private music classes

ABOUT PRIVATE CLASSES

Classes are 45 minutes or 1 hour. Classes are held at Creekside Sound, a professional music production and recording studio located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. If you're interested in any of these offerings, please email Julie directly (juliehardyjazz @ gmail.com) to inquire about rates.

JUMPSTART FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST

6 week course

(45 or 60 minutes each session)

This course is perfect for vocalists who are ready to take their careers to the next level. This course includes: 

  •  Vocal technique 
  • Basic theory and piano
  • Songwriting and arranging
  • Intro to recording software and basic production 
  • Style development
  • Development of business skills
  • Social networking How to work in the studio
  • Working with a band
  • How to book shows 

 

 

THE BUSINESS SAVVY MUSICIAN

4 week course

(45 or 60 minutes each session)

In person or Skype

You've got the talent and the determination. Now's the time to make your singing career happen. 

    •   How to develop your career like a business
    •   Show Your Face! How to network....."because it's all about who you know".
    •   No gig is too small. Career building blocks. 
    •   Music business in plain English
    •   Establishing a strong online presence
    •   Importance of social networking 
    •   What is SEO? 
    •   What is YOUR branding?
    •   Examination of songwriting and vocal skills 
    •   How to take your recordings to a higher level.
    


    

HIT MAKER SONGWRITING COURSE

4 week course

(45 or 60 minute session)

Reach your fullest expression through songwriting! Hone your craft! Learn the secrets to writing hit song! 

    •   Learn how to write hooks
    •   Formulas used in songs
    •   Top 10 most effective chord progressions,
    •   How to write lyrics
    •   Workshop your songs 
    •   Song arranging and production
    •   Take your song to the next level with a great arrangement
    •   Learn how to write for instruments (piano, guitar, bass, drums, horns)
    •   Learn how to play basic piano (yes, even if guitar is your main instrument)
    •   How to add background vocals to your song. 
    

 

MUSIC THEORY BOOT CAMP

4 week course

(45 or 60 minutes each session)

Music theory no longer needs to be a mystery? Learn how to communicate effectively with producers, band mates and songwriting partners. You'll become a more confident bandleader and performer! 

This course includes:

• Basic music theory: note reading (pitches and rhythms), key signatures, understanding chord symbols

• Chart reading & writing: how to read a music chart and understanding the road map of a song

• Basic Piano Skills: learn to read music, play basic melodies and chords with two hands, accompany yourself while you sing

• Intro to Songwriting: learn how to write hooks, formulas used in songs, top 10 most effective chord progressions, how to write lyrics, & ear training, chords, piano, songwriting, sight-reading, singing

 

 

PIANO FUNDAMENTALS

4 week course

(45 or 60 minutes each session)

Haven’t you always dreamed of accompanying yourself at the piano? Whether you’re a performing artist or just singing for fun, these classes will teach you the fundamentals of playing the piano.

Learn all styles from pop to B'way to classical.

• Proper classical technique: learn to play with ease and avoid strain

• Basic theory: note reading (pitches and rhythms), key signatures, understanding chord symbols • Chart reading & writing: how to read a music chart, understanding the road map of a song

• Learn to read music, play basic melodies and chords with two hands, accompany yourself while you sing

• Learn to transcribe your favorite songs by ear!