WORKSHOPS AND PRIVATE LESSONS

Each class is available for group lessons and private lessons on Skype. For all questions and detailed information please Contact Here

SONGWRITING AND LYRIC WRITING

This workshop is an introduction to basic songwriting and lyric writing techniques. Students will develop a sense of song forms, motivic development, harmony and rhythm. Moreover, the students will also be introduced to lyric writing concepts such as phrasing and rhyming.

MUSIC PRODUCTION WITH ABLETON LIVE                                         

This masterclass equips the students with basic tools to produce an original song with at least two contrasting sections, utilizing MIDI instruments, audio tracks and automation. Moreover, it features step-by-step instruction with interactive listening sessions. 

BAND ARRANGEMENT FOR SONGWRITERS

This workshop focuses on writing effective band arrangements for songwriters, while keeping the lead vocal in focus. Participants will learn how to find the groove and establish the genre of a song. Moreover, they will have an understanding of how effective arranging can not only support the emotion and mood of the song, but also take the song's quality to the next level.

BRANDING AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ARTISTS

This masterclass focuses on strategies to create a consistent brand, story and visual identity for artists, which can be used to develop compelling new revenue streams, social media strategy and sponsorships. As some of the oldest content creators and storytellers in history, artists can utilize a combination of branding and content creation to differentiate themselves, which is what this masterclass is focused on.

Teaching songwriting and lyric writing techniques at the Bundesrealgymnasium (BRG) in Spittal/Drau, Austria.

Teaching songwriting and lyric writing techniques at the Bundesrealgymnasium (BRG) in Spittal/Drau, Austria.

The workshop was very well conceived and organized, a perfect balance between the creativity and technicality. What I liked the most was that Alper explained very well his songwriting techniques - from having an inspiration and coming up with a song structure, to transferring this inspiration into musical ideas and achieving certain sound. The workshop was very interactive, all questions were answered thoughtfully, in details, and with fluency using Ableton.

— Gergana Hunt - Harvard University + Fulbright Association Board of Directors (Cambridge, MA)
This workshop was very insightful in terms of making a groove from the scratch along with some interesting concepts of electronic production in Ableton Live. The session was fun, informative and inspiring. I am thankful for having the opportunity to attend the workshop!
— Srishti Biyani - Producer, Performer and Student at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)

Teaching music production using Ableton at Yamaha Music School Valencia in Valencia, Spain.

Teaching songwriting at Royal College in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Teaching songwriting at Royal College in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Alper put definition and meaning to some techniques that I already used but also opened my eyes to convey the message better. It freed me from certain restrictions that I had put on myself about number of lines, words in a song and how everything doesn’t always have to rhyme. His method of teaching is very interactive and his examples are very precise so its easy to grasp everything. The atmosphere was very friendly and I would certainly go for one more of his lectures on advanced techniques.
— Sankha Bee - Songwriter (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
It was great that the workshop was conducted by a successful songwriter in United States. The initially dry theory was sweetened at the end by examples. This workshop inspired us to put ourselves to compose something!
—  Fabian & Reinhard - Songwriters and Students at BRG High school (SPITTAL/DRAU, AUSTRIA)

PAST WORKSHOPS

Harvard University  Cambridge, MA

Simmons College  Boston, MA

iZotope  Cambridge, MA

Mmmmaven Cambridge, MA

Digital Media Academy Cambridge, MA

Yamaha Music School Valencia Valencia, Spain

Modern Music Academy Istanbul, Turkey

Bundesrealgymnasium (BRG) Spittal an der Drau, Austria

Royal College  Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sooriya Village  Colombo, Sri Lanka