DKO Workshops

Go Live, Go Modern, Go Deep!

  • 3-Hour & 7-Hour Intensives for Focused Deep Learning
  • Innovative Concepts Using Cutting-Edge Music Technology
  • Modern Music Topics Creatively Designed for Optimal Efficiency & Comprehension
  • Hands-On Classroom Instruction by Experienced Professional Musician / Technology Expert

HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS (3 Hours)

  • 2+ Hrs Hands-On Classroom Instruction with DJ DKO/Lessons Founder Darren Kramer ($175 value) About Darren Kramer
  • Performance/Showcase Opportunity To Share Your New Skill
  • Saturday 1-4pm or Weeknight 6-9pm – Exact Dates TBA
  • Various Locations TBA Request a Location
  • Gourmet Home-Baked Goods Provided by Charelle’s Bake Shop
  • $77 Special Discount for Early-Bird Registration ($127 within 10 days of event)

     Questions? Contact Darren

ElectroFunk Jazz Jam
Modern Music Jam Session of Funky Improvisation over Popular Music Styles (Hip Hop, Pop, ElectroFunk, etc)

How To Electrify Your Instrument
Audio Effects for Instrumentalists & Vocalists (Studio Recordings & Live Performance)

Producing A Complete Track From Start to Finish (2 Hrs)
Music Creation & Production with Ableton Live

How To Write Your Own Songs
Combining Lyrics with Simple Melodies & Chord Progressions over Popular Song Forms (Intro, Verse, Chorus)

Arranging For 3pc Horn Section
Voicing Techniques for a Standard 3pc Rock/Pop Horn Section in Finale/Sibelius (Trumpet, Sax, Trombone)

Sonic Tonic
Discover a Whole New World of Sound and Emotion by Deconstructing a Song Thru Deep Listening of Isolated Individual Recorded Tracks

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HALF-DAY/NIGHT SCHEDULE:

WELCOME OVERVIEW
6:00pm DJ DKO Performance, Overview & Participant Introductions

SESSION 1
6:15-7:15pm 

BREAK (snacks included in price and served onsite)
7:15-7:30 Water, Cookies/Cupcakes from Charelle’s Bake Shop

Q&A
7:30-7:45pm General Q&A w Darren

SESSION 2
7:45-8:30pm

SHOWCASE (optional / if applicable)
8:30-9pm Presentation or Performance of Your New Skill! (family & friends welcome)

FULL-DAY WORKSHOPS (7 Hours)

  • 4+ Hrs Hands-On Classroom Instruction with DJ DKO/Lessons Founder Darren Kramer ($350 value) About Darren Kramer
  • 1-Hr Question & Answer Session w Darren
  • 1-Hr Showcase – Performance Opportunity To Share Your New Skill
  • Lunch Included Onsite – Including Gourmet Home-Baked Goods Provided by Charelle’s Bake Shop
  • 9am-4pm One Day Event – Exact Dates TBA
  • Various Locations TBA Request a Location
  • $147 Special Discount for Early-Bird Registration ($199 within 10 days of event)

     Questions? Contact Darren

Funk’d Up Jazz Camp
Modern Music Camp of Funky Improvisation over Popular Music Styles (Hip Hop, Pop, ElectroFunk, etc)

Beyond The Boneyard Modern Trombone Camp
Modern Music Camp of Contemporary Techniques & Vital Skills for Today’s Trombonist

Producing A Complete Track From Start to Finish (4 Hrs)
Music Creation & Production with Ableton Live

How To Write Your Own Songs
Composing Lyrics, Melodies, Chord Progressions for Popular Song Forms (Intro, Verse, Chorus)

How To Electrify Your Instrument
Audio Effects for Instrumentalists & Vocalists (Studio Recordings & Live Performance)

How To Produce & Sell Your Own Music (CD, EP, Singles, Videos, Demos, etc)
Composing, Arranging, Recording, Mixing, Mastering & Promotion

Arranging For A Horn Section
Voicing Techniques for a Variety of Rock/Pop Horn Sections (3-6pcs) in Finale/Sibelius (Trumpet, Sax, Trombone)

Arranging For A Big Band
Techniques for a Standard 17pc Big Band in Finale/Sibelius (5 Saxes, 4 Tpt, 4 Trb, Gtr, Piano, Bass, Drums)

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FULL-DAY SCHEDULE:

WELCOME OVERVIEW
9:00am DJ DKO Performance, Overview & Participant Introductions

MORNING SESSION
9:30-11:30am

LUNCH BREAK (included in price and served onsite)
11:30-12:00 Pizza, Soda, Water, Cookies/Cupcakes from Charelle’s Bake Shop

Q&A
12:00-12:30 General Q&A with Darren

AFTERNOON SESSION
12:30-2:30pm

FINAL Q&A
2:30-3pm General Q&A w Darren and/or Prep for Performance

SHOWCASE (optional / if applicable)
3-4pm Presentation or Performance of Your New Skill! (family & friends welcome)