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Music Production In South Florida

My name is John but many people call me "SomeJerk", which has become my artist name over time. I started producing music for fun in 1997 and in 2007 I began DJing, performing hundreds of shows as well as working as an open format DJ.

Amidst all the events, shows & bookings, I have been teaching music production, DJing & other skills.

In addition to working with the Scratch DJ Academy Miami for over 9 years, I have provide in-home & in-studio private lessons for many of South Florida artists.

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Below are just some of the topics that I can teach you - in my 20 years of experience I have way more to show you.

Introduction to Advanced Ableton Live

MIDI Instruments & Effects & Synth Plug-Ins

Using Audio Effects & Plug-Ins

Creating remixes and original tracks

Warping Audio For Beats, Songs & Using Apellas

Creating Custom Edits & Mash Ups

Using MIDI Controllers with Ableton Live

Mixing & Mastering Using Stock Effects & Plug-Ins

Who Is This For?

I have been making electronic music for over 20 years, performing as a DJ for 13 years and I have been teaching for 10 years.

No matter the age or skill level of my students - I have the experience, knowledge and patience that it takes to get results "in the studio". 

My experience is wide and varied - over the years I have instructed students from all corners of the Earth, ages 8 to 70 - successfully passing on the knowledge and skills needed to make remixes, original music and become a good DJ.

How It Works

I come to your home or studio and after an initial meeting, we set up goals and a course outline.

I will impart 20+ years of music production, DJing, sound design, mixing and mastering and other skills to you or your loved one.

Flexible package deals allow you to purchase bundles of hours and save money - ensuring plenty of time to get new skills down pat.

Custom Curriculum

Depending on your needs as a producer, I will create a custom curriculum that will outline what we will working on.

This will keep us on task and ensure to maximize your time with me.

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Learning To Produce Music With Ableton Live Has Never Been Easier!

Now is the best time for you or your loved one to step up your skills as an electronic music producer using Ableton Live and plug-ins. Software and computers are inexpensive, what are you waiting for?

My Experience As A DJ, Producer & Educator

Additionally, I am a veteran graphic designer, label owner / A&R as well as a smarty-pants marketer.

Over 20 Years Experience Producing

I've been making electronic / bass music for over 20 years. Starting with a very crappy PC, cracked software and some loops, I started teaching myself how to make beats in 1997.

Since then, a lot has changed. Software has improved drastically, computers have become relatively inexpensive and electronic music has never been more popular, with new genres and sub genres emerging every 2 - 3 years.

12+ Years Of Active DJing

I started DJing in 2007 - honestly just to play my own tunes. I used a beat up pair of decks (still have them!), a very crappy mixer and learned mixing the same 5 records over and over again.

Gradually I moved on to digital DJing, using CDJ's in clubs - which opened me up to being able to play my own original music, mixed with my favorite artists, giving me a true competitive edge over other DJ's.

Since then, I have played hundreds of gigs - some with my own original music, some playing genre specific sets and some doing open format / mainstream gigs (the best paying, of course).

I can help any DJ or producer improve their DJ experience by creating edits, improving poor quality recordings (older music) as well as assist with learning Serato, Rekordbox, Traktor, etc.

 

9+ Years Teaching Music Production & DJing

I started teaching Music Production at the Scratch DJ Academy in Miami almost 10 years ago.

Since then I have taught hundreds of students from all over the world the basics of music production with Ableton Live, as well as more advanced subjects such as mixing, mastering, improving creative workflow and many other topics.

Some students simply pay me to listen to their production, provide creative feedback and constructive criticism.

Some students want to learn basic music theory, how to improve arrangements and most of all, how to keep music production FUN and, well, productive.

Music Production In South Florida

My name is John but many people call me "SomeJerk", which has become my artist name over time. I started producing music for fun in 1997 and in 2007 I began DJing, performing hundreds of shows as well as working as an open format DJ.

Amidst all the events, shows & bookings, I have been teaching music production, DJing & other skills.

In addition to working with the Scratch DJ Academy Miami for over 9 years, I have provide in-home & in-studio private lessons for many of South Florida artists.