360° Garnish Music Academy

Garnish Music Production School | New York / 360° Garnish Music Academy
360° Garnish Music Academy | New York

We teach the skills necessary to hone the art of music production. Students leave with their own project, curated sound library, and the tools to succeed. This boutique-style program in classes of no more than eight serves as a comprehensive and hands-on experience. Gain invaluable tips and techniques from our superior roster of instructors, who are invested in your progress.

With strategically placed group mentoring sessions, and one to one mentoring sessions in our professional studio, with a mentor of their choice, students have the opportunity to write, produce, engineer, mix, master their very own project.

Garnish was the first music production school in the UK to offer the Music Grades System for music production, and all music production Academy learners, worldwide take a Grade 6, 7 or 8 examination. More on music production grades on our London website here. If UK music production qualifications do not obviously pertain to our students’ goals, they (and perhaps more so their parents) can be rest assured that our music production program meets a national standard of accreditation.

Beats & Pieces

Within weeks into class, you will be working your way around your DAW, as it serves you long-term as one of your most essential creative tools. Through a practical hands-on teaching style. You will explore key concepts, such as MIDI programming, sampling, audio manipulation and arranging.

If you do not know which DAW to choose, fear not, as we have experts who can advise you, once we know a bit more about you.

“I switched to Ableton from Logic many years ago, but recently I’ve been missing Logic, so I decided to brush up to get the best of both worlds. I called Garnish, of course and the guys were great and got me back up to speed in no time” Jamie Jones

Music Composition

You will learn the building blocks of music composition, making you a more efficient producer, even if you already have some music theory background.

Learn and program chords which work well together, discover catchy lead-lines and bass-lines that groove.

Classically trained students who have taken this course repeatedly tell us how this part of the program has given them new tools and techniques.

Audio Engineering

Become grounded in audio engineering and recording with essential techniques and tricks of the trade. This part of the course emphasizes correct recording practices of live instruments, as well as synths. What microphones to use and why, audio interfaces, sample rates and bit depths, monitor speakers and room acoustics.

Mixing & Mastering

Know your space; learn the fundamentals behind acoustics and how to correctly stage your studio for cleaner and better sound. Then get your hands dirty with dynamic controllers, in-depth EQ, making the most of the frequency spectrum, mixing vocals, expanding song elements, creating cohesive sound, and awesome professional plugins, including our software partners, FabFilter.

Electronic Sound Design

While even many pro electronic producers stick with only subtractive synthesis during their career, you will go beyond by exploring subtractive, granular, additive, wavetable, and frequency modulated synthesis. This section also covers sampling, glitch, resampling, and additional beat-making techniques to broaden your sound.

Top-Line

Struggling to write songs that contend with the hits? Reading songwriting books and watching endless hours of Youtube tutorials don’t seem to be making a difference? Our Top-Line Songwriting module advances your songwriting abilities with a direct approach and advice that other sources neglect to share, bringing the hit songwriter out in you!

Build Beats Better

Our entire Build Beats Better program is included in our Academy. It consists of:-

  • Rhythm Section Programming – Think like a drummer or a strummer: Program beats, riffs, and fills that sound like… well… beats, riffs, and fills.
  • Composition – You should really have a good idea of production AND music if you wish to take giant leaps in the direction of producing the music you love. And music is what this unit is all about.
  • Vocal Production – Record, produce, and mix a quality vocal — mic technique, editing mastery, tuning & mixing vocals and a virtual studio visit with a vocalist at work.
  • Electronic Sound Art – Bend electronic instruments to your will: Create groundbreaking dance music in any DAW. Advanced Sound Design covers the foundations of House, Techno, Tech-House, EDM and Bass.
  • Hip Hop Production – Learn how to record, write, collaborate, and produce Hip Hop! Styles include Boom Bap, East Coast, West Coast, Southern, and Trap. Explore and craft the skills to make your drums knock and your 808s rumble.
  • Mastering – Put that final polish on your mix. Learn the art of mastering, and then get it to land safely in all the right places.
Live Performance

You will learn advanced MIDI techniques, and discover how to use Ableton Live to set up to perform your project. Over 21s will be invited to perform their masterpieces at our club night.

Three Free VIP Short Course Membership, Worldwide

Want to learn FL Studio, or brush up on Sound Design again? No problem, because on completion, all Academy learners at Garnish will get a free VIP membership for our shorter music production courses, worldwide.  This means that you can take up to three music production courses, with just the registration fee to pay at any of our participating locations (London, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Online), subject to availability, with no cap on when you’d like to take each course.  Our offer is valid as long as there is availability at your chosen participating school.

More Free Stuff!

Thanks to our exclusive licensing partnerships and certified status with brands such as Ableton, we have assembled a range of specialized assets: synthesizers, effects, and samples for Garnish Academy students. These instruments and sounds allow us to teach producers, side by side, using the same sets of expanded resources. Our constantly evolving license-partners and content producers add thousands of dollars to the value of our Producer and Academy courses. Many of these products are yours to keep. Others are free to use while you learn and are then eligible for exclusive upgrades at a fraction of their regular price.

We have our very own boutique sample label. Garnish students get all of our packs (mostly written and produced by Garnish instructors) for free, and an exclusive pack just for Garnish students not sold on the site! It’s recorded individual keys from Mark Ronson’s Mellotron M4000D, which our label chief Zack Johnson meticulously recorded in Mark’s studio in Hollywood. Thank you Zack and Mark!

Our Testimonials

The teachers have so much realtime experience and are so knowledgeable- they translate that very well within the confines of the course - the best way to learn!

Samantha Heard

I already had a good level of knowledge of some of the areas on the course but the information was delivered at a pace that wasn't too slow. The course was good for me as someone that already knew some theory and practical knowledge but wanted to know how to apply that theory in practical ways. I learned a lot of new techniques that have helped demystify some of the results I have been trying to achieve. The instructors are friendly and knowledgable.

Nick Lawson

Great wealth of knowledge and expertise passed on from teachers who are actively working in dance music. A great course that has empowered me to enhance my music and finish quality dance tracks.

Hayden Noel

Each instructor I had was spot on! They were able to answer all the questions I had and some. I would highly recommend Garnish Music school to anyone looking to learn more about electronic music.

Danile Tran
Our Instructors

$9999 ($6599 Online Remote) | Registration Fee: $500 ($300 early bird) | Schedule Skips Holidays

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