Alvin Anthony

Alvin A.

New York, NY

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About

Alvin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
September 2013

Whether you want to write the hits or write songs that are for you and your friends to enjoy, understanding songwriting is a much deeper study then many originally think. I am a complete songwriting nerd and along with the countless books I have read on the subject, I also have a songwriting deal with a very successful publisher. As a songwriting teacher, I try to nurture the creative, impulsive and often times otherworldly feeling us writers get when we write songs while enriching the process with lessons in craft that can help you convey your message much clearer and much more powerfully. I follow a curriculum that I have been developing, which is compiled from countless books, notes from songwriting panels and experts and from my experience writing songs professionally with my publisher.

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Experience

Songwriter
Oct 2015 - Present
Independent Publisher

Alvin is a signed songwriter with a well established, 30 year old independent publisher. He frequently writes to finished tracks that need topline (lyrics and melody) and also creates songs from his own tracks or piano accompaniment.

Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - Present
Private School

Alvin seeks to inspire his student's love for music through songwriting. He teaches a curriculum where children learn various instruments, how to sing and how to use music software with the end goal of creating their own songs.

Producer/ Songwriter/ Engineer
Sep 2012 - Present
Private Studio

Alvin founded a Studio in Miami, Florida September 2012. the Studio has changed locations a few times in it's life, but has found it's home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Alvin produces and writes songs out of this studio and is constantly working with New York City's top vocalists and musicians (Sony, Motown the Musical). Recently. Alvin's pursuit of inspiring and meaningful music has given him a reputation for motivating both new and professional songwriters to reach their maximum potential.

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Music Teacher
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Arts 4 Learning

Alvin held an after school songwriting class for middle school children interested in developing a skill for songwriting. Alvin taught them various instruments, arrangement in songwriting, melody and lyric, and they recorded a song as a culminating project.

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Education

Mixing and Mastering, Sound Design
Jan 2013 - Nov 2014
Dubspot Music Production

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Grammy Associate
Sep 2014
The Recording Academy

Photos & Videos

Snapshot of songwriting curriculum I've developed from all my reading on the subject and experience as a signed songwriter.

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Snapshot of songwriting curriculum I've developed from all my reading on the subject and experience as a signed songwriter.

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2 Reviews

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Anna K. Jan 21, 2015
Songwriting · In studio

I would definitely recommend working with Alvin. As a producer, he always keeps an eye on trends, he listens a lot of new music and he is very sensitive to elements. He tries to incorporate in his tracks the best findings and he is open to experiment.
As a songwriter, Alvin has a very clear understanding of commercial sound and knows what consist a catchy lyrics. He thoroughly selects the best words and phrases for the songs to bring the best to the audience.
Alvin is very passionate about what he’s doing and ambitious. Very nice person, easy to talk to, easy to do deal with.

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Liz T. Dec 17, 2014
Songwriting · In home

Alvin is a great producer and collaborator to work with! I have been working with Alvin the past few months, and it has been a great experience! He is dedicated to making quality music, and really understand the needs of a songwriter and vocalist from the role of a producer and arranger. He takes the time and care with his clients to deliver results in a timely manner, and I look forward to creating more great songs with him in the future!

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