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« Perfect! I am on to my second pack of 5 lessons with Cristian, and I have had... More »
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Simone
« Perfect! I am on to my second pack of 5 lessons with Cristian, and I have had such a great experience and been amazed at the progress in such a short amount of time. My initial goals were to be able to co-produce in sessions with other producers, which I have achieved (I was a complete novice before). I am now working towards gaining more confidence as an independent producer and have already been able to take artists/writers ideas in 1:1 sessions and make them into a beat I can use as a demo. Cristian has been encouraging, knowledgable and patient throughout our lessons and I would highly recommend him. »
£25/h
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Lessons offered by Cristian
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music Production
  • Music Technology
  • Computer-aided music
  • Mixing
  • Audio Engineering
  • Music Recording
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced Artist & Producer (with BA Hons Creative Music Production - 1st Class) offering production and composition lessons in London

Methodology

Hi! I believe in teaching with a simple, engaging, practical, hands on approach, allowing you to lead the way based on where you are in your development.
I offer individually tailored lessons and sessions for creatives of any level :)

I teach concepts in the following disciplines (beginner through to advanced):

- Music Production
- Mixing & Mastering techniques, mindset & creative approaches
- Programming (of drums and MIDI)
- Layering
- Sound Design
- Music Harmony & Theory
- Songwriting techniques and insight into the processes I utilise for writing, developing and finishing songs.

I can help you programme, layer and sculpt sounds, as well as help you utilise Dynamic Processors like Compressors, EQ's (Digital & Analogue) and other FX based forms of processing such as Delay, Reverb and Modulation in order to bring your ideas to life. These skills are essential for modern producer/songwriters, though In my opinion equally important is understanding your own relationship to music and how you can translate your feelings and emotions into sound.

I operate day to day from my studio in Finchley.
I am experienced in Logic Pro X, Ableton Live & Pro Tools.
I play Piano, Guitar, Bass & Saxophone and can help you on your journey towards using instruments to compose music.
My studio is equipped with different instruments which you are welcome to use during our sessions!

I want to help you get the best from yourself and will always offer honest, detailed, constructive feedback on your songs, productions and mixes.
I'm happy to provide you with written lesson recaps after our session.

For some people one lesson might be all you need. For this reason some people come to me for one off lessons and return casually on an as and when basis.

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One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Cristian will plan your first lesson with care.

Experience

I'm an English/Italian Artist, Music Producer, Songwriter & Mix Engineer based in North London. I've been teaching for 3 years now, initially I never gave much thought to teaching, however after giving friends lengthy sessions to help them with their productions they suggested I offer lessons to others. I've grown a real affinity for helping people develop as producers and composers :)

I am actively writing and performing original music, as well as regularly collaborating on varied musical projects. I am always learning, studying and making music and I truly believe this is the key to continuous and enjoyable development. I also enjoy DJing and regularly perform DJ sets in venues in London.

You can check my latest artist release here: (concealed information)

I enjoy many different styles of music and have benefited from having an extensive palette throughout my musical journey so far. I particularly enjoy Soul, Hip Hop, RnB, Ambient, Electronic, Grime, Folk, Rock Blues and Jazz music. My ears are always open to new sounds and textures.

I have experience in the analogue domain recording bands (playing Jazz, Funk, Pop, Rock, Metal, Neo-Soul, Electronic & multi-genre hybrid styles) through large console desks.
The prevalence of DAW's in the last decade has allowed many great artists access to a professional recording environment using just a laptop and a few fairly inexpensive bits of gear.

I am also very experienced in recording audio, sampling, programming and orchestrating music with MIDI. I began making my truest music with a DIY mentality using the equipment I had access to like inexpensive microphones and MIDI controllers. I am competent with Sound Design and I utilise the fundamental concepts which allow me control of the envelope, colour, timbre and the texture of my sound choices.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £112
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £225

Details

I often successfully use Zoom for online sessions and can happily recommend these for anyone who is unsure about in person lessons due to the Coronavirus pandemic. You can share your screen with me and your direct audio output as well as me being able to utilise remote control of your DAW. Very handy and efficient for online sessions.

Online lesson or lesson at my home studio in Finchley Central: £25 p/h
Lesson at your residence: £35 p/h (this includes travel compensation)
I have package offers available for those who are interested in more than one lesson.

I have a minimum 24 hour cancelation notice. This is a respectful request.

Lessons offered by Cristian
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Production
  • Music Technology
  • Computer-aided music
  • Mixing
  • Audio Engineering
  • Music Recording
Levels
  • All Levels

Cristian's CV

Portfolio

(concealed information)

Education

ICMP: September 2016 - April 2019

Qualification Grade

BA Hons 1st Class
Creative Music Production

Access To Music London: Sept 2015 - June 2016

Qualification Grade

Level 4 Extended Diploma for Distinction*
Creative Practitioners

Access To Music Bristol: Sept 2014 - June 2015

Qualification Grade

Music Performance Level 3 Distinction*


Coming from an Italian background I love to cook and find there are many interesting parallels between composing emotive music and cooking beautiful food.
I believe in breaking down social barriers. I enjoy going to music festivals, traveling and generally interacting with people from different walks of life. Particularly spending time in my native Italy and speaking the language with others.
I enjoy following football and snooker internationally.

