I am a professional music producer. At its simplest, music production is the careful creative process of capturing and showcasing the raw recordings of a track, arranging them in the sonic sphere in such a way that a listener can truly connect with the artist's intention. More complexly, it can build an intriguing world of sound around the core songwriting elements through synthesis and sound design, extra recorded or MIDI instruments, field sounds, and piles of SFX and plugins such as reverbs, delays, pitch shifts, EQ's, compressors, distortions, and more, surrounding the listener with energetic aural intricacies.
I can teach all of this and more to my music production students, beginning with the basics of how to use music production software and how to put sounds together, leading through to how to lead and create successful fully produced and mixed music projects.
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I am passionate about music with degree-level expertise in songwriting & composition, recording, mixing & production, film scoring, and folk/pop violin. I possess significant practical and theoretical knowledge of these areas, and a deep understanding of how music works, curated through 15 years of musical endeavors, culminating in a 1st Class Hons BMus Music degree from Goldsmiths, UoL.
I am happy to combine these areas as relevant to student interest. I absolutely love teaching and look forward to taking on more students. I am very enthusiastic and work hard to ensure the best tuition experience including a personalized lesson plan for every session and taking on feedback.
Artist alias ‘INCONNIA’ set up to release my DIY alt-pop music. Production, recording, and mixing of an 8 track alt-pop album to be released
"Iona's Daily's" SoundCloud account hosts 500+ of my production ideas created through my daily production practice
Creation of a 20-minute indie-dance EP as part of my degree fully recorded, produced, and mixed by me
Creation of a 15-minute noise EP as part of my degree fully recorded, produced, and mixed by me
Vocal engineering of pop artist Timi Tamminen’s ‘Just For Tonight’ and ‘Your Caress’: two 2 hour sessions in which 60+ vocal parts were recorded for each song, Goldsmiths Music Studios
Vocal engineering of pop artist Jessi Mac’s ‘Facial Expressions’: Goldsmiths Music Studios
Acoustic grand piano engineering of alt-pop artist INCONNIA’s ‘Balloon Man’: INCONNIA is my alias, I brought in a piano player for this track, Goldsmiths Music Studios
Vocal and acoustic grand piano engineering of singer-songwriter Ali Yah’s ‘Wildfire’ (to be released): Goldsmiths Music Studios
Mix and master of alt-pop artist ‘Phe’s ‘Standing On A Platform’, ‘Alright’, and ‘Dreamy’ (to be released)
Nando’s Music Exchange x Roundhouse 2019: I was selected for NMX 2019 hosted by Roundhouse as a producer, songwriter, and violinist in collaboration with 4 other artists, our track ‘Yello’ was played on BBC Radio 1 Xtra and Reprezent Radio (on which I was interviewed about the project) and commended by Nadia Rose, Kwame, and Nonku Phiri
DIY writing, recording, and production of ‘Acknowledgments’ album for alt-pop artist INCONNIA, my alias, Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios
Multiple shadowing sessions with successful music producer Martin Searle in his studio in London learning about studio and industry etiquette and how to work with clients effectively
Creation of soundtrack for postgraduate comedy film short ‘Go for Alayna’, nominated for Royal Television Society ‘Postgraduate Comedy and Entertainment’ award 2020, worked to brief with director, producer, and team, together employing a creative and constructive group effort
Creation of soundtrack and foley for undergraduate animation short ‘Amputee Undefined’ by Sophie Kamlish, nominated for London International Animation Festival ‘Animated Documentaries’ award 2019
Sonic Art composition ‘Rebellion’ which documents ambient street sounds and interviews from an Extinction Rebellion protest in October 2019 captured using binaural and zoom microphones, featured on Framework Radio
Sonic Art composition ‘Amazing Grace’ which merges renditions of the sung hymn with recordings of water and the sea captured by hydrophone and zoom microphones, featured on Resonance FM
Cinematic composition ‘Midnight Lullaby’ featured on NX Records 2018 mixtape
AV WORK, 2018
Lead and assistant sound engineer at several large live music events at the World Subud Congress 2018 in Germany, set-up, pack-down, flexible troubleshooting, and learning quickly on the job under high pressure to achieve high quality sound which worked for both the performers and the audience
Co-responsibility for AV and live sound at Subud UK Congress 2018. Setting up and packing down AV equipment and assisting participants in the Congress with any AV problems/needs.
STUDIO VIOLIN WORK 2014-PRESENT
Significant body of violin recording for folk band ‘De’Malbysse’s album ‘Lucy Sands’ (hardcopy only)
Improvised violin for folk artist John Connor’s album ‘Heva Heva’ (hardcopy only)
Participant in string quartet for pop artist Jessi Mac’s ‘Carry On’ (to be released)
TUITION EXPERIENCE 2019-PRESENT:
Private tutoring, detailed tailored lesson plans, and striving for a professional but friendly approach that truly benefits student’s needs.
At present, I have taught 10+ students in a variety of musical areas.
Goldsmiths, University of London, London:
BMus Music,1st Class Honours
HEAR Studio Engineering
Exeter College, Exeter, Devon:
Level 3 Diploma in Music, D*D*D*
Extended Project Qualification on the Ethics of Fast Fashion, A
A level Music, B
AS level Business, B
Grade 8 Scottish Folk Violin, Distinction, Trinity College Grade 7 Classical Violin, Pass, Trinity College
Grade 5 Music Theory, Merit, ABRSM
Stover School, Newton Abbot, Devon:
10 GCSE’s grades A*-B (including Maths and English)
RSPH Level 1 Award in Food Hygiene Awareness
Duke of Edinburgh, Bronze
Perfect! Iona is patient, knowledgable and encouraging. I thought an hour of tuition might drag a bit but quite the opposite - the time flies by. I’ve learned a lot so far and it’s only lesson two.
Perfect! She is great!
Great student, very enthusiastic!
Iona is a fantastic and insightful tutor - she's hugely knowledgeable about music production and is really fun to work with.
Iona is a talented exciting new artist. Reducing her audience to tears with her haunting and moving work. Uplifting her audience with beautiful and exciting sound. A multi talented musician.
Iona is a great tutor! She taught me songwriting and production. Super supportive, organised and fun! I learnt a lot and definitely got out of the lessons what I wanted. She’s got loads of experiences and resources that make up the high quality education she delivers and she teaches however you want her to and to whatever style suits you!
Very encouraging and friendly! Certainly knows her stuff! I’ve come away from her lessons with solid practical knowledge and skills that I feel confident in putting in place academically, personally and professionally!
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