Ableton Sadhana 

(Electronic Music Production w/ Ableton Live)

*class schedules TBA.

 

Make music your meditation with this holistic program that is designed to get you quickly and thoroughly acquainted with Ableton Live as a tool for expression, composition and performance. Learn, Utilize and Master Ableton Live with this extensive program that covers everything from basic, intermediate and advanced levels of Ableton use. From composing and arranging to mixing, mastering and building your own live performances, this program will leave you equipped to take your musical ideas to a higher plateau. 

To be instructed by : 

Jorge Juan B. Wieneke V

(similarobjects / Darker Than Wax / BuwanBuwan Collective)

Jorge Juan B. Wieneke V (aka similarobjects) born October 21, 1989 is a 26 year old multi-genre beat-maker/producer/laptop musician/experimental artist from the Philippine Islands. He produces electronic tracks of an ever evolving aesthetic of genres showcasing a wide range of influences spanning from ambient music, avant-garde, lo-fi, minimal, glitch, hip-hop, IDM, down-tempo to future beats, synth funk and chill trap resulting in a sound uniquely his own. 

The monicker "similarobjects" was a reference to Carl Jung's theory of collective unconscious. the young musician mentions that the name was born out of a meditation seeded by the idea of a Russian Nesting Doll where the idea of "similarobject within similarobject" was derived from. 

One of the household names of the Manila local beat scene that has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music world and is sought after for both his DJ sets and Live Performances. His music has caught some airtime on radio stations all over the world including Sydney (Future Face, FBi radio), Ireland (Souletiquette Radio, RTE pulse), Helsinki (Soft Focus Radio, Basso Radio) London (MOTION,REPREZENT), Los Angeles (Truthseekers Radio, KPFK) and Brooklyn (MUSHPOST,BBOXRADIO). He is currently signed to local Record label "Number Line Records" as well as the Singaporean-based genre-bending Label "DarkerThanWax" and is one of the founding members of one of the Philippines' household communities in the Manila local beat scene called "The BuwanBuwan Collective".

Commercially, he has accomplished some notable work in the Film, TV, Fashion and broadcast industry with clients like Edsa Shangrila, SM,  Star Cinema, Axe and Adidas. He was also nominated for "Pinakamahusay na Musika" (Best Music Score) for his film score in the Movie "#Y"  in the prestigious 38th Gawad Urian Film Awards.

He is also a music professor in "The One School" and in De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts where he teaches Electronic Music as a part of the AB Music Production Program. He specializes in the fields of midi programming, arranging, composition, sound design and performance predominantly in Ableton Live. 

 

GROUP CLASS
8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php


Rhythmic Harmonic and Melodic Confluence

(Demystifying Music Theory)

*class schedules TBA.

 

Music Theory has long been feared and misunderstood by a lot of aspiring musicians and laptop artists because of its complexities and intricacies. In this progressive program we offer a simplified, no-nonsense approach to awakening one's Melodic and Harmonic mind whether you are a serious instrumentalist or a hobbyist bedroom producer. Develop your skills in conjuring lead lines, intricate chord progressions and learn how to be an active analytic listener with this specialized program designed to deepen your understanding and relationship with the vocabulary of music.

To be instructed by: 

 

Allen Dave Articulo

(Audio Brewery / Elements Songwriting Camp / Singer-Songwriter / 8bit Arranger)

Allen is a graduate of the AB-Music Production Course from DLS-College of St. Benilde and has long since been a singer-songwriter, arranger, and producer with a strong ear and attention to detail. He is also one of the co-founders of the newly established Production House called Audio Brewery and has done a number of commercial sound projects in the field. He’s closely worked with BBDO Singapore as music producer for the HP x2 online campaign, “Song About Space.” He’s also one of the arrangers for Reese Lansangan’s song, “Home”—the theme song for Jason Magbanua’s wedding video for Pauline Luna and Vic Sotto. He’s also a part of the top 60 delegates carefully selected by Maestro Cayabyab, Ebe Dancel, and Jungee Marcelo amongst hundreds of applicants nationwide. Mentors and prominent industry practitioners also chose him as one of the overall top 12 Mentor’s Choice in the camp as nominated. Aside from being perfect pitch and being hyper analytical, he has a strong understanding in the realm of music theory that is evident in his work.