Languages: English & Italian
References available upon request

40 reviews on Cristian
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Simone

Perfect! I am on to my second pack of 5 lessons with Cristian, and I have had such a great experience and been amazed at the progress in such a short amount of time.

My initial goals were to be able to co-produce in sessions with other producers, which I have achieved (I was a complete novice before).

I am now working towards gaining more confidence as an independent producer and have already been able to take artists/writers ideas in 1:1 sessions and make them into a beat I can use as a demo.

Cristian has been encouraging, knowledgable and patient throughout our lessons and I would highly recommend him.

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Daniel

Perfect! I really liked Cristian's profile from the Superprof website and so didn't look around for other tutors. Luckily, I made a great choice! Cristian has helped me immensely with Logic Pro X. In the short time that we have studied together I have already learned so much about mixing and mastering and I feel much better equipped to use Logic than before when I was scouring YouTube for endless videos - these are also great - but it helps so much to have someone who can distill the information down to what you need. Cristian has a very good technique - he works with your songs and gently suggests improvements that you would have otherwise taken much longer to realise/execute. Cristian is also a really talented musician and I've been listening a lot to his music and you can see he is technically very gifted. I'm really excited to see what he puts out next and I hope I can continue to learn from him over the next year so I can develop a workflow that allows ideas to more fluently translate to Logic. Cristian is a great teacher, very thorough and accessible, and he really enjoys what he does... Definitely get in touch with him and take your skills to the next stage. Cheers Cris!

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Daisy

Perfect! Nice and fun lesson! Never gets bored and super friendly to beginners!

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Cemre

Perfect! Cristian is a great tutor, very personable and dedicated. He shares tips customised to your requirements and goals - may it be mixing tips or materials to help you expand your knowledge. Really happy to have met him!

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David

Perfect! Cristian is a great tutor and our class helped me out a lot in understanding workflows better and to get a better grip on some of the logic pro x plugins,I totally recommend him.

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Ellie

Perfect! Cristian is really patient and I progressed a lot with him!

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Mohin

Perfect! Cristian is an amazing teacher. His knowledge and teaching methods are incredible and he makes it so easy to learn from him. Really looking forward to having more lessons!

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Oscar

Perfect! "Cristian is great - he has been super helpful throughout. He has really good learning techniques and always let you do all the work so you can learn! I would gladly recommend him to anyone, he is exactly what you need!"

Oscar

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Chiara

Perfect! Cristian has great knowledge, is extremely helpful, flexible and supportive. I highly recommend him as a tutor.

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William

Perfect! I couldn't recommend Cristian enough. Very patient and extremely knowledge with an aim to improve self sufficiency. I use logic and after two lessons I can already hear a vast improvement in my drum patterns (as a tech house producer this is extremely important), along with technical abilit. Easy going and put me at ease straightaway. Cristian set me tasks to increase my keyboard skills and as he is versatile he is able to teach me both production and musical knowledge which is one thing I have longed to learn more about. A five star tutor.

13 recommendations

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Anna Eline

Cristian is a not only a great musician and producer. He’s also an incredibly humble guy. He has taught me how to be a better songwriter and musician, and also a better person.




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Luca

Since the first time I met cristian he showed himself very kind and talented. He is very focus on details and he has a big personality.He is always ready to listen and his advice are amazing.
Furthermore, he speaks very good Italian.

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Jack

Cristian is a great teacher and explains things really well. He helped me grasp the basics in no time and set me interesting challenges to keep me inspired to keep going when I hit the wall of frustration at first. I owe him a lot. Highly recommended.

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Aron

We’ve written songs together, and I could easily work with him,
also in the past, Cris gave me lessons about music producing, mixing and mastering.

He is particularly good at it.

I totally recommend him.

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Serena

Cristian taught me how to master and how to make sure that my projects always sound amazing. A great teacher!

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Vesa

He is so kind and patient with everything! You just feel at ease and supported whilst learning which I think is so important because it creates a safe environment for mistakes. And the quicker you realise what you could improve on, the more you excel in the techniques -like I did. Above all, his knowledge is amazing and I learn so much in even a short amount of time.

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Gabriele

It is with great pleasure that I write a recommendation for Christian. He has been my teacher for a few years now. He is commended for his professionalism and quality of instruction. He plans well and works diligently in helping others achieve the fullest potential. He has the passion, intellect and communcatice skills to be an outstanding teacher and I recommend him without reservation.

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Diego

I met Cristian about two years ago, and in a very short time, I was able to tell how valuable he was as a human being, as well as a good friend. We have had very good recording sessions in which the musicians feel completely relaxed thanks to his natural charm. He is passionate about music and about art, which makes him a rare kind in the industry nowadays.

