Jarod Glawe
Frankfort, IL
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Jarod Glawe

Jarod G.

Frankfort, IL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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. Most recently I was working as the audio engineer and studio manager for the rapper Twista. 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 G.

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, and 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 new 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. Since then I have had my tracks remixed by artists including Mokita, AMPM, Thomas Gold, and Orjan Nilsen, with many more sure to follow.

I recently left my previous studio position as Chicago rapper Twista's engineer, so I have significant experience in the hip-hop world as well as EDM.

In the beginning of 2021, I formed my own label, Blu Ember Music, partnered with Sony's The Orchard. I primarily spend my time now working with my own label as well as my artist project releasing under various record labels.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about my background, and I hope speak with you soon!


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39 Reviews
Colleen S
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Jarod knows how to make his clients feel welcome in his studio, he is productive with his time, gives very helpful feedback during recording, and I look forward to future in studio sessions with him.

Posted Oct 1, 2020
James B
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If you can get a lesson with Jarod, you must! He's a true musician - it's in his blood, AND he can teach like a rockstar!

Posted Sep 24, 2020
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This guy loves what he's teaching, and it shows in his extra, added attention to our lessons each week. He definitely gives more than expected during each lesson. I would recommend Jarod for his knowledge base, industry experience, and passion for his craft.

Posted Sep 24, 2020
Gregory S.
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He was awful. I don't think I should pay for this lesson. A couple days before the lesson we spoke on the phone about what I wanted to cover. During the actual lesson he couldn't help me with my very first question how to share my live set with someone else using the same Ableton Live Lite program, He actually went on to youtube to see instructions. Ridiculous I need to speak with someone there at Takelessons

Posted Sep 23, 2020
Robby G.
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Jarod is a great teacher. He knows how to tailor lessons to the students preferred learning methods. Sessions with him will make you feel like you have a mentor more than just an instructor. You can tell he is invested and passionate about helping people acheive their goals.

Posted Aug 5, 2020
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As the other reviewers wrote, Jarod is the real deal! You can see some of his work on Google Play Music under Jarod Glawe.

Currently, he does audio engineering and mixing for Rapper Twista, nothing to sneeze at, right? He's signed as a pop dance producer, working in EDM and house. So he focuses on more of the electronic top 40, i.e. he's worked with The Chain Smokers. Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. In Chicago, hip hop is the main thing. Some of the biggest rappers come out from Chicago, but most of his music comes out of Amsterdam.

He gave me the basics of Ableton, which was GREAT. I learned about EQ, compression, reverb, delay and phasors. We took a song by Bonobo (Ketto) and tried to reverse engineer all the tracks. This was hard, but in so doing, I got exposure to Splice and a host of amazing plug-ins. Every lesson was eye opening for me. I felt like I was dipping my toes into a vast ocean, and like a kid in a candy shop. These were awesome. Highly recommended.

- Raj

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I'm a vocalist, and Jarod knows how to encourage me, push me, and get the most out of a recording session. He is a perfectionist and won't allow for mediocre sessions. I will return to his studio in the future!

Posted Jul 10, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Thank you for helping me understand what I wasn't able to learn from previous instructors. Your engineering knowledge is strong, and you are able to teach in a way that is easy to learn. Looking forward to my next lessons with you!

Posted Jul 1, 2020
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I look forward to my lessons with Jarod all week - I learn more from him than any other Ableton teacher I've had.

Posted Jun 24, 2020
Mark H
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Jarod is a natural teacher with deep knowledge of the software and the industry - really fantastic to work with.

Posted Jun 17, 2020
Suzie L.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

High quality studio 45 min south of Chicago - fair pricing, great to work with , will record with Jarod again!

Posted Jun 10, 2020
Connor S.
Profile-location-online Online

Jarod is a fantastic teacher. Well versed in music production software and music theory. Answered all my questions with ease and is extremely flexible. Also adapted to my learning style no problem. Highly recommend.

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Best money spent on recording session!!!

Posted Jun 7, 2020
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Great value!! Will definitely book more in the future (:

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very able and talented guy! I will refer him to others in the industry and definitely use him again for future recordings.

Posted Jun 1, 2020
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Jarod has exceeded my expectations. His energy, knowledge, and passion are infectious! I look forward to my lessons with him.

Posted May 27, 2020
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Jarod has an excellent way of relating to our son ( 12 yrs old). He is passionate and energetic which motivates our son even more. I always look forward to hearing what is being taught - GREAT teacher!

Posted May 24, 2020
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I am continually impressed with the quality and content that Jarod provides me in our weekly lessons. I am an adult learner who is re-discovering music production and engineering. I tried to do self studying,but I reached a point where I need a teacher to give me some more structure to my learning. Jarod has been an excellent resource,and I look forward to our weekly lessons.

