Not everyone can sit through hours and hours of online video tutorials. In fact, it’s been proven that most people learn best through real-world, hands-on experience with teachers who are not only sensitive to the delicate nuances of individual personalities, but can also tailor their approach according to their student’s specific needs and goals.
I am a twenty five year veteran music producer/sound designer/composer (formerly of Deepsky/Summer Channel) who has released countless original albums and singles, and have done official major label remixes for A-list talent such as Madonna, Seal, David Bowie, Adam Lambert, Deadmau5, Shiny Toy Guns, The Crystal Method, Celldweller, Delerium, BT, Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold, America, Johnny Cash, and Frank Sinatra. (just to name a few). I’ve written music that has appeared in major motion pictures such as Bad Boys II, Tomb Raider, and The Art Of War; television shows like CSI, Arrow, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NFL, NBA and MLB games, and numerous video games. I’m also an accomplished author/teacher on lynda.com.
After two decades of creating *literally* hundreds of tunes for the dance floor, I have moved on to other areas of music production, and now spend most of my time doing sound design and making music for film and TV. I’m now offering private lessons in the Portland Metro area (and even over Skype if you live elsewhere) to a limited number of students. No matter what style of music you’re into or the level you’re currently at, if you want to take your productions even further, then this might be for you.
DAWs (Ableton Live, Logic, ProTools)
Programming & Arrangement
Creative Use Of Effects
Vocal Editing With Melodyne
Recording Real Instruments (Mic Techniques)
Mixing (EQ, Compression, Gain Staging, Etc.)
DJing w/Ableton Live
Software Synths (Omnisphere, Native Instruments, Uhe, Arturia, etc)
Proper Studio Setup (Acoustics, Room Tuning)
Building Your Own Acoustic Sound Panels