Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC 11211

(347) 450-0251 brian@formlabsnyc.com


Learn what you want, at your own pace


Form Labs’ Philosophy: Going to school for audio engineering or music production is not for everyone – especially if you already have a college degree or are an established artist.

Unlike large classes, private lessons allow you get exactly what you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. The focus of each lesson is what you want it to be. If you are interested in long-term study, we will work with you to develop a personalized curriculum.

We expertly teach numerous audio production environments, techniques, and concepts. Just because something isn’t listed doesn’t mean we can’t help you with it. Softwares that are specifically listed are the most common tools, but, there are a lot of other applications, techniques, and plugins that we can teach. Contact us with your specifics and we will create a specalized class for your skill level and goals.

Lessons and consultations are also available via Skype and Facetime.

Rates (as of February 2017):
For Non-Professionals, Williamsburg Location or Skype:

1 hour Intro Session = $60
1 hour Session = $75
5 Hour Package = $350 (to be completed in 8 weeks max)
10 hour Package = $675 (to be completed in 12 weeks max)

1 Hour = 60 minutes plus a follow up email if needed.

Student Discounts Available.

Group Discounts Available.

For Professionals or on-site sessions, please inquire for full rate-card.

There is no need to make a big commitment up front. You can apply up to two sessions towards a 5 or 10 hour package. Also, once completing a 5 hour package, you can “add-on” to make it a 10 hour package, as long as you continue straight through.

We take pride in our honesty and integrity. We will never pressure you, and are always willing to work with you should something unexpected come up.

Sliding scale is also a possibility for especially talented, but financially challenged, artists.

Note: We are often open to trade and barter. If you have something interesting to offer, don’t hesitate to suggest a reasonable trade (e.g., Graphic Design, Vintage Synths, Body Work/CMT, etc…)

We can also help you find what you need for your personal studio; such as software, computers, RAM, hard drives, audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, monitors, microphones, synths, plug-ins, cables, and acoustic treatment.

Brian created a 4-part series for skillshare.com on the fundamentals of Ableton Live. Use any of the following links to sign up and check them out!

Ableton Live

If you want to learn Live, you will be hard-pressed to find a better option than Form Labs. Brian Jackson is one of the premier Ableton Live instructors in the US.

Pro Tools

Brian has been using Pro Tools since 1996. He has features in the software. If there is something you want to learn about Pro Tools, we can help.

Logic Pro

With Logic 8 Apple really got it right, with Logic 9 it improved further, and Logic Pro X is even better. Always incredibly deep and powerful, Logic is now more user friendly (and affordable) than ever. We have multiple instructors available for Logic users of all levels.


Melodyne is a total game changer. Not only the ultimate pitch correction software on the market, but also an amazing creative tool. Getting the most out of this revolutionary software requires practice and knowledge of tonality beyond the obvious.

MIDI & Synthesis

MIDI is the foundation for many styles of music. Often confounding to beginners, and occasional frustrating to intermediates, learning the ins and outs of MIDI will open limitless creative possibilities and greatly expand your options.

Synthesis is to electronic music as guitar is to Rock ‘N Roll. You need to know your Subtractive from your FM from your Granular and an LFO from an Envelope, a Low Pass Filter from a Mod Matrix. A world of sounds is hidden behind all of those presets.

Audio Engineering

Wonder why your songs don’t sound like the records you listen to? Then you need to learn how to engineer your productions.

  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Editing
  • Mastering
  • Room Acoustics
  • more…