Music Industry Workshop

Music Industry Workshop
2443 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago ,  IL   60614-1942
United States
Phone: (773) 472-7752
Claimed Listing Business owned by miworkshop. Added on 12/11/2004
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11 Reviews

DiscoWolf
06/05/2012

Music Industry Workshop 5

I came across this program (honestly, this may be Chicago's best kept secret) during what I like to call my "quarter life crisis." Frustrated with my lack of motivation and knowledge, I was beyond eager to start learning again (obviously, learning here equates to the music business, deejaying, recording, mixing, etc).

And what a find! I truly cannot express how grateful I am for coming across Music Industry Workshop. For me, it accomplished everything I wanted it to. I started to find that spark (corny, I know) in me that I hadn't come across in far too long. It encouraged me to start thinking in new ways, introduced and enlightened me on so many new concepts, and had me wanting to sign up for more courses as soon as they were finished

The programs schedule is incredibly easy to navigate into your routine. I work a demanding 9-5 and was able to partake in two classes (the Music Business and DJ Mixology) without any detrimental effect to my work or social life.

The instructors (in my case, Colleen Spapperi, Dan Hetzel, and Brian Boncher) were more than qualified and a joy to meet with every week. Most importantly, there was no question that they were all readily available to provide extra assistance and guidance if you were in need. Additionally, the guest speakers every week made sure you were getting a well-rounded, all encompassing experience with real people with real jobs in the real industry.

If you've come across this program: Go for it. You won't regret it.

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pennybeats
06/01/2011

Music Industry Workshop 3

VERY VERY GOOD...I took the live sound class. It was GREAT. The teachers were super knowledgable and the skills I learned were pretty useful. Now I'm working for my church doing sound and helping some local bands with their shows. I plan to keep working in this field. I'll probably go back and take that music business program. I hear its pretty dope. Crazy how life turns things around for you. When you least expect it, then boom! There you are. I love it though. Wouldn't change a thing.

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djstarJ
01/25/2011

Music Industry Workshop 5

I had been a DJ in the 90s and only used vinyl and 1200s. I had let the DJ go after getting married and having kids. I decided in 2009 to dust off my turntables and vinyl and start expirementing again.. I was in the dinosaur age!!! I met a DJ at a family wedding and he was using a MAC and some digital equipment to do all of his mixing. I started speaking to him. I found out he was a very successful Chicago Club DJ and was doing the wedding as a favor to the groom who was a personal friend. I also asked him how he started using all this gear. He said he had taken DJ classes at Music Industry Workshop. I decided to check it out. I went to the website got some info, called the school.. They are the only school in the city that teaches DJ classes. I went and enrolled and WOW!!!! The instructor Brian was amazing. Talented, Patient, Helpful. He helped me find decent used gear to get started. I learned a whole new way of mixing!! I have got my certificate in April 2010 and I have restarted my DJing and I have done and am booked to do several weddings, I have guest DJed at a few clubs in Chicago and I can't thank Music Industry Workshop enough for the awesome expierence I had!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL!!

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Chicagolicious
01/11/2011

Music Industry Workshop 5

Definitely one of the coolest training programs I have ever seen. The instructors are very, very knowledgeable and the facilities are amazing. This is the bomb!

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kdaley197
10/05/2010

Music Industry Workshop 5

In the summer of 2009 I was working at an internship for a record label at the same time I entered MIW so I opted to do some private lessons in the evening. My custom training consisted primarily of music recording/mixing/production with an introduction to the music business also. I got hands on experience with experts like Andy Bosnak, Mark Yoshi, and Ricco Lumpkins who are all amazing teachers in their own unique ways. I started at MIW never having touched ProTools and knowing nothing about audio at all, and came out fully empowered and confident that I could succeed as a professional recording artist. I am now a sophomore in the University of Southern California’s Music Industry Program and can safely assume that I would not be here without MIW. The relationships made and the knowledge gained have provided a foundation that I still draw from on a daily basis even today.

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hypejunior
08/09/2010

Music Industry Workshop 5

I am a beginner DJ in Chicago. I just finished my very first workshop at MIW and Im sure it wont be the last. With the knowledge from the course and the help from the staff, I feel I could not have started my music career out any better. Ive learn more than I imagined and the staff has been super supportive. Even since the workshop for me has ended.....the staff has still been helpful to me with any questions I have, buying equipment, and networking. My relationship with MIW will definitely continue.

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ZitaZie
08/06/2010

Music Industry Workshop 5

My name is Zita (aka DJ Zita Zie), and I am one of the female DJ's on the electronic music scene who attended MIW. Not only MIW shed light on my unanswered questions and turned my curiosity / hobby into a successful career but I also found lifelong mentors in some of my instructors who are true professionals and accomplished veterans of the industry. MIW has strong programs with good core values and high standards - which is so hard to find these days. I m lucky I did.

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mrhyde4beats
07/25/2010

Music Industry Workshop 5

This institution is FAR from a scam! This is a GREAT tool to be utilized! This program in the hands of a dedicated student of music is PRICELESS! I networked with so many great people that I still work with along with taking my music production to the next level. I developed a great relationship with one of my instructors Grammy Award Winning Producer Ricco Lumpkins. Ricco and I were able to identify my weak points in production during our 1-on-1 lessons and turn them into my strengths as well as get a very in depth knowledge of how music production works on a macro level. I was a good music producer before, but with MIW and Ricco Lumpkins I am a GREAT producer!!! I am still working with Ricco getting beats placed on major artists records and some of my instructors even after I have graduated.
My hats off to Reggie the owner of MIW!!! Thanks Reggie!!!

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JMike
07/25/2010

Music Industry Workshop 5

One word-AMAZING! From day one I was able to tell that the instructors were all kind and had a TRUE passion for what they do. I enjoyed working with ALL of the people, as well as the other students, at MIW. I feel as if i didn't take the class that i took, I would have missed out on all of the opportunities that have recently opened up to me. I did not feel it was a scam at all. In fact, I feel that it is the best deal around. The classes were not that expensive and I had a lot of ONE on ONE time to work on my personal projects. I loved it! In fact, my favorite instructor would have to be Ricco Lumpkins. He really stood out and helped me on my music. Even to this day we work on music together! Just knowing that he is still working with me even though he doesn't HAVE to is amazing! The passion for music lives on through MIW. Great instructors, caring staff, and other students that share your passion.... What more could I ask for? Thank you MIW for everything you have done for me. My experience in MIW has been one that will never be forgotten. I recommend this school to anybody who has a great passion for music and buisness!

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ChiHouse4Life
07/05/2010

Music Industry Workshop 4

MIW ROCKS!

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mazzucha
03/29/2010

Music Industry Workshop 1

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