Summer at Woodstock – Music Composition and Production

Write and produce your music

Join our interactive and engaging music production classroom. You will learn how to make a song through understanding and practising song writing, production & recording, as well as gaining insight into how to market your music and yourself as a musician! Take this course if you have an interest in poetry, song writing, music, music marketing, and music technology. You don’t have to be a musician, as long as you love music and are ready to dig into how to make it! In this course, you will also have an opportunity to interact with and learn from professional industry musicians and producers, who will join as guest faculty and share their industry experience with you.

"Wonderful! I absolutely loved it!!" - 2019 Participant


Who should take this course?

Anyone with an interest in poetry, songwriting, musical instruments, performing for a live audience, music marketing, and music technology will benefit from taking this course. You don’t have to be a musician to take this class, as long as you love music and are ready to dig into making it yourself. Any skills with instruments, interest in singing, and passion for music is a big plus!


What does the usual daily class looks like?

The class setting provides opportunity for each student to interact, collaborate and engage with one another. A combination of activities, exercises and presentations in the classroom, allows students to immerse themselves to learn through the experience, but also have fun at the same time. Students in the past have mentioned how our classroom environment has really helped them in opening up and making friends along with learning something new daily.


How will participants be different when they’ve completed this course? What skills or knowledge will they have gained?

At the end of this course, students will be able to create songs from scratch, writing their own lyrics, and creating electronic arrangements for them. They will get comfortable in a recording studio environment, get familiar with terms and the use of the technology, and with the digital recording software. They will have the knowledge and ability to record instruments and voices, to make professional quality recordings. We’ll even cover how the music industry works, and how song writers get paid in this digital era.

AGE RANGE: 10-18 years

DATES: May 27 – June 7, 2024

             July 8 – 19, 2024

COURSE FEES: INR 200,000 (inclusive of GST) along with Application Fee of INR 5,000 (non-refundable)


Milan Sudzuk


Born on June 15th, 1975, in Belgrade,Serbia.Started playing piano at the age of 7. Finished Music High School “Stankovic”, Belgrade, at the jazz piano section. Got into audio production in 1992, with creating recordings for local Belgrade bands. Since then, music  is his occupation. Holder of Bachelor Degree in Audio Design, at University Braca Karic, and Audio Engineering Diploma at SAE Institute,Oxford.

In 2003 he started his production work in New York. Since then he did 33 Albums and EPs for US and EU. Recording at the high end studios in New York, Avatar and MSR, as well as PINK and Hill River Studios in Europe. Specialised in advanced mixing techniques, combining analog and high-end digital equipment.


The clients he collaborated with include Manu Katche (Sting, Gloria Estefan, Peter Gabriel), Nathaniel Kunkel (Lyle Lovett, Maroon 5, B.B.King), Tony Levin, Spin Doctors, Zak Smith, Christin Thomas, Gavy Grodsky, Teodulija, Keith Robertson, Jessica Labus, Fred Kevorkian, Dave Smith, Marko Bulat, Electrica, Rhimah, Marko Milosevic, Mirjana Stojanovic, Dave Darlington, Igor Kisil, Zhana Janeen, etc.

Established RAF AUDIO music and production school in 2008, in Belgrade, teaching students piano and music production till 2019. Started teaching piano at Woodstock school in January 2022.


Week One

Introduction to the Course
Finding rich song material
Song structure
Collaborative songwriting
Record like a pro

Week Two

Creating the right mix
Finishing touches
Creating a musician’s profile
Booking gigs
Marketing your music