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Introduction: There are tons of schools all over the world that teach the traditional piano, music theory, composition, songwriting and home studio lessons. Here with Modern Musical Techniques we teach you want to know, give you the fundamental techniques and help you develop a network with individuals learning the same skill set as you. We teach traditional techniques through todays music, emphasizing student application and creation over performance evaluation. Our courses is a 4 month program divided into 4 four week semesters. Each semester brings takes you further into understanding and creating the music you love to hear. We accomplish this by exploiting the underlining similarities of music genres in our modern era and making that the focus of our lessons Services: music theory/production/composition/engineering/songwriting and keyboard lessons Musical Styles (Piano): Jazz, Pop, R&B, Classical, Funk, Gospel and Rock Teaching Experience: k-12, collegian and individual practice. VA, GA, TX & CA teaching certificates Composition Experience: Disney World TV, Scars (independent film), Chicago Hidden War (documentary), Norfolk Contemporary Concert Series Engineering/Production Credits: T.I., Domo Genesis, Brent Faiyaz, Rostrum Records, Fetty Wap(Atlantic), Arsonal The Rebel (UDUBB Battle League Owner), Sammie, Troy Ave, Snoop Dogg, Freeway, Havoc (Mobb Deep), BBOD (VH1 LHHA), Peter Gunz, Kid Ink, Yowda (MMG), Young Crazy, Mickie Factz, MWatts, 2Milly(E1), BigWill The Party King(E1), Sy Ari Da Kid(Universal) and more Software Certifications- Pro Tools Certification (101 & 110), Fruity Loops, Cakewalk/Sonar, Logic Pro, Propellerhead Reason, DAW & Hardware Troubleshooting, Finale, Waves Complete Suite, Sound Toys, Sony Sonox Elite Oxford Suite, Native Instruments Komplete, Auto-Tune Evo, McDSP Complete, SPL Audio Suite, Isotope Ozone 6 Advanced, Softube, Final Cut Pro X, Microsoft Office Suite, Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X Black Element Recording Studios: Co-CEO of Black Element Recording Studios Handle the day to day operations of the studio: recording, mixing, mastering, music paperwork, campaign building, internship program, and teaching Make beats, compositions, and structure music around lyrics for local musical artist and in house artist Conduct a music program with a non-profit organization (Family Restoration Services) ProTools Certified 100 & 110 (2014/2016)

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Julius C.

Theory taught me to play all my favorite songs and even got me songwriting again! Great teacher
Jun 23, 2021
Nicole W.

As an aspiring singer I’ve been searching for someone to help me with my vision and I found him! He’s an incredible musician— He’s an artist as well, and can help feed your creativity. He produced, co-wrote, and engineered my latest song. I must say.. I got more than I paid for!
Jan 27, 2021
Otis J.

Piano Lessons

Very talented and enthusiastic teacher!
Jun 25, 2015
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