Songwriter, performer and producer Michael Barnes conducted presentations and workshops in Cuenca, Ambato, and Quito this past summer. In the workshops held during July and August, Barnes taught recording music using Reason software. Presentations demonstrated uploading music to the internet, creating CDs, as well as tips on how to gain an audience, and instruction on building a homepage, and selling music.
Approximately 30 people participated in the Cuenca conference held at the University of Cuenca; around 30 people at the Ambato conference held at City Hall; about 16 students participated in the conference held at the University of San Francisco in Quito. Students in Ambato and Quito brought their own laptops and MIDI keyboards for use in the workshops, and students in Cuenca used the Mac computers that were available in the computer lab.
“It was an amazing experience. Hopefully, I’ll get to return one day.”
For more information on Michael Barnes and his music, see the “Featured Traveler” column to the left or follow this link: www.michaelbarnesmusic.com