Do you want a personalized one on one teaching experience with another blind person who can focus on accessibility specifically in addition to teaching you all the skills you want to learn? Great, because I customize every teaching session to meet your goals while making sure that you get the most out of it. Before getting into the list of skills I can teach you, make sure to check out my YouTube channel where I upload tutorials on everything audio-related regularly. Maybe those videos will answer your questions already, and if they don't, you at least get a greater image of how I work. You can find my YouTube channel here

What can you learn from me?

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Software development
  • programming languages: C/C++, Python, JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML, Lua, AutoHotkey
  • programming paradigms: object-oriented programming (OOP), functional programming, and more.
  • version control systems like Git and SVN: what they are, and how to use the major platforms like GitHub, GitLab etc.
  • containerization: Docker, Kubernetes etc.
  • creating accessibility overlays for otherwise inaccessible software with the help of AutoHotkey (NOTE: this will inevitably require sighted assistance)
Audio editing and music production
  • audio-production on Windows
  • how to use REAPER for tasks like audio book production, music production, composing, mixing, mastering, sound design
  • how to get the best out of your MIDI-compliant device (keyboard, guitar, e-drumkit etc)
  • which audio gear is the best and most accessible for your budget
  • how to survive in the Native Instruments eco-system (Komplete Kontrol, Kontakt etc)
  • field recording: what and how, especially if you're blind
Video content creation and live presentation
  • screen capture on Windows
  • how to navigate OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) quickly and efficiently
  • how to record your voice and your system audio in a professional way using OBS
  • how to record only specific apps on your system
  • how to use plug-ins and effects to sweeten your voice in a live presentation scenario
  • how to build a professional live-streaming setup for Twitch, YouTube etc.
  • how to record and edit videos using OBS and REAPER

How much does it cost!

No matter your decision, our first meet-up will always be free. This ensures that we both are happy with your decision and we get to flow with each other, understanding your obstacles, and how to surpass them to reach your goals. There is no obligation whatsoever to commit into further sessions should the initial session not suit your expectations. In the case that you feel comfortable with me as a teacher though, your goals are clear and we figured out a way forward, every hour will cost about $50. Feel free to get in touch if you've got any questions or if you are in need of special conditions.

How many lessons can you take?

That really depends on what you need, but you don't have to commit on anything. You pay after every lesson and can stop whenever you want, as well as delay appointments should you need to. It usually works on a call-and-response basis: you ask for a lesson, we'll schedule a time and place, we'll meet and discuss the topic at hand, maybe schedule the next lesson already, or we don't and you'll get back to me as soon as you want another round. Its totally fine to only have one session together if either you get the grasp of the topic immediately or you find that you're not happy with the situation after all.

What do I need?

Assuming you know what you want to learn and improve, we'll now need to find a platform on which to run our sessions. Although I'm always open to suggestions and willing to listen and adapt to your preferred means of communication, when it comes to serious teaching, the software that works best for me is called Remote Incident Manager, or RIM for short. RIM is free for students to use and is basically a remote assistance software that focuses on screen reader support, even allowing control of systems that don't have a screen reader running, so I can teach people who don't use screen reading technology all the time. It also has a voice conversation feature and the ability to flip control, so you can even try devices or software running on my system other than yours, for example.

Normally it's not always necessary to install and use RIM for the very first session, especially if you want to discuss your goals and plans first, but as soon as we start diving into the topics you're most interested in, having RIM as a tool can make things a lot easier. So I'd recommend you give it a try and install it from it's website at getrim.app.

All that sounds great, but you still don't know if thats right for you

I'm always happy to hear from you, no matter if its teaching related or just smalltalk, if you're interested, no matter if you're still unsure or not, pick a channel of communication from my contact page and let me know about how you feel.