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Music Production School in Santa Cruz CA

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Indigital Institute of Recording Arts, Santa Cruz:
Situated in Santa Cruz CA, Indigital Institute of Recording Arts (IIRA) is designed to give students the essential knowledge for building a career in today's music industry. Our 18-month Audio Engineering and Beat Production Certification gives you the skills you need, without the enormous tuition costs of some recording schools. Santa Cruz is situated approximately 30 miles south of San Jose and 75 miles south of San Francisco.

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Accreditation & Memberships:

- The National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA) has recognized all of Indigital Institute of Recording Arts programs as meeting their standards for Curriculum, Instructors, and Facility Quality.

- The IIRA is a Corporate Member by the prestigious National Association for Music Education.

- The IIRA is a Member in Good Standing of The Recording Academy, which is the official accreditation for schools granted by The Grammy Awards.

Why Choose IIRA?

-  Hands-on, Practical Training
Immediate Hands-on training is a vital component to each student’s success, so we make sure each student gets to work directly with the industry standard equipment seen in all professional studios today.

-  High Profile Clients
IIRA students work with the engineers that have worked with Chromeo, Lady Antabellum, Everclear, Chris Rene, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Cisco, Google, Wells Fargo, Ray-Ban, Intel, Ebay, and many more high profile clients.

-  Taught By Professional Audio Engineers
The IIRA’s curriculum is taught by actual audio engineer professionals, in actual professional recording studios, who work regularly with world-renowned artists.

Audio Engineering and Beat Production Certification:

- 18 month full Audio Engineering Certification program
- Combines the curriculum of the Recording Engineering, Mixing, and Beat Production (6 months each)
- Each component can be taken as individual 6 month course

Modules include:
- Fundamentals of Hearing
- Fundamentals of Sound
- Acoustic Environment and Treatment
- Introduction to Mixing
- Dynamics Techniques
- EQ Techniques
- Fundamentals of Music Theory
- Understanding Synthesis
- Understanding Samplers

Student Testimonials:
“I learned more in 18 months than I would have expected to learn in four years. Not only did I learn how to engineer and produce, I learned how to utilize my time and energy for something I really care about, and all the while having more fun then I ever imagined possible.”
— Benjamin Guzman, September 2014

"The instructor was very knowledgable, well-organized and presented information in a clear, easy to understand way. I would highly recommend The IIRA program to anyone interested in audio engineering.”
— Nick Palmer, September 2014

“My expectations were blown away the first day of class and I continued being fully absorbed until the very end. I received so much help and support during the courses. Coming from a complete beginner level, I feel like I have gained so much insight and knowledge it's unbelievable!”
— David Carkeet, August 2014

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Address: 1305 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, California 95060, USA
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Shepherd University, Los Angeles
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Located in the heart of culturally active Los Angeles, the Cornel School of Contemporary Music at Shepherd University is situated at the center of the entertainment industry.

We provide an Undergraduate (Bachelor) Degree in Music as well as a Graduate (Masters) Degree program. Concentrations include Music Production, Songwriting, Contemporary Performance, Contemporary Christian Music, Contemporary Composition, and Film Scoring.

The modern music industry is looking for complete musicians; talented people who can create, know the technology, and run their business. The Cornel School of Contemporary Music is the place to get a complete musical education, and real-world practical training. The skills you acquire at CSCM prepare you for success in the competitive professional world.

Our mission is to provide students with an education and practical skills necessary to prepare them for careers as professional musicians and composers, and to develop each student’s scholastic and artistic achievement through courses leading to Certificate, Bachelor of Music, and Master of Music degrees.
Certificate Music Program:
-Piano/Keyboard
-Bass
-Drums
-Guitar
-Vocal

Bachelor of Music Degree Program:
-Music Production
-Songwriting
-Contemporary Performance divided by instrument: Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocal, and Woodwind
-Contemporary Christian Music
-Contemporary Composition
-Film Scoring

Master of Music Degree Program:
-Contemporary Christian Music
-Contemporary Composition
-Contemporary Performance divided by instrument:: Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocal, and Woodwind
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Audio Institute of America
Courses / Programs
Based in San Francisco CA, Audio Institute of America (AIA) is an online music production school that provide a Diploma in Recording Engineering and Music Production to students throughout the United States. Designed for those wishing to start a professional recording or music production career, as well as home-studio musicians, most students take about 3 months to complete their course. However, there is no time limit.

This diploma is an online course which you can download onto your home computer. This convenient learning method means that you can learn at your own pace, around your work or family commitments. Designed by professionals with extensive industry experience, this course is constantly updated to reflect the latest technology, from GarageBand to Pro Tools and everything in between.

