Al occasionally finds
time to pass on some of his experience. He was asked by Sussex University
to design and teach three courses on music production for their CCE
project. The course modules were:
Does A Producer Do
How Does A Producer Get Paid
Liasing With Record Companies
Working with Logic Audio and Pro Tools
Studio Microphone Technique
The History Of Midi
Mixing Desks And Effects
Mixing A Hit Record
Brighton Institute Of Modern Music
Al used to teach
two mornings a week at BIMM, Brighton Institute Of Modern Music, but
stopped due to time restraints on his main work. He was asked to join
BIMM to teach second and third year degree students, ensemble performance
which in laymans terms is 'How To Play Together And Perform Effectively'.
The students are taught their respective crafts separately and then
once a week Al put them on a stage with PA and lights to work on their
musicality and stage presentation.
‘Mostly its a matter of getting them to really listen to each
other in order to produce something great instead of just ok. Average
just won't do it. The competition is too stiff".
He also worked with BIMM songwriters, using a house band, to work on
song arrangement and presentation.