 

 

GROUP CLASS
8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php


Translating Musical Ideas

(Electronic Music Production w/ Propellerhead's Reason)

*class schedules TBA.

 

Being able to create and play music in your mind is a beautiful thing, but being able to compose, hear and experience it in reality is divine.  Using Reason as your primary software, this course will give you the skills and techniques necessary to preserve and nurture your ideas.  From simple loops to grand and complex compositions, you will learn to manipulate time and use basic music theory to give life and soul to your creations.

 

To be instructed by : 

Allan Malabanan

(LUSTBASS / WILDERNESS / CHOCOLATE GRASS )

Allan dela Merced Malabanan, aka Lustbass, is a Filipino musician, composer and producer.  He has been active in the music scene for nearly a decade, having gigged in events and music festivals around the country as well as in Japan and Indonesia. From composing original music at a young age to graduating from DLS-CSB with a bachelor’s degree in Music Production, Allan continued in the field working as a sound engineer before shifting to composing and arranging music for various TV shows and commercials.  He has been involved in the production of numerous EPs and albums, taking up roles as a recording artist, recording engineer, mixing engineer, and mastering engineer.  As an active musician, he plays bass guitar for the bands Wilderness and Chocolate Grass, and performs solo as Lustbass. Musically, he has been hailed as a versatile multi-instrumentalist who is able to understand and complement different styles, especially in the realm of soul, jazz and experimental rock.  One of his latest creations attracted the attention of international soul songstress, Georgia Anne Muldrow and together they released what would be the very first track under the newly founded Malasimbo Recordings. 

 

 

GROUP CLASS
8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php


Axology 

(Guitar Performance and Music Production for Guitar)

*class schedules TBA.

 

 

 

The music industry is changing, and as a result, musicians and artists increasingly need skills in a number of different areas in order to succeed. With today’s technology, a more DIY approach to recording, songwriting, and music production can be done from the comfort of your own home.

The Axology Program is a 6 - level course in Guitar Performance and Music Production designed to provide you with a foundation in guitar playing and performance, music theory, songwriting, recording, and music production, that arms you with the tools you need to write, record, produce, create and market your own music. 

To be instructed by : 

Russell Manaloto

(Faspitch/Curbside/Cables and Space/Urbandub/Sessionist/Nemesis Music Group)

Russell Manaloto, a graduate of AB Music Production at De La Salle College of St. Benilde, is a force to reckon with in the local Rock/Metal/Hardcore scene and is a prominent figure that is notable for his mastery, creativity and dexterity with the guitar. His power and skill with the axe draws him an impressive following over the years and is also considered a veteran in the scene with 2 LP albums (Faspitch - Cebu), 2 EP albums and an upcoming LP album with Curbside, an upcoming EP with Cables and Space, and years of recording, playing session guitars and bass with Urbandub, and more than a decade of touring locally and internationally in his repertoire. He was nominated "Guitarist of the Year" at the 2007 NU rock awards, having his band Faspitch winning the NU107 Rock Awards “NOKIA Best Breakthrough Artist” the same year and also nominated as "MOST LIKED GUITARIST" at the 2012 STIGG awards. Through a variety of musical projects like Faspitch, Curbside, Cables and Space, and Urbandub, Russell has successfully forged his signature sound and creative vision into the hearts of many and is today considered as one of the most formidable titans on the guitar.



 

GROUP CLASS
8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php

God-Tier Music Production and Immortal Remixing

(Unbeatable Music Production Practices and Principles)

*class schedules TBA.

 

Welcome to Music Production Boot camp for the hardcore! Take the path to become an unbeatable and formidable Music Producer through rigorous training and practice with one of the country's most superior producers. Master countless industry standard techniques, secrets and principles on making your compositions sound Massive and God-like.  This program covers everything you need to be a weapons-grade, standout laptop musician; from Basic Music Theory, Synthesis, Arrangement, Programming to Mixing, Mastering and even Business Music Relations. This course will leave you well rounded regardless what software you decide to pickup. This is not just a regular music production course this is a High-Caliber all around special master training program designed to make you a music production titan in no time.  

