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Accelerate One-on-One Coaching

If you’re ready to take your music to the next level, then one-on-one lessons are the key. I teach a limited number of students one-on-one, online, anywhere in the world and provide guidance on each aspect of your production.

$699.00 USD

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Are you ready to take your music to the next level?

Many of you have been asking for “the next step” to help improve and finish your music. If you’re ready to take a massive leap forwards, then Accelerate One-on-One coaching is the key.

What is Accelerate One-on-One Coaching?

Accelerate Coaching is personally customized, one-on-one coaching with me. It’s basically us working collaboratively in the studio (virtually via web) on the exact areas you want to improve the most. We either work on one of your existing projects or we start a new one together. We delve into sound design, synthesis, composition, chord progressions, writing better melodies, mixing and mastering. As a professional sound designer, engineer and producer, there are a myriad of ways I can help you with your music.

The Accelerate program provides coaching that is totally customized to your skill level, style, genre, etc. We focus on exactly what you need, and nothing that you don’t. Depending on your unique situation and what you specifically need to improve YOUR music, we may cover things such as:

  • Sound design
  • Synthesis
  • Recording & live mixing
  • Song writing / arrangement
  • Workflow ninja tricks that will dramatically speed up your production
  • Mixing & mastering
  • Ways to dramatically improve the clarity and space in your mix
  • Specific “must have” plugins that make the difference
  • Critical missing ingredients that add the “WOW-Factor”
  • Maximizing the creative process
  • Music business and artist development
  • Live performance
  • Whatever you need to take a HUGE leap forward, we will do…all inside YOUR project

Hear the Results for Yourself

Check out this video for some before and after examples of past students’ songs.

I go ALL OUT for my Accelerate Students. I give you the keys to my private library and share things that I never sell or provide anywhere else. Things like samples, synth patches, Racks and templates. I’ve even personally played sax on some students’ tracks.

Accelerate students go through an extensive goal-setting process and send a package with their music, reference tracks, and goals to me. I use this info to build a customized coaching plan, uniquely tailored to each student. Our sessions are done over a high-quality streaming webinar (in HD with stereo audio). Everything is recorded and you get a copy to keep forever. We work on your project in a shared Dropbox, and you get full access to the project and all the additions I’ve built into it.

Improvements You Can Expect in Your Music

  1. You’ll become way more adept at getting the most out of the sample packs and synth presets in your library.
  2. You’ll be able to create your own signature sounds from the ground up.
  3. You’ll completely up your game in the area of composition & song writing, opening the door to better chord progressions & melodies.
  4. You’ll get faster and more organized in Live with my custom production templates & workflow pro-tips.
  5. Your mixes will be cleaner, clearer, and finally achieve that magical “something special”.
  6. You’ll gain invaluable confidence in your skills and take huge strides towards carving out your own unique sound as an artist.

What You Get

  • A producer evaluation and goal setting session
    • You get to send me several of your tracks, as well as examples of producers who you like.
    • After hearing your music and aspirations, we set goals and customize a unique coaching path.
  • 2 hours of one-on-one, online, video screen-sharing coaching sessions with me.
    • One-on-one video screen-sharing sessions with me (see How it Works below for more info).
    • More sessions can be purchased at a rate of $175 an hour.
  • Downloadable video recordings of our sessions.
    • Keep these forever, review as many times as you like.
  • Ableton Live project files and templates.
    • Includes everything we work on in the sessions.
    • Racks, presets, samples, synth patches and more from my own personal library.

How It Works

  1. We set up a customized plan just for you, including a specific set of goals and objectives.
  2. You can either send me one of your existing projects to work on, or we can start something fresh. Up to you!
  3. Projects are shared back and forth using Dropbox, so you always have the updated files and we have an easy space to collaborate.
  4. We meet up online using Webinar Jam, it uses Google’s Hangouts on Air and allows you to:
    • See a video stream of my screen with full, stereo HD audio.
    • Select audio inputs and outputs so you can listen on your speakers or headphones, and speak into a microphone to ask questions.
    • We recommend you use iPhone style earbuds with the built-in mic to ask questions, as this prevents feedback problems that sometimes happen when you use speakers. Or if you have higher quality headphones, feel free to use them with another mic plugged into your soundcard. Reference headphones give the best results as you’ll be able to properly head low frequencies.
    • You access the live stream session via a URL that I’ll e-mail to you shortly before our session.
    • Important: In order to use the system you need to have a Gmail address (free) to sign in to the system, so make sure you set one up.
  5. The session is recorded and sent to you after we wrap up. You get to download and keep this recording forever.

What People Are Saying About Vespers

“I’ve gained knowledge and ideas from Vespers that I’ll be using for the rest of my life–in and out of the studio.”

– Alex

“Being a successful musician is not just about having the right tools; it is about having the right attitude, philosophy, motivation, and discipline to use the tools to create inspiring music that is interesting for the listener and fulfilling for the artist. This coaching deals with everything you need to become a disciplined, prolific, and satisfied artist.”

