Nick Gunn

Nick G.

Los Angeles, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lessons from a working multi-platinum selling composer and music producer! Classically trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music I can teach you how to create music that will launch or bring success to your career! I have composed and produced over 15 albums selling millions worldwide spending a 55 consecutive week run on the Billboard charts. I have owned my own label distributed exclusively by Warner Music Group / ADA representing over 75 artist and several hundred titles. As a current and active voting member of The Grammy's, my experience affords you, the student, unprecedented access to becoming a working and successful recording artist, composer and musician! Let's get started....

About Nick G.

Successful working music producer and composer signed to Armada Music as well operating and owning his own label, Blue Dot Studios, distributed exclusively by Sony Music, The Orchard. Learn how to compose, produce and engineer music from a working multi-platinum selling composer and music producer! Nick will take you step by step, in his own studio, through the process of creating your own successful track. Classically trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Nick will teach you all the basic essentials that drive hit music making your music sound like a pro! Nick G., also known as world music artist Nicholas G., is a music producer and artist who has written, self-produced and engineered over 250 songs and 19 albums selling millions worldwide achieving 55 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Charts. His warm and nurturing approach towards students as well as his ability to explain techniques in a simple and accessible manner make him an exceptional teacher. His songwriting, engineering, and production skills are unparalleled amongst his peers and he is a proven / verifiable figure in the world of music on an international and highly respected level.

His music has been licensed and used by numerous companies such as Discovery Channel, Wynn Resorts, Universal, Sea World, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Bose Audio to name a few.

He currently produces for multiple Billboard charting dance and pop acts who have received multiple iTunes top 100 dance and Billboard charting singles.

Nick is a long time voting member of NARAS, The Grammy’s, and is currently active within the Chicago Chapter.

In Nick's lessons you will learn:
– Techniques used in creating exceptional productions and mixes
– Introduction to DAW's (Digital Audio Workstations)
– Laying the foundation for a successful song within a DAW
– Song construction, top line melody, and lyric writing
– Working with vocals and vocalists
– Recording all the elements, making the right choices
– Mixing, effect processing, and learning objectivity
– Mastering and finalizing your project
– Exposure, getting your track heard. The do’s and don'ts of the music industry
– Follow up. Keep producing and creating from what you have learned. I can be a valuable team member for you and add you to my business network.


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20 Reviews
Lai Y.
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Nick is a very experienced teacher, and has provided me with a lot of valuable advice in my future career. Within shot period of time,, I am able too learn the process of writing my own songs and be able to produce them. I am very grateful to him for his patience and expertise. I flew in from Hong Kong in order to take lessons from him over the last month. I'm very much looking forward to taking more lessons from him in December of this year.

Posted Aug 5, 2017
Lai yin
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He is a funny guy and provide a relaxing and enjoyable class and i can get new knowledge on music. I expect the next class.

Posted Feb 14, 2017
Monika J.
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I just started my lessons and have been impressed by his holistic and fun teaching method! I definitely feel like I'm learning and expanding my knowledge of what I need to do to become a successful songwriter in the industry! ...I can't wait for my next session!:)

Posted Jan 22, 2017
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I have been working with Nick for about 6 months now to learn music production and record my own music. Nick is very dedicated to helping his students succeed, even if that goes beyond the hourly lessons. I am constantly reaching out to him with questions and receiving helpful feedback. I am amazed how I have improved these last few months because of Nick, and look forward to what he can do to help me further evolve my career as a musician. Learning from someone with such experience and success in the industry is a priceless opportunity that I would never advise anyone pass up.

Posted Jan 17, 2017
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I have been taking lessons from Nick for a few weeks now, and he has great insight into building songs from the bottom up. Along with the technical aspect, he really helps you with the process of turning a rough idea into a polished track. I'm looking forward to continuing lessons with Nick!

Posted Nov 19, 2016
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Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next one.

Posted May 26, 2016
Solveig Whittle
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Great critical feedback! Very professional and direct - no fluff.

Posted Oct 21, 2015
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I'm a vocalist and lyricist and until I took some top line writing lessons with Nick I was struggling. He has a way of making things sound so simple and is beyond talented....brilliant!

Posted Oct 14, 2015
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I learned some really cool engineering techniques in the studio to make my tracks sound better....he's really good at what he does!

Posted Oct 2, 2015
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Nick produced my first album "Lonely Traveler" and did a phenomenal job! He is very patient and extremely knowledgeable! He is also loads of fun to work with! I highly recommend Nick as an instructor for production! You will not be disappointed. It will be time well invested! :-)

Posted Sep 27, 2015
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I cannot say better things about Nick Gunn. He has been a tremendous help in my Music Production and is a wealth of knowledge. You see a lot of individuals writing music nowadays, however, it's not as common that you meet a true composer and musician.

Posted Sep 23, 2015
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Nick is an amazing teacher! I've been lucky enough to spend a solid amount of time in the studio with him and I've learned so much about recording and music production from watching him work and asking him a TON of questions! He is very generous with his knowledge and he has so much experience with song writing, sound engineering and overall music production. Just listen to his work, no matter what it is, it always sounds so good!!

Posted Sep 22, 2015
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Nick Gunn is a genius. The quality of knowledge he's serving up to his students is top of the line, exceeding all expectations.

Posted Sep 20, 2015
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Nick is a great teacher and mentor. He is easy to work with and always takes the time to make sure you get the best out of every situation.

Highly recommended!!

Posted Sep 20, 2015
Dana K.
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I've cowritten numerous song with Nick and am continuously impressed with his professionalism and ear for producing, vocals especially. His layering of tracks and how he interweaves different sounds, frequencies, and timbers throughout his compositions is simply amazing. A true artist.

Posted Sep 19, 2015
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I'm a vocalist and lyricist and until I took some top line writing lessons with Nick I was struggling. He has a way of making things sound so simple and is beyond talented....brilliant!

Posted Sep 18, 2015
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I'm a vocalist and lyricist and until I took some top line writing lessons with Nick I was struggling. He has a way of making things sound so simple and is beyond talented....brilliant!

Posted Sep 18, 2015

Nick Gunn is a very talented musician and gave me very good advice and guidance with my project

Posted Sep 17, 2015
William J
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Did some promo music for our product review with great results - Clients were asking us where they could get a copy of his music. Lot of talent and some haunting music.

Posted Sep 17, 2015
Gillian Renolds
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Wonderful and personal teacher. Really warm and lovely! I actually couldnt believe Mr Gunn is teaching lessons!! I have been a huge fan for years and I almost fell off my chair when I saw his name....such an asset to the teaching world!

Posted Sep 17, 2015

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(We Are) Nexus / Producer & Composer
May 2012 - Present

(We Are) Nexus

Arrangement, Composition and Music Production Teacher
Feb 2012 - Present

Shotgunn Productions

Specializing in teaching complete arrangement, composition and music production for major music markets such as Top40, Electronic Dance Music, Electro-Pop, Pop.

Nicholas G. - Multi-Platinum World Music Artist & Producer
Jan 1993 - Present

Nicholas G.

Board Member
May 2010 - Jan 2012

Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy

Board member responsibilities included organizing local Youth Battle of the Bands, balancing fiscal budge and fund raising.

CEO and Owner
Sep 2002 - May 2010

Gemini Sun Records

Gemini Sun Records, distributed exclusively by Warner Music Group / ADA represented 75 artists and over 250 titles within the world music genres.


Classical Music
Jan 1994 - Jan 1998

Royal Academy of Music


National Academy for the Recording Arts and Sciences, The
Jan 1995
The Recording Academy, known variously as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS, is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. The Recording Academy is headquartered in Santa Monica.

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