Michalis Michailidis Music Production Lessons - DJ in Rotterdam

Producing / Beatmaking / Performing

Would you like to learn how to produce your own music? Then you only need 4 things, a laptop, a DAW, audio interface and some guidance which I can offer, whether it 's being about you starting from zero or whether you already have experience in music production and software.

Check My Studio

  • Tram 8, tramhalte Pieter de Hoochweg, 4 min. walk
  • Metrostation Coolhaven - 8 min walk
  • Waterbus Veerdienst 18, halte Veer Sint Jobshaven - 2 min. walk

Getting Started

It has never been as simple to start producing and making good quality music at home instead of  in a professional studio as it is today. In the production lessons I can help you build a foundation on how most music software works and how to get started composing with samples, software and recording.
Beginners can expect to gain an insight on :

  • Basic functions of software
  • How audio interfaces work and how to set them up
  • Setting up studio monitors
  • Make your own samples
  • Use ready samples to compose a track
  • Beat Making
  • Recording

 Music Software (DAWs)

The main music software we will be focusing on will be Ableton Live . Ableton is an incredible intuitive DAW (Digital Audio Workstations) that allows both producing and performing or DJ-ing in a high quality. Learning this kind of software will help you record, edit, apply effects, mix and master your own music. The perfect tool to perform live or DJ with on stage!
Focus points on Ableton Live :

  • Layout and basic functions
  • Recording Techniques
  • Looping Techniques
  • Performing Techniques
  • Composing Techniques
  • Effects
  • Software Synthesizers
  • Compression
  • EQ
  • balancing tracks

Music Theory

Running out of ideas? With learning some music theory and functions, your repertoire of chords, patterns and melodies will allow you to escape easily from creative drought and lack of ideas. During the lessons I will be helping you to getting started with understanding the language of music in a few easy steps.

  • Chord Patterns and Formulas
  • Scales and melodic sequences
  • Fundamental music theory
  • Basslines and bass movements

From Thought to Track

I am teaching you the entire process, from having an idea to having the final piece ready to be aunched into streaming services. The lessons are intended both for electronic music lovers who want to make beats and use synthesizers as well as for artists who aspire to become better at recording their acoustic instruments and producing their own music.

  • Composing with samples
  • Make your own beats
  • Setting up microphones
  • Analog Synthesizers
  • Hardware gear
  • Recording yourself and others
  • Recording - acoustic /electronic
  • Mixing techniques
  • Mastering techniques
  • Basic concepts of streaming services

Live on Stage!

Once the basics are established and the music starts pumping we can focus on creating your live performance! DJ or live with loops and samples, everything is possible nowadays!

  • DJ your own tracks
  • Playing live - using samples
  • Incorporate synthesizers in your performance
  • Create a DJ set
  • Create a live set

About Michalis

Michalis Michailidis is a Rotterdam based multi instrumentalist and electronic music artist. Originally from Greece, Michalis moved in the Netherlands in 2011 where he did his Bachelor of Jazz music at conservatorium Maastricht (2011-2015) and eventually he moved to Rotterdam to complete his Master of Music degree at Codarts conservatory (2016-2018). Michalis has a decade long experience in teaching and performing music. He has given workshops on several countries of europe and the U.S. Alongside his teaching career, he is also a very active performer and producer. Michalis is currently producing a full length album for Spanish singer Ysa Bermejo and is performing regularly in festivals with his own project https://ermanoband.com/

 

Professional Teacher!

I started knowing zero about music and music production but Michalis brings the music out of you. He is very professional, patient, skillful, and knows what he is doing! Definitely book him for your future music production education.
Bruce

He makes the difference!

I started with Michalis almost 3 months ago. I had very little musical experience except some beginner level guitar, and I've always had love for synth-driven music and a desire to be able to play around with synthesizers. I never realized how much fun the learning process could be until I started with Michalis, learning how to access the insanely powerful Ableton to create and record music. I feel lucky that someone with his level of knowledge and experience, and as down-to-earth as him is available to give lessons on a weekly basis. With a 90-day trial on Ableton, a small midi keyboard, and audio interface everything becomes possible to have a lot of fun, and play and record my own music. The investment is small for what I get in return. With a full-time work schedule and competitive sport, I can't make much time to practice but have felt a lot of progress going each week. I finished my first block of lessons within the Ableton trial period and I'm already recording my own songs and now I know that I will continue with the lessons and keep building on what I've learned to produce an EP within the next few months. Michalis makes all the difference. It feels like I'm hanging out in a studio with my buddy, learning and experimenting.  That's what learning music should feel like. I can't recommend doing this enough as long as there is a desire or passion to do it.
Sean

Pleasant Vibe !

This summer of 2020 I decided to take a Ableton live course with Michalis. I never even opened the software before that, very glad I decided to start this course with him. Michalis has a very clear way of teaching and a very calm and pleasant vibe always!
Rafael

I highly recommend!

I highly recommend Michalis' guitar lessons for all skill levels. Whether you just want to play your favorite songs or want to astound everybody with your technique, Michalis can adapt to your learning capacity and musical preferences. I barely knew how to play when I started about a year ago and I've made great progress under his guidance!
Mario

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Enjoy face to face music and singing lessons in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer also online music and singing lessons. Making music is about feelings, thoughts, connection, growth, joy, developing technical and physical skills, discovering new ways of learning and expressing yourself. Regular prices and maximum flexibility with a 10 Lesson Package. Book a trial lesson!

The best way to know your future is to create it - Joe Dispenza