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Michael P.

White Plains, NY

$50/hour

Experienced Saxophone and Music Production/composition instructor

$50/Hour


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SUNY Buffalo Honors Program
Music Performance

Education

SUNY Buffalo Honors Program (Music Performance)

About Michael

I began my career in music straight out of college and haven't stopped since. My work in the audio, film, and television industries and success in both the multi-cultural and general markets have brought me many accolades among peers and clients alike. I have a background in classical music, a deep love for contemporary rhythms and beats, and an exceptional talent for melding different genres and textures together. I've produced, mixed and composed music featured in projects for Mercedes, Volvo, Reebok, Sears, Old Navy, Absolut, Intel, Cingular, Verizon, Bacardi and "The Sarah Silverman Show." among others.

I was accepted into the University of Buffalo's Honors Program at just 17 years old on a full scholarship for saxophone. While there, I studied composition, saxophone and piano. During my junior year, I was the only undergraduate ever to be accepted into the school's electronic music graduate program. I was also the recipient of the National Hispanic Scholarship Award for academic excellence.

I have been creating and producing music in all media for 10+years. I love to teach and was selected by APPLE to design and teach a music production course for Logic Pro, so I come prepared and know how to deliver learning outcomes by having organized and well laid out lesson plans and setting long term goals. I have taught saxophone to all ages and all levels and consider it a privilege to share my experience and knowledge with others so they too can create music or learn and improve their skills on the saxophone.

Music is and has been my life since the third grade. My lessons can be instrumental instruction on the saxophone and/or modern production and composition techniques so it is a well rounded experience that will make your skills and performance better but also leave you with the ability to write and record your own tracks, which can be the most fun of all!)
I began my career in music straight out of college and haven't stopped since. My work in the audio, film, and television industries and success in both the multi-cultural and general markets have brought me many accolades among peers and clients alike. I have a background in classical music, a deep love for contemporary rhythms and beats, and an Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of White Plains, NY 10607

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Composition (Music)

I have enjoyed a career as a composer and producer in many different styles of music for 15+ years. I have worked at several of the top music production companies in New York and have composed original music for 100's of TV commercials and media. I've had the privilege to employ in my studio many college students and interns and expertly guided them in the art and methods of creating their own music.

Music Production

I have been producing and composing since 1996 when I got my first job at TOMANDANDY in NYC. There I had the opportunity to really learn more about production, recording and composition and at age 21 began writing music for TV commercials and other media outlets. I then moved to AMBER MUSIC, London and NY, where I worked extensively underscoring original music and SFX for numerous advertising campaigns. Now I own my own company, through which I still produce and compose for ad agencies such as McGarry Bowen, Ultra 16, Frekshow, Young and Rubican, and Momentum WW. Most recently I produced all the audio assets for the NYS recycling program and Shake Beverage in the Ukraine. Both of my parents were teachers, and I have an incredible respect for the craft. I'm dedicated and serious about being prepared to get results, but also always make it fun.

Saxophone

I received a full scholarship to the SUNY Buffalo Honor's program for saxophone, competing among thousands of prospective students for only 2 slots in the entire program.

SUNY Buffalo Honors Program
Music Performance

Education

SUNY Buffalo Honors Program (Music Performance)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of White Plains, NY 10607.