Hi! I'm an English/Italian Artist, Music Producer, Songwriter & Mix Engineer based in Highbury, London. I've been teaching for 3 years now, initially I never gave much thought to teaching. After giving friends lengthy sessions to help them with their productions they suggested I offer lessons to others. I've grown a real affinity for helping people develop as producers and composers alongside my own creative work.
I operate day to day from my studio in Highbury.
I am experienced in Logic Pro X, Ableton Live & Pro Tools.
I play Piano, Guitar, Bass & Alto Saxophone and can help you on your journey towards using instruments to compose music.
My studio is equipped with different instruments which you are welcome to use during our sessions!
I am actively writing and performing original music, as well as regularly collaborating on varied musical projects. I am always learning, studying and making music and I believe this is the key to continuous and enjoyable development. I also enjoy DJing and regularly perform DJ sets in venues in London.
I have a 1st Class Honours Degree in Creative Music Production (University of East London - 2019).
I enjoy many different styles of music and have benefited from having an extensive palette throughout my musical journey so far. I particularly enjoy Soul, Hip Hop, Electronic, Ambient, Grime, RnB, Folk, Rock, Blues and Jazz music. My ears are always open to new sounds and textures.
In my own music, I love to use the ambience of the world around me to add colour and depth to my music.
I have experience in the analogue domain recording artists and bands through large console desks.
The prevalence of DAW's in the last decade has allowed many great artists access to a professional recording environment using just a laptop and a few fairly inexpensive bits of gear.
I am also very experienced in recording audio, sampling, programming and orchestrating music with MIDI.
I began making my truest music with a DIY mentality using the equipment I had access to like inexpensive microphones and MIDI controllers. I am competent with Sound Design and I utilise the fundamental concepts which allow me control of the envelope, colour, timbre and the texture of my sound choices.
About the lesson:
I believe in teaching with a simple, engaging, hands on approach, allowing you to lead our sessions based on where you are in your development.
I offer individually tailored lessons and sessions for creatives of any level.
I teach concepts in the following disciplines (beginner through advanced):
- Music Production
- Mixing (mindset & creative approaches)
- Programming (of drums and MIDI)
- Sound Design
- Music Harmony & Theory
- Songwriting techniques and insight into the processes I utilise for writing, developing and finishing songs.
I can help you programme, layer and sculpt sounds, as well as help you utilise Dynamic Processors like Compressors, EQ's (Digital & Analogue) and other creative FX based forms of processing such as Delay, Reverb and Modulation in order to bring your ideas to life. These skills are essential for modern producer/songwriters, though In my opinion equally important is understanding your own relationship to music and how you can translate your feelings and emotions into sound.
I also develop working relationships with many people who initially come for lessons, and evolve into production/writing and mixing sessions where we work together to develop your songs whilst creating a process where you can learn at the same time - do let me know if this is of interest to you.
I want to help you get the best from yourself and will always offer honest, detailed, constructive feedback on your songs, productions and mixes.
I'm happy to provide you with written lesson recaps after our session.
For some people one lesson might be all you need. For this reason some people come to me for one off lessons and return casually on an as and when basis.
I use Zoom for online sessions. You can share your screen with me and your direct audio output as well as me being able to utilise remote control of your DAW. Very handy and efficient for online sessions.
Online or in person at my studio: £35 p/h
At your place of residence: £45 p/h (which includes travel compensation)
I offer package deals for 5 sessions or more :)