Vancouver Music Software, Synthesizer, Music Composition, Ear Training Instructor Brenden

Music Software tutor Brenden from Vancouver, BC
Name Brenden M.Recommended
City Vancouver, BC
Additional Location Burnaby
Teaching Music Software, Synthesizer, Music Composition, Ear Training
Working With Youth, Adults, Groups
Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hourly Rate $35

Learn music software, sound design, instruments, and plugins. Set up a home studio. I have ~17 years of experience in computer audio, including MIDI, controllers, FX, synths, recording, editing, and DAWs. Time and practice can help you produce the sounds you imagine, but having a tutor on hand is a fast track!

Music Background & Credentials
Audio Engineering and Production, Pacific Audio Visual Institute, BC Sept 2010. Program average around 94% (Honors). About 28 hrs/month spent in studio internship while at school, with hundreds of hours over 1 year practicing recording and mixing in student allotted studio time.
Professional Experience
I've done the sound for an audio podcast since 2021. Since 2017, I've edited and mixed voiceover audio for a software company. Around 2013 for a couple years, I edited narration when I worked for an audio book company. In 2011-2012 I co-produced a full album by a bluegrass band. We used a professional recording studio for recording, and I did the rest of editing, mixing, and mastering at home. I have made electronic music at home since 2005, using Ableton mostly.
Teaching & Other Details
I think an awareness of sound physics and also some math is quite useful. Everything in the software is -6 dB this and 48 kHz that. To understand some of this is to understand what the software is reporting and develop a thought sense what your ears are hearing. Of course, I want to help you expand the skills you most want to learn.

To get the right settings on a synth or effect, it helps to have the meanings of things like "filter" or "frequency" and so on. Get an idea, press a button, turn a knob, and hear new connections!
Late morning to early evenings.
Preferred Teaching Place
Zoom. At your home studio in Vancouver. A cafe or at the library. I will wear a mask during in person sessions.
2 reviews available.

Melissa L.

Knowledgeable and patient instructor
1 month ago

Brendan is a wonderful instructor and is willing to go the extra mile to help you reach your goals. I went in knowing nothing about synthesizers, and Brendan researched my particular instruments to help me get the most out of them. He possesses a breadth of knowledge that I feel I only skimmed the surface of. I definitely recommend him as an instructor and look forward to continuing lessons with him in the future.

Michael S.
Michael S.

Excellent Teacher, Informed and Personable
7 months ago

Brenden is an excellent teacher in the area of Audio & Visual production, and has a vast knowledge of most digital recording systems, as well is patient and detailed in his explanations of exactly how these systems work. I would highly recommend Brenden as a coach, mentor and teacher. I am a professional musician as well and have logged many hours in the recording studio as a producer, so I have worked with some very good engineers over the years. Brenden had a vast array of knowledge in the digital audio visual recording realm and I would highly recommend him to assist you with learning how to record with DAW, Audio Engineer and/or assist with producing your music and/or music video. Check me out on Sax in the George Michael Video - Kissing a Fool I have played Sax in Bands with Keith Scott Guitarist with Bryan Adams, toured across Canada opening for Mr. Mr. with the Jim Foster Band. Opened for James Brown, Greg Allman with the R&B All Stars Worked as a Music Publishing Manager / Producer of Karaoke with United Karaoke, Wrote and Produced Jingles with Can-a Jingle, Uptown Productions - Produced Video Productions for Canadian Airlines in flight destination, and have performed countless other gigs over the years - including my own corporate band Jet Set I know talent when I see it, Brenden is a very talented instructor! Check him out! Michael Skinner

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