- Hourly rate £30
- Response Time 2h
- Number of students 50+
Experienced Artist & Producer (with BA Hons Creative Music Production - 1st Class) offering production and composition lessons in London
- at their home
- at your home
- By webcam
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Cristian will be happy to arrange your first Music Production lesson.
About the lesson
Hi! I believe in teaching with a simple, engaging, practical, hands on approach, allowing you to lead our sessions 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, mindset & creative approaches
- Programming (of drums and MIDI)
- 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 Highbury.
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.
- Music Production
- Music Technology
- Computer-aided music
- All Levels
I'm an English/Italian Artist, Music Producer, Songwriter & Mix Engineer based in Highbury, London. I've been teaching for 3 years now, initially I never gave much thought to teaching. 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.
In my own music, I love to use the ambience of the world around me to add colour and depth to my music.
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.
Perfect! Cristian is a great tutor. I learned a lot in the 1 hour lesson I booked. He is friendly, understanding and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and can't wait for future lessons.
Perfect! Friendly, professional and knowledgable. Within just an hour Cristian was able to help me learn lots of practical tips, as well as overcome some mental hurdles. I look forward to working with him more moving forward.
Perfect! Christian is a top shelf tutor and human. Kind, patience, considerate and perceptive about what you want to achieve with a broad skills set. Highly recommended.
Perfect! Extremely talented and insightful.
Perfect! Cristian has really adapted well to my experience level by explaining concepts with words and examples at my reach. He knows what he is talking about!
I am looking forward to the next classes with him!
Perfect! I am fairly competent in Logic Pro X, but it was great to see Cristian jump on my computer and show me many ways to improve my production. But also clearly explained. Looking forward to my next session.
Perfect! Very friendly and receptive to my project needs. Will use again when I need to progress
Perfect! I've just started my music production journey, and I don't know anyone better than Cristian to support me! We've only had a few lessons so far and I feel like i've learnt so much in such a small amount of time! Highly recommend!!
Perfect! Glad I chose him.. very helpful and patient
Perfect! As an individual with no experience with Music Production, Cris has made me feel at ease and been patient with my journey. I no longer feel anxious working through Logic Pro thanks to Cris and definitely see myself progressing well due to Cris expertise. I’m excited for the future as I know I’m in good hands and will one day have all the tools needed to express my creativity with Cris help!
Perfect! Cristian is a very good teacher. I liked a lot the lesson with him.
Perfect! Knows his stuff! Explains it so clearly and he's always open to questions! Even between lessons he would message to ask how i was finding everything! Nice guy 10/10
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.
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!
Perfect! Nice and fun lesson! Never gets bored and super friendly to beginners!
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!
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.
Perfect! Cristian is really patient and I progressed a lot with him!
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!
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!"
Perfect! Cristian has great knowledge, is extremely helpful, flexible and supportive. I highly recommend him as a tutor.
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.
Perfect! Cristian is an excellent teacher, I am a beginner and I understood everything. He is very friendly and makes you comfortable to ask any question you want. I would totally recommend him !!
Perfect! Cristian is one of those teachers that are excellent in what they do. The way he comes across is very friendly, knowledgeable and the willingness to help you. Simply put, he met me at my level by adding a great wealth of knowledge that was missing. We all can't be in an internship, studio, or going to school to get the information that makes you say "hmmm I get it". In just a few sessions I have gained knowledge that I didn't know and confirm things I wasn't too sure of. If you're serious about wanting to be an audio engineer or a producer stop "Youtubeing" and contact this man.
Perfect! I had a session with Cristian to get a second opinion about a song that I want to release. Cristian was very helpful with enhancing the mix and gave me some good advice using Logic Pro X as well. I will definitely contact him again. Highly recommend!
Excellent! I’m a music production newbie who needed some help along with my studies. I had a lesson with Cristian, he was very helpful in helping me getting started in turning a loop into the beginning of what could be a track. He’s a good listener in understanding your needs and he was capable of leading me to the right direction to improve.
Perfect! Can't speak highly enough about Cristian. The guy knows his stuff and he's so easy to talk to. Really enjoyed the lesson and plan to have some more with him. Felt very inspired after our chat!
Perfect! Cristian is an amazing teacher! He is fast, and has an answer to everything. His knowledge is really good, after just 2 lessons he helped me to make my production sound so much better. Def recommended!
Perfect! Christian is a very open and thoughtful tutor and he is keen to tailor the time to your needs. Highly recommended.
