iPad Music Class in October at Jammin Arts & Music in Long Beach

Wednesdays, October 1 – 22, 4:00 – 6:00pm (4 weeks, $150)

Jammin’ Music & Arts (4228 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA)

 Discover the world of sound creation and music production using only your iPad and powerful new music instrument Apps with Lynda Arnold!

Class will cover: solo instrument and sound design Apps, how to mix loops, and duo collaborations (making sound together with other students). Music Theory Fundamentals, Music Mixing, and Beat Creation, and learning how to sequence a song in Garageband will also be covered. Bring your Ipad and a pair of headphones to class.


Apps Cover in Class Include:

  • Novation LaunchPad (FREE) – DJ Mixing and Looping Interface
  • Novation Launch Key (FREE) – Synthesizer App
  • Virtuoso Piano Free 3 (FREE) – Digital Piano
  • Garageband (FREE) – Music Composition Tool
  • Figure ($.99) – Create 4-part 2-8 bar loops with Built in Sounds
  • My Rhythm ($1.99) – Rhythm Training App
  • Morphwiz ($9.99) – Powerful Multi-touch Synthesizer
  • Super Looper (Free)
  • DM1 – Drum Machine ($4.99)

Basic Course Outlne:

Week 1 – October 1, 2014

My Rhythm App training session

Introduction to using Novation LaunchPad and Launchkey

Class will feature solo and collaborative jam sessions


Week 2 – October 8, 2014

Novation LaunchPad and LaunchKey review

More collaborative Jam sessions.

Introduction to Figure and Morphwiz

In class laboratory with shared work at the end of class


Week 3 – October 15, 2014

Review of Figure and Morphwiz

Beat programming with Super Looper

Share progress from previous sessions

Introduction to Garageband


Week 4 – October 22, 2014

Songwriting with Garageband

Beat Programming with DM1 – The Drum Machine

Group and Individual Songwriting Sessions

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Lynda’s extensive performance experience over the past two decades includes performing with a variety of DJs as an instrumentalist and vocalist, performing her electronic music live solo and with a band, providing flute, vocals and technology support for various bands and soloists, collaborating on a cutting edge piano duo called Hammer Inventions and forging a new path into the world of sound healing music by providing live music meditations with a variety of acoustic instruments. Check out Events for upcoming performances and workshops.


With multiple albums, singles and compilation appearances to her credit, Lynda is a modern renaissance woman in the recording studio. Fiercely DIY, she brings together her inspiration, talent and community of musicians to collaborate on cutting edge music that ranges from driving electronica to trip-hop songwriting to meditative ambient music and more. She has played on two Microsoft video games soundtracks and now is venturing further into scoring for visual media. In addition, future album releases are in development. Find out more on the Music Production page.


Lynda has taught at audio and music production schools, community music centers and privately in her studio for over 18 years. She is passionate about coaching the next generation of musicians and forging a connection between strong music fundamentals and new technology. Found out more about her teaching philosophies and offerings on the Education page and LearningwithLynda.com. Also check out her articles on music theory, sound healing and reviews of music software and hardware on AskAudioMag.com.
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