Songwriting & Production
Chart-topping Hollywood Elite composer, songwriter and producer is now available for online lessons via Skype - exclusively for Piano Teachers Connect.
This multi-instrumentalist has worked with numerous multi-platinum selling artists such as the Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Erykah Badu and George Clinton. He is an established film score composer and cartoon animation writer and sound designer, working for corporate clients such as Disney, Fox and Mercedes-Benz.
From his London-based studios Yak offers bespoke one-to-one hourly lessons in a variety of subjects, ranging from songwriting and film scoring to sound design, mixing and mastering. He is an experienced software user of Logic Pro X, Waves, Melodyne, Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro and Hype.
Yak has a good sense of humour and is a patient and experienced tutor both privately and at university level. He speaks fluent English and German.
Lessons topics include:
• beats, loops & rhythm
• bass lines & root notes
• chord progressions & harmonic direction • melodic flow & curve
• lyrical content, story & metaphor
• structure & impact
• performance, playing & programming
• sounds, arrangement & orchestration
• effects, plugins & audio texture
• sync-to-picture, file formats & work strategy • mix, master and presentation
• match artist, lyrics, sound, genre
• target audience, chart potential, branding
It is advisable to provide an outline of the requested topics prior to the Skype lesson. This service is charged at $50 per hour.