Record Production Masterclass with Leon Gaer

Record Production Masterclass with Leon Gaer


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AMPA students are in for a treat next week when renowned bassist, composer and music producer, Leon Gaer gives a masterclass on record production.

DATE: Friday 9th March
TIME: 12.30 - 2.00pm
VENUE: AMPA, Rozelle

“Leon Gaer is not only an amazing performer but also an amazing teacher and mentor for young players intent on a musical career. He gives inspiration to students who are fortunate enough to study with him.”
– Dr Greg Whateley, AMPA Senior Advisor

Sharing techniques and ideas on record production, the masterclass will include:

Producers Fee Negotiation

Producers Fee Structure (Royalties or Buy Out)


Tessitura of Vocalist


Headphone sends

Musicians and Vocalists Physical Needs

Negotiating and Booking Musicians

Rehearsals Before vs During the Session

The concept of “Demo Love”

Studio Set Up


De-Clutter the Studio

Musicians and Vocalists Emotional Needs

Headphone Mix

Home Studio or Commercial Studio

Realistic Time Structure (Working Hours)

Setting the Mood

Born in 1954 and raised in Los Angeles, Leon moved to Sydney in 1987. He has been a full time professional musician since 1973 and as a bass player, has played on over 1,500 recording sessions in Los Angeles, New York and Sydney for CDs and television. He has also performed in concert with many artists worldwide. His compositions and productions have been performed and broadcast worldwide on many programs including The Oprah Show and Channel 7 Sports Tonight.

Leon has lectured extensively on music production and AMPA is excited to have him present his masterclass in March.
All students and friends of AMPA are welcome to attend this FREE class. Students must register their attendance by emailing their names to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Thursday 8th March.