Montesano Music
Montesano Music

Montesano Music

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Introduction: If you're a writer or vocalist and you want to hear your songs as a high quality product without the high price of a typical studio, you've come to the right place. A good producer must have talent and experience as a writer-composer and musician. My services range from guiding your songs with chords and rhythm— to perfecting lyrics and melody—to the final mix where the magic of a recording comes together. As a vocalist and songwriter myself, I will help you bring the best out of your voice, and I never rush the process. We will find the sound you are looking for. I love the creative process and have traveled the path of performer and musician to writer and producer. I offer musicianship, recording skills and creative guidance—from years of songwriting and experience.

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21 years in business

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Ezekiel K.

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If you need high quality recordings without breaking the bank, do yourself a favor & hit up Paul! He made the recording experience run smoothly and gave us helpful pointers along the way. Will definitely be working again with him in the near future.
Feb 24, 2020
Matt D.

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Amazing quality! Super cool experience, first time putting in a professional investment and Paul made the process interactive and added his expertise in every aspect from recording to mixing. Definitely recommend!
Feb 22, 2020
Gabriel H.

Working with Paul was a great experience. My first experience with recording, Paul made it simple and fun. He had great suggestions, a good ear, was supportive and helpful in song selections as well in some instances. The vocal demos I produced with Paul helped me land my first gig in a rock band, which was of course, my goal. We've just finished recording our first album and are in the editing phase! Thanks, Paul!
Nov 15, 2018
Richard V.

Paul recorded my Cd of original songs and did a brilliant job. Recording were crisp and clear and his creativity raised it To a higher level. He sees the big picture!
Jul 18, 2016
Dave E.

I would like to highly recommend Paul Montesano to you as a guitar and music instructor. Paul is a gifted guitar teacher. He is very well-respected in the San Diego music community; not only as an instructor; but as a performer and producer of musical programming content on public station KPBS – TV. Paul is absolutely passionate about all genres of guitar music, especially Latin and Bossa Nova playing styles. His love for the art is evident in his energetic teaching techniques. He is exceptionally patient with his students and his positive, honest feedback motivates his students to produce their best effort. Paul is also a gifted transcriber of songs. He encourages students to bring him recordings of songs they would like to learn. Paul is able to quickly identify and write out all of the chords and changes in piece of music simply by listening, this process totally enhances his students learning experience. It is my pleasure to recommend Paul Montesano as a guitar teacher. He is excellent working with students at all levels of playing ability and tailors his teaching method to the individual student. I am personally grateful to Paul for the knowledge learned while studying Bossa Nova style guitar playing techniques under his tutelage. There is something special about studying music and guitar playing techniques from a talented musician like Paul.
Jul 2, 2013


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Although my standard rate for recording music is $40 per hour, discounts are available for 3-hour blocks of time. Flat rates are an even better deal for song projects-- and the studio is available for podcast recording at only $30 per hour or $75 for 3 hours.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    My approach is to provide my clients with what they need most. If they are already good musicians and/or songwriters, I will offer my skills as an arranger and engineer. I am also available for collaboration with chord progressions, instrumental participation, and vocal coaching; which includes melodic and rhythmic phrasing and lyric development.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Private guitar lessons started at the age of 7 followed by classes in theory and composition into my teen years. Played professionally as a singer and guitarist since the age of 20 and learned digital recording from experienced professionals from 1996.

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