Hi! My names Justin from Peace of Mind Music Lessons, before Covid-19 I had small recording studio and had a few recording bundles for projects we were starting with a few of my buddies. I had to close my recording studio since the beginning of Covid-19 and ended up putting together the bundles and selling them to a couple people here locally and kept one for myself to continue working on music and building a home zoom and recording studio.
When I was putting the bundles together it gave me an idea that if I start building/restoring computers I can provide a system for students that create a new school atmosphere during these uncertain times of Covid-19. I have been teaching online music lessons for over 10 years before the pandemic started and also have using/customizing and doing some repairs on Mac computers for years as well. I have accumulated over 10 years of experience, knowledge, and tools to provide a whole cloud of music handouts and curriculum to students so I decided to start building the systems for the students with the spare parts and hardware people have at home and then providing them to students to take part in an online music curriculum. I will also build some bundles to sell to the public to put the money aside outside of the parts to subsidize students who want to take lessons but can not afford weekly consistently lessons. Recording Bundles will be unique, specified, practical and have a purpose. I will start posting examples on our Instagram as well!
We are primarily looking for the DAWs that are simpler to use maybe even older software because I think its easier to use (Protools 5-8, Logic 8-9, Ableton Live 5-8, Reason 5-6, Cakewalk, older freeware like Garageband, Audacity, etc.). I noticed that a lot of my friends, the musicians I work with, and also people that picked up the bundles were in the same position I was when I first started learning sound design and think if they don’t know how to use the software the DAW doesn’t work. So I want to make it simple of enough that even new students could use it to record music, zoom and at home.
If you have any software, music equipment or computer parts you would consider donating to our music school I can credit you the sale value of your items towards music lessons vouchers for yourself, friends, family or neighbors. I am also willing to make whatever cash offer I am able to at the time if you are not interested in any music lessons as well.
Also to anyone who this is relevant to: I have over 10 years of experience & references (from everything from LAUSD Charter Schools, to Churches, to Private Schools both religious & secular, and many Mom & Pop Music stores you may have already frequented) so please feel free to ask. – This is not something I solely decided to start because of the pandemic and I have no experience in, rather something that I have been doing my whole adult life and I think I can make a great contribution to all the communities whose education has been impacted by Covid-19.
I am also looking for other music instructors who would like to teach with us as well. Feel free to call, text or e-mail any time!
818 679 1115