Living in the age of technology that we do today, it couldn’t be easier for up-and-coming producers to hone their skills learning from some of the music industry’s biggest names.
The online education program, Masterclass, has just announced that Armin van Buuren, one of the most influential figures in the global dance scene and winner of five No. 1 DJ awards from DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs, will be teaching his first ever online class.
“Armin is an international icon of dance music. Despite his musical genius, he has stayed humble, hard-working, earnestly connected to his fans, and has never lost sight of the joy in his work. His passion for teaching is infectious. There really is an art and science to making people dance — it has to do with sculpting sound, mixing, and arranging songs for maximum impact — that’s Armin’s mastery, and he’s certainly one of the best to ever do it,” said David Rogier, CEO and Co-Founder of MasterClass.
Aspiring producers will now be able to learn his pillars for becoming a world-class DJ—production, performance, and promotion. The class dives into the more technical aspects of producing, including mixing, arranging, and building dance-worthy drops. It’s not too often you get to learn first-hand from a Grammy-nominated artist, this is certainly the opportunity of a lifetime.
“Nowadays, to be a successful artist and DJ, it’s not enough to just know how to spin records. If you want to stand out, you need to make your own records, write music, and make remixes and mashups for your DJ sets. I’m truly excited to share my passion for producing music and DJing in my MasterClass,” said Armin van Buuren, MasterClass instructor. “It’s the first time I get to show you my secrets and tips, and everything I’ve learned in my twenty years in this business.”
For more information regarding Armin’s online class, visit masterclass.com.