DIY Recording



12pm - 7pm Wednesdays

5 week short courses available (1 hour per week)


30 minute one on one lesson - $35
60 minute one on one lesson - $60
5 week short course - $275


12 years and older

Types of Lessons Available

Lessons with Harry will range from the absolute basics of recording, in its most accessible form, to more advanced recording, mixing and mastering techniques. This all depends on the level of the student and will be tailored for each individual.

5 week DIY recording short course:

An introduction to recording, sound theory and music production.

Over the 5 weeks Harry will show you how to record your own music through one on one lessons, one hour each week. The course can be an overview of recording as a whole, or can focus on your particular interest or instrument. We tailor the lessons to each individual, and teach using Garage band, Logic Pro and Ableton Live.

The course can include:

  • Learning about how recording gear works

    • Different types of microphones

    • How to work a recording interface

  • How to get the best out of your set up no matter how minimal it is

    • even if its just a cheap guitar and your iPhone

  • Basic sound theory

    • how sound works

  • Common recording techniques

    • Microphone placement

    • EQ

    • Compression and effects

    • How to record and edit drums, guitar, vocals, keys, synth, bass guitar, and any other instrument you can think of

ongoing weekly one hour lessons

Harry also teaches ongoing weekly lessons if you would prefer to take your DIY Recording lessons further. This involves the same lessons as provided in the 5 week short course, but can be taken further and further as your lessons continue. This includes helping you create film clips for your music.

producer and recording/mixing engineer services

As well as teaching, Harry can be hired as a producer, sound engineer and mixing engineer to musicians who are simply looking to record their music, without the lessons. Book with Harry for a half day or full day to come into The Buttery Studios to record your tasty tunes.

About Harry

Harry is a self trained musician and composer. He studied studio production at SAE Institute, Brisbane, and has been playing solo and in bands since the early 2000’s. He has been writing, recording and producing his own music under the moniker hjpierce since 2010. Harry’s approach to recording music is focused on creativity and experimentation. He strongly believes in making it accessible for as many people as possible and encouraging the use of what ever tools an individual has at there disposal, even if its a $20 guitar and an iPhone.

Below are a few of the many musical masterpieces Harry has crafted. He played all instruments, recorded and produced everything on his own, and made the music videos as well. How lucky are we to have this guy teaching at The Buttery!