The Cirelli School of Music

Initially discovering her musical talent at the age of 11, Liz has grown into the epitome of a true musician with artistic ventures spanning genres and mediums to include DJ’ing, producing, composing, singing, writing, and much more.

As a producer, Liz has received national UK radio support and has worked with Emmy-award winning composer, Gavin Greenaway. She celebrated a 10-year collaborative partnership with renowned violinist, Minski and her releases have received support from DJs such as Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Sasha, Laurent Garnier & John Digweed.

An award-winning composer, she has written film scores for several independent productions. She has also had a number of years in the world of writing music for advertising, with clients and projects including work for EMI Production Music, 20th Century Fox, Nokia, Diesel, Bose, Sky TV, L’Oreal and directors Julian Schnabel and Stuart Birchall.

As a London-based DJ, she played regular gigs at the legendary venues The End, Turnmills and The Cross and hosted a weekly radio show on House FM. Internationally, she has been hosted in Russia, Colombia, Hong Kong, and India. She now enjoys a monthly residency on DNA Radio.

Covering this wide range of music creation and production, Liz is now offering her expertise to support others in their musical endeavours.

The course offers engaging, easy-to-follow classes about how to make music, build a foundation for a career in music and what kind of staying power it takes in today’s music industry.

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Liz Cirelli: How to make your drums more interesting

What to Expect

Here’s a sample of just one of the awesome skills that you will learn from Liz’s course. Learn how to make your drums more interesting!

Course Description

Built for the music creatives, enthusiasts, or people who want to learn more about music production, or refine their studio skills, the audio-visual course will be delivered in weekly 30-minute classes and will include homework specifically designed to enable you to consolidate and fully understand what was covered during the lesson.

The course will cover all the foundational topics needed to set you up for creating music. We will cover how to program a beat, understanding and using chords, arranging, working with vocals, using audio effects, basic synthesis, mixing and mastering with confidence – and some really fun techniques on how to write super catchy hooks and riffs!

Lessons will be shown using Ableton, but the principles getting taught are universally applicable across all DAWs. Great care and planning have been taken into consideration as to not alienate anybody as a result of DAW choice and as such, you will be able to translate everything to your preferred music production platform.

The live version of the course is almost nearing completion, but the recorded version will be available soon, allowing you access whenever you wish.

I will be available for Q&A sessions once the recorded version of the class has launched, during which you will be able to have any questions about the class answered directly by me.

 

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What People Are Saying

“Liz has a very admirable teaching style – she is very friendly, totally approachable and has unquestionable desire to help you no matter what your level of knowledge.  The lessons are really well structured, easy to understand and totally manageable especially if you know absolutely nothing about the topic.

Annie

 

 

“Top-notch in-depth teaching that simplifies and covers key material and goes beyond the classroom, delivering a supportive community experience. 

Remi Blaze

 

“Being a student of Liz’s has been everything I expected – and much more. Her knowledge is beyond anyone’s I’ve worked with in the music industry and her humility and willingness to answer all our questions has been very big in motivating me in making more music and studying more. Signing up with her has been the best musical investment I made and I really look forward to our next lessons!”

Salem

 

“Really happy to have started Liz’s course! Not only is Liz helping us understand, in a very organised and easy way, how to program music, she is also inspiring and helping us grow on a personal level. Highly recommended!”

Sylvie Gabriel

 

 

Course Outline

Here’s a glance at the Music Production Course Curriculum:

MONTH 1
Setting strong foundations

  • Week 1: Mindset management and the importance of being organised
  • Week 2: Basic music theory: rhythm & metre
  • Week 3: The difference between audio and MIDI & how to program a beat
  • Week 4: Basic drum EQing and compression

MONTH 2
The cornerstones of music-making

  • Week 1: Basic music theory: pitch
  • Week 2: Basic music theory: scales
  • Week 3: Basic music theory: key signatures
  • Week 4: Building basic chords: triads

MONTH 3
Building a melody

  • Week 1: How to program a basic melody and create interesting sounds using reverb and delay
  • Week 2: Music theory: basic cadences using triads
  • Week 3: How to use a synthesizer and basic built-in synth effects
  • Week 4: The circle of 5ths

MONTH 4
Power tools

  • Week 1: Chord progressions using the circle of 5ths and how to write a melody line
  • Week 2: Making things sound interesting: nail that arrangement and learn how to use your audio effects in innovative ways
  • Week 3: Going deeper with audio effects: building effects racks and using macro controls for maximum control
  • Week 4: How to approach a remix

MONTH 5
Secret tips that will change everything

  • Week 1: Audio mixing: a deeper exploration into compression and EQ. Audio routing to create depth.
  • Week 2: Secret tips part 1: how to create breakdowns, build-ups and how to make your arrangement interesting.
  • Week 3: Secret tips part 2: basslines that are audible on any sound system (including laptops), how to give your drop more power!
  • Week 4: Working with vocals

MONTH 6
How to achieve a polished sound

  • Week 1: Making vocals sound pro: advanced editing and mixing
  • Week 2: Be sure of your mix, wherever you are: A/Bing
  • Week 3: An introduction to mastering: in the studio or on the move
  • Week 4: You get what you give – a new definition of networking

 

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Within the field of music, Liz’s clients and projects have included work for EMI Production Music, 20th Century Fox, Nokia, Diesel, Bose, Sky TV, L’Oreal and directors Julian Schnabel and Stuart Birchall. If you have a dream inside you and you’re committed to making it happen, let’s chat.