NEW!! Online Music Production Classes

Many artists are creative in their home studios. The technology lets us be creative where we feel most comfortable.

Having access to powerful technology and top of the line recording gear does not guarantee a quality sounding project. You need to have the skills to operate the recording software, have a clue on how to use microphones and outboard gear, and have a grasp on mixing techniques.

Reto is now offering private online classes to help you attain some of those skills. He is now offering Pro Tools and Mixing classes as well as general audio production and studio consulting.

Class Offers:

Pro Tools

  • Based on the official Avid Pro Tools course material 
  • Practical tips for your studio setup 
  • Held online via Zoom with screen and audio sharing 
  • Custom class length and frequency
  • Adjusted to student’s skill level 


  • Concepts of mixing 
  • Tools to achieve your sonic vision
  • Theory and practical application of plugins 
  • Gain structure and routing of a successful mix 
  • Mixing for different styles 
  • Taught on Pro Tools but applicable to any DAW 


These can be on-off online consulting session where any of these topics can be covered:

  • Mixing Feedback
  • Home Studio Setup
  • Recording in your Home Studio
  • The A-Z of Music Production (anything from the demo process to releasing your music)

Reto has been in the business of music production for over 20 years. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he worked on some of the biggest and some of the smallest projects and is currently running The Teahouse West, a professional recording studio in Richmond, CA.

He was fortunate enough to learn the trade from the best engineers and producers of the business (Tchad Blake, Mark Needham, John Agnello, Mitchell Froom, Rob Cavallo to name a few) and started giving back this knowledge by teaching first at the Art Institute of CA, SF and now currently at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA.

With the 2020 Pandemic, audio production instruction went online and Reto gained valuable experience in teaching Pro Tools and Mixing via the Zoom platform.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Reto through the contact from. Thanks!