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Writing, Recording, Rocking: Intro to Songwriting/Music Production (Ages 12-15)

Welcome to "Writing, Recording, Rocking": a class for kids who want to get into songwriting/music production but don't know where to start!
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60 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn how to write their own songs as well as bring them to life in a DAW (digital audio workspace).
Well-versed in classical, jazz, and contemporary (Rock, RnB, Gospel, Metal, etc) guitar

Multi-instrumentalist: bass, drums, piano

Gold at Classical Guitar Ensemble WorldStrides Competition from 2017-2019 (New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia)

Contracted to perform at numerous venues such as the French Ambassador’s Residence and The Kennedy Center

Proficient in analog/modular synthesis: experienced with ARP 2500, Eurorack and Verbos as well as their virtual counterparts

Advanced in Music Theory: scored 5 on AP Music Theory exam

Trained in classical four-part writing & jazz harmony (Bossa Nova, Bebop, Swing, etc) 

Wrote/produced original album No Deeper Meaning as well as follow-up EP Psychotheraparty, a mix of Bedroom Pop, Electronica and Psychedelic Indie Rock, under the name Nico Zaca 
Homework might look like listen to a given song or two and talk about what you observed. It could also look like writing a verse or a chorus and sharing it with the group. Homework won't take more than 15-30 minutes.
Informal assessment.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Possible use of songs with profanity (to be determined)


Nico Zaca
Lives in the United States
Writing, Recording, Rocking: A Cross-genre Foundation Course for Songwriting and Music Production

About Me

Howdy! My name is Nico and I will be teaching introduction classes about songwriting and music production as well as guitar lessons. I've been playing guitar for thirteen years, songwriting for twelve and doing music production for about eight... 
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