WORKSHOPS & LESSONS
IN COMPOSITION

AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC
COMING THIS FALL

 

 

MUSIC MAKERS

  • Small group weekly workshop (4-7 students per group) in electronic music and composition.

  • Learn skills and strategies to create music and design your own, unique sounds.

  • Each week we will learn and apply a new skill or technique. 

  • We learn about music theory and how to apply theory to your work.

  • We learn techniques to hear and listen better.

  • We learn technical aspects of composition and electronic music. 

 

Learn by doing, by making.

 

We learn a skill or technique and then apply the skill/technique in your own creative work.I think this is the best way to learn, rather than textbook learning of music theory and electronic music.

 

MUSIC MAKERS workshops are offered in 10-week sessions

 

We meet once per week for 90 minutes (after school, evening and weekend)

 

Learn to make music using your favourite computer based music program (Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Garage Band, Cubase, FL Studio, etc.).

 

I have taught courses like this online and in person for over 20 years and I want to apply what I have learned to these MUSIC MAKERS workshops.  Keeping each workshop small (4-7 students) ensures that no one gets left behind. Focusing on how a technique or concept "sounds" is key to deeper understanding.

 

It is also my goal to keep make these workshops open to a broad range of students and ability levels.

 

AGE RANGE:

13 - 18 years old (in school or taking a gap year) 
 

COST:

$400 per 10 week session

$1200 for all three sessions (30 weeks in total)

SESSION #1 - TBA (Sept. - Nov.)

SESSION #2 - TBA (Dec. - Feb.)

SESSION #3 - TBA (Mar. - May)

SPECIFIC DAYS AND TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON....

 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

One on one lessons in composition and/or electronic music.  Take your skills to the next level by working on the things you want to specifically improve.


 

If you are interested in learning more, please email us.

THINGS YOU NEED

 

  • Unless otherwise stated, ALL WORKSHOPS and LESSONS are open to students of any age and level.
     

  • You will need to own or have access to a computer (Mac or PC) and have one of the suggested applications installed on the computer (see below). 
     

  • You will need to have internet access.  Workshops will be taught using Zoom.
     

  • It is recommended that you have headphones or earbuds so you can work quietly at home (and it will also be easier to hear the online content)
     

  • You DO NOT need to own any additional recording equipment (microphones, audio interface, etc.)
     

  • You DO NOT need to own an electronic or MIDI keyboard.  You can do all work on a simple computer.

 

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

Nicolas Scherzinger has taught courses and lessons in composition and electronic music for over 20 years, working at such institutions as Syracuse University, Mannes School of Music Preparatory Division, SUNY Purchase and the Kinhaven Music School.  He now makes his extensive knowledge and experience available through SCHERZIMUSIC ACADEMY. 

QUESTIONS?
email Nicolas