This week on December 17th, I did a training session for GarageBand on iOS (iPhone/iPad) at the Lincoln Center Apple Store in Manhattan. Along with Eimi Tanaka and Matt Mezzacappa, we covered pretty much every aspect of composing from a portable device, to the desktop, to recording live singers and mixing them. It was a fun experience and I’d love to do it again.
You can read my review here on the Composers Collective site.
In 2010, I traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to work with Seeds for Hope in a Music 4 Life program. I developed a 2-week training curriculum for a group of young students within the Kibera slum. It was a very wonderful, eye-opening experience. I loved every minute of it.
If you can, donate to SFH. They are a fantastic organization, run by truly caring people (and also my friends!), that provides schooling funds and assistance to at-risk girls in Nairobi.