer number of features and tools included in these behemoth digital audio workstations (DAW). In addition to selecting and learning software, you'll also be faced with setting up your home studio and choosing hardware and recording equipment. 

When your musically creative mind's bursting at the seams, you shouldn't have to worry about wasting money on the wrong DAW or equipment. You shouldn't have to muck through the trial and error of perfecting your processes. With a private music recording teacher, you'll be able to make all the right choices, from the start, as you procure beginner or professional-grade

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recording equipment and learn to engineer your unique sound design inside your new DAW. 

Why Learn How to Record Music?

Aside from learning for the sheer pleasure of making your own audio artwork, you'll find a plethora of professional opportunities available for composers, songwriters, sound engineers, audio designers, producers, and more across a variety of industries. Whether you want to record your own music or team up with an artist as a producer, knowing the ins and outs of recording music will open the doors. If pure songwriting and recording aren't your thing, you'll also find opportunities available for working in film, television, marketing, and in other positions within the music business. 

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount there is to learn, take heart. It's important to remember that there are loads of reasons why learning how to record music is a worthwhile pursuit. Plus, learning with private lessons will give you a head start. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Record Music and What You'll Study

Sure, you can find plenty of free music recording classes, tutorials, and videos online, but the best way to learn how to record music is with private lessons. With a private music recording teacher, you'll start out on the right foot, overcome challenges quickly, and learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Plus, private classes are fully customized to each student's individual interests, needs, and goals. Your instructor will provide you with the information and tools you need to get started and achieve your music recording dreams. Keep in mind that no two private lessons are alike. Music recording classes for children differ greatly in terms of content and teaching style from music recording lessons for adults. Course content is always customized to your level of existing knowledge and interests. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Music Recording Lessons

If you're just starting out, learning to recording music, then beginner lessons are right for you. In these classes, your tutor will help you set up your recording studio and show you the basics of using your new software. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to musical theory
  • Setting up your home studio
  • Software basics

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Music Recording Classes

If you've already spent some time noodling around with recording equipment and a digital audio workstation, but want to improve, expand, and polish your recording techniques, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these lessons, you'll expand upon the basics of music recording, broadening your techniques and developing your skill set. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Production mixing
  • Compression
  • Outboard processing

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Music Recording

Already know your way around your software, but need access to the tricks of the trade or help selecting better music recording equipment? Then advanced lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll polish your skills and overcome personal challenges. Advanced class content depends greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Develop personal style
  • Industry insights
  • Professional techniques

How to Find a Music Recording Teacher Near You

If you're ready to start recording music, having a private music recording tutor will prove immensely beneficial. Luckily, finding one on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to countless teachers who offer private music recording classes near you and online. Before selecting your teacher, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other students. Be sure to look for a music recording tutor who specializes in your preferred digital audio workstation. 

The cost of music recording lessons varies, but most teachers charge rates based on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many tutors to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding someone who fits both your budget and your learning schedule. When you have the right set-up from the start that enables you to create flawless recordings from day one, investing in private lessons will save you time and eliminate the learning curve. You'll be recording high quality music after your first few lessons!

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Think you're ready to write your own song and record it? Songwriting can be an arduous process - but seeing the final product is an amazing feeling. Read on for a helpful pre-recording checklist from Perth Amboy, NJ teacher Jeff S...   Whether you're singing your own song or hiring a vocalist to sing on your demo or master, there are many layers of preparation needed to ensure optimum results. Some songwriters like to wing it and hope that things will magically work out because they …

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If you've ever stepped on stage to perform, you may not have thought much about the microphone you're about to use. But its history is actually pretty interesting, as music recording equipment has developed drastically since the first condenser microphone came on the market. These changes have made a big impact on the music industry as a whole, and, for better or worse, are here to stay. Power Requirement Without outside amplification, the loudest musician wins every time. But when you int …

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Is recording a song one of your goals as a singer? It's an amazing feeling to pour your heart out and have a finished product to be proud of! Here, Brooklyn, NY teacher Liz T. shares some important tips to remember before you head into the studio...   Before going into a studio to record vocals for a song, it’s important that you prepare yourself to make the best use of your time! Recording a song in a studio can be quite expensive, because most are rented by the hour -- so here are s …

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