Albino Mbie

Albino M.

Cambridge, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Solid knowledge from 18 years of playing guitar and singing, I Graduated From Berklee College Of music as one of the first African Scholars.

About Albino M.

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
Guitar Amp
Mic
Laptop
Mbox

*** Specialties ***
Guitar
Bass Guitar
Voice
Ukelele
Song writing
Production
Audio Recording
Mixing
Mastering

Reviews

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Shreya B.
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I recently began singing again after a year and was very unconfident in my voice and my ability to improve. Albino was the perfect instructor for someone like me because of his patience and positivity. He was able to point out issues with my singing technique or provide feedback in a very positive way, without seeming critical. Whenever I was confused about something, he would work with me non-stop until I understood. Albino inspires confidence in all his students, and I highly recommend him as a teacher!

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Shreya B.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I recently began singing again after a year and was very unconfident in my voice and my ability to improve. Albino was the perfect instructor for someone like me because of his patience and positivity. He was able to point out issues with my singing technique or provide feedback in a very positive way, without seeming critical. Whenever I was confused about something, he would work with me non-stop until I understood. Albino inspires confidence in all his students, and I highly recommend him as a teacher!

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Alexandra Fallon
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Albino is fabulous. I accomplished so much more in my lessons with him than I thought possible! He's so talented and also very patient.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Hilary F.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Albino was very patient and encouraging!

Posted Dec 18, 2018
Dan
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Albino - I just wanted to say thanks again so much for everything you did for me, I'm having so much fun recording. I just finished up my first track and was able to include guitars, bass, piano, drum and vocals, I can't believe how quickly you taught me all of this stuff. This is a huge improvement from where I was a few months ago. Thank you again!!!

Posted Sep 30, 2018
Franny
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Albino is an amazing teacher and musician. He has the ability to inspire you musically and make you feel very comfortable while doing it. He has taught me many new approaches, tips, and tricks to music theory. He has helped me to be able to really understand why things are the way they are, and not just figure things out on paper like an equation. Definitely the best tutor I've ever had! I'd highly recommend him.

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Angel Jimenez
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Patient, Supportive, and Encouraging.

It was what I was looking for when looking for a coach. Although, I wasn't trying to be the next American Idol, I did want to not butcher anymore of the songs I love to sing. I had taken singing lessons in the past and was hesitant with this experience, the issue was my instructors wanted me to learn what they wanted to teach and honestly didn't make for the best experience.

Albino made this experience different, our first few lessons were focused on learning some basics skills and drills. We explored what songs might be suitable to start off with given my range and where I was and started to practice and practice and practice, until i felt comfortable. The more comfortable I became and the better I became with my drills, the more options we explored, the more of the songs I wanted to really sing started to come into conversation and I felt as though I was and continue to make progress.

Albino has never made this about himself. He has never pushed his own style on me and I can really appreciate that. He genuinely enjoys helping you achieve something you never thought you could or were nervous of doing. He pushes you just enough that you feel challenged and want to continue doing it.

I've come so far in such a short period of time and I have him to thank. This is the man you want to be coached by if you're looking to be pushed in the right direction without feeling like there is only one way to get to where you want to be.

Posted Jun 3, 2018
Tara S.
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Jan 27, 2018
Eunhye J.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Dec 3, 2017
Gina
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Sep 7, 2017
Michael M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very patient and knowledgeable. Great mix of feedback and praise

Posted Aug 30, 2017
Caleb
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Sean
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Mar 15, 2017
Rodrigo
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Feb 8, 2017
Robb
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Exactly what I was looking for in a ukulele instructor

Posted Jan 25, 2017
William M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Sep 14, 2016
Glenn Y.
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent

Posted Aug 27, 2016
Amalie
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Apr 3, 2016
Paul
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Excellent experience!

Posted Jun 26, 2015

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Experience

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.

Education

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

Languages

portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguse and English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Performance, Music production and Sound Engineering
May 2013

Berklee College of Music

Awards

First Place in the category of World music
May 2014

International song writing competition 2013

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