Special Workshops

Special Guest Workshops

December: Ableton with a Pro!

with Cello Joe, Master Ableton performer of 10 + years!
Learn Ableton with one of the long-time-wizards-himself. Cello Joe has been performing and recording with Ableton for 10+ years.

Cello Joe has been using Ableton for over 10+years, producing live and in studio tracks that are reaching far and wide. He is the wildest beatboxing cellist in the west and has taken his productions to the next level by using Looping and Ableton EFX.

The event is free and is a great launching point to learn more about our upcoming classes and workshops we teach year-round. Join any time and start your electronic music production creations with the highest production quality, saving time, and money. Sign Up Here!




June: More Ableton Goodness!

with Yeuda Ben-Atar, Certified Ableton Instructor

We’re excited to host Ableton Certified Trainer Yeuda Ben-Atar! joins SF Garnish Music Production to demonstrate some of the new plugins Yeuda has developed. We’ll discuss the wonders of Ableton, all of Yeuda’s latest Rack and plugin developments, and also take questions from the group.




Teacher Bio:

Yeuda Ben-Atar, aka Side Brain, is a producer, performer, and music educator based in Los Angeles, California. He began his career in music playing keys and guitar in the 1990s.

After discovering Ableton Live 6 in 2007, he began producing hip-hop and soul-influenced music. In 2009, Yeuda founded Beat Lab LA, teaching private lessons in advanced electronic music production and performance. In 2011, he released his first album on the Holy Dubs Recording label out of Jerusalem, Israel.

Most of Yeuda’s time is devoted to making music for commercial use and live performances with a unique setup incorporating Ableton Live with classic video game controllers.


April: Sound Design and Intro to Ableton

with Isaac Cotec, Certified Ableton Instructor
Isaac Cotec - Ableton Certified Trainer

Isaac Cotec – Ableton Certified Trainer

We’re pleased to offer two different workshops for Isaac Cotec, including a free Ableton intro:

Workshop #1

Teacher Bio:

Isaac Cotec, aka Subaqueous, started making electronic based music in the summer of 2005 working with a project called Psyche Sonics. Psyche Sonics is an experimental group working with binaural beats and altering consciousness through sounds. The Project traveled in a large yurt that moved around the PNW on tour as a musical Art installation. It was featured in such festivals as BelovedEmerg+n+see, Oracle Gatherings, and others.

After touring with his experimental and ambient based project Isaac Cotec continued to make music and grow as a musician. As of March 12th, 2011 the unique character and sound of Subaqueous was born.

Isaac Cotec not only performs music for transformation festivals and fusion dances, but he is also dedicated to inspiring other musicians through education. Isaac Cotec is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer that works with high schools, colleges, and private institutions to help musicians reach their musical goals.


September: Electronic Music Production

with Cello Joe

Cello Joe - BeatBoxing Cellist

Cello Joe, looper extraordinaire will hold a 2-hour workshop to discuss the detailed mechanics of his live performance techniques.

Teacher Bio:

Known for being the wildest beatboxing cellist in the west, Cello Joe does live looping and Ableton production with his sets.

CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter, and conscious vibrations.

Applying all of these techniques to their limit, CelloJoe creates music with styles ranging from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop.  Come to the workshop to see how he does it!


Ongoing Events

Free weekly meetups: Beer & Beats

Our studio offers an open space to connect and create.  Open to seasoned pros or budding creators alike, this session is one of the most popular and inspiring events we run.

Note: due to the shelter-in-place restrictions for Coronvirus, these sessions are currently held online via Zoom.  But they’ve still been poppin’!