Music production is the art of combining the different layers of a song into a complete track.
» Music production lessons are great for songwriters and instrumentalists who are ready to start recording their own music and take their creativity to the next level. (But beginners are always welcome too!)
» Learning how to produce music on your own can be overwhelming because there are so many different aspects to consider: recording tracks, buying equipment, figuring out how to work the software, etc.
» We'll help you set goals and choose a direction as you learn more about music production. A student who wants to record acoustic folk music is going to have different goals than a student who wants to make hip hop beats or produce their own EDM tracks!
MEET THE TEACHER
Nick Bierman is an upbeat teacher whose passion for music is absolutely contagious. Nick spent most of his life picking up one instrument after another because he just couldn’t decide which was his favorite. After high school it seemed like the obvious choice for Nick to pursue a degree in music composition and continue his musical journey. During college he discovered a new passion for teaching music that he never knew he had. Now it’s Nick’s goal to spend all day teaching music and all night making music. If you’re looking for a die-hard music fan who will love music as much as you do, then Nick Bierman is your guy!
We'll help you choose a D.A.W. (Digital Audio Workstation) software and teach you some standard vocal and instrument processing techniques. You'll also learn how to mix and master your tracks in your D.A.W.
A huge part of music production is recording your tracks to mix, process, and manipulate later on. You'll learn recording techniques for vocals and instruments, audio interface tips, mic placement and setup, and more.
You'll learn how create sounds and tracks solely on your computer using tools like MIDI and VST instruments. You'll also learn the basics of digital synthesis.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
about music production lessons at NOLA School of Music
WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?
If you're just starting out, all you'll need is a computer! The great thing about taking music production lessons with us is you'll have access to our studio equipment (like monitors, interfaces, microphones) during your lesson, so you can learn the basics without having to buy a ton of expensive equipment right off the bat.
If you're serious about music production, your teacher will help you figure out what your goals are and what investments you should make.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC WILL I LEARN HOW TO PRODUCE?
It all depends on what kind of music you want to make! Nick has experience producing music in different genres (rock, folk, pop, hip hop, EDM/electronic music, and more) and he can help you learn how to produce music in the style you'd like.
DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH MUSIC?
It definitely helps to have some experience with an instrument, but it's not necessary. Your teacher will help you understand the basics of structure and chord progressions (and may teach you a little basic keyboard) as you start producing your own songs.
30-minute lessons are our most popular option at NOLA School of Music. They are ideal for beginners and children who don't have enough material (or the attention span) for a longer lesson.
60-minute weekly lessons are great for adults or intermediate/advanced students. An hour lesson gives your teacher plenty of time to focus on technique, sight-reading, improvisation, and other aspects of music without being rushed.
For many students, 45-minute weekly lessons are the perfect sweet spot. Since 45-minute lessons are difficult to schedule, they may only be available during early afternoon hours or late evening.