Hi there! I’m John. A full time musician, artist, teacher, and Ableton Live innovator – and can help you get clarity and condifence in your music making.
I tutor Ableton Live at Oxygen College in Geelong where I teach a CertIV in electronic music production, and run Ableton Live courses in Melbourne. Through tutoring at a professional level I have developed a step-by-step system to get Ableton Live users up to a fantastic level of confidence in a short timeframe! Join my course as offered below, have a hilarious and inspirational time, and begin creating fluently from now on.
8 week Ableton Live beginner course:
Designed to give beginner users of Ableton Live an immediate level of electronic music production ability; On completion of this course, students will have the confidence to create and finish simple tracks from start to finish in a reasonable timeframe.
8 week Ableton Advanced Course:
This course is currently the most advanced Ableton Live course on offer in Australia – a comprehensive course that covers production, performance, and sound design techniques in Ableton Live.
Monthly Producers Co-Working Coaching sessions:
A monthly 5 hour drop-in style session where you can come and work on your tracks whilst receiving direct coaching & input from a professional electronic music production educator.
See www.snedmusic.com for full details and course content.
Beginner Courses run from VICSEG New Futures in Coburg, in classes of 8-15 people. Start dates are regular on weeknight evenings from 7-930pm. Pricing: $695 for the 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions – significantly cheaper and more robust than any similar course available in Melbourne. Get in on the earlybird rates and save up to $100.
Learning as a group is FUN – not only will you make friends and connections, but also learn a great deal from fellow students.
1:1 private tuition:
My lessons are skill training, artist development, and mentorship all in one.
I will: Develop your knowledge of Ableton Live to a powerful level; motivate you with the confidence to create; help you identify and smash your creative blocks; help you set goals and take the right steps to achieve them; provide homework to ensure you are implementing new skills.
for 1:1 tuition, I offer 1.5 hour lessons, ensuring a decent amount of learning and production takes place. Pricing: $110 per 1.5 hours. Homework and email contact Q&A provided between classes.
My musical background: Jazz school trained, bachelor degree graduate full time musician. During my years of study I majored Electric and Double Bass – these days, my main focus and fascination is electronic production through Ableton Live. It’s an incredible tool, as I’m sure you know; this software has provided me with an absolute creative breakthrough, and I am passionate about passing on my learnings to people like yourself!
Influenced by my jazz studies, I have embraced electronic music production with a very ‘hands on’ approach – as you will see in my YouTube videos – and I bring this through in my lessons. I will help you harness Ableton Live as the groundbreaking INSTRUMENT that it truly is.
I am a multi-instrumentalist and teach guitar, keys, electric bass and double bass to advanced levels – lessons also available on all of these. Developing your understanding of improvisation and theory on any instruments you play will have an immediate and noticeable affect on your electronic production.
The music I create is decidedly non genre-specific, and is heavily inspired by the following artists: O.T.T., Bluetech, Bonobo, Electric Mantis, Desert Dwellers, Tipper, Odesza, Taylor Mcferrin, The Cinematic Orchestra, TOOL
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