Audio Engineer and Producer
Drummer, Manager & Booking Agent
Using a combination of trusted and innovative methods, I teach students the skill most sought after by employers: to communicate. With an emphasis on real world situations, promoting collaboration and engagement, and exposing students to all facets of the audio field, I ensure my students can make an immediate impact and set themselves up for a long career
The following projects are crafted to allow the student's own preferences to shape their research, enabling a higher level of engagement with the process.
Objective: Pre-production, tracking, overdubbing and mixing are all handled by an individual student. However, throughout the process, students must continually communicate and collaborate with the artist to eventually achieve the desired outcome. In class, students further learn to communicate effectively by offering constructive criticism on other students’ projects.
Objective: Using The Music Producer Paper as the foundation for the script, students will create a 4-5 minute audio story spotlighting an important music producer.
Overcoming Adversity Audio Story
Concept: Challenges and obstacles are a natural part of life. By sharing these experiences and stories, we can learn valuable insight in the human spirit. Critical thinking is an integral part of this assignment as very personal subject matters are delicately crafted into a compelling audio story.
Objective: Think about someone rising up to a challenge, surpassing expectations or surviving a harrowing situation. Create a researched and compelling audio story of at least 4 and no longer than 6 minutes long about someone who has overcome adversity.
Entrepreneurship Audio Story
Objective: Student’s research and evaluate a well-known publicly traded company and deliver a short audio commentary. Later in the entrepreneurship course, students interview someone they know who has owned their own business. We then discuss the difference between a public and private company, the types of ownership and the protection each form gives, the importance of goal setting, and of course, salaries.
Music is Emotion
Objective: Create a 1-minute original music piece that evokes an emotional response. For instance, think of these pieces as introductions or credit songs in a movie, or as a theme to a TV show.