The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Musicverse
Sept 27 - Nov 15
Create a ripple in the universe through the power of music.
It starts with a feeling. A beat. A melody.
A song gifted to you by the universe
You have the drive and desire.
The cosmic calling to create…
Yet, you get discouraged.
Maybe you don’t know where to start.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed with trying to figure
out where to invest your time and energy.
Maybe you don’t know how to make the song
sound like your original vision.
Maybe you worry it will never be good enough
to truly make the ripple you KNOW it can.
I get it. & I’ve been there...
In a world saturated in music, all of our blocks come to the surface.
Imposter syndrome. Inadequacy. Doubt. Fear.
& we find ourselves asking, “Would anyone even listen?”, “Does my art matter?”, "Is it even worth it to invest time and energy into this passion?"
I am here to tell you that your art matters, that it is worth it.
I want to show you how you can have a major
impact on the world around you.
I want to inspire you to devote to your craft.
To consistently create songs that you are proud of.
I want to teach you my tried & true process for consistently creating meaningful and powerful music.
Music is not about you, not about fame, not about gaining attention, not about accolades. It’s about the legacy you leave through the way that your music MOVES people.
Music moves people in different ways — emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically.
It’s a direct transmission of the heart: it inspires, it enlivens, it activates, and it has the power to create change.
It’s a ripple in the universe.
I am here to show you how to inspire movement through your sound and create an impact by inspiring movement in the collective.
Music is one of the biggest gifts you can offer to this world and your sound matters. Your song matters. The world deserves your excellence.
Are you ready?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Musicverse
I'm so stoked to introduce the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Musicverse, a two-month container - the complete toolkit to level up your music production. This container will give you the skills, tools, and knowledge to write a song from start to finish and to be able to repeat the process time and time again. You’ll get insight into the tricks and hacks of my process from start to finish and be armed with the confidence to keep up consistent and regular practice. By the end of this two-month experience, you will have a clear vision for your project, know your sound, have the skills to create that sound, mix and master your music, and be able to confidently share and distribute your music.
Are you ready to leave mediocre music behind and join a select group of producers who understand the power of a well-developed sound? Introducing the Level 1 Music Production Course -- Two Months of Growth and Development. With this course, you'll be equipped to create a super solid song that is properly mixed, mastered, and ready to distribute!
Since this is a beta run of this course it is being offered to you at over a 50% off value.
This will only be the case for the first round.
You'll get access to 2 months of support and education from Akriza, including:
8 Teaching Group Calls: where I'll share the ins and outs of how to use Ableton to create your first song. We'll explore the ins and outs of finding your sound, getting organized, starting and completing a song, and mixing.
1 One-on-One Call: to give you individualized feedback on your progress and answer any of your questions (discount applied for a second call).
Access to Materials, Advice, Homework Assignments, and Other Resources: to support you throughout your journey
Group Messaging Support with Akriza: I will answer any and all of your questions in a direct support group messaging thread
Exclusive Chat Thread: with other producers in the container
Curated Morning Practices and Journal Prompts
At the end of the 2 months, you'll have a finished song ready for mastering and distribution*.
*Your success in finishing a song depends on your effort, attention, attendance, and devotion to this container and your music project. I will have a couple of mastering engineers for you to work with that you will pay directly for their mastering services. Akriza is not responsible or liable for your success or the success of your end product.
To fully participate it is mandatory that you have:
Headphones and/or Studio Monitors
A splice subscription or access to high quality samples
Make sure you have all of these before the course dates. If you need assistance I can try and help you get a discounted Ableton License but I cannot make any guarantees
This Is For You If...
You want to start writing your own music but don't know where to begin
You are a DJ and want to learn how to write songs that you can play out
You specifically like my music and want to create a similar frequency
You've already written some songs but want to learn how to dial in your process
You're tired of getting stuck in your creative process
Make a ripple in the universe by taking the next step in your music production journey.
Akriza has been producing music, both classical and electronic, for over two decades. He is a classically trained pianist and has a degree in audio engineering.
Akriza formally started his music project in 2020 and had his first release as Akriza on High Vibe Records Nov. 11th, 2020. Since then, he has had over 2 million streams, has over 85 finished songs in his catalog, and has a release on Gravitas Records. He has played at many festivals and shows since then and is always working to better and advance his music career
Through all of this, he has envisioned and perfected a process for writing music efficiently, effectively, and prolifically. Through this process, he has acquired a sense of vulnerability and authenticity that he believes can help others to pursue their dreams no matter the circumstance.
