How Soundfly Mentorship Works

Soundfly Mentors

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Learning things online can be lonely, frustrating, distracting, and ineffective. We set out to change that by creating a more personalized approach to learning music online.

Here’s why learning with Soundfly is more effective.

How We’re Different

When you hear the phrase “online course,” you probably imagine sitting back, passively watching videos or tutorials. Learning in this way is really common, but research shows it’s not actually a very good way to make progress or retain information.

Instead, at Soundfly, we built our model on the concept of active learning — the idea that we learn best by doing. Our courses are designed to get you putting lessons into practice every week, with feedback, accountability, and help from a personal expert mentor along the way. Here’s a bit more science on why this approach has proven successful for thousands of musicians.

How It Works

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Our online courses include unlimited access to high-quality videos, demos, quizzes, and readings, as well as carefully crafted learning activities designed to help you make vital, incremental progress each week. Check out all of our online courses here.

Need help on a specific project that doesn’t quite fit within one of our courses? You can work with a Soundfly Mentor one-on-one to create a custom learning program specifically tailored to your needs and goals with our four-week mentorship program. Learn more about that here.

Get matched with a Mentor committed to your growth.

You don’t have to be a student to start a conversation with us! Tell us about yourself and what you’d love to achieve musically here.

We can use this information to direct you to some free resources we’ve published here on Flypaper or in our free courses, and pair you up with a professional musician, composer, engineer, or industry veteran whose skills and experience make them the perfect fit to guide and support your journey. Meet our Soundfly Mentors here.

Learn better with clear weekly goals and challenges.

Courses are divided into weekly sections and activities so that you can take small, achievable steps forward, without getting overwhelmed. While learning the course material, you’ll be creating a wealth of new music to share with your Mentor and the rest of the world when you’re ready.

If you’re super swamped one week, no sweat! We can work around your schedule. We’ve built flexibility into our courses, with coursework that can be done in your spare time, Mentors that work around your schedule, and two “Catch-Up Weeks” that allow you to pause anytime.

Get in-depth feedback and personal support every week.

Every week, your Mentor will send you feedback on your work, offer suggestions for areas to focus on, and be available to answer questions if you get stuck.

Check out some of these incredible tracks by recent Soundfly students!

“Somewhere Else” by Ritwik Deshpande
Course: Beat Making in Ableton Live
Mentor: Sam Friedman

“You Are Not Alone” by Lisa Reshkus
Course: Headliners Club 
Mentor: Martin D. Fowler

“Start Again” by James Garside
Course: Unlocking the Emotional Power of Chords
Mentor: Sam Friedman

View all mentored online courses here.

Here’s what you get when you enroll:

  • Unlimited access to dozens of high-quality videos, lessons, quizzes, and demos.
  • Six weeks of personal one-on-one check-ins from an expert Mentor dedicated to your growth as a musician.
  • 100% money-back guarantee if you don’t like the course after the first week.
  • Six weeks of guided exercises, activities, and projects designed to support progress and growth.
  • Real-time support from the Soundfly team and other students in our Slack community group.
  • Monthly payment plans to make it more affordable.
  • Six weeks of in-depth feedback on your music or work from your Mentor.
  • Flexibility to work on your own schedule, with activities and content that can be done in your spare time.
  • Two extra Catch-Up Weeks you can use to hit pause at any point if things get too busy.

Let us help you find the right course and Mentor.

Fill out this quick form to talk to one of our advisors about the best program for your musical goals, or to customize your own goal-oriented course experience with the Headliners Club.

Start investing in your music career today.

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