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Instruments
Composition, Music Production, Music Theory, and Piano
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Genres
classical, electronic, pop, rock, contemporary, worship, church, soundtrack, film, tv, trailer, video game, dance, 8-bit, romance, sci-fi, action, horror, fantasy
Lesson Duration
45 minutes
Age Groups
6+

Steven Melin

Learn to write music for Film, TV, & Video Games or to play classical or video game piano music from the passionate YouTube artist 'VGPianoMan'! :)
Teaching Philosophy

I believe that every student should be taught in a manner to best accommodate his/her learning needs. I train students to be well-rounded musicians by meeting them where they're at and strengthening their weaknesses while working on assignments that interest them. Additionally, I treat students of all ages like adults. I give homework assignments and expect courtesy to allow for a positive & consistent learning environment.

Experience

• 17 years of piano study & performance

• 12 years of music composition

• 8 years of music teaching (both master classes & privately)

• Successful video game piano artist on YouTube: www.vgpianoman.com

• Professional experience with music hardware and software (including Finale, Sibelius, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, & Ableton Live)

*For additional information, I invite you to visit my website: www.stevenmelin.com

Credentials

• Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition for the Screen - Columbia College Chicago (graduating in summer 2014)

• Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance - Kennesaw State University

• Has studied under Hollywood film composers David McHugh (Mystic Pizza, Mr. North) and Gary Chang (The Breakfast Club, Under Seige)

• Eagle Scout

Affiliations

• SCL – Society of Composers and Lyricists

• GANG – Game Audio Network Guild

• ASCAP – American Society of Composers and Publishers

• IMDB – International Movie Database

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