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Music Production Song Writing Music Theory Piano
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 :)
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Music Production Piano Song Writing Music Theory
I've been playing the piano for 26 years and I'm lucky to say that it has been my passion and my work in my whole life. My goal is the pass on that love for music to others regardless of age or experience. My youngest student ever started when he was 3 years old but one of my best students must be towards the end of his 40s (never asked:).
I have always made my bread and butter of some form of music-related jobs. It could be teaching at schools, playing gigs with other musicians (or solo) from big stages to small clubs but I wrote music for theatre performances too. As a hobby/side business I make music videos other musicians and myself. One of my biggest musical achievements is to have played as an opening act before Alicia Keys on the Dubai Jazz Fest with my all-time favorite swing band 'The Swing Revue'.
Send a message to Tamas and ask for lesson availability.
Trombone Tuba Music Production Music Theory
My name is Alberto and I am a brass performer and teacher that has performed in classical and modern music ensembles for more than 15 years.
During this time, I attended innumerable masterclasses and had great fun in my professional life with experiences such as performing live at Tomorrowland, an avant-garde music festival in Malta, or the great symphonic masterpieces with symphonic orchestras in Spain and the Netherlands.
I hold a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music performance and a master’s degree in music education during my official studies in Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. Now, I have developed my own system in which we will go through all the technical and musical foundations of a brass instrument without even noticing.
My main goal is to make you play beautifully since day one! My own method includes:
-Personalized program: Including breathing techniques, lip fitness and brass fundamentals, body posture awareness, improvisation, and/or preparation for auditions, exams, and performances.
-Cross-genre experience: To be able to perform proficiently in different contexts, it is important to be flexible, well prepared, and live those experiences.
-Mentorship: We will set goals and follow up on them! Same as I did when I won the audition for the EU Wind Orchestra. In my studio, collaborations between students with my participation are strongly encouraged.
-Multi-track video recordings, covers, virtual ensembles, live electronics with low brass...
My core values:
1. Open-mindedness and creativity
2. Collaboration and cooperation
3. Addressing issues and not running away from them
4. Quality and empathy
5. Humbleness and support
6. Being an example
Does this resonate with you? Then I am looking forward to meeting you!
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Drums Music Production
🇺🇸 Joost Visser was born in 1980 in the east of the Netherlands. He started as a young drummer at a local drum band. After a broad and intensive path of various courses for classical percussion, drum kit (ArtEZ conservatory Zwolle) and Latin American percussion, he chose in 2007 to work as a full-time musician.
Joost is a versatile drummer who always melts groove and percussive sound together. He has been active for years on pop stages and in many theaters, both in The Netherlands and abroad.
In addition to his work as a performing musician, he is a passionate teacher. Years ago he started a drum school, but it soon grew into Popschool Twenterand. He and his colleagues train musicians in what you should be able to and know in the bands and on the stages. They also play an active role in advising and supporting music education in education.
In 2017 he launched his own drum method called 360DRUMSbook. This method differs from other methods in that there is a separate book for beats, and also a separate book for fills. These books are placed side by side on the music stand, so that these two skills are always trained in combination. The accompanying app delivers great play-along tracks starting at 40bpm, because slow practice is the way to success!
🇳🇱 In 1980, in het oosten van Nederland, werd Joost Visser geboren. Hij startte als jonge tamboer bij een lokale drumband. Na een breed en intensief pad van verschillende opleidingen voor klassiek slagwerk, drumstel (ArtEZ Zwolle) en latin american percussie koos hij er in 2007 voor om aan het werk te gaan als full-time musicus.
Joost is een veelzijdige drummer die altijd groove en percussieve sound samen laat smelten. Hij is al jaren actief op poppodia en in veel theaters, zowel in binnen- als buitenland.
Naast zijn werk als uitvoerend musicus is hij een gepassioneerde docent. Jaren geleden begon hij een drumschool, maar deze groeide al snel uit tot de Popschool voor heel Twenterand. Hij en zijn collega’s leiden muzikanten op in wat je moet kunnen en kennen in de bands en op de podia. Ook spelen zij een actieve rol in het adviseren en ondersteunen van muziek-educatie in het onderwijs.
