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Zen R.
Los Osos, California
Let an active Music Producer teach you how to produce, mix, master, or DJ music using Ableton Live.
Lessons will include instruction in recording, producing, mixing, mastering, and live performance. Each subject leads to the next in a progression of Music Technology topics. Possible hardwares to incorporate are Push, Push II, APC40, Launchpad and others. Experience is backed up from 15 years of self practice, Ableton Certified training at 1500 Sound Academy, a Bachelors of Arts in Music from CSUSB and a Masters of Music in Music Technology from SUU.
About Zen R.

Want to produce, mix, master and perform with Ableton Live? Want to play the drums? Want to be able to DJ? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away! Bio: Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performance. He then moved to the Inland Empire (Southern California), attending California State University San Bernardino focusing on his B.A. in Music and Minor in Music Technology. Currently, enrolled in the M.M. in Music Technology at Southern Utah University. Founder of his own Record Label called, MASS Productions, Elektric Souls, and Listen Zen. He now works with many artists for live performances, music production, recording, mixing, and mastering. Still, actively playing in a Jazz Fusion Group called, “Half-Past." Drum lessons taken with Mike Raynor, Darrel Voss, Todd Johnson, Justin Scott, and Joel Taylor. Tech lessons taken with Scott Vance. Zen continues his study’s as an instrumentalist with Ableton Live 10 and the Push II, using the Push as a musical instrument. Hardware: -Push II -Launchpad -Maschine Mikro MK2 -M-Audio Keystation Mini32 -Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2 Instruments: -Drum Set -Piano -Guitar -Ukulele -Percussion -Bass

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2015

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M.M. in Music Technology - Studio Technologies

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Teaches ages 8+

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Zen R.
Los Osos, California
Let an active Music Producer teach you how to produce, mix, master, or DJ music using Ableton Live.
Lessons will include instruction in recording, producing, mixing, mastering, and live performance. Each subject leads to the next in a progression of Music Technology topics. Possible hardwares to incorporate are Push, Push II, APC40, Launchpad and others. Experience is backed up from 15 years of self practice, Ableton Certified training at 1500 Sound Academy, a Bachelors of Arts in Music from CSUSB and a Masters of Music in Music Technology from SUU.
About Zen R.

Want to produce, mix, master and perform with Ableton Live? Want to play the drums? Want to be able to DJ? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away! Bio: Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performance. He then moved to the Inland Empire (Southern California), attending California State University San Bernardino focusing on his B.A. in Music and Minor in Music Technology. Currently, enrolled in the M.M. in Music Technology at Southern Utah University. Founder of his own Record Label called, MASS Productions, Elektric Souls, and Listen Zen. He now works with many artists for live performances, music production, recording, mixing, and mastering. Still, actively playing in a Jazz Fusion Group called, “Half-Past." Drum lessons taken with Mike Raynor, Darrel Voss, Todd Johnson, Justin Scott, and Joel Taylor. Tech lessons taken with Scott Vance. Zen continues his study’s as an instrumentalist with Ableton Live 10 and the Push II, using the Push as a musical instrument. Hardware: -Push II -Launchpad -Maschine Mikro MK2 -M-Audio Keystation Mini32 -Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2 Instruments: -Drum Set -Piano -Guitar -Ukulele -Percussion -Bass

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

M.M. in Music Technology - Studio Technologies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Yo, Zen is the best in the game. Gettin' groovy on the drums as well as in the virtual world. Much obliged!

Posted Dec 18, 2020
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Dj zen is an excellent teacher for someone like me.. He was patient and understanding when it came to the speed at which I pick up things. (Slowly) He was extremely versatile when it came to the types of music i wanted to mix and very knowledgeable about the equipment i had in front of me. I would recommend him to extreme beginners to people looking to polish their skill sets and add even more. Im very happy with what I am learning!

Posted Dec 12, 2020
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Zen has done such an amazing job teaching me how to operate Ableton. I was extremely overwhelmed and had no idea where to start and Zen really broke everything down for me and provided me with the resources I needed to get started.

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Jan 2018 - Present
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Music Instructor
Jan 2019 - Jun 2021
SBCUSD - San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop
Audio Recording, Drum and Percussion Classes.
Music Instructor
Jan 2019 - Sep 2020
Richardson PREP HI Middle School (YMCA East Valley)
Instructor for CAPS after school programs (Recording Arts, Percussion Ensemble, Rock Band and Private Drum Lessons) for grades 6th-8th.
Jazz Drum Set
Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
Loma Linda University Health
Performed in a jazz combo setting for the Loma Linda University Health Drayson Center Employee Recognition Banquet.
Drummer
Jan 2018 - Jan 2020
Half-Past
"Half-Past" is a Jazz Fusion Quintet consisting of Sax (x2), Guitar, Electric-Bass, and Drums. @halfpastjazz
Percussionist
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
Loma Linda Academy
Ringer for the LLA Symphony
Assistant Music Technician
Nov 2016 - May 2018
CSUSB Music Department
Operate and maintain technical equipment to amplify, enhance, record, mix, or reproduce sound. Stage hand set-up and tear-down of mics, music equipment, and gear. Help guide performers onto stage. Performance program features a wide range of ensembles such as, but not limited to Jazz, Orchestra, Symphonic, and Choral.
President
Sep 2016 - Mar 2018
MASS Productions
Organize, manage, and perform live music events. Write and produce original electronic music. Weekly studio meetings are used for educational workshops, recording, mxing, mastering, and production. DAWs used are Ableton Live, Protools, Logic, FLstudio, and more.
Recording Studio Intern
Jul 2013 - Aug 2014
Fast Trax Recording Studio
Used Protools for recording, mixing, and mastering purposes. Set-up and tear-down of microphones and instruments for performers.
M.M. in Music Technology - Studio Technologies
Sep 2020 - Aug 2021
Southern Utah University
Music Production
Mar 2018 - Apr 2019
1500 Sound Academy
B.A. in Music, Percussion - Minor in Music Technology
Sep 2015 - Mar 2018
California State University San Bernardino
A.A. in Music Performance, Percussion
Sep 2012 - Mar 2015
Cuesta College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
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Apr 2020
San Bernardino Unified School District
Superior Rank
Apr 2018
Reno Jazz Festival
Top Five Jazz Combo
May 2014
Cuesta College Jazz Program
National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2018
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
Percussive Arts Society, The
May 2017
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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Ableton
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$53
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30