Class Spotlight: Recording @ Home
April 29, 2021 | By Kimmi Neuschulz
We have a ton of new classes coming up this spring, including a brand new class called Recording @ Home taught by our very own, Lynda! I was lucky enough to chat with her about what this new class is all about. Check it out!
1.)Tell me a little bit about yourself and your background with recording and songwriting
I'm a singer, songwriter, actress, and teacher based in New York City. I absolutely love collaboration and creativity, and believe that the combination of being prepared and being open to possibilities is a magical pairing.
I wrote my first song when I was 16 from the encouragement of my voice teacher who was a songwriter herself, and I felt an instant connection to the process. I studied Songwriting at Berklee College of Music and have been releasing my original music since 2011 including an EP, an album, and most recently my singles "The Finish Line" and "Something To Do With Love." I started playing around with recording back in high school. I was very lucky to have gone to a performing arts high school where we had a Music Technologies class where we learned how to use programs such as Garageband, Finale, and iMovie. As I've crafted a freelance career in NYC, I continued to teach myself how to track vocals and piano from home using Logic.
2.)What should someone expect when they take your Recording @ Home Class
In Recording at Home, we will begin with the basics. When I was first starting, I would feel overwhelmed by all of the options I would see -- so many buttons! Once you know the function of what you see in the program, you can begin to be creative with it -- and that's what students can expect -- to learn the function and vocabulary and the step-by-step process to basic recording.
3.)Why do you love teaching this class, and why do you think it's important?
I'm a big believer in being as self-sufficient of an artist as possible. Knowing how to record yourself is such an asset, especially these days where so many of our platforms are digital. Just like vocal warms ups are a practice for refining your technique as a singer, learning other "creative tools" such as understanding how to record allows for you to ultimately be a better collaborator and creator.
4.)What advice would you give to someone who is new to songwriting/recording their own music?
5.) Do you have any fun projects coming up that you'd like to share?
Yes! I just released my newest summer bop "Something To Do With Love" which is available to download and stream on all music platforms. The music video for that single will premiere soon. You can join my mailing list at www.LyndaDeFuria.com or follow my on Instagram at @LYNDAmonsterr for all the latest updates on my music and teaching.
Registration is still open for Recording @ Home. This is going to be a super fun class that you won’t want to miss out on! Reserve your spot today.