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Lily

Really got a lot out of our lessons, he's very patient and helped me really push on with my mixing ability. He explains things very well and makes sure you understand why he is teaching you something, as well as making sure you are learning the things you want to learn! Highly recommended

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Arnoldas

I know Cristian because I have done recordings with him and lessons on music production.

Cristian is a super good listener, he will listen to everything you have to say and find the answer to any questions or problems you would have. He is very polite and understanding. With his experience and skills, he can mold and shape your music for the better.

When we were recording with him and he was teaching us, he minded what we wanted very carefully and tried to achieve it as close as he could. Taught us very good lessons/tricks about the studio and music production and just general things about music/studio/recording.

I recommend him very much to everyone who would like an excellent music production tutor!

Interview with Cristian

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you first develop a passion for music and your favourite instrument?
Cristian — From a young age I was always listening to different music, singing and performing at home to my family and friends, I didn't take it all that seriously until 2014 when I quit my full time job at 19 to move to Bristol and focus on creating and performing music full time! I love the sound of a real piano in a room, it always brings music out of me.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Is there a particular type of music or artist that you listen to on a loop without it driving you crazy?
Cristian — I'm someone that can find a song of any style that I'll fall in love with and play it 100 times on repeat! It can be any type of music.. It tends to be a song that really moves me, and feels as though it epitomises the current zeitgeist of my life.
QUESTION 03 | 08
Explain to us the most difficult or riveting course you could personally give to a student of music.
Cristian — I don't believe it's about difficulty, rather it's about immersion. For someone starting out, who wanted to dive in and give music 100% I would say this.. Pick an album a week (start with one you really love, and progress through to music that challenges your ears) and listen to it top to bottom each day with your eyes closed. Feel the music. Listen with no distractions and get inside the music. Listen for new layers that you are training your ears to hear. From there you can note the emotions and feelings that arise, you could note down progressions you hear, you could transcribe or recreate elements and techniques you hear that sound interesting or inspiring - the best thing though is to enter a creative space after this conscious listening, have fun and let the music come back through you in your own creation.
QUESTION 04 | 08
What do you think is the most complicated instrument to master and why?
Cristian — Maybe the guitar.. Or a brass instrument like the Saxophone. Any instrument in my opinion is challenging. You hear a musical idea in your head, you then have to translate it on a physical instrument.. It's not inherently easy. Unlike your voice where you can sing immediately what you hear.
Understanding the whole fretboard of a guitar and being able to use it with complete expressive freedom is something I am still on a journey towards achieving - each string has a different tone and timbre and is an instrument in itself in my opinion. The sax, man... some of the best musicians I know play it, it seems as though it really requires your entire physiology, your full attention, your mind and your spirit to combine completely to allow you the full expression. Big lungs too!
QUESTION 05 | 08
What are your keys to success?
Cristian — Be passionate first and foremost. It comes directly from enjoying what you do. When you keep things fresh, interesting and fun I find it's always a pleasure to keep improving and you can maintain perspective because you always know the reason you do what you do is because you enjoy it and you have a genuine passion and love for it.

Be focused, realistic and develop a smart work ethic. I don't necessarily always want to spend 8 hours in the studio. If I can achieve my intended objective to the highest standard and have as much if not more fun in 45 minutes - i'd much rather do that! 10,000 hours doesn't equate to becoming better if you aren't using those hours efficiently.
That said, passion comes into it again. When you're starting out, the more time you can practically spend on what you are working towards, inevitably all those hours you spent every day practicing, working and creating, these will compound eventually and become very valuable assets to you.

Know and practice trusting your instinct. Instinct never lies.

Stay in touch with your truth, your blessings and live in a place of gratitude - Especially if you have the luxury to spend time expressing yourself through music 🙂 It's infectious when it's genuine!

Build and maintain genuine relationships with other humans. This is essential.
QUESTION 06 | 08
Name three musicians you dream of meeting in your favourite bar in the early hours of the morning. Explain why.
Cristian — Dr. Dre, Justin Vernon and Chet Baker (RIP).. Imagine having a conversation with those guys!
QUESTION 07 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to music or your days at music school.
Cristian — I was rehearsing for a performance in the Colston Hall in Bristol in 2014.. It was a band set up and I was performing lead vocals and playing acoustic guitar. We practiced a few times before the show and on the night we huddled together then went up and played it. Nailed it! It felt great, we really moved the audience and we got a big round of applause... I saw the video back and was horrifieddddd to hear how poor our collective vocal pitch was! I mean seriously, it was like... bad. Haha! It taught me that 'failing' is the best way to improve and if you can laugh at yourself and are always open to how you can improve then you most certainly will.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What are the little touches that make you a Superprof in music?
Cristian — I appreciate my own attention to detail. I enjoy very much having lots of small microscopic elements work in tandem with the main elements of a piece of music. Whether they blend together, support each other, contrast or juxtapose each other. Just taking the time to feel into each tone and each sound and consider the big picture of the music is something I love to do. I always try to use sounds of the world around me to create with, it adds another dimension to the music.

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