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
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
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.