Posted May 20, 2020
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Jarod helped me understand the challenges of the Industry and specific actions I can take to work through them. This is invaluable to me!

Posted May 13, 2020
Connor S.
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Great person, above average knowledge. Helped me make tough decisions that I have struggled with for months. 10/10

Posted May 11, 2020
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Jarod is an exceptional instructor. He's always able to answer my questions in an easy-to-understand way and his knowledge base is considerable.

Posted Mar 3, 2020
Itai I.
Profile-location-online Online

Great informative and structured

Posted Nov 27, 2019
Nasir -.
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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!

Posted Jun 24, 2019
Edward J.
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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.

Posted May 1, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher!!

Posted Apr 26, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

I learn something new and useful every time we have a lesson. Jarod is a natural teacher and engineer/producer. He knows the music industry better than most musicians - getting signed to a music label at a young age pretty much says it all!

Posted Apr 1, 2019
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Thanks, Jarod! I always appreciate that you give more than expected every lesson.

Posted Mar 11, 2019
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Awesome lesson! Will be back for more.

Posted Feb 22, 2019
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Jarod will always give you more than you ask for. His teaching style is thorough and it's obvious he wants to give the most complete answers to my questions. When I end a lesson with him, I have plenty to work on and think about . He is definitively a gifted teacher.

Posted Feb 12, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Jarod has helped me take my music to the next level. He's got great insight into the music industry not only helping me with engineering my music but also giving me excellent advice about turning my music into something profitable.

Posted Feb 3, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Huge talent in this guy. Thanks, Jarod!

Posted Jan 30, 2019
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Enjoyed working with you, Jarod!

Posted Jan 23, 2019
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Excellent work, Jarod! Thanks for your help. I will definitely work with you again.

Posted Jan 15, 2019
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Jarod's in home studio worked really well for recording my vocals, and the production he created went beyond my expectations. He pushed me to do more with my voice until we both felt it was where it needed to be for my song. I would definitely recommend Jarod to others and use him in the future for my own projects.

Posted Dec 31, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Jarod is really generous with his knowledge. I always finish class with something challenging to work on for the week and a desire to learn more about audio engineering. Inspiring teacher!

Posted Dec 23, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Jarod is genuinely interested in helping his clients exceed their goals, and he cares a lot about getting the best outcome for the project. I would definitely work with him again and refer him to others.

Posted Dec 16, 2018
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Jarod is a knowledgeable, patient, and friendly instructor willing to work at my pace. He gives me something new to work on in between lessons that builds on our work from the week before. I would recommend Jarod to others looking to learn Logic Pro.

Posted Dec 10, 2018
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Jarod's knowledge in the audio engineering industry and ability to teach to my needs were evident from the first lesson I took. He asked me questions that allowed him to better understand the direction I wanted to take, and then taught me in a way that was clear and relatable. He is definitely passionate and energetic, motivating me to want to learn even more. You could tell he genuinely cares about teaching in the music industry and passing along his knowledge to help others learn.

Posted Dec 3, 2018
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I have had a great first few lessons with Jarod. You can tell he knows exactly what he is talking about, and can articulate it to me with ease. It also was nice talking to someone younger in the industry because he knows exactly what the latest trends with the industry and audio software are. I have been applying what Jarod taught me in our few hours together so far and mixing is suddenly less overwhelming! I would recommend Jarod to anyone looking to grow their knowledge of production and mixing, as well as anyone just trying to better understand how the music industry works in general!

Posted Dec 3, 2018


Feb 2021 - Present

Blu Ember Music distributed through Sony Music's The Orchard

In the beginning of 2021, I launched my own record label called Blu Ember Music. Blu Ember is a pop/dance record label partnered with Blue Dot Studios and Sony's The Orchard. The company is in its begging stages, but we are quickly growing and looking for new talent to sign, promote, and grow. This has been a great new chapter in my career as both a label owner, and an artist myself. I still actively release under other labels as well, but work hand in hand with Blu Ember to grow myself and future talent.

Music Producer
Mar 2019 - Present

Black Hole Recordings

Freelance Music Producer and Engineer
Jan 2016 - Present

Jarod Glawe

Audio Engineer and Studio Manager
Jan 2020 - Jan 2021


I worked for world-famous rapper "Twista" by managing his studio as well as recording and mixing him.


Electronic Music Production & Sound Design, Music Business
Aug 2016 - Jun 2019

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Avid Certified Pro Tools User
Jun 2018



Berklee College of Music Alumni
Jul 2019
The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits. Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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