Alnilam Music

Stockton, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

AM has been involved in music production from start to finish for almost 30 years. We stay connected to the trends in all aspects of the entertainment industry. We have backgrounds in business, marketing, communications, writing, composition and education. Most importantly, we have an ever-growing passion for creating music and making our clients better at their craft with each and every project.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The process of watching an idea from it's inception take form into a final product, watching a student improve their skills as an instrumentalist, writer or vocalist, then helping them produce a professional quality product we can all be proud of in the end.

Location

Stockton, CA 95209

Years in business

6

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Vince W. Mar 8, 2016
    Audio Recording
    Verified Review
    My experience was fantastic, professional, creative & economical! Brandon has done a wonderful job & I will use his services again & again! ...I'm VinceWest.US ;^~
  • Kristy W. Mar 9, 2015
    I teach elementary music. With Brandon's help, I was able to record the alto part for our holiday musical into the purchased practice-trax, and double myself singing on piano. Then, we adjusted the volume so it stood above the other parts, but did not overpower. This made a world of difference to my 3rd and 4th grade harmonizers, both students and parents loved it! I absolutely could not have done this without Brandon. He is professional, easy to work with, and a fine musician in addition to his technical skills in the studio. His rates are reasonable and I highly recommend him for any studio project, or lessons!
    Brandon K. G. Jan 25, 2016

    Thank you for your kind review. As always I look forward to working with you again soon!

  • Glendon G. Mar 4, 2015
    I have worked with Brandon for over 2 decades. He is very professional, works very hard to reach perfection on every project, super creative, and is a real team player. He responds very well to constructive criticism, which is rare in this industry. I would highly recommend Brandon for any music project you might have.
  • Angel E. Jul 22, 2014
    Brandon is a very creative musical artist. My wife and I had a song that we were working on and Brandon offered great suggestions on improving the overall likability. He added a great intro for it with the piano that goes perfectly with the song. He also added other components to the song that brought our song from a nice amateur piece to a professional level. Brandon is very versatile and can work with many different types of music genres. He has the musical experience to transform any piece into a masterpiece. Anyone who invests in Brandon, is investing their time with real talent and skill.
  • Chris S. Jul 21, 2014
    Nothing less than thorough and dedicated, Brandon has changed my understanding of music and made a better musician out of me. Easy to work with, and doesn't cut Amy corners when perfection is required. A true pleasure to record and practice with.
    Brandon K. G. Mar 3, 2015

    Chris, Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure working with you. I look forward to working with you again and getting more accomplished in the near future!

  • Angie E. Apr 26, 2014
    Extremely patient and knowledgeable in all aspects of the music biz. He helped me improve not just my vocals but helped me to have confidence in myself as well! Goes above and beyond with any song, regardless of style... And always give me something that is professional and well done. :)
    Brandon K. G. Apr 26, 2014

    Angie E. This means so much to hear! We are so glad that you have gotten so much from our time working together. Things will get even better from here.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Contact Introductory Interview (or conversation) Schedule Session Invoice/Receipt (after project is complete)
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We are constantly learning. It doesn't matter how long a person has done something well there is always room for improvement. We improve daily through practicing our crafts as writers, musicians and producers. We constantly improve our equipment and attend siminars to stay current with the developments in all aspects of the entertainment industry.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Projects are priced individually, but Alnilam Music does have a base rate. Projects start at $25 per hour. (Most sessions are atleast two hours) Private Instruction starts at $15 per half hour session. $25 per hour session. (Usually one lesson per week)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Brandon K. Guttenfelder (founder) "My family history is full of writers, musicians, and singers. I grew up pushing faders and setting microphones in my Father's studio. There is nothing more that I love to do than create music and help others do the same."
What types of customers have you worked with?
Piano, Voice, Music Theory Lessons. Basic Songwriting Demos to Full Album Productions (including photos, videos, copyright/publishing, and internet marketing) Film/Instrumental Music Composition, AudioBook Production, Audio Clean Up, Re-Mastering, Audio Transfers
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Projects vary in length due to the artistic nature of what we do. However, a basic demo project for an original song ready to record can take 3-12hrs depending on how much detail the artist wants to put into the track.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What are your realistc goals for your project? Recording? How many songs? How many instruments or people will be recording? Lessons? Please understand learning a craft such as songwritting, piano or voice take hard work and dedication. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy in this life!