Professional music school

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Dj Fugo
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1 posts since 14 Mar, 2019

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:29 am

Hello everyone! I am new to this forum and I introduce myself, I'am italian, 29 years old, I have always been passionate about music, and I would like to make this passion a real job! I know that there are companies that employ composers, such as video game manufacturers, where you can be sure of getting your salary fixed and being a happy musical worker. First of all I think it is important to get noticed, you must have skills but above all a certificate attesting to your skills. So I'll ask you an important question:

Do any of you know a good online music production school, famous, well recognized all over the world, and affordable?

Thank you all!

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KVRist
328 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Professional music school

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 am

There are a lot of them. My advice. Learn through doing. Invest is some rudimentary gear and software and start working on it.

Here is NA there is Berklee on coursera. They are well known.

https://www.coursera.org/berklee
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generaldiomedes
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531 posts since 15 Apr, 2017 from Canada

Re: Professional music school

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:00 pm

The ‘real’ Berklee courses certainly aren’t affordable .. the coursera ones are just teasers and you don’t get much if any in the way of instructor feedback.

Udemy has a great course on video game music that I’m taking right now but it is not a certification. https://www.udemy.com/gamemusiccourse/

meldavid
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270 posts since 5 Jul, 2002 from Sydney

Re: Professional music school

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:37 pm

If I had the ambition to learn and the time to invest, I'd enrol in the deadmau5 or Hans Zimmer masterclasses. Me personally I get distracted too easily by SM and conspiracy videos, and well, I'd rather be entertained than be an entertainer.

https://youtu.be/h_kIajrJUMc But don't do it if it's going to put you in the red.

There are some gaming SDKs out there that you can learn, to code your own Indie game and place your own music in. That would be one of the best things to put on your resume apart from a real gig at a development house.
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thecontrolcentre
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23658 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Professional music school

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:40 pm

You could check out DubSpot ...
http://www.dubspot.com/dubspot-online/

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Deep Purple
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758 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Professional music school

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:43 pm

Dj Fugo wrote:you must have skills but above all a certificate attesting to your skills.
Not sure I agree with that. A good resume is probably more valuable than any kind of certificate. I don't think anyone would employ a person with a certificate and a sparsely populated resume.

Personally I would start working on a resume, continue to improve whatever skills you think need improving, and get some significant work on the resume, even if you have to work for free or little money to get things started.
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KVRist
328 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Professional music school

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:46 am

Deep Purple wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Dj Fugo wrote:you must have skills but above all a certificate attesting to your skills.
Not sure I agree with that. A good resume is probably more valuable than any kind of certificate. I don't think anyone would employ a person with a certificate and a sparsely populated resume.

Personally I would start working on a resume, continue to improve whatever skills you think need improving, and get some significant work on the resume, even if you have to work for free or little money to get things started.
agreed. certificates in music are a joke. certificates are only needed if you want to be a piano teacher and teach from home and you need something to place in your music room. all other "certificates" are next to useless. not saying you won't learn anything in any of those certificate programs -- you probably will, but going into it for the certificate only is a big old waste of time.

once you finish the program and get your certificate, you will be starting from scratch. its best to start building that resume as soon as possible. ;-)
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560 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Re: Professional music school

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:47 am

So you are passionate about music and want to cash in on that, maybe try to run a label, so finish some management course, seems like you are more businessmen than artist.

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thecontrolcentre
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23658 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Professional music school

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:52 am

Dj Fugo wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:29 am
I'am italian, 29 years old, I have always been passionate about music, and I would like to make this passion a real job!

Thank you all!
What experience do you have? Are you a musician? What sort of music do you make?

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