LEARNING

Claire offers private instruction, online classes, and group workshops for learning a variety of music and technology topics. She is a Bitwig Certified Trainer, Ableton Certified Trainer, and Apple Certified Professional with Logic Pro X.

 

To inquire about lessons and courses, please use the form on the CONTACT page.

POPULAR TOPICS

Claire provides instruction in numerous areas, the most popular of which are below.

Private lessons for students of all ages are highly customizable and can be flexibly scheduled.

ABLETON LIVE

Learn about using Live, Ableton's fluid music creation software.

SONGWRITING

Learn arranging, writing, and toplining across music genres.

CONTROLLERISM

Learn electronic performance and controllerism techniques.

SOUND DESIGN

Learn the fundamentals of synthesis and sound design.

KEYBOARD

Learn electronic keyboard, acoustic piano, or synthesizer skills.

LESSONS & WORKSHOPS

Please contact Claire for more information about individual lessons, workshops, and presentations, including rates and curriculum outlines.

BUILDING

YOUR FIRST

LIVE SHOW

Students learn how to create an effective live set using techniques for programming and live performance.

 

Working knowledge of any DAW is required. Working knowledge of Ableton Live is beneficial but not required.

INTRO TO LIVE

ELECTRONIC PERFORMANCE

Students are introduced to using software and controllers for performing live electronic music sets.

Working knowledge of Ableton Live or Bitwig is required. Prior experience in performing is beneficial but not required.

INTEGRATED

LIVE DJ TECHNIQUES

Students learn to meld electronic performance techniques with DJ-ing for more effective and engaging sets.

 

Working knowledge of Ableton Live or Bitwig is required. Prior experience in DJ-ing is beneficial but not required.

ELECTRONIC SONGWRITING

101

Students experience the role of music technology in the contemporary songwriting and beatmaking workflow.

 

Prior experience in songwriting is beneficial but not required. Working knowledge of Ableton Live or Bitwig is required.

INTRO TO

SYNTHESIS AND  SOUND DESIGN

Students learn sound design principles through exploring

synthesis techniques with software.

 

Working knowledge of any DAW is required. Familiarity with electronic music genres is beneficial but not required.

SAMPLE CRASH COURSES

Courses are currently at full capacity. Interested students can contact Claire to be notified of future course openings and other lesson opportunities.

INTRO TO

ABLETON LIVE

Students take a first look at Ableton Live in

this 4-part course.

No prior knowledge is required.

 

This course culminates in a one-on-one online session with the instructor.

INTRO TO

BITWIG

Students take a first look at Bitwig Studio in this 4-part course.

No prior knowledge is required.

 

This course culminates in a one-on-one online session with the instructor.

INTRO TO

LOGIC PRO X

Students take a first look at Logic Pro X in

this 4-part course.

No prior knowledge is required.

 

This course culminates in a one-on-one online session with the instructor.

INTRO TO DANCE MUSIC CULTURE

Students survey the history of electronic music, and dance and DJ culture in this 3-part course. No prior knowledge is required. 

 

Working knowledge of any DAW is beneficial.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Miguel,

Elementary School Talk Attendee

Thank you for coming by our class to share about music technology. I learnt a lot. You inspired me to make more music like my favorite producers.

Rachel,

Playback and Rig Design Client

Our work together has taken me to the next level and paves the way for me to a whole new part of my career. I can't thank you enough for the time we've spent together.

Sara,

After School Program Student

I learnt so much from you about using Launchpad and iPad apps to make music and perform. Thanks for showing me and my friends that we can be producers.

Emily,

Online Private Lesson Tutee

I'm stoked about applying the new Ableton songwriting 

approaches you taught me. Now I've got the courage and tools to produce my next song myself.

MUSIC MAKERS LAB

Free online after-school programming

dolltr!ck's Music Makers Lab had its pilot run in March and April 2020, featuring free online after-school programming for K-12 students and beginners in music technology. Claire, the person behind dolltr!ck, has worked with numerous organizations in providing learning opportunities for young creatives and arts enthusiasts.

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For more details and information for parents and adults,

please see the main Music Makers Lab page.

To inquire about other programming for kids and beginners, please contact Claire.

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