Learning by doing is the best and most effective way to learn new skills. In this course, you will benefit from actual hands-on experience with your instructor through the use of Action Videos throughout the lessons. It doesn't matter which recording software or equipment you use, our course works with them all.
Online Diploma in Recording Engineering and Music Production:
- How to use recording software
- Setting up a home studio
- Mixing and mastering
- Digital recording techniques
- Setting up your own record label
- How to record great sounding vocals
- Digital audio workstations
- How to be a master producer
- Using various plug-ins
- MIDI recording
- Songwriting
- Song publishing
- Copyrighting your work
- Advertising and networking
- Internet resources & more...
ProMedia Training Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
Are you looking for an alternative affordable option to an Audio Engineering Degree in Los Angeles? ProMedia is a Pro Tools-Centric Audio Engineering School that focuses on recording, mixing, music production and multimedia training for musicians, producers and recording engineers. We offer Pro Tools classes on premises within the Ametron campus in Hollywood, CA. You never know who will be spotted in one of the Ametron studios - Cee Lo Green has had a studio on premises at the Ametron complex!

We offer a wide range of packages and programs featuring Pro Tools 10 Training, Pro Tools 11 and Certification, and also have state-of-the-art facilities, and partner facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas, Nashville, San Diego, New York and Washington, DC.

ProMedia Training helps you apply your creativity using modern applications so your digital audio production skills match the pace of the industry. Accelerated training is the best option for professionals already in the audio world. We also provide on-site training for corporations and worship facilities where professionals can advance their skills while learning in their own working environment.

ProMedia Training has certified more students in Pro Tools than any other organization and is the industry leader in Pro Tools Certification. We look forward to you joining us!
Pro Tools Courses & Audio Education in Los Angeles:

- Pro Tools Certification in 10 Days
- Weekend Workshop Classes
- 9-Week Audio Engineering Program
- Grammy® & Emmy Winning Faculty
The Contemporary Music Course
Courses / Programs
‘The Contemporary Music Course’ is an attractively presented high quality online music course for beginners, songwriters and arrangers. No previous qualifications are required. You'll have instant access for a year, to 130 lessons that stream instantly from the net to your computer, iPad or iPhone.

Free two day trial!!! If you are interested let us know via the form on our Contact Page.

I haven't seen anything like this style of presentation on the internet. Apart from private students globally it is being used as a college teaching resource in NZ and Australia.

Student Testimonials:

"I think your website is awesome. It really gives you the feeling of being in a music school" Valerie Crawford, student - USA

"When I discovered your course - Geronimo!!!!!! Perfect timing and perfect content!!!!!! I spent four hours on it last night immediately and it is completely brilliant. The guitar and drum sections are a complete gift. Thank you so much. But it is all explained so clearly and simply. The best thing is the boost finding your course has given me and I am moving from the fear into the enjoyment which I have been searching for." Kris Yarborough, Student - U.K.
‘The Language of Music (theory)’, ‘Chords and Harmony’, ‘Voicings / Arranging 1', ‘Basic Counterpoint’, ‘Writing for Drums’ and 'Writing for Guitar' - in production is 'Writing with a computer' (Sibelius software and Logic sequencing softwares).
College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located at the corner of Market and Powell in downtown San Francisco, The College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University provides a variety of music business and recording industry classes which are open to everyone. You can select any class that interests you, or follow our Music/Recording Industry academic certificate program. Our downtown campus is directly on the Powell Street BART and Muni lines, and close to affordable parking.

Designed for students who want to gain a solid foundation in the music business and/or recording industry, this program offers a comprehensive education in all aspects of the music business. Students choose an emphasis on either the recording arts/technology or the music business, which enables them to acquire real marketable skills to compete successfully in a fiercely intense environment.

All certificate students are required to complete a professional internship as well as a portfolio of projects such as audio engineering demos or music business and marketing plans. In addition, students can select from a number of electives and seminars for the most comprehensive music industry education in the San Francisco Bay Area. Coursework in the program may be applied toward the certificate, or individual classes may be taken to learn or update skills.
- Music/Recording Industry (MRI) academic certificate program: Choose an emphasis in either the recording arts/technology or the music business. All students must complete a professional internship.

The program can be completed in as few as two semesters; however, most students take four semesters, or two years. Evening classes are also available.
MusicStar Academy
Courses / Programs
MusicStar Academy of Music, located in Riverside (60 miles east of L.A.), south California, is a music education tutoring service providing private lessons to students of all ages in the comfort of your own home. We offer private music lessons in the following instruments: piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, vocal, drum, flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin and other band or orchestra instruments.

We also offer free recital opportunities for all instruments and voice, as well as hugely discounted instrument rentals, such as electric pianos and keyboards, guitars, basses, amps, band instruments, drums, accessories, such as sheet music, metronomes, tuners, cables, music stands, and much more!
- Private instrumental and voice music lessons
- Group music classes
- MusicStar Rock Academy Camps

Band Instrument lessons include:
- Guitar, Piano, Drum, Bass, Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet ...

String Instruments lessons include:
- Violin, Harp ..

Other lessons include:
- Percussion, Music Production and recording....