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Weiss Advice Masterclass in Los Angeles

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Hey guys, Matthew Weiss.

When I teach, I have this overarching philosophy thatI don’t want you, as the learner, to become more like me, I want to teach in a way that gets you to think about your own music, and become basically a better you.

Which is a very hard thing to do, but it’s something that I always keep in my mind as I’m explaining things, and I have a lot of techniques that I believe help do this. Putting things in context, showing by example, but also explaining why the example works and what the bigger picture of that might be.

All that said, I am a huge believer in something called tacit knowledge, meaning hands on experience. That we learn ultimately in the best way by sitting down and doing it.

So if you see me do something, I highly encourage you to sit down, do it, and figure out your own way of doing it, because it’s not about being like me, it’s about being like you, but it’s about being like you better.

Well, now I have something very exciting to tell you.

One of the best ways to get tacit knowledge is with in-person coaching. There really is no substitute for going into a studio and working with somebody who’s really good at what they do, and learning from them right then and there on the spot.

Unfortunately, this is usually pretty expensive. However, I am now offering an in-person masterclass. I have been trying to put this together for a long time, and I’ve had certain goals that have made it logistically very, very difficult to do.

My first goal has been that I wanted to make the class small. I don’t want there to be more than five people in a class, because I think it’s really important that if I’m teaching a class, that every person there can get individual attention.

I don’t think that there’s much difference, at the end of the day, between sitting in a lecture and watching a video. If there’s 20 people in a class, how can you possibly get the one-on-one that you really need to personally develop?

So keeping that class small has been goal number one.

Goal number two, I want to be able to use your music as the subject in which we teach from.

So that would require a facility that would allow people to bring in their own rigs, or to send in their own music, where we could pull it up, and we could go through different subjects and different learning opportunities with your own equipment, and your own music, and your own stuff.

Well, that would require a commercial facility. Commercial facilities are expensive.

However, I’ve recently become the co-operator of a commercial facility in North Hollywood, California. So now I have that commercial facility accessible. It’s got the room for people needed, and it’s got the means in which we can get your rig, or my rig, up and running to look at your music, and use your music as the learning opportunity.

That’s pretty cool, right?

The third thing that I wanted to do is I wanted to keep the cost down, because I don’t want this to only be for people who can afford a large sum. There are a lot of wonderful masterclasses out there where the educational quality is absolutely fantastic, but they tend to be really expensive.

Now, it’s understandable why, but I want people to be able to come in the door having only saved up for a couple of weeks, and to be able to take my class. I want it to be for everyone, and so that in and of itself, having a small class and also having it be cheap is sort of like having your cake and eating it too, but I’ve managed to figure out a way that it works for $250 for the full day.

So this is called Weiss Advice. It happens in North Hollywood, California. It’s going to be the first Saturday of every month. It’s going to be no more than five people per class. We’re going to be working on your music. It’s going to cost $250 for the day.

So if that sounds interesting to you, my contact is right here. Right there. There you go. Matt@weiss-sound.com, or maybe it’s going this way. I don’t know. We’ll find out, soon enough, and I really hope to see you there. I think this is going to be a fantastic experience for everybody involved, including myself, and also, lunch is on me.

So come on by, I can’t wait to see you.

Alright guys, until next time.

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Matthew Weiss

Matthew Weiss

Matthew Weiss is a Grammy nominated and Spellemann Award winning audio engineer from Philadelphia. Matthew has mixed songs for Snoop, Sonny Digital, Gorilla Zoe, Uri Caine, Dizzee Rascal, Arrested Development, 9th Wonder, !llmind & more. Get in touch: Weiss-Sound.com.
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