Perfect! Cristian is a really enthusiastic and great teacher. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of production and music making. He is a supportive mentor to my son whose ambition is to be a music producer. He always listens really carefully to what my son wants to get out of each lesson and shows a genuine interest in my son's music. He follows up lessons with an email of links/further information about topics covered. My son loves his lessons and always learns lots more about production and is motivated to make more music. His music making has developed a great deal since starting lessons with Cristian. I would fully recommend Cristian. He is a really generous and warm person and a gifted teacher.
Perfect! Cristian is an amazing tutor. He has great knowledge of software, theory and is excellent at sound selection.
He even creates his own music as well which is great!
I went to him for some help with one of my own tracks, which he definitely helped with and gave me a lot to think about and work on.
He doesn't just teach you things but actually gets you to think about why you are making certain decisions when mixing is concerned.
Although I went for an extended one-off session, I will definitely be returning at some point in the near future!
Genuinely a great guy.
Perfect! Very knowledgeable about mixing and production. Friendly and explains things very well! Christian also shared with me different materials on topics that I need to learn more about and that was very helpful.
Perfect! My experience with Cristian was great! He is very patient, kind and professional. He would really listen to my ideas and would do his best to help me achieve them. Now I simply asked him to mix my music from now on. Would recommend to anyone!
Perfect! I would 100% recommend Cristian, he is a well-mannered, well-spoken, talented and professional producer and engineer. It was a pleasure to have my first lesson with him and I am looking forward to many more. 5 Stars and all thumbs up
Perfect! Christian is a super cool tutor with a clear method of explaining complex matters and making it fun. I really enjoyed my 2 hours with him and shall be booking him for regular Logic Pro coaching. He is interesting, engaging and friendly. Added to that he sent me a full recap of our lesson in Word doc with screen shots from Logic. What more can one wish? Huge recommendations for a talented musician
Perfect! Cristian was very friendly, very easy to work with. I'm not a beginner, I needed help on something specific, he knew how to adapt, and he shared his knowledge and skills. I will definitely call him again. If you wanna learn, Cristian is your man.
Perfect! Cristian is a wizard! He got me understanding Logic Pro and music production in a very short amount of time. On top of that, he is a super cool guy with a great manner and very intelligent about his subject matter. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of music and music production and has a genuine passion for teaching which shines through. He is a top tutor. I would definitely recommend him and be happy to work with him again in the future!
- Cristian's response : I look forward to seeing how Thomas progresses!
Perfect! Enjoyed an excellent lesson with Cristian. Learned a great deal. Very knowledgeable and agreeable tutor. Will be engaging Cristian again as and when I need further advice.
Perfect! Cristian is the real deal. In depth experience and knowledge. Great educational skills and his focus is 100 % on improving your knowledge. I can without any hesitation recommend Cristian to anyone one that want to improve their knowledge of Music production.
- Cristian's response : It's always a bonus when teaching to help someone who has great taste and makes music that you connect with. Very pleased to be able to help on your musical journey. Björn is very hungry to learn and asks lots of questions. A friendly and kind person too, a pleasure to teach.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Cristian taught me how to master and how to make sure that my projects always sound amazing. A great teacher!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Amazing teacher, totally worth it! Makes complex prodction things sound like first grade mathematics. 10/10 p.s. his smiley personality is a great bonus.
Cristian is one of the best and most professional tutors I have ever met. He was well prepared, patient and helpful.
He gave me very detailed information and even extended reading/information in the area I was interested in. He explained everything in details with patience, and the lesson was tailor-made for me. I learnt so much from him!
Besides, Cristian is a great guy, kind and thoughtful. Thus, I highly recommend him.
Christian is an exceptional teacher. He was teaching me the secrets of mixing. Even though he was a teacher, he became a friend for me. Couldn't be happier by his services!
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- 5h: £140
- 10h: £280
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 Highbury Central: £30 p/h
Lesson at your residence: £40 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.
Find out more about Cristian
When did you first develop a passion for music and your favourite instrument?
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.
Is there a particular type of music or artist that you listen to on a loop without it driving you crazy?
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.
Explain to us the most difficult or riveting course you could personally give to a student of music.
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.
What do you think is the most complicated instrument to master and why?
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!
What are your keys to success?
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.
Name three musicians you dream of meeting in your favourite bar in the early hours of the morning. Explain why.
Dr. Dre, Justin Vernon and Chet Baker (RIP).. Imagine having a conversation with those guys!
Provide a valuable anecdote related to music or your days at music school.
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.
What are the little touches that make you a Superprof in music?
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.