Beat School is creating Music Production Tutorials
7
patrons
$37
per creation
What is Beat School?
I started Beat School because I wanted to help people learn how to make amazing electronic music more efficiently.  My goal is to create a free, well-organized website (and YouTube channel) where aspiring producers can easily find the information and resources they need to learn music production.  I want complete beginners to visit Beat School and be able to learn everything in enough depth that they eventually start making music they are truly proud of and music that other people will enjoy.  Ideally, they should be able to do this entirely on Beat School.  

Maybe you want help deciding what software or hardware to use based on your needs; maybe you simply want to know the meaning of a common word or phrase, or maybe you are interested in learning mixing in great depth.  Whatever you wish to learn, it is my goal for Beat School to have that information!

Why Patreon? 
I have huge plans for this website, and the whole idea is very ambitious.  As you can probably imagine, completing everything I would like to do for Beat School is going to require a ton of time and effort.  Music is my passion, and I love making these tutorials; however, there's only so much time I can dedicate to working on Beat School right now.  Unfortunately, this amount of time will possibly decrease in the future as life might start to get in the way.  But don't worry!  

The good news is that I plan to continue working on the website as much as possible while I am able to, and my current goal is to figure out how to bring Beat School to a point where it's earning enough income that I can work on it as an actual job.  This would allow me unrestricted time to focus on creating new content, and I would be able to consistently release many new tutorials each month for years to come.  If it starts earning even more, I would like to add people to the Beat School team to help put together tutorials about areas of music production that I'm not as familiar with.  

What makes this difficult is the fact that I want all of the Beat School tutorials to be 100% free.  Charging for access to the tutorials would completely go against what I'm trying to do with this website.  In addition to this, advertisements on the videos and website currently aren't providing nearly the amount of support Beat School would need for me to work on it full time.  This is why I created a Patreon page.  

Patreon is a way for you to help me spend extra time focusing specifically on tutorials.  As Beat School gets more support, I will be able to put more energy directly into making tutorial content.  But Patreon offers more than just this.  As a supporter, you will be able to communicate with myself and other supporters in the private Patron stream.  You will also have the opportunity to vote on which tutorials I make during each month and even receive exclusive downloads of presets, samples, project files, etc.  For more information about all that, you can check out the pledge reward options below.  

Now, I don't want you to feel like you have to support me on Patreon.  I do plan to continue making tutorials as often as I have the time for either way.  However, if you can spare a few dollars or even just one dollar per month, your support would be greatly appreciated and help me release more tutorials more quickly.  

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation

Patreon Stream and Tutorial Vote

First I'd like to offer a huge thanks for supporting Beat School on Patreon!  Believe it or not, even pledging just one dollar really does help me dedicate more time to making quality tutorials, so your contribution is greatly appreciated.  

For your pledge, you will gain access to the private Patreon stream where Patrons can have conversations with myself and other Patrons.  I plan to do my best to answer any production questions that are posted, but we can also just share WIPs, talk about tutorials I've made/will make, discuss production in general, or even just chat about topics unrelated to music production entirely.

In addition to gaining access to the private stream, you will also have a say in which tutorials I make.  Each month I will run a survey that Patrons will be able to fill out.  This survey will have a list of the different tutorial series that I have been planning to make/finish and will determine which tutorials I make for the next month.  Depending on the Patreon funding goal that is met, I will be able to work on a different number of tutorial series at once.  If the $250/month goal is met, I will make videos for the highest-voted series that month; if the $750/month goal is met, I can make videos for the three highest-voted tutorial series, and so on.  
Pledge $3 or more per creation

Random Downloads

I spend a lot of time messing around in FL Studio and end up creating many different samples, presets, melodies, templates, etc.  I often want to share these with you guys, and Patreon allows me to do that without the need to put together a full sound pack or make a video about every little thing I want to share.  For your pledge, you will have access to these downloads, which you will be able to use however you like.  

