Music Subjects Tutor Brenden from Vancouver

Music Subjects Tutor Brenden from Vancouver, BC
Name Brenden M. Recommended
City Vancouver, BC
Teaching Ableton, Audio Engineering, Pro Tools, Synthesizer, Ear Training, Music Composition, Music Production, Music Software
Speaking English
Originally From Canada
Working With Youth, Adults, Groups
Levels I Teach Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lessons Take Place Learner's Home or Work, Public Place, Online
Review Rating
Hourly Rate C$35

I can help you learn to use music software like Pro Tools, Ableton, and iZotope RX. I can help you understand more about sound and synthesizers. I am not a Doctor, but I know a bit of the math, a bit of the physics, and many techniques of mixing, editing, mastering.

Education / Certificates
  • Trade Diploma, Audio Engineering and Production - Pacific Audio Visual Institute. 2010.
  • I've worked with audio and video on computers for about 17 years, studying things on the internet I wasn't learning at school.
Professional Experience

involved with computer music and audio since 2005:

  1. I have made music with Ableton Live, mostly for fun.
  2. Since 2017, I've worked as a computer music tutor and for an educational software company editing voiceovers with Pro Tools and iZotope RX.

Things I have experience with:

  • DAWs and audio editing
  • Making music with a computer or synth
  • Recording audio and MIDI at home
  • Using effects and plugins to mix sound
  • Audio mastering and online distribution
  • I know a bit about video editing.
Teaching Approach

Three overlapping areas:

  1. Learning some sound physics and digital audio,
  2. Understanding software and hardware and what you want to do,
  3. Fun: tools to be creative and productive musically.

Physics and math are helpful, and so are muscle memory and grooving. If you already play an instrument, it's easier to jump in maybe. But if you are good at computers, maybe it is easier from the other direction, too.


I'm only available in the afternoons or evenings. 

I think that 1.5 hr sessions are optimal.

My availability calendar is accurate for September 2023.

Teaching Place(s)
  • In person is OK.
  • Zoom or chat is OK.
  • Cafe or public library is OK.

Sharing screens is possible. However, it can be tricky sometimes to coordinate the computer for music software while running audio in Zoom. 

To talk sound physics and get ideas, that might work well.

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2 reviews available.

Keiko N.

1 year ago

I had very fruitful sessions with Brenden learning beginner level mixing and mastering on the Garageband for the past two months. Brenden's teaching method focused on understanding the "why" behind certain issues I faced with my own mixing of original/cover songs (EQ, Mater Reverb, etc.,) By using tons of analogies and examples easy to understand for a beginner like myself, I was able to digest key concepts and transform them into tangible skills-a lot faster and more effective than searching answers on youtube forever. What I also found extremely helpful was that Brenden left some notes prior to the lesson in response to the draft Garageband file I sent for him to take a look at, which allowed me to have more productive sessions with key concepts and further questions in mind. Whether you are trying to become a professional mixer, or someone like me who is a beginner and don't know how to tell if your mixing style is good or bad, Brenden will be a great resource to point you in the right direction and guide you through based on your level and skills.

East End Doug [James E.
East End Doug [James E.

Brenden accelerates results.
1 year ago

I highly recommend Brenden M. His ability to break down technical concepts that at first may seem overwhelming is rare. And he always explains the whats and whys of the problem as he's solving it before moving on, so there's no unsolved mystery at the end of a lesson. I also find Brenden M. to be patient, customer centred, fun to be around, flexible, a good listener, and a great technician/engineer. I meet with him once a week and am gradually believing that with help and effort, I too will achieve a high level on my DAW and make excellent records. One last thing: Because Brenden M. advises me on what hardware gear and software plug ins I might need or not need to achieve specific goals, I end up saving money... lots of it. But that's just icing on the cake. Therefore, I highly recommend Brenden M.

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