Joey Tuholski

Joey T.

Atlanta, GA
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Lesson Details

Ableton

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
What I know and can teach:
- Producing tracks start to finish
- Navigating and understanding Ableton
- Using legal samples in your music to help you
- Songwriting
- Mixing your tracks
- Workflow techniques
- Song structure
- Advice from one seasoned music producer to another!

I've been through a lot of work and stressful times to figure out what works and what doesn't. Let my experience be of a benefit to you, so that I can shorten your learning curve :)

Years of teaching experience: 1

Years of music production experience: 7
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About

Joey passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Joey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

Lots of info below!! I'm a jack of all trades! And wanted to be as descriptive as possible for your benefit.

In gist, here's are the skills I can teach you exceptionally well:

- Music Production
- Drumset / drumming

Before we get into my lesson structure, a little about me and why I know I can help. Why should you listen to me if I don't know my background? :)

I am a full-time music producer, musician, and DJ. I started playing percussion in 6th grade, which was 14 years ago. Since then, I've literally immersed myself in music about as much as you can!

I've competed in honor and all-state band for 7 years in a row throughout middle and high school, was 1 of 6 awarded into the Governor's Honors program for percussion in 2010, and was the only recipient of a jazz drum set scholarship at Georgia College in 2011. Our high school percussion ensemble was one of the top competing schools in the state and so was our indoor drumline during 2007-2011.

As far as music production goes, it's now my main focus. I started learning the ins and outs of music production in high school in 2010. Since then, I've taken courses in music technology throughout college, made music as a hobby, then took the full leap in January of 2016. I'm on the journey now and since that time I've had some pretty amazing things happen. I produce music almost every day, so everything you learn from me is what's current and what works!

Music has always been my life. I was INCREDIBLY lucky to have been fostered and taught by some of the most passionate and selfless music teachers in the state. Now that I am old enough to realize it, they literally shaped my life and helped me become the person I am today. What if I can give back in the same way and help students learn to discover what they truly love?

Flash forward to today and I'm hustling harder than ever. After graduating from The University of Georgia in 2015 with a degree in Management and Music Business, and a minor in Music Technology, I am a full-time, touring music producer and DJ. I reside in Virginia Highlands (very safe, family-friendly area) in Atlanta and have my own house, studio, and drum set, in which I can tutor you. In person - or online!




My expertise:

* Drumming / Drum Set
* Music Production (Ableton)

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DRUMS

Because of my extensive background in percussion, I can teach the fundamentals of drumming, whether on a pad or on drum set.



Drumming styles I can teach: 
Jazz, Latin
, Funk
, Rock
, Swing

, Metal, Classical

Drumming techniques I can teach: 
Syncopation
, Chop-Building Exercises, Coordination
, Double-Bass Drum technique, Rudiments, prep for Honor Band or All- State, scales on the piano

Can even teach you the drum part to just about any song! Yes really, if that's what you want!

Years of teaching experience:
 2 


Years of playing experience: +14

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MUSIC PRODUCTION

Minored in Music Technology at The University of Georgia.

What I know and can teach:
- Producing tracks start to finish
- Navigating and understanding Ableton
- Using legal samples in your music to help you
- Songwriting
- Mixing your tracks
- Workflow techniques
- Song structure
- Advice from one seasoned music producer to another!

I've been through a lot of work and stressful times to figure out what works and what doesn't. Let my experience be of benefit to you, so that I can shorten your learning curve :)

I've written an article on music production workflow that was published by Heroic Academy. A record label named Gravitas Create interviewed me recently, regarding how to finish music. I can send those to you if you want.

Years of teaching experience: 1

Years of career experience: 3

Reach out to me today so we can get started and get you up to speed!!

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Experience

Drum Set Instructor
Jul 2016 - Present
Freelance

Full-Time Professional Music Producer
Jan 2016 - Present
Pure Colors

I make a living as an artist and musician! I'm not some hobbyist who hasn't had a record deal, or toured ;) I do this every day! And because I'm fresh on the scene, you'll be getting only the best and newest tips on how to actually use a DAW like Ableton, produce music, and finish songs. The sky is the limit for you.

- Mutiple records deals with labels like 14 & 9 records and Sundae Sauuce
- Tour experience
- Original Radioplay on Sirius XM
- Support from Pretty Lights on Soundcloud
- 104,000 total listeners worldwide on Spotify

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Professional DJ
Dec 2011 - Present
OnCue Events, Pure Colors

- Weddings
- House shows, clubs, festivals, etc

Music Production Educator
Dec 2016 - Nov 2017
Heroic Academy

- Community Manager for a music production educational company based in the Netherlands called "Heroic Academy"
- They launched San Holo and DROELOE'S career
- Wrote multiple published articles on how to be successful as a music producer
- Was lucky enough to talk with and educate thousands of new and already established music producers

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Education

Bachelor's Degree in Music Business and Management
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015
University of Georgia

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate in Music Business
Dec 2015
University of Georgia

Minor in Music Technology

Awards

Sirius XM Radio Debut
Nov 2017
Pretty Lights Radio, Sirius XM

Photos & Videos

Photo by Joey T.

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Playing to about 200 people  under my Alias ("Pure Colors") at Terminal West (venue) in Atlanta
Aisle 5 - June 23rd

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Aisle 5 - July 26th

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For Ableton students, here's my track "Need Ya' Now", featured on a large YouTube Channel. It surpassed 261,000 plays on Spotify recently!
Sirius XM radio debut

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Aisle 5 - December 2017

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DJing at Gate City Brewing recently

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Classy French wedding this summer, check my website below https://www.weddingwire.com/oncueevents
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3 Reviews

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Franklin Aug 10, 2018
Drum · In home

Joey truly understands music on a level that is so impressive. He taught me so much about drumming and how it works. Not only is he a great drummer, but he is a great person with a fantastic work ethic and teaching methods. He’s truly the best in the biz! Thanks Joey! I now know how to drum and I love it.

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Daniel Aug 10, 2018
Ableton · In studio

Always wanted to get into music production for the longest time, so I downloaded Ableton and decided to give it a go....and it looked like hieroglyphics to me. I tried to watch some youtube videos on the matter and it still made no sense. So I did some research and figured that an in-person teacher would probably be my best bet.

That's when I found Joey - and this guy knows his stuff. He's been producing for a few years now and after listening to his music, I could tell he was the real deal. I just started my lessons not long ago, but so far he's helped me in Ableton tremendously. I'm able to understand the various plug-ins, create new sounds when I get that creative "spark" instead of just bumbling around, and now I can actually finish a song.

I fully recommend Joey, he's super patient and has made this process just so much easier for me.

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Sharon Aug 9, 2018
Drum · In home

Joey was an awesome teacher for my son. He was able to connect with him and help keep him focused on his drills and lessons. Joey is very reliable and knowledgeable as a teacher. I highly recommend him!

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