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David L.

Grass Valley, CA

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Professional Music - Composition, Production, Mixing and Engineering

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Leeds College of Music (UK)
Music Production
Leeds College of Music (UK)
Master's

Education

Leeds College of Music (UK) (Music Production)

Leeds College of Music (UK) (Master's)

About David

I am an English-born Professional Music Producer with eight years of experience. I now call Northern California home.

I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Production, specialising in studio-based composition and sound engineering.

I have worked in schools with young children, all the way up to young adults, in music technology and performing arts. I have given masterclasses in Music Production to graduate students and I thoroughly enjoy sharing the secrets of songwriting, composition, sound engineering and music production with eager students.

Many of my productions with other artists have gained critical acclaim and national airplay, as I continue to work as a freelance producer.

A feature length film on which I recently worked as lead Sound Designer, Theme composer, and mix engineer has been nominated for three awards at the International Film Festival in Nice, France, including an award for "Best Sound Design."

I also have a wealth of experience with Photography, Photoshop, DSLR Filming and Digital Video Editing/Grading, which I currently pursue under my other guise, HARUKO. My photography based graphic design work has been used in printed music products.
I am an English-born Professional Music Producer with eight years of experience. I now call Northern California home.

I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Production, specialising in studio-based composition and sound engineering.

I have worked in schools with young children, all the way up to young adults, in
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Grass Valley, CA 95945

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Adobe Photoshop

I use Photoshop for photographic/graphic design. It is primarily for music releases. I also use it for general photography touch ups, portraits etc.

Composition (Music)

I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in Music Production, specializing in composition. I have worked as an arranger for many artists' albums in many different genres. As a composer/songwriter in my own right I have released my recorded works commercially.

I have given masterclasses to postgraduate students on how to approach composition and arrangement in order to make their work recording-studio ready - an aspect of composition in popular styles which is often overlooked.

Graphic Design

I have worked on album covers for various musicians, using combinations of photography, graphics and typeface. I am proficient in software based graphic manipulation and am able to teach Adobe Photoshop skills.

Music Production

I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in Music Production, specialising in studio based composition. This refers to using software to compose in a flexible manner. Other artists who use this approach include Brian Eno, Nico Muhly, Björk and many musicians from most contemporary/popular genres.

Music Theory

I studied western music theory alongside Piano study in England. I have passed my Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) grades in music theory, many with distinction.

Photography

I have been shooting DSLR photography for 5 years. My photography has been used on musicians' album covers, as well as on websites. I can teach the technical and creative sides of photography.

Piano

I studied my Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) grades in Piano and Music Theory in England. I have performed piano on commercially released recordings, most recently a solo piano suite by Geoffrey Uhal, called "Obsidian Dreams."

Video Production

I have worked in a combination of the following roles in music videos: Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Grading. I have experience shooting on location and in the studio. I can teach the technical and creative aspects of video production within all of the disciplines listed above,

Leeds College of Music (UK)
Music Production
Leeds College of Music (UK)
Master's

Education

Leeds College of Music (UK) (Music Production)

Leeds College of Music (UK) (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 40 miles of Grass Valley, CA 95945.