In 2017 heeft hij zijn eigen drummethode gelanceerd onder de naam 360DRUMSbook. Deze methode onderscheid zich van andere methodes doordat er een apart boek voor beats is, en ook een apart boek voor fills. Deze boeken staan naast elkaar op de muziekstandaard waardoor deze twee skills altijd in combinatie getraind worden. De bijbehorende app levert fijne playalong-tracks vanaf 40bpm, want langzaam oefenen is de weg naar succes!
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Piano Improvisation Music Production Music Theory Composition Song Writing
Filippos Raskovic is a composer, pianist and improviser from Athens, Greece.
He completed his studies in composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London and in CSMA, Zaragoza with Rubens Ascenar and José M. Sánchez-Verdú.His work creates a sonic world; accidental and composed, recognisable and unexpected all at the same time.
As a composer, he often creates interdisciplinary work with visual artists. In 2021 he completed the performative installation; Echo Chambers in close collaboration with the sculptor D.Tampakis which was developed during his FUGA residency in Spain.
He also collaborated with UN P R 18T(Unprocessed Realities) for the sculptural and sound installation Post European Rageroom ™ which was developed and presented at the gallery Centrum Berlin.
Filippos is currently working on the piece to merely reflect the double bass and sub great bass recorder. The piece has been commissioned by gLOWs duo(Sylvia Hinz, George Kokkinaris) and will be premiered at Onassis Stegi, Athens.
As an improviser he has self released his first album gentle presence in 2020 and has performed at MONOPIANO Festival at Fylkingen, Stockholm.
In 2019 he founded the KRAMA music festival, which aims to present a new outlook within the Greek independent music scene, bringing together free improvisation with contemporary classical and experimental electronic music.
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Hip hop lover. Jazz addicted. Soul brother. Electronic freak. Studio Geek.I've been teaching private and group lessons since 2011, kids to adults, beginner to advanced drummers in different schools throughout Italy, Netherlands and Belgium. Currently teaching at Codarts, University of Arts in Rotterdam (NL).Drummer, founder and co-composer of GreyHeads (https://www.greyheads.eu). Drummer and producer at Willem 't Hart (https://sptfy.com/9un1).Drummer and producer at Noa Lauryn (https://sptfy.com/5ie0).Played at festivals like NN North Sea Jazz, Festival Dranouter, So What’s Next, InJazz, Jazz International, Jazzfestival Delft and many more.
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Drums Music Production Song Writing
Koen Herfst is one of the most energetic and versatile drummers of The Netherlands and is known for his work with ARMIN VAN BUUREN, VANDENBERG, EPICA, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN and his own projects VOODOO CHAMBERS, THE CARDS (ft. Saxon’s Paul Quinn), DRUM DEMONS (with Golden Earring’s Cesar Zuiderwijk) and his solo project DRUMLUST. He was awarded ‘Best Hardrock/Metal drummer of the Benelux’ 7 years in a row by readers of Dutch drum magazine ‘Slagwerkkrant’ and hosts his own drumfestival ‘HERFSTFEST’ every year in is hometown; The Hague. Next to playing drums, Koen is a multi-instrumentalist and composes his own music (Progressive rock solo-albums 'Back to Balance' and 'LEO' available on Spotify) as well as music for other artists and huge events.
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Guitar Bass Guitar Music Theory Music Production
I am Kobus Groen. For over 15 years I have been a professional bass player, bandleader, arranger, theory nerd and teacher. In those years I have played major festivals, clubs and theaters as well as radio- and tv channels in the Netherlands with acts such as Miss Montreal, Wulf, Woodstock the Story, Handsome Poets.
For some examples, check:
https://tinyurl.com/yyv9kgbg (Concert at Sea)
I consider myself a musician that primarily tries to facilitate the artist/act in the best way possible. Meaning I find it a lot more important to know what a song needs than to be able to play the fastest slap solo in the world. Of course you need to have a flawless technique and some chops but in my lessons a lot of focus is also on: 'what is going on around me?', 'what is the singer doing?', 'what are other instruments playing and how can I anticipate on that?'
