Ian's two main featured workshops are:

1. Beat Making with Your Sounds

Creativity, Music, Technology, Acoustics

8413777867?profile=originalTarget Audience 10-18 years or Adults
Previous generations of music students could never have imagined the exploding world of digital musical instruments on which young people can now conceive, learn, and make music! Ian offers an introduction to digital music as a one-time beat-making workshop or a series of workshops that cover all the basics of music. The workshops use Ableton Live, one of the top  digital musical instruments for DJs, sound designers,performing musicians, and composers. Ian works with an online curriculum so participants can continue to create at home.

2. Bucket Drumming Remix

Acoustics, Music, Technology, Culture

How are the Caribbean Islands, physics, music, and computers related?  Attendees find out while playing bucket drums and helping to produce their own musical recording!  Fine for all ages of kids, but the target audience is Middle School, Junior High and Teen (ages 13-18).  College version also available.

3. Custom Workshops

Customized workshops and educational experiences are also available.  Topics can include Caribbean dance and music clinics; guest appearances with concert or jazz bands at high schools and colleges; guest teaching in Spanish and Portuguese; and computer clinics exploring MIDI sequencing, music notation, and digital recording.



Please get in touch for more information:


Ian Dobson

126 SW 148th St.

Ste C100 PMB 456

Seattle, WA 98166




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