You will also receive the rewards for the previous pledge amount.
Pledge $5 or more per creation

Tutorial Bonus Content

I usually try to include some downloadable bonus content related to my tutorial videos.  For your pledge, you will have access to the tutorial bonus content for any new videos as well as that for all of the older videos.  This bonus content can range from presets to various types of project files and will help you get even more out of the Beat School tutorials.  

If I release a tutorial about how to make a sound, the bonus content would be the preset(s)/project file(s) for that sound along with any variations on that sound that I decide to include.  If I make a tutorial about a technique for writing more realistic snare rolls, the bonus content would be a project file with several examples of snare rolls made using that technique.  Those are just a couple examples, and there are many different possibilities for what the tutorial bonus content could be depending on the type of tutorial. 

You will also receive the rewards for each previous pledge amount.
Pledge $10 or more per creation

Free Beat School Essentials Downloads

"Beat School Essentials" is the name of Beat School's line of music production related products.  These are primarily sample packs, preset packs, and project/MIDI files.  For your pledge, you will get any Beat School Essentials products that are released during the month of your patronage for no extra cost.  If there is a month where nothing new is released, you will be able to have one of the previously released products of your choosing.  

You will also receive the rewards for each previous pledge amount.
Pledge $25 or more per creation
only 5 left

Request a Tutorial:

For pledging this amount, you can request a tutorial directly, and I will make it.  This is specifically for those of you who want to and are able to go above and beyond with your support for the Beat School tutorials.  I wanted to have a decent reward for you guys who care so much about my ability to continue making tutorials that you decide to pledge this much, and I thought this would be a pretty cool reward.  

If you are more interested in a quality, custom learning experience than specifically supporting Beat School, it would be a much better idea to have a private lesson with me.  You will get way more out of a private lesson than you would out of a single tutorial.  For more information about lessons, all you have to do is contact me on here or (preferably) the Beat School website.  This reward is only intended to be a bonus for those who simply want to go above and beyond with their support for the Beat School tutorials.  

You will also receive the rewards for each previous pledge amount.
Goals
$37 of $100 per creation
New videos will be ad free for the month in which they are published.
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What is Beat School?
I started Beat School because I wanted to help people learn how to make amazing electronic music more efficiently.  My goal is to create a free, well-organized website (and YouTube channel) where aspiring producers can easily find the information and resources they need to learn music production.  I want complete beginners to visit Beat School and be able to learn everything in enough depth that they eventually start making music they are truly proud of and music that other people will enjoy.  Ideally, they should be able to do this entirely on Beat School.  

Maybe you want help deciding what software or hardware to use based on your needs; maybe you simply want to know the meaning of a common word or phrase, or maybe you are interested in learning mixing in great depth.  Whatever you wish to learn, it is my goal for Beat School to have that information!

Why Patreon? 
I have huge plans for this website, and the whole idea is very ambitious.  As you can probably imagine, completing everything I would like to do for Beat School is going to require a ton of time and effort.  Music is my passion, and I love making these tutorials; however, there's only so much time I can dedicate to working on Beat School right now.  Unfortunately, this amount of time will possibly decrease in the future as life might start to get in the way.  But don't worry!  

The good news is that I plan to continue working on the website as much as possible while I am able to, and my current goal is to figure out how to bring Beat School to a point where it's earning enough income that I can work on it as an actual job.  This would allow me unrestricted time to focus on creating new content, and I would be able to consistently release many new tutorials each month for years to come.  If it starts earning even more, I would like to add people to the Beat School team to help put together tutorials about areas of music production that I'm not as familiar with.  

What makes this difficult is the fact that I want all of the Beat School tutorials to be 100% free.  Charging for access to the tutorials would completely go against what I'm trying to do with this website.  In addition to this, advertisements on the videos and website currently aren't providing nearly the amount of support Beat School would need for me to work on it full time.  This is why I created a Patreon page.  

