The instructors you'll be learning from are world-class engineers, pro touring designers, and (most importantly) local church guys at heart. From weekend services, to massive special events, to national tours you’ve probably been to, these guys do it all, and you’re going to have access to their decades of experience. There’s simply no better way to build real technical skills and turn that passion for tech into a ministry career. Get to know some of your Production Major instructors below.


lee fields

Lee is a live sound veteran, mixing tours for Kutless, Disciple, Red, and for the past several years, Lincoln Brewster. He serves on Bayside’s staff as a Creative Director and Director of Thrive School’s Production Major. Lee speaks at conferences and trade events across the nation, engaging his passion to equip and train engineers at every level. 

Teaches: Mixing Labs

Twitter: @leefields


jake cody

Prior to joining Bayside’s team as Production Director, Jake worked for Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems as their House of Worship Marketing Manager, overseeing and organizing trade shows and conference logistics for worship events as well as market research with an emphasis on training. Before that, he served as a mix engineer and musician at the 12,000-member Cathedral of Faith in San Jose, California.

TEACHES: Multiple Audio and Networking Classes




Aaron is Bayside’s Senior Audio Director and Lincoln Brewster’s Production Manager. A California native, he now works less than 20 miles from the church he started mixing in... at six years old. He’s renowned in the touring world as a monitor engineer, also traveling with Jesus Culture and For King & Country.

TEACHES: MIXING LABS, Multiple Audio Classes




Brandon earned his Master’s Degree in classical guitar from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He’s been involved with Bayside Church since 1997, and currently serves as the Pastor of Worship Ministry Development, overseeing worship, production, and Thrive Worship (Bayside’s recording and touring team). He also oversees the Worship Major and Production Major programs as an Executive Director of Thrive School.





Tyler is Thrive School's Production Coordinator and a Campus Production Manager at Bayside Church. Before joining Bayside, he served for six years as Technical Director at Beachpoint Church in Fountain Valley, California. Tyler graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Biola University in 2012.

TEACHES: production management, eq + dynamics, CONSOLE LAYOUTs



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