Music Production Intro Course for Women, Femmes and Non-binary people

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Level 2 / 57 Willis Street, Wellington City
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Paige Julia
Wellington - Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara
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This is a Music Production weekend course for women, femmes and non binary people to learn about making their own electronic music. Get an excellent, thorough foundation in how to make your own original music from scratch, in a supportive learning environment. This welcoming and cohesive introduction will cover the Bass-ics of electronic music production, with 3 expert tutors Paige Julia, Ed Zuccollo and Huia Hamon. Join us for this incredible opportunity.

This 2 day course aims to get you started with creating your own electronic music, understanding crucial concepts, how to use music software to edit and write tracks, and feel comfortable in a studio setting using studio tools. On day 1, we’ll introduce key music concepts and production knowledge, learn how to manipulate tracks in music software, and do a live song remix process. On day 2, we’ll progress through deeper sound design, moving through drums, bass and melodies modules, then wrap up with your next steps.

Ultimately, the course purpose is to get more women/femmes making their own original electronic music, so that we change the diversity of who’s getting booked as headliners for festivals and gigs. You’ll need to put time into making your music after the course, but this is a brilliant, carefully crafted way to begin your journey, which we cannot wait to share with you.

This is a weekend in-person course, running Sat 16 and Sun 17 July, both days 10am – 5pm. It’s important you commit to both days as the content builds across the course. The tutors are all highly experienced musicians and producers each with 10 – 20 years experience in the field.

Course outline:
Day 1 – Solid Foundations (10am – 5pm)
Intro/welcome to course
Enhancing tracks/DJ sets in a digital audio workstation – editing tracks, selecting and arranging in a track (Paige Julia)
Intro to Production module (Ed Zuccollo) covering all essential concepts
Producing process: create 3 live song remixes, with attendees choosing what to add, lose and change (Huia Hamon)

Day 2 – Deeper Dive into Sound Design (10am – 5pm)
Bass module (Paige Julia)
Drums module (Ed Zuccollo)
Melodies module (Huia Hamon)
Summary – where to next

Who is this for?
Women, femmes and non-binary people who have either started DJing, are keen to learn about producing, new producers, or instrumental musicians keen to create electronic tracks. This course is open to total beginners and to those aged 16 plus. Please note 75% of tickets are reserved for Wellington residents, 25% are open to people living in the rest of NZ, due to our Creative Communities funding for the course.

I have more questions…Please read the FAQs on our website

Big thanks to the Wellington City Council Creative Communities Scheme and the New Zealand Music Commission for the funding.

Image: Paige Julia, credit Leroy Bull Photography
Please note we have a no refund ticket policy.

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