Composing with GarageBand

Starts September 11th – Register Now!

GarageBand inspires and motivates students to create their own music.

They are engaged and motivated while learning with these tools from the very first class, and they can create their own music, no matter how much experience they have.

In Composing with GarageBand, we explore the different feature and developments in GarageBand for iPad or Mac, including “Live Loops”, which is a brand new way of thinking about music creation.

Students love GarageBand

Students will also create their own compositions from scratch, using all available features of the software.

Just some of the Features we focus on include:

  • Drums & Drummer
  • Melody
  • Smart Drums
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Recording Vocals
  • Song Forms
  • Live Loops & Loops Palletes
  • Strings
  • Rock Guitar
  • Jazz Combo
  • Creating Loops
  • And so much more

We’ll use all elements of GarageBand for Mac to create exciting music, and students will use composition as a vehicle for learning other aspects of musicianship as well, such as instrumentation, form, melody and harmony.

By the end students can use GarageBands in-built video syncing tools to create their own movie soundtrack.

We show students how GarageBand is not just a ‘play thing’ but an important music creation tool.

This is not only fun and exciting for students, but really teaches important musicianship elements.

Students work through 20+ distinct lessons, which consist of video plus an assignment sheet to learn the tools and use them to create each lesson.

iPad or Mac laptop with GarageBand installed is required.

Which option is right for you?

Composing with GarageBand Private Program
  • Includes 14 private, 30 minute lessons
  • Includes tutorial videos and assignment sheets
  • Personalized feedback and support from Deanna

Just 5 monthly installments of $125/month

Existing Students Save!
Just 5 monthly installments of $95/month

Composing with GarageBand Workshop
  • Includes 14, 60 minute group lessons on Thursdays at 6pm
  • Includes tutorial videos and assignment sheets
  • Personalized feedback and support from Deanna
  • Lessons include Listening time where we listen to each other’s work

Just 5 monthly installments of $55/month

Composing with GarageBand Private Platinum
  • Includes 14, 60 minute private lessons
  • Includes tutorial videos and assignment sheets
  • Personalized feedback and support from Deanna

Just 5 monthly installments of $175/month

Enroll Now and Receive
2 Special Bonuses

At your program completion you’ll receive:

  • A bonus lesson showing you how to create a mobile phone ringtone useable on your own device. ($50 Value)
  • a .MP3 of one of your compositions that you can share with friends and family along with personalized professionally designed “CD album” art. ($50 Value)


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