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    Music Composition, Production and Sound Engineering Lessons

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    Class Overview

    I am a composer, producer, sound engineer and instructor.

    As a composer, I write music for concert, film, commercials and produce under the name Ross K. I have had my music performed in London (Royal College of Music, National Portrait Gallery, Britten Theatre), Scotland (St. Magnus Cathedral), Montreal (Pollack Hall, Redpath Hall) among others. I’ve had features on Nowness, Mercedes Benz, Document Journal, and short films screened in Edinburgh (Short Film Festival) and Rome (Museum of Contemporary Art). I am currently a member of BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021.

    As an engineer, I have recorded in studios, halls, churches and on-location in Montreal, London, Berlin and Toronto and worked as a producer and mixing engineer with artists including Andrea Balency (Mt. Kimbie), Urchin, Mt. Hadley among others. I’ve studied with Richard King (Yo Yo Ma) and George Massenburg (James Taylor, Earth Wind and Fire) while pursuing my Masters in Sound Recording (Tonmeister) from McGill University.

    Credentials:
    - Masters in Sound Recording Candidate, Schulich School of Music, McGill University,
    Montreal, Canada
    - Masters in Composition, Royal College of Music, London, England.
    - Bachelors of Music (Distinction), Schulich School of Music, McGill University

    Music Composition:

    - All ages, beginner to advanced.
    - I specialize in classical, film, pop/singer-songwriter, electronic.
    - Learn song-writing – harmony, melody, form
    - Composing and arranging for acoustic instruments
    - Sibelius and Finale Notation Software

    Music Theory:

    • All ages, beginner to advanced.
    • Classical, Jazz and Pop Music Theory
    • Basic rudiments, harmony, analysis, advanced topics in post-tonal theory.

    Music Production:
    - All ages, beginner to advanced.
    - Learn Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live
    - Basic to advanced techniques using software to compose, record and produce
    music
    - Over 10 years of experience producing my own and other artists’ music

    Mixing:

    - All ages, beginner to advanced.
    - Learn to professionally mix your music from start to finish, prepared for release
    - Concepts: EQ, Compression, Reverb, Gain Staging, Session Organization, Industry Practices, Plug Ins etc.
    - Learn Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live
    - Developing your own unique sound, Listening critically, Checking your mix
    - Over 10 years experience mixing classical, jazz, indie, electronic and film music

    Rates: $60.00/hr
    $75.00 / 1.5 hr

    Website: www.rosskoopmans.com
    Contact: [email protected]

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