Master Classes with David Cloyd

From: $300.00

Host a master class with an award-winning indie singer/songwriter & recording artist (ECR Music Group, NYC), founder of Hook & Ladder Records, and co-founder of Buffalo Music Club.

All of our master classes run approximately 1 hour and feature an infotainment-style lecture (sometimes including audience participation), with opportunities for discussion and Q&A after. Each artist will coordinate with you to make sure that their content will resonate and connect with YOUR audience based on their interests, ages, and skill levels.

  • Our artists are ready to come to you where you plan to host the master class (within the Buffalo area)
  • Virtual master classes are sometimes possible if necessary (to be discussed with the artist)
  • Once a date is selected, the artist will coordinate a start time with you
  • We will also make sure that all of the necessary bases, like like audio/visual equipment, are covered (some of those bases may require additional fees, which will be discussed prior to confirming the booking)

Master Class Topics

David Cloyd’s realm of expertise includes the following broad musical topics:

  • Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboard & Synth, MIDI, Voice
  • Pursuits: Songwriting, Composition & Arranging, Music Theory, Performance, Recording & Audio Production, Scoring
  • Styles: Rock (Indie), Performing Arts (Classical), Folk & Country (Folk, Singer/Songwriter)

Available Master Classes

Here are some of David Cloyd’s favorite master classes that are currently prepared:

  • MUSIC & LYRICS 101. Explore songwriting—the inside, the outside, and the mystery in the middle. As a songwriter, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and get lost in the possibilities. During this master class, David shines some light on what’s hiding behind the “Music & Lyrics,” then draws a map to help you find your way out of those deep dark woods, including song forms, harmonic progressions, and separating “the song” from “the recording.” Includes live song analysis (can be based on attendee suggestions, even on the spot).
  • THE SONG PYRAMID. Discover how to tap into your three sources of inspiration through deep song analysis—the key to songwriting and a deeper understanding of YOUR creative self. Includes live song analysis (can be based on attendee suggestions decided prior to the master class).

Custom Master Classes for YOU

Don’t see a master class that you want? Our artists are ready to adjust one of their available master classes, or create a whole new master class to suit YOUR needs (within their realm of expertise, of course).

Book a Master Class

Use the calendar below to check upcoming availability and reserve your master class online, then checkout to send your request. (No payment is required until the master class is confirmed.) If there are no bookings available, or you need a different day, contact me at cloyd@buffalomusicclub.com to discuss.

Tell us where you plan on hosting the master class. Please include at least address and city.
Please refer to the topics and available master classes above for this artist's realm of expertise.
Depending on the nature of the master class, the number of attendees may impact the fee. This will be discussed prior to confirming the booking.
Feel free to share anything else you want with the artist in the space below, including specific desires for the master class and/or any known equipment needs.
About the Artist

About the Artist

DAVID CLOYD is an indie singer/songwriter, recording artist, and composer. Pro music credentials include:

  • Co-Founder, Buffalo Music Club
  • Bachelor of Music Degree, Music Performance, University of Texas at Austin
  • Recording artist and Executive VP Creative Operations, ECR Music Group (NYC)
  • Founder/A&R, Hook & Ladder Records

Primary musical influences include The Beatles, Radiohead, Beck, Peter Gabriel, Glen Hansard, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Björk, Sigur Rós, Stevie Wonder, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, The Police, The Flaming Lips, Elbow, The Beach Boys, Henryk Górecki, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Bartok, Haydn, Chopin, Stravinsky, John Adams, Danny Elfman, and Jon Brion.
About the Artist