master classes

Palma Music Studios offer online courses in Songwriting, Music Production and Vocal Recording, by co-owner/-founder Fredrik Thomander

Music Production – Basic level

In the basic level Music Production course, you learn how to get started recording your music, and how to build a production from your ideas. Fredrik shows you how to program beats and make simple arrangements, as well as using the presets in your music programs, to get your productions sounding great.


Mondays 18.00-19.00 CET
Starting 29 of March 2021



Music Production – Mid-Level

In the mid-level Music Production course we work on arrangements and choices of sounds and plugins. We also explore more advanced functions in your music programs, that make producing faster and to the point. 
Fredrik also shares his presets, production templates, and sounds with the group.

Starting 30 of March 2021


Music Production – Advanced Level

In the advanced level Music Production course it’s all about mixing and mastering. You get to follow the whole process when Fredrik finishes a song for release.  He’ll take you through everything from preparing the session, editing and tweaking the mix, to mastering and the delivery of files. 

Wednesdays 18.00-19.00 CET
Starting 31 of March 2021



Vocal Recording

This course is designed for singers, wanting to improve their vocal recordings. We cover everything from microphone choices, room acoustics, and record/edit/mix-techniques to sharing sessions and files with collaborators.

Thursdays 18.00-19.00 CET
Starting 1 of April 2021



Songwriting – Basic level

In the basic level Songwriting course, you learn how to take an idea and turn it into a complete song. Fredrik shares tricks you can use to get inspiration and to take your songwriting to the next level. 



Songwriting – Mid level

In the mid-level Songwriting course, we go deeper into different writing methods and more advanced techniques, as we explore different music styles together.



Songwriting – Advanced level

In the advanced level Songwriting course, you get to work as the professionals do. Fredrik sets up co-writing teams and you collaborate on new briefs and requests, from real artists and record companies each week. 

Wednesdays 19.30-20.30 CET
Starting 31 of March 2021


* There are also private chat groups for each course, where members can share music and productions, and Fredrik will feedback on the progress during the course.


Each 5-week course will cost €150 (VAT incl.) per person. Payment through PayPal. The classes will be held online via Zoom and you will get invitation links to join. 
You will need a computer with internet connection and a digital audio workstation
for all courses. 

Before opening Palma Music Studios, I used to do seminars quite often. I also go regularly to Stanford University, CA as a guest lecturer, to teach modern pop songwriting, which I really enjoy. Now, since the world is getting used to online meetings and classes, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned by making music for artists for almost 25 years. I think this could be interesting for most creators.

I’ve had so much fun, sharing and discussing the world of songwriting, music production and vocal recording with the first groups in 2020, so I will carry on with the classes in 2021 as well.


Fredrik Thomander

Palma Music Studios

What has amazed me, time and again, is Fredrik’s effortless ability to productively coax the best out of the musicians who work with him and to inspire young songwriters. I have taken my students from Stanford University to work with him many times, and he has visited my campus in California on numerous occasions. These have been extraordinarily fruitful enterprises. The students absolutely love Fredrik, and they love the results of their songwriting and recording sessions with him. Years later, they still talk about how vast and ongoing creative opportunities have been unlocked through his tips and methods.

Mark Applebaum

Professor, Stanford University, CA

Quotes from previous Master Class attendees:

Glad to see you are doing this again. I learned so much from these classes and work so much faster now but with less stress and self-doubt than before. I have been to a few masterclasses before, these are by far the best ones.
Carl Carlsson

Highly recommended! Best master classes for songwriting and production out there. I learned a lot. And I will be very happy to be part of the gang again!

Best Academy Masterclasses ever at Palma Music Studios! Thank you so much! I did advanced songwriting and beginner production and both were very educational and super inspiring. Fredrik who is an amazing educator has incredible experience and insight who is also great
at explaining everything in a very simple way. I’m definitely jumping on more courses. So keep them coming. I truly recommend it no matter the level, professional or not, there is always something new to learn.

I took a songwriting course and, even though I’ve been writing songs for years, it was a revelation. It’s a real privilege to be taught by someone who knows the music industry as well as Fredrik does and can give you the lowdown on what commercial songwriting is really all about. He’s also a warm, relaxed, and friendly teacher. Highly recommended!

Awesome classes! Really recommend Fredrik’s masterclasses to anyone involved in music creation, at any level.

Don’t miss this out! Joining the Songwriting Masterclasses was a game-changer in my routine. Many concepts that I thought I understood fell into place and new professional opportunities increased significantly since then.

Take the opportunity to learn from one of Sweden’s best songwriters and producers.

Finishing songs as we speak using a ton of techniques & tips I learned from Fredrik’s classes. Took my music writing & production to new heights and I’m convinced it will do the same for you. Not only is Fredrik highly skilled
in music, but he is also a great teacher. There’s a reason I joined all his previous classes.

Highly recommend Palma Music Studios masterclasses! Fredrik is super professional and educational, inspiring, and open-minded. I have brought with me many new tools for songwriting music production.
Tony Duberg

I’d highly recommend Fredrik’s courses. Since completing them I’ve managed to get ahead of the game in my recording abilities and production techniques. Plus I met some great new songwriting partners through one course. I’m seriously considering doing these courses all over
again so I can meet more like-minded peeps. If you’re thinking of getting involved. Just do it. You won’t regret it. Worth every penny!
Emma Rossi

I absolutely loved my first round of beginner MasterClasses with Fredrik Thomaderthis fall! The vibe was always welcoming, interactive, and completely inspiring. The structure of each class has been crafted to
methodically build a solid foundation of technical skills and provide amazing opportunities to learn from Fredrik’s wealth of industry expertise. I’ve gained so many new essential skills and insights that will forever guide
how I approach songwriting, production, and recording vocals at home. 100% recommend for anyone with a passion for music looking for a next-level learning experience. 
Ava Niamh

Highly recommended! This summer I participated in three different classes and it was incredibly fun, educational, and rewarding. Togethervwith other participants, we received both theory and practice. A real game-changer, everyone has a lot to learn from Fredrik. You get to be as close to a world-class producer as it ever gets in these weird times!
Alf Egerbladh

I took four masterclasses from May to the end of September 2020. Songwriting mid-level, vocal recording, and music production mid and advanced level. I’d learn so so much. It felt like being in the studio with Fredrik Thomander. These master classes I would gladly
recommend to anyone who would like to improve her/his skills in any of the above-given categories! DO IT!

These masterclasses were the best in 2020 is very
skillful and creates a warm and open atmosphere in the “classroom”. I’ve learned a lot in Songwriting Advanced and Vocal Recording and look forward to attending Mix and Production Mid and Advanced in January.
Highly recommended!
Tobias Welin

A Great Masterclass! It took my writing to the next level. Fredrik delivers with his knowledge and inspiration!


Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen held a 3 day Master Class at Palma Music Studios in the fall of 2018.  He shared his recording and mixing techniques as well as numerous stories from his recordings stars like Rainbow, Tina Turner, and of course, Metallica. 

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