Mark Sobierajski
Pound Ridge, NY
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Mark Sobierajski

Mark S.

Pound Ridge, NY
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Want to eliminate writers block? Or make amazing musical compositions? Are you interested in music production? My take on theory is like no other! I make it easy to follow, covering an array of topics I find important to help you gain not only a deeper understanding but ultimate control over music itself and your vision for it. Starting from the ground up from pitch tuning and scales to advanced topics like counterpoint workflow and creativity and everything in between. I've been composing for 21 years since the age of 12 and I'm an amazing teacher with a lesson plan designed to get you to a level where you are constantly inspired and creative with all the skills you need to take the music from mind to sound.

About Mark S.

I'm a prolific composer music producer pianist and vocalist with hundreds of pieces of unreleased music not including hours and hours of unreleased recorded piano jams. I've written hundreds of thousands of notes and melodies. Started piano lessons at the age of 7 and started composing and performing my own music at the age of 12 at my piano recitals.

Currently I'm mostly making electronic music crossing the styles of baroque classical electronic dance music and technical death metal in my works. However I can write film scores and make other various works on demand for video game streamers or giving my touch on other artists tracks. My favorite scales are aeolian phrygian octatonic and chromatic and I love jamming/improvising with drummers live!!

I've been paid to play solo piano live on grand pianos all improvised never the same and never recited because I'm wild! However currently I mainly play my electronic music act out live in NYC area at least 2 times a month and have been performing this act live since 2013 at bars, clubs, venues, festivals, open mics, house parties and even parking lots. My act is a hybrid live act, I have an electronic drum kit frame where I set up several synths other controllers my computer and touch screens to perform live.

I've been on a computer since the age of 3 and know my way around computer software and hardware devices. I began composing music in MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) around the age of 16 using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) called Fruity Loops. I currently still use Fruity Loops now known as FL Studio but also have Bitwig and Ableton and can use all three fluently. Although I can help navigate anyone through any DAW as I know the abstract concepts of music production at a high level. I can even help design custom live set ups and help with coding you're own instruments!!!

I have my bachelors in computer science and my main work right now is at IBM in Research and Development where I am a Software Engineer Innovator and Inventor. I have a patent involving Artificial Intelligence and Sound Synthesis and I plan to invent more software advancing the performing arts music and sound.

Advancing music is my main passion and I strive to do that in three ways. First by pushing the bounds of music myself with what kind of music I create to inspire others, another way through technology and advancing music technology, and by teaching others like you so that you can go forth and create!

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Min
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Marq is a mad creative genius, and any knowledge that he happens to pass onto you will be highly worthwhile. Marq is also fun to work with and very open to your ideas and feedback.

Posted Apr 14, 2020
StevenJewel "CULTURE"
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Definitely enjoyed my first session with Mark!! He is very thorough with a fun energy that makes learning feel stress free and natural. I definitely recommend his services to all levels of producers that are looking to get some solid knowledge!

Posted Apr 12, 2020
Mike
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Mark knows all about music from a-z. I have been teaching myself music for years, and Mark knows right where im at and knew how to help me EQ better, arrange songs better, and helped me focus on my live set up as a performer and an engineer. THANKS MARK!!

Posted Apr 12, 2020
Isaiah
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As a preface, I am a beginner-intermediate music producer, so very much of what I make is still rather amateur. I have spent tens of hours watching different YouTube videos and reading blogs about music production trying to learn how to get better. If I had to put a time frame, I'd say I've been producing as a hobby for about 4 years now.

Anyway, I had a 1-hour lesson with Mark and I feel like I learned more about mixing in that 1-hour than I have in the months watching YouTube videos. Mark is super knowledgeable about music production and its techniques and he had answers to all of my questions. If you're on the fence about booking, I would highly suggest booking with Mark as he is professional, knowledgable, and easy to understand as he breaks down his methods in a beginner-friendly manner - things some other producer mentors struggle with I feel.

I would definitely book again with Mark in the future. If you want to level up your production, Mark is your best bet.

Posted Apr 12, 2020
Simba
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Mark has a very unique and easy-to-understand approach when it comes to teaching music. I keep close tabs on all of his live streams and have learned an array of tips and tricks for producing, composing and arranging. I recommend him to anyone looking for an intelligent, down to earth guide.

Posted Apr 12, 2020
Joe
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This dude is fire 100%.
I’ve been watching Marks live streams and have been blown away by the quality of his audio in the streams themselves and his quality compositions. He his engaged with his audience at every turn and in his sets and always bring the highest energy to his performance and shares trade secrets and wisdom to his viewers. He is very technically skilled in audio engineering and computers in general. Great dude to have in any musical alliance. His knowledge of theory and his technical prowess are just top notch. Enough said.

-Joe Luckinbill

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Jessica
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Mark provided my daughter with piano lessons for several months. He made it really fun and engaged her in the love of music. He was patient, always kind, and professional. I highly recommend him and wish he was still around to teach her.

Posted Apr 10, 2020

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