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Michael passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13 to 55

Teaching since:
2015

Hey there! My name is Michael and I'm an audio engineer and musician based in the Washington, D.C. area.

I believe that discipline, methodology, and consistency are the keys to a successful career in music.

I started studying music in 2012 and haven't looked back. I play bass guitar, electric guitar, and piano. In addition to teaching music lessons I work as a freelance audio engineer and play bass in alternative pop-rock group Hungry on Monday and experimental jazz trio Agmité.

I got my start in audio working as an intern at a studio in my hometown (M80 Recording Studio) and after a few months began working there as an in-house engineer and producer. Currently, I freelance at various studios in the Washington, D.C. area and work with a wide range of local and mid-atlantic artists.

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Experience

Audio Engineer
Jul 2018 - Present
Asparagus Media

Bassist
Oct 2017 - Present
Agmité

Bassist
Aug 2016 - Present
Hungry on Monday

Freelance Audio Engineer
Mar 2016 - Present
Self Employed

Chief Producer and Chief Engineer
Aug 2017 - Jul 2018
M80 Recording Studio

Arranged for servicing of studio equipment, ran sessions and developed studio upkeep procedures.

Bassist
Dec 2016 - Dec 2017
Del Florida

Engineer and Producer
Apr 2017 - Aug 2017
M80 Recording Studio

Ran sessions as lead engineer, aided in upkeep of studio equipment, and managed studio needs.

Intern
Feb 2017 - Apr 2017
M80 Recording Studio

Managed studio calendar, assisted in session setup and tear-down, and managed the artist(s) ad their needs.

Education

Field Of StudyThe Comprehensive Recording Industry Program
Oct 2017 - Present
Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences
High School Diploma
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
Woodgrove High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Pro Tools 12 Certified Operator
Oct 2018
Avid

Pro Tools 12 Certified User
Oct 2018
Avid

Awards

#1 Rock Band in DMV area
Apr 2018
Reverbnation
Intern Scholarship
Feb 2017
M80 Recording Studio

Affiliations

Audio Engineering Society
Jan 2018

Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

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American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2018

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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BMI
Jul 2017

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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SoundExchange
Mar 2017

SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit collective management organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders.
We represent recording artists – from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It’s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio.

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2 Reviews

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Nick P. Oct 30, 2018
Ableton · Online

Can't recommend enough, incredible lessons.

Nathan Aug 14, 2018
Music Recording · In studio

This guy knows what he’s talking about and is a great teacher. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to learn about recording engineering at any level.

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