Patreon is a way for you to help me spend extra time focusing specifically on tutorials.  As Beat School gets more support, I will be able to put more energy directly into making tutorial content.  But Patreon offers more than just this.  As a supporter, you will be able to communicate with myself and other supporters in the private Patron stream.  You will also have the opportunity to vote on which tutorials I make during each month and even receive exclusive downloads of presets, samples, project files, etc.  For more information about all that, you can check out the pledge reward options below.  

Now, I don't want you to feel like you have to support me on Patreon.  I do plan to continue making tutorials as often as I have the time for either way.  However, if you can spare a few dollars or even just one dollar per month, your support would be greatly appreciated and help me release more tutorials more quickly.  

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation

Patreon Stream and Tutorial Vote

First I'd like to offer a huge thanks for supporting Beat School on Patreon!  Believe it or not, even pledging just one dollar really does help me dedicate more time to making quality tutorials, so your contribution is greatly appreciated.  

For your pledge, you will gain access to the private Patreon stream where Patrons can have conversations with myself and other Patrons.  I plan to do my best to answer any production questions that are posted, but we can also just share WIPs, talk about tutorials I've made/will make, discuss production in general, or even just chat about topics unrelated to music production entirely.

In addition to gaining access to the private stream, you will also have a say in which tutorials I make.  Each month I will run a survey that Patrons will be able to fill out.  This survey will have a list of the different tutorial series that I have been planning to make/finish and will determine which tutorials I make for the next month.  Depending on the Patreon funding goal that is met, I will be able to work on a different number of tutorial series at once.  If the $250/month goal is met, I will make videos for the highest-voted series that month; if the $750/month goal is met, I can make videos for the three highest-voted tutorial series, and so on.  
Pledge $3 or more per creation

Random Downloads

I spend a lot of time messing around in FL Studio and end up creating many different samples, presets, melodies, templates, etc.  I often want to share these with you guys, and Patreon allows me to do that without the need to put together a full sound pack or make a video about every little thing I want to share.  For your pledge, you will have access to these downloads, which you will be able to use however you like.  

You will also receive the rewards for the previous pledge amount.
Pledge $5 or more per creation

Tutorial Bonus Content

I usually try to include some downloadable bonus content related to my tutorial videos.  For your pledge, you will have access to the tutorial bonus content for any new videos as well as that for all of the older videos.  This bonus content can range from presets to various types of project files and will help you get even more out of the Beat School tutorials.  

If I release a tutorial about how to make a sound, the bonus content would be the preset(s)/project file(s) for that sound along with any variations on that sound that I decide to include.  If I make a tutorial about a technique for writing more realistic snare rolls, the bonus content would be a project file with several examples of snare rolls made using that technique.  Those are just a couple examples, and there are many different possibilities for what the tutorial bonus content could be depending on the type of tutorial. 

You will also receive the rewards for each previous pledge amount.
Pledge $10 or more per creation

Free Beat School Essentials Downloads

"Beat School Essentials" is the name of Beat School's line of music production related products.  These are primarily sample packs, preset packs, and project/MIDI files.  For your pledge, you will get any Beat School Essentials products that are released during the month of your patronage for no extra cost.  If there is a month where nothing new is released, you will be able to have one of the previously released products of your choosing.  

You will also receive the rewards for each previous pledge amount.
Pledge $25 or more per creation
only 5 left

Request a Tutorial:

For pledging this amount, you can request a tutorial directly, and I will make it.  This is specifically for those of you who want to and are able to go above and beyond with your support for the Beat School tutorials.  I wanted to have a decent reward for you guys who care so much about my ability to continue making tutorials that you decide to pledge this much, and I thought this would be a pretty cool reward.  

If you are more interested in a quality, custom learning experience than specifically supporting Beat School, it would be a much better idea to have a private lesson with me.  You will get way more out of a private lesson than you would out of a single tutorial.  For more information about lessons, all you have to do is contact me on here or (preferably) the Beat School website.  This reward is only intended to be a bonus for those who simply want to go above and beyond with their support for the Beat School tutorials.  

You will also receive the rewards for each previous pledge amount.