Nick Gunn

Nick G.

Chicago, IL

About Nick G.

Background check: Last verified 10/24/2016
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Nick teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2012
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Learn how to compose, produce and engineer successful 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 Yamaha sponsored artist who has written, self produced and engineered over 250 songs and 17 albums selling millions worldwide achieving 55 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Charts. His warm and 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. TakeLesson's recently published this article by Nick titled "15 Things You Must Do to Make it in the Music Industry": http://bit.ly/1LNR0J4

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.

Photos and Videos

Nick G welcomes you to his Chicago West Loop studio!

Experience

(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.

Education

Classical Music
Jan 1994 - Jan 1998
Royal Academy of Music

Affiliations

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.

19 Reviews on Nick G.

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Lai yin Feb 14, 2017
· Composition · In studio
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.
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Monika J. Jan 22, 2017
· Songwriting · In studio
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!:)
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Jarod Jan 17, 2017
· Audio Engineering · In studio
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.
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Ryan Nov 19, 2016
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
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!
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Nicole May 26, 2016
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
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Solveig Whittle Oct 21, 2015
· Arrangement and Composition · Online
Great critical feedback! Very professional and direct - no fluff.
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Carmen Oct 14, 2015
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
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!
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Dana Oct 2, 2015
· Music Recording · In studio
I learned some really cool engineering techniques in the studio to make my tracks sound better....he's really good at what he does!
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Brett Sep 27, 2015
· Music Production · In studio
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! :-)
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Jeff Sep 23, 2015
· Music Production · In studio
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.
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