Lessons in the Sonic Workshop

What is the Sonic Workshop?

  The Sonic Workshop is a space for enhanced, professionally guided lessons in anything and everything that has to do with producing music. Students have the opportunity to explore, learn, discover and create music in all it's various forms. Whether it is learning a new instrument, (guitar, drum set, hand drums and more!!), or using technology to create music, (Soundtrap.com, Noteflight.com, Groove Pizza, Makey Makey and more!!), creating new instruments, sound engineering, audio production, music theory, or collaborating with others...the Sonic Workshop is the place to do it.  

  In the Sonic Workshop, the goal is to learn the process of music making through guided project-based learning.  Students set goals, create projects, and work with others to create great music. The skills learned in the Sonic Workshop are aimed at the lifelong learner. It is open to all ages and ability levels. The less you think you know about music, the more there will be to discover! Students who have been through the Sonic Workshop have discovered hidden talents, written beautiful music, and in some cases, even won regional and national awards for the music they have produced. 

When and where does it happen?
This semester's Sonic Workshop will offer spots on Monday evenings from 4:30-7:30p.m. at John's home studio in Ann Arbor, MI. Workshop lessons can be done by the 1/2 hour or hour.  

Who can participate?
 Students of all ages are welcome to attend, parents can attend with their children, (or on their own), and small groups are also welcome to attend, (perfect for students who would like to start a band). 

About the teacher.
  John Churchville is a Michigan certified music educator with a Bachelor degree in World Music Performance from the California Institute of the Arts and a Masters in Music Education from the University of Michigan. He has been producing award winning music for decades with both students and professional musicians. He has won and been nominated for multiple Detroit Music Awards and is a two time Grammy nominated music educator. His music education philosophy centers around students finding ownership in the music they create. See the Resume page for more.

How much does it cost?
Individual 1/2 hour: $40
Individual Hour: $80 
Group Hour: $30/person (minimum 3, groups are charged by the semester, fall semester is 12 classes=$360/student)

How do I sign up?
Simple, just fill out the contact form below and John will contact you directly to get started.  Lesson times will fill up on a first come, first serve basis. 

Creating music using technology.

Creating music using technology.

Producing original music using professional tools.

Producing original music using professional tools.

Engineering and signal flow.

Engineering and signal flow.

Instrument maintenance and creation.

Instrument maintenance and creation.