Recording (incl HSC compositions)

Styles Any style incl: HSC, jazz, metal, rock, pop, funk, weird, classical, other
Pricing HSC prices: $80/hour in my studio (or quote). $90/hour on-site (or quote)
  • I am able to do simple recordings for projects such as HSC compositions etc. I can travel to your school to do these and I can also record at my own studio.

Prices for HSC recordings are: $80/hour in my studio (or quote). $90/hour on-site (or quote)

  • I can record your or your band's demo or album in my studio.

  • I offer very cheap rates to school age bands and musicians, giving you the opportunity to gain experience in the recording studio environment as well as great sounding recordings to share with your friends and families etc.

  • I can record up to 18 channels at once. This means close micing up the drums and recording the whole band at once is no a problem at all.

  • I offer package deals for multiple sessions.

  • I am also able to help produce your albums/demos if you are a budding songwriter etc

  • I have many instruments available in my studio for you to use on your recording if you need/want.

My teaching practice:

Quality and affordable expert direction for you or your child's musical education. I offer inspiring lessons with a vast amount of musical knowledge and experience in various genres to draw from, always tailored to suit you and your needs/wants. My lessons are fun and engaging while remaining appropriate and formal. Strong focus is made on student technique and musical understandings. I encourage versatility and provide a strong technical and musical foundation for you or your child to launch from in whichever field of study you want. Lessons with me are only part of a musical education as positive reinforcement, encouragement and exposure to music at home and in your environment are also keys to success.

My Studio:

My studio is a clean, safe and welcoming environment. I provide access to a vast amount of listen-able music, educational text books and audio-visual material as well as recording equipment. If desired, students are able to record their own CD's for reflection and/or keepsake. (What a good Christmas present for the grandparents!)

Students are encouraged to perform at end of term concerts for invited friends and families and their fellow student peers.

Studio Policies:

I offer a four week trial period after which lessons are payable a term in advance. Missed lessons without 24 hours notice are typically not caught up (unless special circumstances) however, given notice, I will do my best to catch up missed lessons at a time that best suits both of us.

About me:

  • Currently lecturing and tutoring composition and music technology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

  • 20+ years teaching experience (Bass guitar, Classical/Electric Guitar, Piano, Composition and Musicianship/Music Theory, Band Conducting).

  • 20+ years experience as a professional musician.

  • Completed PhD in Music Composition at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

  • 18+ years experience as a composer.

  • Awarded Master of Music Composition as well as 1st class honours and a distinction average in Bachelor of Music Composition degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

  • Numerous distinctions in AMEB exams with a final AmusA diploma on Piano, 7th Grade Musicianship, 6th Grade Classical Guitar.

  • Winner of the Alan Zavod Jazz/Classical fusion award in 2008.

  • Have performed at multiple international jazz festivals in Europe and New York on Bass Guitar and Piano as well as numerous festivals in Australia.

  • I have a strong passion for music in its inception, education, performance and composition.

  • Advanced rhythmic studies are part of my main focus in my own personal development in music. Pushing rhythmic boundaries and practising complex rhythms has become second nature to me.

  • I design my own computer software (including compositional, performance based and educational programs).

  • 25 years experience recording sounds.

  • I am dedicated to my students and to my profession as an educator and musician.

  • I am always seeking to learn more.

I live with my wonderful wife Alex and our two daughters and a cat in our beautiful bush setting home in Hornsby. This is where we both teach from. Alex teaches flute (beginner to AmusA level) and is a full time music teacher at Asquith Girls High School.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to your call or email.

You can find a sample of some of my personal music explorations on this website:

Hornsby, NSW

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Details last updated: April 27, 2023