* THIS COURSE CATERS TO USERS OF ANY MUSIC SOFTWARE / DAW

 

To be instructed by:

Justin De Guzman

(DeeperManila / Capt. Soulo / Moons That Scar / Limited Impressions / Astral Runner)

Justin de Guzman is the director of the music label Deeper Manila. With over 10 years of creating music under several names, he is a multi-talented destroyer of boundaries, and a versatile producer, DJ, and remixer.

 

GROUP CLASS
8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php


In-Charge : Music Yourself

 

*class schedules TBA.

 

Experience the journey of the transformation from “dreams” to “reality”. Evolve from bedroom producer to full-blown performer. This course will not only teach you the valuable fundamentals to simply create your own music, but also how to manage your music, your collaborators, and your audience as well, from recording/mixing/producing that first track all the way to the stage. Learn ALL the steps to breaking out into the scene. Take charge of your musical dreams and turn them into a living reality.

To be instructed by:

 

Nicholas Lazaro

(TWINLOBSTER / MOONWLK / BIRDFORMS )

Nicholas Lazaro is a graduate of St. Scholastica's College of Music with a degree in Music Composition, and Music Production/ Technology. Although he is a classically trained music scorer/arranger and multi instrumentalist, he has been prominent in all types of musical genres from a very early age. At the age of 14, he was a Double Bass player for the SF Youth Jazz Ensemble and Lowell Symphonic Orchestra. At 16, he was a touring guitar player for the youngest Death-Metal band in America in 2002 called ANIMOSITY. Presently, he is an accomplished performer/producer as well as commercial scorer in the Philippines and also runs his own recording studio in Makati called LA BALLS STUDIO. Notable projects of his are tracks produced for GMA and ABS CBN artists Frencheska Farr, James Reid, Bret Jackson, Andie Eigenmann, as well as EPs and albums by highly recognized independent artists and bands Oh Flamingo!, Ourselves the Elves, BP Valenzuela, and Moonwlk. He also performs instrumentally, electronically, and vocally in local acts Moonwlk, Twin Lobster, and Birdforms. His commercial work ranges from projects with Philips, Glutathione, Meralco, to shakey's. His vast knowledge of all sectors of the music industry will give his students the edge to not only become more formidable musicians, but how to make it their passion into successful living.

 

 

 

GROUP CLASS
8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php


Wavelengths & Waypoints : A Primer on Synthesis

 

*class schedules TBA.

 

 

This course is an introduction to audio synthesis and its place in contemporary music. The students will learn about the synthesizer’s components and parts, its different types, and its historical impact on the modern musical landscape. The course is designed for students who already have prior knowledge in music theory and are experienced with an instrument. It will be hands-on and application-based; the students will be able to produce their own music based on lessons from the course.

To be instructed by:

 

Andrew Florentino

(GMA NETWORK / THE BGNR / ACTUALLY NOT HERE)

Andrew Florentino joined the music industry in 2014 as a Music Production graduate of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. At present, he works as a scorer and composer for GMA Network. Outside the office he scores advertisements and short films, including the multi-award winning “Ang Kapitbahay Ko sa 2014” and “Ang ‘Di Masabi,” which was a submission to Project 1324 and the Sundance Institute in 2015. From his bedroom he produces electronic music as TheBGNR, and on the side he is the vocalist and principal songwriter of the band Actually Not Here. If these don’t pan out, he’d like to be an astronaut instead. 

 

GROUP CLASS
8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php


Maximizing The Minimum 

 

*class schedules TBA.

 

This course aims to teach students how to maximize the minimum with the use of Ableton Live.

Learn the basics of music theory, and allow yourself to realize the infinite potential of sound and learn how create anything with the use of anything. Learn how to quickly take your musical ideas from fantasy to reality.

To be instructed by:

Lean Ordinario

(LONER / LE-AN / NO ROME / KARDASHEV)

Lean is an intersection of modern and classic musical ideologies.  A graduate of the AB-Music Production of De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde and a very active member of the local electronic music scene. He is wildly imaginative, resilient and precise in his craft. He releases songs under the monicker "LONER" and alternatively crafts sonic soundspaces as "LE-AN". whenever he's not working on his solo music he lends his skills as 1 of the live instrumentalists for the electronic project "NO ROME" and is 1/2 of the electronic experimental improvisation duo "KARDASHEV". 

