LSS for your organisation

We can create and deliver on-site learning experiences for any audience, as well as provide training specifically developed for educators.

Whether you are looking for something special to add to your school's curriculum, or to reward and motivate your staff with specialist training, or to add value to an event you are organising, we are with you from day one (proposal stage) and ready to scale-up when a project is approved.

The topics we cover relate mainly to music production, music business, artist and career development, creative arts in general, and improving the standards of education in these fields.

Depending on the situation we can act as a consulting partner for a single project or long-term, or just supply what you require, be it curriculum, teachers/trainers or guest speakers.

On this page you'll find a list of lectures and workshops we have done in the past which can be easily repeated and adapted to fit your requirements.
Each one of these lectures comes with additional notes and learning resources.

Do not hesitate to contact for more information and enquiries.


LSS gives talk at 'Rooted In Scotland'

At the end of January we joined forces with Music Business School, The Scottish Music Industries Association, and Help Musicians UK, to discuss ways managers can help emerging artists grow their fanbase.

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Intellectual Property Rights: practical applications for music professionals

A primer on copyright, trademarks, publishing, synchronisation, collection societies, streaming, etc - meant for musicians, producers, managers, and anyone interested in understanding how the business side of music works. This course illustrates the complexities of dealing with intellectual rights, giving practical advice on how to protect and monetise yours, and explaining the most common problems arising from unauthorised use of others’ rights.

Duration: 6-8 hours including breaks

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Zero-to-Hero in one year?

Branding and careers, getting real fans, making connections.

For artists, producers, managers, entrepreneurs. An inspirational presentation with real-life case studies, group exercises, and step-by-step guides which can be adapted to anyone’s situation.

No prior knowledge of any kind is required for this workshop.

Duration: 4-6 hours including breaks

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Getting Paid for Making Music

For beat-makers, producers, musicians, sound engineers, vocalists, etc. Practical advice and guidance on giving a value to one's work, negotiating deals, registering with collection societies, selling and licensing directly, using legal agreements, using intermediaries, and more.

Ideally this lecture should follow the one on Intellectual Property Rights, or be given to an audience that is already familiar with copyright and understands the difference between copyright in the work and copyright in the sound recording.

Duration: 6-8 hours including breaks

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Your Beats are Boring

This lecture goes beyond simple drum programming and covers the overlooked role of rhythm in sound design, composition, arrangement, mixing.

Poly-rhythms, grooves, subdivisions and macro-patterns, and a few tools and tricks to use.

Duration: 6-8 hours including breaks

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Sound Design and Synthesis

A comprehensive introduction to the meaning of Sound Design and the tools and techniques available to sound engineers, foley artists, musicians, film editors, etc.

Duration: 3 hours

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Subtractive (analogue) Synthesis

The essential knowledge to understand almost every electronic musical instrument. Take your understanding of synthesis from zero to very-advanced in a single day.

Duration: 6-8 hours including breaks

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Wavetable Synthesis

Learn quickly the unique features and creative possibilities made available by Wavetable Synthesis.

Duration: 6-8 hours including breaks

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Start and Finish More Music

Finish more music, get past creative blocks, manage your time effectively. A series of techniques and suggestions to avoid the most common sources of creative block and nurture inspiration. This lecture can include group exercises and include hands-on work if the group is small enough and additional resources are available.

Duration: 6-8 hours including breaks

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(Audio) Crimes Against Humanity

Part of the 'Sound Pressure talks' series.

Most of the recorded music you know and love is being changed, potentially forever, and more often than not the change is not an improvement. Listen to some shocking examples of classic records before and after the change, understand why is it happening, and what can be done to reverse this trend.

Duration: 1 hour including breaks

NOTE: This lecture requires a sound-treated listening environment with adequate studio monitoring system.

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Ear Training and Critical Listening

Perhaps the most overlooked skill by students and self-taught sound engineers and producers.

This short lecture will provide a new perspective on mixing, composition, arrangement, and suggest tools and exercises for all participants to start using immediately to achieve dramatic improvements in a very short time.

Duration: 3 hours including breaks

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Getting Your Dream Job

We see an impressive number of truly awful 'cover letters', CVs and interviews.

This short talk offers a new perspective on job-hunting, and can be an eye-opener even for seasoned professionals.

Step-by-step guides and templates are included as downloadable assets, and individual feedback sessions can be included if there is demand.

Duration: 3-4 hours including breaks

Minimum technical requirement for all workshops and lectures:   projector/large screen with HDMI connection, adequate p.a. system, whiteboard, internet access.

Contact if you'd like to host one of these workshops at your school, organisation, event.