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Online Lessons and Classes

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Daniel Kochersberger has partnered with Synthase to offer an engaging way to learn valuable music skills to support and supplement your instrumental or vocal lessons. Students from across the country will come together in small online classes to learn composition, musicianship, and music technology over the course of thirteen weeks in the spring of 2023. For those seeking more customized, individual attention and pacing, private composition and songwriting lessons are also available. All are taught by passionate educators with advanced degrees from the world’s top music programs.

All lessons and classes are available to students aged 13 and up.

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Music Makers Lab

We’ll take songs apart and try to put them back together, and in the process learn tools and concepts that can help us make new songs of our own. By the end, you’ll have original tracks to share with the world, plus an understanding of theory and music technology that can help you get to the next level. This class is based in a Digital Audio Workstation and prior experience with music is not required. Requirements: computer, webcam + microphone, headphones, MIDI keyboard.

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Composition Lab

Students learn how to write for various instruments, analyze exciting works of music to learn what makes them tick, and compose pieces of their own. The class culminates in recording sessions with a professional performer. This class requires some instrumental/vocal experience and knowledge of music notation. Requirements: computer, webcam + microphone, speakers or headphones.

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Private Composition/Songwriting Lessons

Our teachers all have advanced degrees in music composition and also have interest and experience in various forms of popular or electronic music. We will help you hear new details in music you love and then incorporate those details into your own creations. We will be in your corner as throughout the composition process, and we’ll help fill in skills that will allow you to reach your goals.

All group classes meet twelve times for 55 minutes each.

February 6: Last Day to Register

February 13: Classes Begin

March 27-31: Spring Break (no classes)

May 12: Last Day of Classes

All lessons and classes are billed through Daniel Kochersberger.

Composition Lab: $389

Music Makers Lab: $333

Private Composition/Songwriting Lessons: $103 Trial; $396 for 4 lessons; $765 for 8 lessons; $1104 for 12 lessons

Bring in your homework or a piece you’re working on and meet with the expert educators at Synthase. All students and families are welcome at weekly office hours. Contact Daniel Kochersberger for schedule and access details.

Join us on Zoom to learn more about the classes and meet the educators! Contact Daniel Kochersberger for access details.

December 18, 2022 at 4-5:30pm Eastern

January 15, 2023 at 4-5:30pm Eastern

February 5, 2023 at 4-5:30pm Eastern

To enroll in classes or lessons, please contact Daniel via email. Be sure to let him know which section you’d like to register for.