Making music is a complex process that involve both your crativity and rationality through different phases (in short: composition, mixing and mastering).
Wether you have no experience with it or you have just started, we can agree that making music is all but not easy-peasy.

Imagine instead you being able to go through the full process, creating a complete song, start to finish, and being satisfied about the results.

How is it going to feel to have your work appreciated by people streaming it, other musicians, playlist curators, promoters, bloggers, … you name it! instead of just few among friends and family?

The coolest part of it is the guaranteed fun you are going to have during the whole process. Having the right knowledge, you won’t need to spend hours listening to whatever video on YouTube, unnecessary trial&errors and tedious mistakes.

I really do believe you can learn a solid basic knowledge that will give your music the right boost it deserve. And I also believe you can level up your music skills in a very short time – just 3 days.

Next Workshop starts on November 4 – 6. 2022 at 5pm CET


Over these 3 days, I will share with you my techniques and strategies for creating high quality music. We will go through music theory, arrangment, mixing, mastering, marketing and monetization.

At the end of this training you will know how to produce radio quality songs that will help you building a fanbase, get streams and earn from your passion.


My name is Francesco, in art HellKey.
I devoted my life to the dream of music. Helping as much motivated and passionate people became my mission that I will follow with committment and enthusiasm.

About me as musician, I am a EDM producer and a classical trained pianist. Apart for having been playing piano, keyboards and keytar for 20 years in different music genres (pop, rock, metal and latin music), I am a mastering engineer and I studied music production with high tier professionals (Blake Lagrange and Serik Slobodskoy to name few of them).

Here are some results with my project HellKey:

Over 800’000 streams on Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud

An official remix with over 190’000 streams

A remix co-signed by Swarm on Audius

Share on major blogs such as RaveJungle, EKM, or Noiseporn


Andrea Broggi – music producer, handpan player (Estragon)

HellKey’s classes have been a key to heaven for my music production career! I strongly recommend this course even to those who have never opened a DAW before. I started as a total noob and now I’ve produced already 3 songs by myself in only one year. The songs have a high quality and in fact they were quickly included in playlists with more than 50k subscribers! HellKey follows you personally from scratch and gets the best out of your ideas and skills. And as a final prize, you get a friendship with an amazing person. Absolutely recommended!

Kenneth Sørensen – Singer/ songwriter (Silverlake)

Francesco mastered three songs for me in October 2021. He was very easy and pleasant to work with and the results are excellent. The process and pricing was very transparent, and he was very quick to respond to questions and suggestions along the way. In addition to the mastered files, he provided me with a detailed report of the issues in the initial mix and what was done to the tracks to fix this, and an overall description of what was done to get the tracks release ready. I will most certainly work with him again in the future.

Andrea Galli – Music producer (Dramio)

Francesco is a very professional and reliable person. In less than a month we have made a complete song together while working remotely, something that is not an easy thing to achieve.
In the meantime, he always proved to be a person really determined and open. This is the reason why, until this day, we are still working together to other projects.

Omar Chadwick Reynes – DJ

Francesco knows what he is doing and he is very good at it. He explains every details in a way that it would be easier for me to understand. It made me see music and production in a different and better perspective.

Brooke Dalby Kolhi – Singer/songwriter (Brooke Music)

Hellkey was very helpful to me during learning to process vocals and learning about the music industry as a business. I very much enjoyed working with Hellkey and learning from his YouTube tutorials.

Adrian Aničić – Music producer (Fenrir)

Francesco made some extremely useful YouTube videos like those about YouTube ads and how to reach 100 000 streams on spotify. Whenever I have some questions, he is open to discuss them with me, giving useful, precise, well constructed answers. His will to teach others, is a huge quality.


How can I attend the Workshop?

The “Level Up” workshop is a live virtual training hosted via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive an email with the link to join.

How much time commitment is it required from me?

Each of the three sessions is designed to be 2 hours long. However, since I want to over deliver and answer to all the questions possible, I would suggest you block off 30mins extra.

Are there any homerwork assignments?

No homework assignments are considered for this workshop. However, feel free to practice and experiment at your pace with what you learn during these 3 session days.

How much prior experience in music production is required for this workshop?

Wether you are completely new to music production or you have some experience, this workshop is the best place for you to be. These 3 workshop sessions you will give you all the basics of the music creation process and the ability to deal with whatever software for music production – Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
If you are a more experienced producer (4 years or more), I would suggest we work together through single mentoring hours or through my 1 on 1 music production course.

What do I need to follow this workshop?

All you need is your internet connected device and a pair of headphones or speakers. Your device should be strong enough to run Zoom and it is best you can reproduce audio in stereo (most of the headphones will do the job properly).

Is this Workshop “DAW-specific”? And what plugins are you going to use?

Not at all. The knowledge you will get from this workshop will be applicable to whatever is your preferred Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
During the sesions I will be using Ableton Live 11 – Suite edition and both stock and external plugins (for example Serum, Valhalla Reverb, Soundtoys Bundle plugins, etc).
Rest assured you can apply what you will learn even with cheaper or free plugins.

How do I know you and this workshop are the best fit for me?

There are many other courses and mentors, and I would never discredit them. However I am confident enough to say this workshop will be the best fit for you if you are serious about investing in your music career and skills.
Personally, I have seen that the most popular struggle among beginner producers is to know where to start and how to structure the production process. Even some interemediate producers feel both lost and overwhelmed. If you are feeling like that, I completely understand it. It is normal to feel confused or lost among the different endless sources of online resources. Unfortunately, this is also why many producers decide to quit.
My goal is to motivate and help other musicians to reach their next level in music. I am confident I can avoid what said above by giving you the right knowledge to spare countless hours of useless search on YouTube and unnecessary trial & errors.
I am a music producer that has heavily invested in his own eduction and I have been in the game of music so far for 20 years, making different genres (mainly EDM, classic, rock, metal, hip hop and latin).
The strenght of my offer consists in giving you a more wide and complete knowledge, supported by a very technical approach and experience-proved technicques.

What can I expect from this workshop?

By following the 3 sessions of this workshop, you will learn how to make professional high quality music.
You will know how to compose and arrange your musical ideas and make them as loud and clean as the hits of your favourite artists.
Not only that, you will learn about the different revenue sources for musicians and the basics to keep running your music business.
What you will NOT learn is how to play a specific instrument or sing.

I want to produce a specific genre of music. Will I benefit from this workshop?

For sure! This workshop is not genre specific. I have many years of experience with difference genres of music (EDM, classical, metal, pop, hip-hop, and latin) and I can teach you specific tricks that apply to those ones if you ask me to.

What happens if I miss a session day?

All session days will be recorded. If you can’t attend, please feel free to let me know and you will get the replay, so that you can follow it at your own pace.