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Student Spotlight – Nolo Grace | Debut Single “Wake Up” – feat. Sean Kingston

Nolo Grace shares inside her process to create her debut single “Wake Up” feat. Sean Kingston, creating during lockdown, and leaving the corporate world behind. Watch our full Interview Watch our full interview with Nolo Grace discussing her debut single “Wake Up” – feat. Sean Kingston Listen to “Wake Up” here on Spotify. About Nolo Grace   Nolo Grace is a Korean-American singer/songwriter/producer making her debut with “Wake Up,” featuring pop artist Sean Kingston ( known for his Billboard Hot 100 song “Beautiful Girls” and other hit songs like “Fire Burning” and “Eenie Meanie.”) Nolo Grace charted an unconventional path into music. After building a business career as a successful corporate executive in New York City, she decided to leave that behind and traveled the world as a digital nomad before moving to Los Angeles in 2017. As she discovered a path of her own outside of the corporate world, …

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Student Spotlight – Interview with Beat Lab Alumna Madame Gandhi

Student Spotlight – Interview with Beat Lab Alumna Madame Gandhi This month, we had the honor of sitting down with talented musician, drummer, and producer Kiran Gandhi, aka Madame Gandhi.  Gandhi has toured with acts such as M.I.A., Thievery Company, and Kehlani and even accompanied Oprah last year on her 2020 Vision tour.  Known for her work as an activist as well as an artist, Gandhi uses her music and advocacy to focus on fourth-wave feminism, or the empowerment, inclusion, and representation of marginalized genders in business, politics, and culture. We loved hearing her thoughts on the role of music in culture, the power of rhythm, and her sage advice to the next generation of femme producers.   Kiran began with our Foundations of Music Production course and has since graduated from our Ableton Push Master Course.   How old were you when you first started making your own music …

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Teacher Spotlight | Gabe Lehner | Songwriting + Live Tech

Teacher Spotlight | Gabe Lehner | Songwriting + Live Tech Gabe Lehner is one of Beat Lab’s newer instructors, but he is no stranger to the industry. He has been producing, performing, and engineering professionally for 24 years under the moniker: 9 Theory.     Gabe’s love for guitar and songwriting slowly evolved into an obsession as he became proficient with producing, recording, and making beats. Gabe has come into his own after working with numerous bands and on musical projects as a producer with a knack for effectively blending genres across electronic music, indie rock, and hip-hop. The result is a wholly original, unique sound that he is renowned for.     This unique style of head-bobbing genre-blending has also led to a number of official remixes for various artists including Jason Mraz, Emancipator, and Zion I. Gabe has yers of experience as a charismatic performer playing hundreds of …

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Teacher Spotlight | Danielle Thwaites | Certified Trainer

Teacher Spotlight | Danielle Thwaites | Certified Trainer In this Teacher Spotlight, we give a proud shout-out to one of our instructors, Ableton Certified Trainer, Danielle Thwaites. Danielle is a Los Angeles based producer, songwriter, and performing artist. Danielle’s career so far has been a total powerhouse in the world of music production and education. She has a dual major Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Production & Design and Contemporary Writing & Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston. She can’t get enough knowledge, and she brings that passion for education here to Beat Lab.     Danielle has been teaching for years, and this year she passed the Ableton Live certification and officially became one of the few female Ableton Certified Trainers in all of the US! She is more than deserving of the title with her incredible teaching experience and understanding of Live. Danielle is part of the …

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Teacher Spotlight | Mike Parvizi | Producer Skills

Teacher Spotlight | Mike Parvizi | Producer Skills In this Teacher Spotlight we’ll cover one of our veteran instructors: Mike Parvizi. Mike has been with us since the beginning and has years of experience under his belt. He is a recording artist, session musician, co-founder of a massively successful artist collective, and an incredible mentor to students. Parvizi developed his skills early on at art school in the California Bay Area. His main tool – the bass. With his mastery of music theory he has gained in all his years, it was only natural for him to display that prowess in the studio.     When he isn’t teaching, Mike works as a professional session musician and has written with artists such as Clams Casino, 12th Planet, Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba, Diplo, Alison Wonderland, Busdriver, Nocando, and many more. He co-produced Mad Decent vocalist LIZ Y2K’s 2014 hit ‘Don’t Say’ …

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Teacher Spotlight | Yeuda Ben-Atar | Head of Education

Teacher Spotlight | Yeuda Ben-Atar | Head of Education Hello again! We’re back for another Teacher Spotlight article focusing on one of our own instructors. Not only is he the best music production teacher in Los Angeles, but in the entire music business. It’s time for you to get to know Ableton’s best-kept secret: Yeuda Ben-Atar. For those who know Yeuda, we swear by his curriculum, teaching style, and how he can turn anyone who’s truly passionate about music, and hard-working, into a SUPER producer. He’s the man who’s worked with countless artists such as Skrillex, Flying Lotus, and Ed Sheeran. Today we’ll point the spotlight towards one of the best Ableton Certified Trainers in the world, your next production mentor. Yeuda Ben-Atar is the CEO, Founder, and Head of Education of Beat Lab Academy. He is a producer, performer, and music educator based in Los Angeles, California. Yeuda studied …

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