 

GROUP CLASS

8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php


Learn To Speak Music!

(Music Theory for Anyone/Dummies) 

 

*class schedules TBA.

 

Returning to the Root

(An Exploration of Philippine Traditional Music and your own Musical Foundations)

 

*class schedules TBA.

 

 

 

As musicians, many of us have experienced or will experience the following situation: At a jam session, you sit behind your gear, ready to play, and all of a sudden the band leader shouts out: “Alright let’s switch it up, try it in key of A sharp major this time, and change the time signature to a four four swing. Oh and you, you can improvise in G minor ok?” to which your response might be a sudden “technical failure”.

We all love music, but music theory can intimidate even the best of us who are unfamiliar with its mysteries. Not to worry, together we’ll face our fears and see that music theory isn’t so hard after all. Simply put, music theory is the study of the underlying patterns and forms that exist in music. In practice, music theory is a language that allows musicians to communicate easily. Learning it is no harder than learning all the intricacies of a DAW or synthesizer. While we don’t all need to learn how to arrange for an orchestra note by note, knowledge of basic music theory allows us to express our ideas more easily, and to communicate them to others with minimal effort.

In this program we will tackle practical music theory at your own pace. By the end, this knowledge will aid you in composing your songs, improvising or writing melodies, and understanding the common formulas and techniques present in much of today’s music.


In this world full of bedroom producers, garage bands and independent labels, it can be difficult for musicians to create a signature sound. Everyone strives to create that style which is unmistakably theirs. Perhaps the answer is not found by venturing outward into new, foreign and popular music for inspiration, but by looking towards our cultural and personal roots. Together, let us explore the unique sounds of our Filipino culture and dig deeper into your personal influences to create music that is truly distinct from anything on the global stage.

This program will cover: Study and performance of Filipino indigenous instruments and rhythms, understanding music’s cultural context, integration of traditional instruments and rhythms into your music, revisiting personal musical influences, and creation of a personal indigenous instrument sample pack and instrument. Sessions will consist of lectures, practical work with traditional instruments, crafting your own instrument and a little bit of meditation and reflection. This class is meant to deepen your relationship with music, and give you new tools for self-expression.

To be instructed by:

(Manila Waldorf School/Nouvul/People’s Future)

Aeon Mapa is a music teacher and musician with a vast range of experiences and skills, and it is just as likely to see him performing in a bar, as it is to see him carving a flute on a mountain or lecturing in a classroom.

He is employed at Manila Waldorf School where he is the school’s Musical Director and head of the Music Department. He created a Philippine indigenous music program for the school, and is in the process of introducing it to other schools around the country. Waldorf education is a non-traditional method from Germany that involves teaching to best suit a student’s needs, both mentally and spiritually. Over the years, Aeon has received training in music education, music therapy, the philosophy of teaching and childhood development under experienced mentors from Japan, Germany, England, Belgium, and the United States. He currently teaches guitar, music theory, choir, indigenous music, and instrument crafting.

A multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, he has been performing from a very young age, playing his first gig in Music Museum at age 10 on the violin for his father’s world music group. He was a guitarist for a professional showband at age 18, and went on to play guitar for groups such as Nouvul, People’s Future, Duende and Aeon & The Good Love. He has toured locally and performed at many local festivals and events. Currently he performs his solo compositions under his own name, as well as in the group The Beekeepers.

Aeon graduated from AB Music Production at College of St. Benilde, where he excelled at arranging, songwriting and film scoring. In 2013, he was a participant in the Elements Songwriting Camp. Aside from music, he is also an instructor of organic farming, a beekeeper and a seeker of truth and spiritual freedom. He is willing to share about these as well if it interests you.

 

GROUP CLASS

8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

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19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

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25,000.00php

 

GROUP CLASS

8 intensive lecture sessions

24 hours of hands-on instruction

free mentor consultancy

ENROLL NOW AND GET IT AT

19,000.00php


1 on 1 CLASS

5 intensive lecture sessions

15 hours of hands-on instruction

ENROLL NOW AND GET IT AT

25,000.00php