Albino Mbie

Albino M.

Cambridge, MA
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Lesson Details

Music Recording

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been recording music back In Mozambique where I was born and in the USA. I am working as a freelance Recording and Mixing engineer
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Albino teaches



Albino delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2003

Albino was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and strings made out of electrical cords.

Drawn to the sounds of neighborhood street musicians in Maputo, Albino began to play in a number of local bands. As with his home-made guitar, Albino wanted to combine styles and incorporate diverse elements in his music. For his talents to grow, he knew he needed experience new places, cultures, and sounds.

While studying music education and Performance at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, he heard about the Berklee School of Music in Boston, USA, where he could expand his musical horizons. Soon after, he was one of the first students to receive a full scholarship to Berklee through the African Scholars program. In 2009, he settled in Boston, Massachusetts.

At Berklee, he was exposed to a variety of influences, but wanted to go deeper into the roots of jazz and expand his knowledge of music. He auditioned and was selected to participate in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, which is directed by Danilo Perez and the residency teachers, including Joe Lovano John Patitucci, and Terri Lyne Carrington. The Institute emphasizes an artist's original vision in jazz, and has helped Albino find his own unique voice in the art form.

Albino still felt the absence of his own Mozambican traditions in his music. With the help of his mentors, Richard Bona and Lionel Loueke, two of the most prominent African musicians in the United States of America today, he began to bridge that gap.

Today, Albino's music succeeds in combining many disparate parts into an organic whole. It incorporates his musical experiences from Mozambique, the U.S., and many other places around the world, combining rhythmic patterns and musical concepts to create a unique Moz-Jazz sound. He will always continue to combine and capture the energies of different musical traditions to create a unified and original musical style.

Albino's original composition “Mozambique Dance” was recorded by Jazz Revelation Records, a student-run record label at the Berklee College of Music, for the 8th annual album released in 2011. He also recorded “Awusiwana,” his own composition, for the Berklee 2012 summer album. His debut album, also called Mozambique Dance, is to be released in Spring 2013.

Albino is an active musician, and has performed in several countries including Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Italy, the U.S., and Mexico. He has also produced and recorded various projects in Mozambique and in the United States. In 2012, he will graduate from Berklee College with a degree in Music Production & Engineering and Performance, and a minor in Acoustics and Electronics.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method dependent on the type of student. All my students will be treated with care and commitment to help them archive the their goals in the lessons.
We will be using book method as a way to follow a clear direction.
Learn songs, chords, scales, phrase, theory and more material that is needed for better musical foundation.

I am open to what the student wants to achieve over short and long terms.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Desk top and Laptop Mac Computers
Protools, Logic Pro, reason
Focusrite 56 Liquide, Focusrite Dual Mono Mic pre
BBe Maximizer
Bricasti, M7, sterreo reverb

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar Amp

*** Specialties ***
Bass Guitar
Song writing
Audio Recording

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Music teacher, Recording and Mixing Engineer, Music producer
Jan 2006 - Present
Berklee College Of Music, At your Door Music school, Boston School of arts, Bloom Music.


Performance, Music production and Sound Engineering
Jan 2009 - Present
Berklee College Of Music
Guitar Performance, Music Education and Sound Engineer
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
Berklee College Of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Portuguse and English
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Performance, Music production and Sound Engineering
May 2013
Berklee College of Music


First Place in the category of World music
May 2014
International song writing competition 2013

Photos & Videos

Live Performance at Perfection Studios!!
Photo by Albino M.
Albino Mbie Performing Original music
Live performance
Photo by Albino M.

Photo by Albino M.


12 Reviews

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Tara S. Jan 27, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I like and appreciate the way Albino teaches. His methodology works for me. His balance between patience and keeping it interesting and challenging is absolute perfection.

Eunhye J. Dec 3, 2017
Guitar · In studio

I had my first lesson learning "Romans". He taught me how to approach in learning guitar. He's knowledgeable, kind and enthusiastic. I highly recommend.

Gina Sep 7, 2017
Singing · In studio

Albino is a supportive instructor. He definitely wants to help mold his students into the best performers they can be. Very excited to continue working with him!

Michael M. Aug 30, 2017
Guitar · In home

Very patient and knowledgeable. Great mix of feedback and praise

Caleb Jul 10, 2017
Singing · Online

canceled on the day of my first lesson... didn't reply to emails.

Sean Mar 15, 2017
Singing · In studio

Great teacher; talented, patient, and really willing to work with you

Rodrigo Feb 8, 2017
Guitar · In home

Just started (class one)-so far so good. Very patient, clear, and obviously talented and hard working. And a pretty nice guy.

Robb Jan 25, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Exactly what I was looking for in a ukulele instructor

William M. Sep 14, 2016
Singing · In home

Albino M, was great to meet him for lesson. Very patient and makes you feel calm.

Glenn Y. Aug 27, 2016
Bass Guitar · Online


Amalie Apr 3, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Albino was great with my young daughter. She was really excited to practice what he taught. She was able to play a simple song after her first lesson. He connected with her.

Paul Jun 26, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

Excellent experience!

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