I often receive emails from creators or "Yet-To-Be" creators asking for advice or lessons on how to start producing music. I thought my reply would be helpful to more than just this young high school student, so I'd like to share it here. I hope you find it useful.
To the high school student, I wrote:
It’s really great that you want to help out your mom through music. Not something people tend to talk about all that often. If you have her in mind as you go through this industry, you’ll find a lot of the hard work doesn’t seem so hard.
I actually teach a course on music production through a school down in L.A., and I’d be happy to introduce you to them. It’s a pretty expensive program, though, so in the mean time I thought I’d give you some resources to look into.