I strongly belief that these considerations are what makes the difference between a desirable player (someone that other people want to play with) and someone that knows a few tricks but never leaves his bedroom.
If this resonates with you, see you in class :)
NOTICE I DIDN'T SCHEDULE MY AVAILABILITY. THIS IS BECAUSE IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ALMOST DAILY. I AM, HOWEVER, QUITE FLEXIBLE SO PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AVAILABILITY.
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Piano Music Theory Music Production
My name is Niels: pianist, singer, teacher and composer from Utrecht, Netherlands.
Since my studies at the pop academy in Enschede Netherlands, I have been able to do a lot of fun musical stuff.
Theater tours through Europe, artist accompaniment in the Netherlands and Belgium, singing a-capella on the street in London with friends.
On top of that, I played in of countless of weddings, festivals and other parties with all different kinds of bands.
Besides performing I have always gave music lessons! Something I really enjoy and find important.
Teaching music allows me to share my passion and enthusiasm for music with others.
I was trained as a pop musician, though my piano lessons also include plenty of classical, jazz and blues. Just let me know which style you like.
Learning to read notes, improvise, play by heart, music theory ... It all comes up, and I ultimately focus on what you like best.
Nothing is mandatory, everything is allowed: fun is the most important thing!
In my spare time I like to play guitar and write piano songs. I've been working on orchestral compositions for a year now.... What is that?
I like to write music for films, musicals and large orchestras. Something I hope to be able to do more and more in the future.
In August 2020 I completed my first real composer assignment:
I was allowed to write, record and mix a children's musical theme for the RhijnIJssel musical education in Arnhem Netherlands.
Besides making music I love to cook, I like to be outside in nature, and I like sports.
I hope to meet all of you, and maybe I'll see you soon!
Ik ben Niels: pianist, zanger, docent en componist uit Utrecht.
Sinds mijn studie aan de popacademie in Enschede heb ik ontzettend veel leuke muzikale dingen kunnen doen.
Theatertours door Europa, artiestenbegeleiding in Nederland en Belgie, a-capella zingen op straat in Londen met vrienden.
Met daar bovenop nog eens ontelbaar veel bruiloften, festivals en andere feestjes met allerlei verschillende bandjes.
Naast het optreden heb ik altijd al les gegeven. Iets wat ik enorm leuk en belangrijk vind.
Hiermee hoop ik mijn passie en enthousiasme voor muziek weer met anderen te kunnen delen.
Ik ben opgeleid als pop-muzikant, maar in mijn pianolessen komt er (als je het leuk vind) ook genoeg klassiek, jazz en blues aan bod.
Leren noten lezen, improviseren, uit je hoofd spelen, muziektheorie.. Het komt allemaal aan bod, en ik richt me uiteindelijk op het gene dat jij het leukste vind.
Niks moet, alles mag: plezier is het allerbelangrijkst!
In mijn vrije tijd speel ik graag gitaar en schrijf ik pianoliedjes. Sinds een jaar ben ik bezig met orchestrale compositie.... Wat dat is?
Ik schrijf graag muziek voor film, musical of voor grote orkesten. Iets wat ik in de toekomst steeds meer hoop te kunnen doen.
In augustus 2020 voltooide ik mijn eerste echte composite opdracht:
ik mocht een kindermusical schrijven, opnemen en mixen voor de musicalopleiding van RhijnIJssel in Arnhem.
Naast muziek maken hou ik van koken, ben ik graag buiten in de natuur en hou ik van sport.
Wie weet tot snel!
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Guitar Song Writing Music Production
Joao Erbetta is a Brazilian multicultural musician, composer and producer, now living in Portugal. He can go from Samba to Punk in less than 10 seconds, stopping by Jazz to say hi.He’s the musical director and producer behind the Netflix show “Girls from Ipanema” and worked with a variety of different artists like João Donato, Sergio Dias, Pepeu Gomes, Heraldo do Monte, Adam Levy and Pete Curry among many others. In 2009 he played for Michelle Obama at the White House.
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