At Learn Stage Lighting, we help amazing people create incredible lighting for their stages. We do this primarily in (2) ways, education and GEAR.


If you're new here, the backbone of everything we do is making sure you get the most out of your stage lighting. 


Scroll down to learn more about how to start with lighting, or click here to go to Learn Stage Lighting GEAR and experience the best place to buy lighting in the US.  We LOVE to help!

How to Begin with Stage Lighting

Getting started with lighting is difficult. What tools do you need?

How do you know if what you're buying or using is the right solution?
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How to Make Amazing Lighting, Even If You're New to This...

If you're like most of my readers, you want to create great lighting - but you aren't sure what to do next.  You want to do a great job, and chances are, you've been bitten by the "lighting bug" - and want to get as good as you can!  

But something keeps getting in the way - there are just so many options of what to do next, and you're stuck.  

Maybe it's time to buy some new gear....or maybe you need a new console.  Or maybe, you're struggling to know how to wire everything together and make it work.  

Maybe you feel like this reader:

6 weeks ago, I knew nothing at all about stage lighting but knew that somehow I wanted to create a decent 'mini
stadium' light show for my band.

Pete G. - Bassist, Lighting Newbie

There Has Got To Be a Better Way:

Playing the guessing game, trying new things and reading product manuals over and over again only gets you so far.  It's how I learned, but it's far from quick, and very frustrating!

  • Do you feel like simply buying more lighting gear isn't getting you anywhere?
  • Do you want to make amazing lighting, but feel held back?
  • Do you worry that you'll never be able to make a professional-looking show?
  • Do you wish you had a mentor to guide you along the way?

If you've felt any of these, you're not alone.  All of us have felt this way as we dive in to lighting.

I Know How You Feel:

I know how it feels to be in over your head in lighting.  To forget a crucial adapter cable on a gig or to buy a bunch of gear and then be in horror when it doesn't work together!

Creating great lighting isn't always easy, but it's incredibly fun and rewarding.

As a professional lighting designer and now teacher, I have faced the reality that you feel every time you get out your lighting.  Whether you work with band, church, DJ, or theater lighting, I know the trials and frustrations you deal with, as I have lit in all these areas professionally.

I too have fallen into the trap of buying, buying and buying more, hoping that gear would solve my problems.  And the truth is, sometimes gear will solve your lighting problems.

But many times, your biggest lighting problems will be solved via learning.  Via education.  Via growing yourself and your knowledge, and then adding in the gear that makes sense.

You Can Create Amazing Awe-Inspiring Lighting:

Today, I am a lighting designer and teacher, and have the opportunity to impact thousands of people in their lighting.  While I began my lighting journey as a volunteer, I quickly grew myself into a lighting career and now live in Nashville, TN with my family.

You can transform your lighting, and I want to show you how.  Let's check back in with Pete, who we heard about earlier on this page:

"Fortunately I came across David and [Learn Stage Lighting].

He has a very practical, clear approach, explaining which systems and products to use, essential lighting techniques and how to create a convincing show when you're starting out on a budget.
I'm now confidently programming and sequencing quite complex DMX light shows for the band.
Am I an expert at it?
Far from it.
Have I discovered a new lifelong passion Absolutely! I strongly recommend this site."

What You Need is a Mentor:

When you have someone to walk you through lighting, showing you each step, it all comes together much more quickly.

I would like to be your virtual mentor, helping you to navigate the excitement, frustration and learning experiences we call "lighting".  I am here for you, to teach you and guide you into amazing, awe-inspiring lighting.

Here's how you can start making an impact in your lighting right now.  

Click the button below that best describes the kind of lighting you do (or want to do).  When you do, I'll email you a free guide that will help you get started making incredible lighting:

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