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What's Cookin' ? Fall 2014

We have a brand new website

According to the commit logs (that's geek talk), I've spent the last 18 days (and, let's face it, nights) constructing a new, more powerful website for Secret Knowledge. It's here. It's launched. I'm really excited to share it with you. Poke around. Try it out. Let me know what you think. 

What does this new website do, which the old one didn't ?

  • You can register online for Secret Knowledge workshops.
  • You can make a tax-deductible donation, and optionally select a thank you gift. 
  • When you make a gift, you'll be emailed a receipt right away.
  • Also, when you register for an event we'll automatically email you the info. We'll probably roll out an automatic reminder email the week of the event (not yet).
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Moms Have Been Key to Funding Portland’s Creative Future

Secret Knowledge: Moms Have Been Key to Funding Portland’s Creative Future.

For immediate release: September 24th 2014, Portland, Oregon

Secret Knowledge, the latest nonprofit project from Portland arts-education visionary Noah Kleiman, has some powerful allies in it’s quest to raise $15,000 by October 1st - Moms. The fundraising campaign will help Secret Knowledge expand it’s technical & business skills workshops for Portland’s working artists, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs. With a week remaining in the campaign Secret Knowledge has already raised over $7600, or 51% of it’s goal, largely thanks to contributions from Moms. Joined by working artists & musicians, Kleiman delivers his vision for Secret Knowledge in a short video which accompanies the fundraising campaign. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JHgmpLTnok Kleiman, whose work creating Old Library Studio, Portland’s nonprofit recording studio for......

Press Release - 9/18/2014

Secret Knowledge - Teaching Artists Media Contact: Noah Kleiman, Executive Director 503-482-8255 howdy@secretknowledge.org

Secret Knowledge: Crowdfunding the Skills Portland’s Artists & Musicians Need to Make it Here.

For immediate release:

September 18th 2014, Portland, Oregon Secret Knowledge, the latest nonprofit project from Portland arts-education visionary Noah Kleiman, is on track to raise $15,000 by October 1st to expand it’s technical & business skills workshops for Portland’s working artists, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs. Kleiman, whose work creating Old Library Studio, Portland’s nonprofit recording studio for teens, garnered Willamette Week’s Skidmore Prize for the Arts in 2006, sees Secret Knowledge as a continuation of his work empowering creative teens, with one important change, “This time around we’re empowering creative adults.” Since forming in November 2013, Secret Knowledge has offered......

Secret Knowledge crosses early crowdfunding milestone in quest to empower creative Portlanders.

September 2nd 2014, Portland, Oregon Secret Knowledge, the latest project from Portland arts-education visionary Noah Kleiman, is on track to raise $15,000 for Portland’s working artists and creative audiences on the popular crowdfunding website, IndieGoGo. Video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JHgmpLTnok With a month remaining Kleiman and Secret Knowledge have already raised 12% of the campaign goal, with donations pouring in from across the country - some from as far away as Kumamoto, Japan.  “It’s been so nice to see this outpouring of support. This is an idea that really resonates with people. My hope is that the work we do in Portland can empower creative people from all over. “, said Kleiman. Donors who contribute to the campaign are invited to join Kleiman and guests from Portland’s art and music......

Secret Knowledge of Clear & Clever Marketing - July 9th

Find words your customers understand.

It seems simple enough; find the words your customers understand and they'll buy what you're selling. This workshop covers the process of identifying who your customers are, determining what they need to hear in order to take a particular action, and what your resulting message should be.

In keeping with the spirit of other Secret Knowledge workshops, attendees are encouraged to bring their real-life marketing challenges to this workshop. We'll use the principles covered to come up with simple, but effective, ways to work through your marketing challenges.

Join us Wednesday, July 9th 7pm - 9pm

The Annex - TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont St. in Portland, Oregon

This class is offered on a sliding scale. We suggest $5 – $15 per attendee.

Instructor: Noah Kleiman......

Sampling Your Old Mix Tapes & Vinyl LPs - July 17th

This workshop covers everything you need to know to turn your favorite records, tapes, and other analog recordings into digital formats you can enjoy listening to on CD, on an iPod or other digital music player, or on your computer.

Join us Thursday, July 17th 7pm - 9pm

Muir Hall - TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont St in Portland, Oregon

This class is offered on a sliding scale. We suggest $5 – $15 per attendee.

Instructor: Noah Kleiman

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Open Source Drum Machine ! - June 19th

Make your own drum beats and grooves. This workshop covers how to program drum machines using Hydrogen, a great free drum machine program. Learn drum machine basics, discover free percussion sound resources, and explore the beat-crafting secrets which keep people listening.This workshop demonstrates drum machine basics which you can apply to any drum machine, or other simple music sequencer system. We're using Hydrogen for this demonstration because it's a free and open source program which runs on most computer operating systems. Bring your laptop and follow along, or show up computer-free. Either way you'll learn a lot about beat making and a thing or two about how music works.

Join us Thursday, June 19th 7pm - 9pm Muir Hall - TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont St. in Portland, Oregon

This class......

What's Cookin' ? May 2014 - Free Classes !

I've decided to make all of our currently scheduled classes free (donations suggested, appreciated).
I'll be making the rounds updating the postings for each event today.

Monday's class, Secret Knowledge of Crowd Funding is now FREE !

Next Saturday's class, Guerrilla Gig Sound is now FREE !

Secret Knowledge of Personal Finance is STILL FREE !...

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