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James D.

Ivy League-educated Master of Music (production and performance)

Ivy League-educated Master of Music (production and performance)

$50/hour

About James


Bio

Hi all! I'm a music producer, with a project management and international relations background as well. I've worked with children, TA'd Engineering at Brown U., and teach students of all ages in music production, theory, and performance.

I have a Master's in Production from Berklee College of Music, and 15+ years industry experience, based in NYC and New England. I've worked as a performer (multi-instrumentalist and vocalist), songwriter, composer, arranger, sound designer, studio manager,...

Hi all! I'm a music producer, with a project management and international relations background as well. I've worked with children, TA'd Engineering at Brown U., and teach students of all ages in music production, theory, and performance.

I have a Master's in Production from Berklee College of Music, and 15+ years industry experience, based in NYC and New England. I've worked as a performer (multi-instrumentalist and vocalist), songwriter, composer, arranger, sound designer, studio manager, tour manager, promoter, agent, publicist, engineer, and producer.

I also do audio for visual media (film/TV, podcasts, interactive, audiobooks). Recent projects include campaigns ft. John Legend, Taylor Momsen, Rosanne Cash, SCI, John Oates, Drive-By Truckers, John Carter Cash, and more, demos/EPs/singles/LPs in virtually all genres.

I've shared the stage and/or studio with: Wynton Marsalis/LCJO, Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano, Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), Bob Mintzer, Stu Mahan (Lettuce), Dave Harrington (Darkside/ARMS), Adam Agati (Ludacris/Marcus Miller/Cory Henry), Brady Watt (Talib Kweli), Daru Jones (Talib Kweli/Jack White), Bryan Ladd, Chris Gagne (Sean Jones/George Garzone), Nick Falk (Hiss Golden Messenger/Dori Freeman/Wood Bros./Molly Tuttle/Charlie Hunter), Jeff Prystowksy (Low Anthem), Burniss Travis (Q Tip/Robert Glasper), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Carlos de Leon (Tito Puentes), Louis Fouche (Jon Batiste/Late Show).

Testimonials:
"..Fantastic...musicianship, creativity, and professionalism beyond my expectations..On top of it all, a pleasure to work with..Looking forward to more projects that soar."
-Joe W, Emmy-winning director/producer

"..Phenomenal..Attention to detail, craftsmanship, and..quality is everything you'd hope for and more..a joy to work with..I can't recommend him highly enough."
-Dom F, writer/composer


Education

Brown University
International Relat.
Berklee College of Music
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Rates are per lesson up to one hour each. Special rates may apply for multiple-hour lessons, specific projects, and other scenarios on a case-by-case basis.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

15+ years working in the music industry. I have composed/arranged for dozens of groups in various formats across virtually all genres, ranging from small rock groups to 20-piece big band, as with the Brown Jazz Band, featuring guest artists such as Joe Lovano and Bob Mintzer. I have composed for film/TV, interactive media, and various other visual media. I also have experience with sound design for podcasts, audiobooks, and theater.

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I have been producing music for over 20 years. I work in all genres. Expert in Logic Pro, Pro Tools, modern recording techniques, pre-production (songwriting/arranging), editing, mixing, mastering, repair/restoration/remastering. I have also formal work-sponsored, university-level project management training. Some of my teachers/mentors in production include Sean Slade (Radiohead, Hole, Warren Zevon, Pixies, Weezer), Prince Charles Alexander (Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G.), and Jonathan Wyner (James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Cream, Miles Davis, Nirvana, Aimee Mann), David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Of Mice and Men, Joe Cocker), and more.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

15+ years working in the music industry. I have composed/arranged for dozens of groups in various formats across virtually all genres, ranging from small rock groups to 20-piece big band, as with the Brown Jazz Band, featuring guest artists such as Joe Lovano and Bob Mintzer. I have composed for film/TV, interactive media, and various other visual media. I also have experience with sound design for podcasts, audiobooks, and theater.
Guitar,

Guitar

I've been trained and mentored by top Berklee professors. I have been playing guitar for 25 years. As a multi-instrumentalist performer, I have shared the stage and/or studio with: Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Alice Lake (Eminem), Ryan Zoidis (Soulive), Stu Mahan (London Souls), Dave Harrington (Darkside), Adam Agati (Ludacris, Marcus Miller, Funk Apostles), Brady Watt (Talib Kweli), Daru Jones (Talib Kweli, Jack White), Jeff Prystowksy (The Low Anthem), Louis Cato (Snarky Puppy), Burniss Travis (Q Tip, Robert Glasper), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Carlos de Leon (Tito Puentes, Machito Grillo), Louis Fouché (Jon Batiste/The Late Show, Eddie Palmieri)
Music Production,

Music Production

I have been producing music for over 20 years. I work in all genres. Expert in Logic Pro, Pro Tools, modern recording techniques, pre-production (songwriting/arranging), editing, mixing, mastering, repair/restoration/remastering. I have also formal work-sponsored, university-level project management training. Some of my teachers/mentors in production include Sean Slade (Radiohead, Hole, Warren Zevon, Pixies, Weezer), Prince Charles Alexander (Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G.), and Jonathan Wyner (James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Cream, Miles Davis, Nirvana, Aimee Mann), David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Of Mice and Men, Joe Cocker), and more.
Trumpet,

Trumpet

As a performer, I have shared the stage and/or studio with: Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Alice Lake (Eminem), Ryan Zoidis (Soulive), Stu Mahan (London Souls), Dave Harrington (Darkside), Adam Agati (Ludacris, Marcus Miller, Funk Apostles), Brady Watt (Talib Kweli), Daru Jones (Talib Kweli, Jack White), Jeff Prystowksy (The Low Anthem), Louis Cato (Snarky Puppy), Burniss Travis (Q Tip, Robert Glasper), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Carlos de Leon (Tito Puentes, Machito Grillo), Louis Fouché (Jon Batiste/The Late Show, Eddie Palmieri)
Music Theory
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Response time: 15 hours

$50/hour

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James D.

$50/hour

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Contact James

Response time: 15 hours