Music Subjects Tutor Brenden from Vancouver

Music Subjects Tutor Brenden from Vancouver, BC
Name Brenden M. Recommended
City Vancouver, BC
Additional Location Burnaby
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 My Home/Office, Learner's Home or Work, Public Place, Online
Review Rating
Hourly Rate C$42

For about 20 years I've been learning to create, perform, record, and mix electronic music. Without being musically trained in a classical sense, I approached making music after growing up with video games and sci fi, loving strange soundscapes and multimedia. Math, physics, spirit of rhythms: the music and sound flow!

Education / Certificates
  • Trade Diploma, Audio Engineering and Production - Pacific Audio Visual Institute. 2010.
  • I've worked with audio and video on computers for about 19 years.
Professional Experience

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
  • Intermediate knowledge about video editing.
Teaching Approach

I want to help you with:

  1. Fun / finding ways being creative and productive musically.
  2. Understanding what methods can make which sounds.
  3. Nourish natural abilities to make your own sounds for you.

I want to help students utilize their chosen software and hardware to create the sounds you've heard, and those you you can discover which are in fact brand new and unheard before!

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 am flexible, let's talk about your timing availability and see what could work.

Teaching Place(s)
  1. In person is good.
  2. Zoom or chat is good.
  3. Public library is good.

It might depend on what you want to learn. Maybe it's using your own gear with your computer where you plan to make music, or maybe it's talking about audio and looking at software on a laptop at the library.

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2 reviews available.

Keiko N.

2 years 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.
2 years 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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