Acumen Productions
Acumen Productions

Acumen Productions

Typically responds in about 3 hours

Exceptional 5.0(11)
Exceptional 5.0(11)
$75/hour
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Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: The most important aspect of how I teach is focused around enjoying music and excitement for your instrument. I don't really teach to strict adherence to any specific system but instead I love helping people navigate their own path in playing an instrument or making music. Although some aspects of learning an instrument can be challenging, enjoyment of playing music is my number one priority. Music has been a lifelong passion and journey for me starting when with school band in the 3rd grade. I got my first guitar when I was in 5th grade and later on went to receive by B.A. in Music from UC Riverside in 2013. Just a year before that I received "Best Soundtrack" award from CMF 2012 an international film competition for college students. Since then I have been actively teaching and working as a producer/composer/mixer in Oakland and the greater Bay Area. If you're local to the area you may see me around at show or event - feel free to come say hi!
Overview

Hired 14 times

Serves Berkeley, CA

Background checked

1 employee

8 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via PayPal and Venmo.

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Facebook, Instagram

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews

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Shayna Z.
Apr 18, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Stephen is very professional and productive! Working with him is easy and pleasant. He helped me finish my song recording and post-production with high-quality and good communication.

Details: Singing only (pre-recorded instrumentals) • Pop • 26 - 44 years old • 1 track • 5 minutes or fewer

Acumen Productions's reply
Thanks for trusting me with your song and mixing it as well. It was a lot of fun helping bring your vision to life!
Audio Recording
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Digne G.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Stephen is a thoughtful and supportive instructor who really caters to your needs and interests. I was eager to dive into learning songs, learning some music theory, and most of all enjoying the fun of making music, and he really responded to my requests. He crafted lessons that quickly got me strumming happily away at some of my favorite songs, and always provided the perfect amount of new information and advice so I could take my playing up a notch without becoming overwhelmed. He provides you with a google folder of all the lesson materials which is v helpful, and he's got all the answers when I ask him endless questions about theory or technique. Best of all, he's just a joy to work with and he creates a warm environment to explore and have fun!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Folk • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Acumen Productions's reply
Thank you for the very thoughtful and kind review Digne! Happy to work with you and glad I could help you with learning the guitar.
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Alex R.
Jul 28, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

This was such a great experience, Stephen was very patient and extremely helpful in attending to my schedule demands and work quality expectations. I couldn’t recommend him more and would imagine he would succeed helping in a wide variety of projects and areas. Thanks Stephen!

Details: Voice recording (podcast, audiobook, etc.) • Speech (spoken word, audiobook, podcast, etc.) • 26 - 44 years old • 1 track • 6 - 10 minutes • Mixing • Mastering

Acumen Productions's reply
Thanks so much for the kind words Alex. It was really great getting to work with you on such a cool project. Glad I could help out!
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Tem W.
Apr 15, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Stephen is very knowledgeable and professional. He has a good ear for music and is very skilled at what he does. I am definitely coming back for another track.

Details: Instruments only • R&B / Soul • Hip-hop / Rap • Pop • 26 - 44 years old • 1 track • 5 minutes or fewer • Mixing • Mastering • Editing • Pre-production • Post-production

Acumen Productions's reply
It was a pleasure working with you Tem! I'm glad I could be of service to you in the creation of your track. Looking forward to working with you again.
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Cetoile D.
Jan 14, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

It was a pleasure working with Acumen. So patient and professional. We made incredible use for the hours we were working together. I’m excited to continue working with him!

Details: Singing only (pre-recorded instrumentals) • Pop • 26 - 44 years old • 1 track • 5 minutes or fewer

Acumen Productions's reply
Thanks for the kind words Cetoile - looking forward to working together again!
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