Record Yourself now ON-DEMAND! (2)

We’ve taken our very popular LIVE recording course and packaged up all that goodness into a course you can go through at your own pace, in your very own home!


This on-demand course will help “demystify” the recording process. We will provide you with gear recommendations for any budget (microphones, audio interfaces, headphones, etc.) and detailed instructions on how to set things up.

You’ll leave with multi-track recording abilities (for vocals and instruments), a greater understanding of the recording process, a general understanding of MIDI and MIDI instrumentation, and enough familiarity with GarageBand that you’ll look forward to opening it whenever you’re ready to make music.

Record Yourself features 6 pre-recorded video lessons that you’ll watch and work alongside throughout the course. We recommend you allot 2 hours each week for watching video lessons and completing your assignments. At that pace, you’ll complete the course in a month. But since the course is on-demand, you get to set your own pace!

Improve Your Workflow:

“Record Yourself is an amazing [course] for the beginner or the advanced GarageBand user. Donovan starts with the most essential step – getting a great sound from your mic and then we are off and recording. I have worked with GarageBand for many years, but I’m self taught and only had the tools I “needed”. This class improved my workflow, and opened up so many more options to me. Now I work with more efficiency as I record and manipulate multiple tracks. Donovan is an enthusiastic and supportive teacher. I highly recommend this class.” 

– Liz S.

Feel Comfortable in GarageBand:

I came into the course thinking I would learn how to use GarageBand. I left not only feeling comfortable in GarageBand, but more importantly, with the strong desire to keep creating, keep recording, keep experimenting, and knowing that I have the Golden Lotus community cheering me on. Couldn’t ask for a more fun and relaxed community mid-week reminder to keep making music!” 

– Marissa B.

What you get in our on-demand course:

6 on-demand videos to help you get your rig set up and get you comfortable with your DAW

handouts, assignments, and quizzes 
to keep you on track

the ability to record yourself and feel comfortable using GarageBand

See the value:


On-demand in 6 videos!
$ 49 4 weeks recommended pace
  • Affordable
  • Over 3 hours of instructional videos
  • A proven curriculum and structure
  • On-demand - whenever and wherever!


Basically, yes.

Technically, there are ways to install and run GarageBand on Windows. Because Apple makes GarageBand and does not officially support a version of GarageBand for Windows, there’s not one official way to make this happen. Some brief research online will show you how a number of others have managed to make it work, but we will not be covering how to do this. GarageBand is free for Mac computers, so if you have a Mac, it’s as easy as opening up your app store and downloading (if GarageBand is not already installed on your computer). If you have Windows (or a PC running another operating system) and are successfully running the latest version of GarageBand, then great! Join us! The lessons we offer cover working within GarageBand so nothing should be different for you.

Great question! Upon purchasing, you’ll immediately have access to a PDF that contains your very first assignment: making sure you’ve got the gear that best suits you! We simplify it so you don’t have to spend time researching, but keep in mind that if you don’t currently own recording gear you WILL be spending a bit of money on gear.  This will make sure you’re set up and ready to go by the time you start tackling the videos. If you have questions about budget, email himself [at] and we’ll answer your questions

What we’ve found here at golden lotus studio is that there’s just no substitute for devoting yourself to a course. By joining us, you’re subjecting yourself to a level of accountability that’s simply not present when you casually surf YouTube. You’re going to engage with the material in a different way, you’re going to show up in a different way, and you will be supported in a different way. Plus, we’re all about community at golden lotus studio. So, when you finish or at any step along the way, we’re here for you to connect via any of our other LIVE online offerings. At gls, you’re never in this alone.

Meet Your Video Instructor:

Donovan Dorrance

Donovan Dorrance hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he trained as a multi-instrumentalist before moving to Brooklyn to tour with his sister’s dance company, Dorrance Dance, later becoming music director and composing original music for the company. Outside of dance, Donovan continues to compose for film, theatre, and podcasts, as well as produces and mixes music for other artists. He’s been with golden lotus studio since the beginning of 2020 and feels very privileged to get to share music with others on a daily basis.

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We can't wait to hear what you'll make...

*If are experiencing financial hardship, but are craving the songmaking offerings described here, please reach out and let me know because a modest amount of scholarship funds are available for folks in such circumstances. Please send an email to himself [at] describing your situation.