Master Classes

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

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 and music production with the first groups in June and July,
so I will carry on with another round of Master Classes in August.


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:

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


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

I give my highest recommendations. Everybody has something to learn from Fredrik. He has incredibly broad competence and experience, and the classes are always engaging. Fredrik also knows the music business inside out and understands the importance of being in tune with what’s going on. You will definitely get lots of new knowledge and that the classes are lots of fun is just a bonus.

new courses

Songwriting – Basic level

Tuesdays 18.00-19.15 CET, starting 6 of October.

For those who are new to songwriting. I will show you how to go from whistling a melody to creating a full song, and you will learn the basic tricks that songwriters use to make your ideas sound like hits.


Vocal Recording

Wednesdays 18.00-19.15 CET, starting 7 of October.
This course is for those who are recording vocals at home, without an engineer.
I will help you get the best out of your set-up, and show you how to record, edit, and mix your vocals like a pro. We will go through acoustics, mic choices, hardware/software, and much more, that will take your vocal recordings to the next level.


Music Production – Basic Level

Thursdays 18.00-19.15 CET, starting 8 of October.

For beginners. I will show you how to get started recording your music and how to build a song from your ideas. You will learn how to program beats and make arrangements, and how to use the presets in your programs to get your music sounding great.

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. 
For the Vocal Recording course you will also need a microphone connected to an audio interface and your computer.


Previous Master Classes:

I started both Songwriting and Music Production, Basic and Mid levels in June 2020. 

In August the Vocal Recording class and Advanced Songwriting and Music Production was added.

These courses will repeat, starting October 6th w Basic levels and Vocal Recording.

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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