Yuval Ron's Mentorship Program (since 1989)
A training program for emerging composers, song writers, musical producers, and arrangers.
About the program:
1. Program period is 6 months of 15-16 hours a week, or 4 months of
30-40 hours per week.
2. Program purpose is to provide training in aspects of music and music business, which are not being taught, practiced, in real time or conditions in the schools.
(see below a list of topics to be covered in the program).
3. In exchange for the training, apprentices assist with all aspects of production and business. Responsibilities may include music production (Dig. Perf.), digital editing, recording, copying, orchestrating and composing as well as a variety of administrative tasks such as: web research, email, letters, PR packets, follow-ups, phones, data entry, etc relating to music production for film, television, dance and theater, as well as records and concerts production of World Music
4. Candidates need to be bright and reliable with music or music business related degree or experience. Knowledge of DP, music software and composition is preferable.
5. Training program may lead to a full or part time employment with Yuval Ron Music. Employment referral service and networking privileges are granted to all graduates who achieve professional standards.
6. Six month mentorship and training period consist of unpaid 15-16 hours per week, although paid jobs may start as early as 3 months into the training program.
7. To apply please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
List of Training subjects:
1. How to keep the directors satisfied while
maintaining artistic integrity and reputation.
2. Marketing and promotion, presentation, professionalism, confidence, self- promotion and the importance of promotion in the music business.
3. How to develop relationships and keep in touch with people, how to network and help some and be helped by others.
4. Witness the pitfalls and possible problems with working on films and with producers, directors etc…
5. Learn how to balance life and work, how to prevent Carpal Tunnel syndrome, tendenitous, ulcers, etc and still be a successful musician and composer.
6. Verbal and communication skills and styles important to the music business.
7. Pre-production for recording sessions.
8. Insight into production techniques to give products a professional sound, shortcuts and quick fixes which can save you when the deadline is near.
9. Get real world feedback from directors and producers on original compositional material.
10. Witness the problem-solving when working on films and with producers, etc…
11. Meeting people in the music and film business and witnessing negotiations with lawyers, spotting sessions with directors, production meeting, etc.
12. Understanding of Contract negotiations and the facets of what rights are commonly written away, and which are kept.
13. Understand different types of music royalties.
14. Learn about branching out and the possibility of extending your talents into other avenues, such as library music, performance, songwriting, arranging, copyist work, or working with artists.
15. When and how to FOLLOW-UP and with what material. Keeping track of who and when you've contacted people regarding work.
16. Record industry, marketing, sales (online and worldwide retail).
17. Dealing with fans and audiences
18. What music to listen to next for your growth as a composer and artist.
19. Learn how to watch film and get a sense of their movement and flow, from which the music will play.
20. Everything is a “rush job”, an “emergency”, but learn how to filter through and work on what needs to be done efficiently and then move on.
21. Experience new hardware and software
Training subject depends on work flow and apprentice level.
Yuval Ron has taught in over 50 schools worldwide. To see his list of past workshops, lectures and masterclasses click here.