Who is this course for?This course is for music producers who want to improve their music theory knowledge and pick up modern piano tips and tricks. We are huge believers of the power of musicianship. So, we decided to open a full course that is designed especially with the modern producer in mind. You don’t have to play 500 years old classical pieces to develop piano skills for the studio. This course takes a modern approach in teaching you how to play with techniques for modern styles. In this course, you will learn how to play the keys, in the studio while working on your productions, and/or collaborating with other musicians, whether you have little to no piano experience. Music Theory Skills: Scales, Chords, Intervals, Extended Chords, Voicing, How-to Write and Play Melodies, Chord Progressions, and Basslines. Right-Hand Skills: Major and Minor Scales, Exotic Scales, Developing Melodies, Soloing and Improvising. Left-Hand Skills: Left Hand Bass, Inversion, Ghost Notes, Shell Voicing, Funk Techniques. Both Hand Skills: Comping Techniques, Advanced Voicing, Styling Chords for EDM, Hip-Hop, Trap, RnB, and House.
Beat Lab Piano Weekend CourseIn order to give you the most amount of attention, but still keep the benefits of learning in a classroom with other musicians, we limit the class to 6 students. The classroom will be equipped with large MIDI keyboard on each desk. This allows us to have class jams and to learn while we make music together. Students will have access to a multitude of keyboards to experience.
Beat Lab Students Get
- Access Beat Lab Academy Online course curriculum (For Lesson Plan Click Here)
- Hands on learning with small classrooms (Max 6 students)
- In-class personal station with a semi-weighted high quality MIDI keyboard.
- Student Discounts on premium piano/Rhodes plugins
- Exclusive Cheat Sheets
- Class Jams with Beat Lab’s unique classroom
- Parking, Public transportation and proximity to food
- 8 weeks – 16 hours in class, online assignments, and production sessions
Scheduling:Class meets Sundays for two hours. Early Class: 11:00AM-1:00PM Late Class: 2:00PM-4:00PM
What you will need:
- Headphones (We can provide them while in class)
- MIDI Keyboard to practice at home
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Most frequent questions and answers
No, you do not. Beat Lab Programs caters to students of all musical backgrounds and levels.
✓ Super Advanced
✓ Super Duper Advanced
If you’re just starting out check out our Foundation to Music Production
In most programs, we are using the latest version of Ableton Suite but any version of Ableton will work.
40% off Ableton for Beat Lab Students
Only a laptop and headphones are required.
Our latest recommendation for a laptop is a Macbook Pro M1
MIDI Controller is recommended but optional
The curriculum is available for life and continually being updated.
Yes, all of Beat Lab Programs are fully accessible on Mobile with our advanced student dashboard.
Yes, we do offer one-on-one sessions, during which, instructors will help you with any of your needs.
Want to learn about Sidechain Compression? Great!
Need help developing a practice routine for piano? No problem.
Want to cover the ins and out of the music business? We are happy to help.
As a Beat Lab student, you gain access to Beat Lab’s course curriculum. The curriculum contains tons of in-depth resources that will keep you learning well after graduating.
Students receive discounts on a plethora of different software and hardware, including Ableton Live.
Perhaps the biggest perk of being a part of Beat Lab is the community. As a student and alumni, you gain the opportunity to develop ties with many like-minded producers and industry professionals who are looking to collaborate and excel.
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