One of the people who taught Martin Garrix how to produce music seeks to educate the next generation of producers. Mark Otten is set to teach class at STMPD Studios in Amsterdam.

When it comes to learning music production, there are endless options out there. Online courses, full-on academies, tutorials and the always trusty YouTube. But, does anything beat sitting down face-to-face with the one of the people behind the #1 DJ in the world?

In addition to coaching Garrix during his time at the Herman Brood Academie (where he attended for four years), this guy has worked with Julian Jordan, Firebeatz, De Sluwe Vos, We Are Loud, Maduk, Pythius and more. Otten has his own thoughts about the current generation of producers, which he refers to as “rule collectors.”

“… most of them seem to have a strategy of gathering enough rules for music production in order to obtain great tracks,” Otten explains. “I however believe this strategy only works to a certain extent, it doesn’t always get you to the level you want and has a tendency of removing spontaneity and personal creativity.”

Prices start at €250 for a two-hour introductory session for those under 21 — otherwise it’s €300. Another option offers 10 hours of one-on-one coaching over five sessions at €1,250 and €1,500, for U21 and 21+ respectively.

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