– Seth

“What a life changer this has been. I came to become a better musician and thanks to this training I’m on my way to become an all-around better individual… which helps me become a better musician in the process! Simple as that! I wish I could have learned these invaluable lessons earlier in my life! If your motto truly is ‘music is my life’ but you’re feeling unaccomplished and don’t know where to start, this training is the ultimate guide!”

– Lionel

“Not being a trained musician, I’m was always dealing with the feeling that I don’t know enough and I am not good enough. Taking this coaching has made me realize that I am a musician and I have something valuable to contribute to the world and I will get where I need to go on my own time.”

– Allen

 

Reviews

  1. (verified owner):

    After taking a bunch of Vesper’s group classes, I decided to try to one on one coaching program. While the classes were very helpful, the one on one coaching has really taken my production abilities, and confidence to the next level. The ability to set your own agenda, get specific feedback on your tracks, and to learn skills specific to the areas where you are lacking is invaluable. Not only does Vespers have expertise to teach the technical aspects of music production from mixing, mastering, sound design, and workflow, he also provides invaluable lessons on song writing, music theory, and arrangement. Vespers is able to explain complex topics and concepts in a very clear, concise, and easy to understand way.

    Whether you want to understand how a commercially released track was made, or if you want feedback on your own tracks, the one on one coaching provides you the tools to master your craft and to achieve your full potential.

  2. (verified owner):

    Facing the next step in my career, I searched for someone who was familiar with the specifics of the electronic music business to give me some guidance. If you’re an indie or alternative rock artist, the supply for coaches covering that topic is virtually unlimited, but when it comes to electronic music, there are few to none. Vespers fills this void.

    We worked on a strategy on how to approach labels and created a coherent artist package with full branding.
    Vespers is never short of creative ideas on how to stand out amongst the crowd. He offers tons of inspiration for thinking outside the box and more importantly got me into the right mindset to face the next big challenge. He was very supportive and forthcoming.

    If you’re in need for a coach to guide you through a challenge, whether it be regarding sound design & production, developing yourself as an artist or career advice, then Vespers is your go-to coach. Read more about Jasper’s story here.

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I have a series of agreements that are designed to help us work together harmoniously and get the most out of the coaching experience.  Here they are:   

  1. Be coachable:
    1. In order to generate big improvements in your music, you must be up for making significant changes in your workflow, approach and attitude. Being coachable means being open, ready and willing to listen and take on the suggestions I make, and occasionally some “tough love”. It’s all for your benefit. I carefully hand-pick my Accelerate students, and I only choose to invest my limited time and energy in those that really, deeply want to improve and are ready to embrace the necessary shifts.
  2. We start on time and we end on time:
    1. I will respect your time by being ready for our session before it starts and I expect the same. If you are late, or no show for a session with no prior communication, there will be a $75 rebooking fee. If you are late or no show for 2 sessions, I reserve the right to cancel our coaching relationship.
    2. If you need to reschedule a session 48 hrs notice minimum is required and you are allowed to reschedule once.
  3. I am not here to be your friend or to be nice. I am here to be your coach and to get results.
    1. If you are looking for someone to tell you what you want to hear and to be complacent with you, I am not the coach for you. I am here to create radical change and improvement in your music, and sometimes that requires “tough love”. I hold myself accountable for your results, and that may require stepping outside your comfort zone.
  4. Respect our communication guidelines (listed below).
  5. Create an environment conducive to learning and focus:
    1. For our session do your best to eliminate background noise and distractions.
    2. No cell phones. Turn your phone off (not just on vibrate) or leave it in another room.
    3. Close Facebook and other social networking sites.
    4. Do whatever else you need to do to be able to concentrate and focus.
  6. No note taking:
    1. You may be tempted to take notes. This is very distracting for you and is not necessary. The session will be recorded and made available for download for you. Trying to take notes while paying attention to what I’m teaching you will only detract from your ability to learn. You can take as many notes as you want when you watch the recording later.
  7. All materials are licensed to you and you alone:
    1. During our sessions I’ll be sharing techniques, processes, documents, templates, samples, patches, presets, video recordings and other tools and resources.  These are for you and you alone.  You are not to share them, post them online, seed them on torrent or file sharing sites, or in any other way distribute these items.  You are to take all reasonable precautions to prevent the theft, duplication, and sharing of these items.

Communication Guidelines:

  • I answer all my e-mail personally and handle all my own scheduling.  I don’t have a personal assistant or anything glamorous like that (I wish!  Working on getting Iron Man to lend me Pepper Potts).  In order to stay effective and get back to my students in a reasonable time, I need to keep a very “Zen” minimalist e-mail policy.
  • If you have questions about your goals and our training, kindly save those for the scheduled session.
  • We’ll use e-mail purely for scheduling and setting up the session.
  • I’ll provide you with a special e-mail address used ONLY for communication with private students.  Use this e-mail address, and this e-mail address only to communicate with me.
  • Do not Facebook, Tweet, Youtube, or Soundcloud message me (even if we’re connected there and have spoken before).  I simply cannot monitor all these platforms and guarantee you any kind of reasonable response time.
  • Please do not add this address to e-mail lists, post it online, or share it with anyone.  This is a strictly confidential e-mail address.

Thanks for working with me on this.  By following these guidelines, I can get back you faster and focus more energy on your training. 

$699.00 USD

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