Learn to DJ, produce, record as well as make your own beats! Ages 10+

All our lessons are private one on one not group.

We find you learn and retain the information faster when you get all the attention.

You are not only getting lessons from one of Toronto’s up and coming DJ/producers you are also getting a lesson from a professional musician that can teach you the theory behind the music you want to create.

Private lessons are $70 per hour/$52.20 per 45 minutes. 


Intro to DJing class 

Intro to DJing with a focus on Digital Turntables (VDJs) Ages 10 to adults

The Concepts that would be covered include:

– cueing tracks & releasing into a mix
– fundamentals of beat counting and musical theory as it pertains to the DJ 
– beat matching/fundamentals of using the software 
– using EQ to mix transitions 
– using effects/filters and intermediate transition techniques
– history of DJing and important artists to learn from and listen to for study and practice. 
– Using programs like Serato, Virtual DJ,  Traktor and Ableton

 
Do you need gear?
 
Students ideally should have their own laptop and program, however it is not required to join the class. The recommended set up is:
 
  • A personal laptop
  • Ableton Suite software or other software like Serato, Vitrual DJ, Tracktor – if you want to try a couple lessons before buying software you’re welcome to use OTOB’s program. There is an educational discount available for students purchasing Ableton available through Albeton Live. (You will need a letter from OTOB to get this discount – please contact the office to request this.)
  • Your own set of headphones or monitor
  • You can input your own microphone into our system
 
To book in a trial lesson or register please call:

tel:6473437272

mailto:info@ontheoffbeat.ca

 


 


DJ

Music production/making Beats and sound recording 

What concepts would be covered in lessons?

  • Working with audio, MIDI, effects and automation
  • Warping and sampling
  • Workflow project synthesis
  • Song structure Song Transcription
  • Analysis basics of mixing
  • Compression EQ audio effect

What gear do I need? (You can use OTOB’s set up for the first few lessons)

  • A personal laptop
  • Ableton Suite software – if you want to try a couple lessons before buying Ableton you’re welcome to use OTOB’s program. There is an educational discount available for students purchasing Ableton available through Albeton Live. (You will need a letter from OTOB to get this discount – please contact the office to request this.)
  • Your own set of headphones or monitor
  • You can input your own microphone into our system

To book in a trial lesson please call 

tel:6473437272

mailto:info@ontheoffbeat.ca

 

Cameron Tinklenberg 

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Cameron Tinklenberg

Cameron Tinklenberg, a keyboardist, pianist, and electronic music producer originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, US is a very versatile and experienced musician who is relatively new to the Toronto music scene. Having performed and played a wide variety of musical genres such as jazz, hip-hop, reggae, funk, rock, blues, EDM, folk, and almost anything in-between, Cameron has had a broad musical career and continues to perform and play throughout Canada and the United States. Cameron has performed with many North Carolina based groups such as The Coastal Collective, Temple5, The Keith Butler Trio, The NuJazz Trio, Rebekah Todd & The Oddyssey, The Valedictorians, Heritage, and many others. He has also played alongside prominent jazz musicians such as Herman Burney, Delfeayo Marsalis, Joe Chambers, Matthew White, to name a few. He was the co-founder of The Coastal Collective and Temple5, which are two well known jazz/hip-hop groups in North Carolina. He composed music and performed as a keyboardist extensively at music festivals throughout the southeastern United States, and has had the pleasure of opening up for Lupe Fiasco, CeeLo Green, Nappy Roots, J-Swiss, Wordsworth, and many other prominent hip-hop artists. Cameron has been apart of tours across the US and currently stays busy pursuing his masters in Music Technology and Digital Media at The University of Toronto. Having taught electronic music production and piano for many years, Cameron prides himself in being an effective and personable teacher who strives to push every student to realize their musical potential.