GarageBand is the popular music-creation app that comes included with every new Apple computer or tablet. If your child has discovered GarageBand and plays with it constantly, our experienced instructors can take that random-loops-thrown-together sound and help your your child create music they'll be proud of and want to show off to their friends.
You see, what your child often won't tell you is that the music they created -- while they are pleased with it -- just isn't exactly working and they can't figure out why. Our teachers know why, and they'll help your budding creator put the pieces together in ways that will amaze your child, their friends, and you!
(Equivalent apps exist for nearly every platform out there, so if you don't have Apple gear, no worries!)
When you enroll at the Academy, we'll begin with an evaluation to determine initially what your strengths and challenges are. We work with each individual or parent to craft a lesson plan that fits the student's unique needs and favorite type of music. Whether you're a seven year old creating computer-based music for the first time, or a fifty year old returning to the studio after many years, our friendly, dedicated teachers will share their passion for creating original music and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
GarageBand is extremely versatile. The app comes with such a variety of musical "lego blocks" built-in that, basically, if your child can imagine it, GarageBand can do it.
Our music production lessons are taught by instructors who have extensive studio experience, and have received their education from prestigious institutions such as University of California at Berkeley, Berklee College of Music, Music For The Media, and University of California at Los Angeles. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience.
GarageBand students learn how to manipulate the app, find loops, create original arrangements, originate new material of their own, edit their work, and finally publish it to their platform of choice - we recommend SoundCloud.
No! It's important to have a good ear, and that's what we'll help you achieve.
You will need:
(No idea what we're talking about? Just ask us, we'll happily steer you to the right gear.)
Take the next step call 203-439-5677 now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited.
Once their song is finished, we'll help your child publish their work. This can mean uploading to DropBox and generating a link you can email so that Grandma can download the song; or creating a SoundCloud profile for your student so they can start to develop a musical presence online.
$60.00 / 30 minutes, billed monthly
Lessons are available six days a week, and scheduled once a week.
A one-time registration fee of $35 is due at the time of registration
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with a kind, helpful person to answer the phone seven days a week. We are here to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material fees, and no semester minimums.