Take Our Courses for High School Credit

Push The Sound provides a hands-on curriculum (including video tutorials and assignments/solutions), with courses culminating in a final song project.  The program has been built to meet music competency standards for students who wish to petition their high schools for credit upon completing our coursework.  Our approach encourages individual creativity in the musical style(s) of the students' choosing.

As the production programs utilized in the first course are browser-based, the only requirement for students is a computer and an internet connection. The program is meant to be accessible to anyone who has an interest in music  and all of the possibilities music production has to offer, regardless of formal music training/background.

We provide students, on request, the information and details they would need to petition their schools for credit.   The courses are taught by an international team of music producers releasing music on some of the most highly-regarded independent labels around.

We're here to help students and families in the uncertain educational landscape, providing students with a way to remain creative and learn skills they can immediately apply.

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Modular Format

Students can take Melody and Drum modules in the order they choose depending on how they prefer to begin composing songs.  Let students learn the way that suits them best.

Live Support

Weekly office hours, where students can work with our training team in real time on the concepts and skills they are learning in music production.

No Special Equipment Needed

with a complete eTextbook, a comprehensive library of video tutorials/lectures, and assignments with solution videos provided, students have what they need to dive right in.

Here's the outline of the introductory course, which any student can join regardless of musical background.

Introduction to Music Production


Course Framework and Details

Length of Course:  1 semester

Credit Recommendation:  0.5 Credits

Approximate Class Hours:  63

Music Competency Requirements Met:  All 2014 NAfME Music Technology Standards for Grade 12

Equipment Required for Course:  Computer and Internet Connection, MIDI Keyboard (optional), Smartphone for recording into Soundtrap app (optional)

Software Applications:  Soundtrap, Noteflight (optional)


Course Overview:

The Core

  • Genres and Tempo
  • History of Computers in Music Production
  • Introduction to the Music Business
  • Understanding and Tracing Your Musical Influences
  • Creativity and Ideas/Concepts for Song Construction
  • Learning to use Soundtrap
  • Mood and Key in music

Applied Music Production (with Soundtrap)

Module A:  Drums

Module B:  Melody

Basslines

Arrangements and Transitions

Effects and Automation

Synthesis

Vocals

Field Recordings / Sampling

Podcasting

Post Production:  EQ/Mixdowns

Final Project Presentation:  Completed Song

Scholarships are Available

If you are interested in taking our courses but financial difficulties are standing in your way, get in touch with us.  We have a limited number of scholarships available.  

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Send us an email at:  director@pushthesound.com or schedule a meeting directly:

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