This course is his passion project--to share his wisdom and learnings from a lifetime steeped in music. He's mostly self-taught, and knows it can be a long and challenging road for most people trying to figure out where to start and how to get going. Once you find your vision and your sound and have a tried-and-true process, your musical vision becomes a lot easier to produce.
Akriza is a dedicated musician who strives to be an inspiration for others in their creative endeavors. He believes that he is creating a ripple in the universe through the power of music.
When are the calls and what is the call schedule?The calls are currently scheduled for Wednesday's at 3pm Pacific and are planned to go for 2 hours potentially extending. Here is the tentative schedule: *This is subject to change* Course Pre Work Due 9/12 9/13 - Intro Call (Environments and Visioning) 9/20 - Creative Process Call 1 9/27 - Creative Process Call 2 10/04 - Creative Process Call 3 10/11 - Creative Process Call 4 10/18 - Mixing Call 1 10/25 - Mixing Call 2 01/01 - Closing Call / Critique
Where will our group chat be?We will be communicating on Discord. This is where you can chat with other people in the container. We will have a private area for our course and a thread where you can ask me any questions that you would like. I will be available to answer you questions Mon - Friday from 8am to 3pm pacific and will make sure to respond to all questions within 24 hours of receiving them during the week. I will not be responding to messages on the weekends, so if you leave a message on Friday at 6pm I will get back to you on Monday by 6pm.
How do one on ones calls with Akriza work?You will get a 1.5 hour one on one with me. You will be responsible for scheduling the one on one when the course begins. One on ones will be available on Tuesday's and Wednesday's (subject to change). You MUST book yours before the course is over or before they fill up. I will only have so many one on ones available during the week for students of this course and they will be first come first serve. I will open up scheduling for one on ones as we get closer to the start of the course. I will send out an email to you. There will be instructions for setting up your zoom for audio and screenshare on Zoom for our one on ones.
How do I access the course materials?Once you purchase the course you will be directed to sign up for an account. At the top of this page there is a login button that will allow you to access the course materials for this course. You must come to this page to login and you will be redirected to the course materials page once you do. Here you can also download any materials available on the course. If you have not purchased the course you will not be able to access the course materials.
How long will I have access to the materials?You are promised the content on my website for at least 2 years. All calls & audio recordings will be downloadable for lifetime access.
Where will the calls be held?Calls will be on Zoom. There will be instructions provided on how to get high fidelity audio on Zoom.
What if I do not have Ableton or the required gear? Can I still take the course or can I get a discounted price from you?You will need Ableton, an audio interface, something to monitor audio with in high fidelity (headphones or studio monitors), and access to high quality samples. It is highly recommended you have all of these items before the course starts so you can get the most out of the course. I may be able to support you in getting a discounted student price for Ableton, with no guarantees.
When you avoid taking action on your dream, you will look back years later wishing you had started when when you had the fire and inspiration to bring your dream to fruition. Who do you want to be, the person taking action now or the person looking back wishing they were 5 years ahead of the game?
If you want to bring your dreams to fruition it is imperative that you devote fully to your artistry, develop a process, and commit to practicing on a regular basis. You will get stuck and you will want to quit, but this course will give you the tools to persevere and succeed so you can look back at yourself in 5 years and be like, "damn, I did it".
I will guide you through the hardest part of the process, creating and releasing your first song. Once you do this, everything else becomes so much easier.
There's a term in coding called "Hello, World" which is a metaphor for getting your minimum viable product launched. When you do this, the rest of the process becomes more straightforward. This course will be your Hello, World: it's the first step in unleashing your inner creativity and paving the way for success with your music goals. It's the foundation from which you can build, grow, and create music that is uniquely yours.You will have done the hardest part of the process and will now have the tools to replicate it time and time again.
Don't wait to get started any longer, the time is now...
*Payment plans available at checkout
Hitchhikers Guide to the Musicverse
*Discounted rate for round 1 students
Valid until canceled
8 Teaching Group Calls (1-2 hours ea.)
1 One-on-One Call (option to add a second for a dsicount)
Access to Materials, Advice, Homework Assignments, and Other
Group Messaging Support with Akriza
Exclusive Chat Thread
Curated Morning Practices and Journal Prompts
*Payment Plans Available at Checkout