John Morin
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John Morin

John M.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition, where I focused on writing contemporary concert music. When teaching songwriting and composition, I strive to help my students open their minds to new and interesting ideas and help them search for their own unique musical language. I give them a wide variety of tools that they can apply to any musical style of interest. These tools open doors to new musical possibilities and help them gain a wide variety of skills in song-writing and composition.

About John M.

Do you want to learn how to record a masterpiece on Ableton Live and learn all of its' devices and features?!

Hello there, my name is Johnny and I am exuberant to meet you! I am a
mixing and mastering engineer, audio/recording technician, music producer, composer, and performer from Southern California with a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition from the University of Redlands. I am also currently attending Southern Utah University where I am obtaining my Master's Degree in Music Production/Technology.

Having been greatly involved in music and the performing arts since I was three years old, (classical piano, guitar/bass, musical theater, music composition, choir, orchestra, ear-training/theory, etc.) nothing has grabbed my attention and musical interest quite like the powerful music tool, Ableton Live. On the very first day that I purchased Ableton Live, it immediately became my deepest artistic passion, and ever since then, I have invested most of my daily time and energy into mastering every skill I can on this amazingly versatile program. Audio engineering became my forte when I was 13 years old and had purchased my first electric guitar and wanted to layer multiple tracks of my playing at the same time. All I had was a toy microphone and a couple of karaoke tape machines, but I was immediately hooked! From that moment, I knew that my calling was recording audio for a living. However, I had absolutely no clue that 15 years later, technology would advance to such a point where I can possess all the capabilities of an entire professional music studio in one single computer, from the comfort of my own home!

Today, there is no need to be backed by a massive label or to purchase large amounts of overly-expensive equipment to achieve your greatest musical dreams. All you need is your passion and determination to learn Ableton Live. From there, you can easily upload your artistic content online onto the many popular platforms such as Spotify, which basically gives you free access to advertise your music/art to some of the largest audiences that the world has ever known!

You have a better chance of making your musical dreams come true today more than any other time in history! Many would argue that the music industry has fallen apart in recent decades as much has changed. However, there has never been a better time for musicians- from beginners to professionals- to get your art out there and start making a decent living doing what you love.

With 6 years of experience in recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and much more on Ableton Live, I would be ecstatic to teach you absolutely everything I know about Ableton Live as well as any other music production/performance skills you wish to know. It is my drive to help you achieve all of your musical goals!

Due to my wide musical background, I have obtained a well-rounded skill-set that I believe sets me ahead of other Ableton Live instructors. I will not only teach you how to use every device and button on Ableton Live, but I will also strive to help you create a fantastic song from the very first stage to the last. Not only will you know how to use all of the features of Ableton, but I will additionally assist you in creating a flowing, confident-sounding, and musically expressive work of art that can stand up to professional hits on the radio and streaming services.

If you are new to audio recording, Ableton Live, or all other Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), it can be quite intimidating at first. It is easy to go onto youtube or another website and get lost in a sea of videos full of misleading information which often gives no direction or curriculum. While learning how to use a DAW by watching Youtube videos can be possible if you know what information to look for and pay attention to, I will help you advance at a much faster and more efficient rate, allowing you more time and energy to master your skills on Ableton Live and make your dreams come true.

I look so forward to helping you achieve your musical goals!



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9 Reviews
Linda K.
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John was wonderful. He was punctual and very patient.
I highly recommend John to be anyone's teacher. John is Very professional.

Posted Aug 3, 2018
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Very nice person, and he has all the patience for my son. Happy mama

Posted May 20, 2016
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Sweetheart! Very nice to work with.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
Inez H.
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Johnny is very personable, knowledgable, patient and a pleasure. He is very welcome in our home.

Posted Dec 22, 2015
Linda K.
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Nice guy..very patient and encouraging

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Michael D.
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John was very patient and encouraging when I first started. He always has a positive attitude and is such a joy to be around. Always arrives on time and always has a plan.

Posted Jun 23, 2015
Diana R.
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Very calm, and knowledgable. Helping me progress.

Posted Jun 6, 2015
Kaitlyn K.
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Awesome. My granddaughter can't wait for her next lesson. John was wonderful with her and with my family standing around watching. I could not have made a better chose.

Posted Apr 26, 2015
Chantel M.
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My son thinks he is fun and wants to work harder to impress him. John is always on time, friendly and smiling, polite, and patient.

Posted Oct 17, 2014

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Music Educator
Jan 2014 - Present

Johnny's Music Lessons

I offer lessons in audio engineering, mixing, mastering, music production, composition, classical piano, performance and so much more!

Music Theory/ Ear Training Tutor
Oct 2012 - May 2014

University of Redlands

I helped college students with their music theory homework and helped them prepare for music theory exams from beginning music theory to advanced as well as 20th century musical analysis and atonal music.


Master's in Music Production/Technology
Jan 2020 - Present

University of Southern Utah

Bachelor's in Music Composition
Sep 2010 - Apr 2014

University of Redlands



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Nurtured heart approach certified trainer
Aug 2015

Children's Success Foundation


Music award-scholarship
Sep 2010

University of Redlands

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