Building a Better Band

Become your own manager with our course on how to be an effective and successful bandleader.

1 Hour
7 Sections

Successful musicians today need to know so much more than how to play an instrument. As an artist or bandleader, it's on you to manage rehearsals, organize shows, run recording sessions, and so much more. 

In this free course, our favorite multi-bandleader and music director, Carter Lee, offers you a bunch of tools for upping your game. Become the effective and efficient leader your bandmates always dreamed of playing with. 

Learn the importance of networking, tips on starting your own jam session and discuss effective rehearsal strategies. You can also download a gig checklist so you don’t forget anything when you pack up your gear and hit the road.

Heading into the studio? Learn important studio terms so you’ll be ready before you walk through the control room doors. Not sure what a baffle or a gobo is used for, or why clipping is a bad thing? Don’t worry — you will after you complete this course. Start today to build a better band and take control of your musical journey.

Carter Lee

Bandleader, Bassist, Educator

Carter Lee is a bassist/educator/producer. He is originally from Edmonton, Canada and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to leading the hip hop group, Tiger Speak, Lee is the music director for the bands of both Shea Rose and Moruf. He is also a sideman for countless other artists. Carter brings his wealth of experience in many different musical situations to the Soundfly team and is eager to help any musician who is hoping to better their band.

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Course Outline

  1. Section 1


  2. Section 2


  3. Section 3


  4. Section 4

    In Rehearsal

  5. Section 5

    On the Gig

  6. Section 6

    In the Studio

  7. Section 7



Who is this course for? 

Anyone hoping to start a band or improve the group they already have. It's perfect for experienced musicians looking to start a new project, first-time bandleaders, or anyone trying to take their game to the next level by bringing others on board. It's also great if you've started a band in the past and struggled with any of the details. We're here to ensure a better experience. 

What are the requirements?

All you need is a band or an interest in starting one.

How long does it take?

It takes about an hour to go through the videos and reading in this course.

What can I expect to get from this course?

By the end of this course, you will have learned concrete strategies for bringing a band together, hosting rehearsals, recording songs, and playing shows. You'll receive downloadable print-outs to bring with you to rehearsal or the studio to make the most out of your musicians' time.