Songwriting Music Producer Diploma | New York
Starting from scratch, learn to write and produce commercial songs worthy of being on the Billboard charts. Give yourself the tools and experience to stand out, producing in the genre of your choice. Our expert roster of superior instructors will be working closely with you and imparting professional techniques in a small class setting of no more than eight students.
Garnish students in New York can choose to take a ‘Level 3 Diploma‘, (UK-accredited). Garnish was the first music production school in the UK to offer the Music Production Grades system, and all of our diploma learners are entered to take the Grade 8 exam at the end of their course. Learn more about music production grades here on our London site. While they are not recognized by the United States educational system, it is worth noting that our music production program holds up to an international standard of accreditation!
Applicable projects, mentoring sessions, and real-world lessons will have you writing, producing, engineering, mixing, mastering, and promoting your very own EP. To achieve a polished, professional sound, all diploma students are able to book our acoustically treated studio, which includes vintage valve outboard equipment, and the very latest software and monitoring.
Sketches and Ideas in Ableton
Ableton is used by so many professional songwriters for a reason; its intuitive and ‘on-the-fly’ flexibility makes writing melodies creative and fun, while other DAWS can feel constrictive. Become comfortable with this software at the hands of our certified trainers, and as we are a certified training center, all our students can take advantage of a 40% discount.
Music Foundation & Composition
Write your own commercial backing track, whether it be pop, singer/songwriter, urban, rock, or commercial dance music, with the latest techniques and know-how to make it ready to present to a record label or music production house. Learn how to program bass-lines, vocal & song arrangement, synthesis, strings, sculpt organic sounds, and create a cohesive sound.
Hit Top-Line Songwriting
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 Hit 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!
Logic Pro X
Logic Pro X is used by many of today’s top producers for a reason, especially for its ‘sound’. Expanding your production options, you’ll be buzzing through this extensive DAW like a pro by the end of this module. Become familiar with advanced features including MIDI FX and Flexpitch, customize and chop up loops with EXS24, and discover the fantastic sounds and FX built in to this comprehensive software.
Sound Engineering & Producing Vocals
Master how to record instruments in this module, including synths, bass, guitar, and piano. Then dive into vocal production. Even though music producers are not expected to be singers too, the more we understand about vocal production and recording, the better the final product! This includes knowing how to motivate, coach, and produce our artists. Singing is not mandatory during these sessions!
Synthesis & Sound Design
While even many pro electronic producers stick with only subtractive synthesis during their entire 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.
Mixing & Mastering
Know your space; learn the fundamentals behind acoustics and how to correctly stage your home studio for a 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 working with the awesome professional plugins.
From pre-production to your final edit, explore the intricate roles of a music producer. Learn how to make your artist or band (which may very well be yourself) stand out amongst the crowd. Utilize essentials concepts such as using sound and performance to create emotion, visualize and define your musical direction, and realize your production goals.
Marketing & Artist Development
Take advantage of our small class sizes and hand-tailored advice from your instructors during this module, focused on finishing and refining your projects and what to do next!
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360 class hours + uncapped studio time – $7999 + $300 registration fee | Payment plans
Academic year | Three 10-week semesters| Mon & Tue | 11 – 6 pm
1st Semester: 3rd Mon of September, 2: 2nd Mon of January, 3: Last Mon of April
Evenings | Six 10-week semesters | Mon & Tues | 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm
1st Semester: Third Mon of September | 2: Second Mon of January | 3: Last Weds of April (x 2)
15 continuous weeks | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 – 6 pm
Starts: March 19, 2018
Free for 2017 start dates: optional sound art classes and mentoring from our EMP Diploma
Specialized private tuition also available for whole diploma. Contact us for more information.
If you have any questions, do send us an email or call our diploma admissions specialist (347) 746-4604. Then when you’re ready to move to the next step, please register below.