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Maxwell F.

Boston, MA

$40/hour

Film/video game composer and private lesson teacher

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Berklee College of Music
Film Scoring

Education

Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring)

About Maxwell

Hello I'm Max F. I am a film and video game composer, sound designer, and private lesson teacher. I've taught privately on and off for the past 5 years on drum set, marching percussion, classical percussion, composition, Orchestration, music theory, production, midi mockup/production, and different types of music software (i.e. Finale, ProTools, Logic, Ableton, Reason, etc.). In addition to this I was mentor at the Celebration of the Arts Campjazz in Pennsylvania. I just graduated from Berklee College of Music with a bachelors in Film Scoring and a minor in Music technology, with extra study put towards both video game music and also Indian music. I've written music for everything from orchestra to rock to middle eastern.

I've been a percussionist for over 10 years and have played with a variety of different types of ensembles. From 2009-2011 I was a vibe player in the pit for an independent world class WGI drum line, Surround Sound. I also have experience as a Quad/Tenor player for marching percussion. In 2012 I started attending Berklee as a drum set player and was awarded a composition scholarship by the college. While at berklee I played and studied in the styles of Jazz, Rock, Middle easter, Funk, Pop, and Latin.

Feel free to contact me if you're interested in private lessons for drums/percussion or tutoring on music theory, composition, or production/technology. Also if you're interested in more specialized subjects like writing music for film and games, or drumming in odd time signatures, or anything like that, let me know so that I can tailor the lessons to your specific needs and goals.
Hello I'm Max F. I am a film and video game composer, sound designer, and private lesson teacher. I've taught privately on and off for the past 5 years on drum set, marching percussion, classical percussion, composition, Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Boston, MA 02116
In-person lessons

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Composition (Music)

I received a Composition Scholarship from Berklee College of Music. I have a Bachelor's in Film Scoring (composition) from Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee I took over 20 classes in theory and composition. These included Tonal Harmony, Counter point, Jazz/Contemporary theory, romantic composition, 20th century composition, Film and video game scoring classes, and Indian Music. In addition to these I have written music for video games and film.

Drums

I studied drum set at Berklee College of Music where I performed in the styles of rock, jazz, Latin, funk, and Middle Eastern. I am a drummer for several churches, big band, show choir/musical, jazz combos, various bands. I am a member of an Independent world class WGI drum line (2009-2011).

General Music

I took over 20 classes in composition and theory. These include Jazz theory, tonal harmony, ear training, counterpoint, and 20th century composition.

Music Production

I have a degree from Berklee College of Music with a minor in Music Technology. This major was extremely driven by technology and required all students to know the principles of audio and how to work your way around different DAW's. While studying Music technology I was required to take courses in recording and mixing where we learned how to used DAW's like protools, and other common plugins like reverb, compression, gates, and vocal tuning in a professional way. I have also taken internships at a post production and a recording studio to further my knowledge on different types of audio production.

Music Theory

While at Berklee I took over 20 classes in music theory.

Berklee College of Music
Film Scoring

Education

Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maxwell will travel within 3 miles of Boston, MA 02116.