There's never been a time in my life that didn't revolve around music. I've learned there is no set way to write a song- there is only your way.
I'm a classically trained musician, with an emphasis on piano and songwriting. I focus mainly on hook writing and using the keys as both an accent piece and filler, and I'm glad to help you with your music.
I will work with you on any of the following:
-create a piano part for your mix
-find a good lyrical and melodic hook
-co-produce your song alongside a sound engineer
-write music tailored specifically to your style and voice
-play guitar on a track
-sing back-up vocals on a track
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
2 ReviewsEndorse Tay
Tay played keys for my song “In This Space” and I couldn’t be happier with how the track turned out. He heard exactly what I was going for and made it happen, all in a timely, friendly and professional manner. I recommend his services to everyone!
Tay was quick getting me an amazing and original track for my project.
Interview with Tay
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A cheap keyboard with 88 weighted keys, an acoustic guitar, a zoom h6 recorder, a sturdy laptop and some spiced rum.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music since I was 3 years old, and it progressed me through high school and into college, where I studied piano performance and songwriting. Over the years I've written so many songs and I've been in and out of studios enough to where people have started hiring me for their own projects. I love being in a studio as much as I love being on a stage.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've been hired for mostly Americana, singer-songwriter and alternative jazz rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I've done a lot of intense ear training, so its easy for me to pick up on a song as well as take notice in what is missing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Dynamics are the most important aspect of a song. You could hit all the right notes, but if they're all the same volume, tone or timbre the song is going to be painfully dull.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My roommates are not my biggest fans, considering I wake up at 6 a.m. and first thing I do is piano and vocal warm-ups. If there's a single particular track that I'm working on, I'll have it nearly complete by breakfast. After that, I shoot emails back and forth with whomever, make any necessary changes and work on perfecting those changes until the end of the day. I'll then record the revision and send it off.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ennio Morricone is a big inspiration for me when it comes to both dynamics and creating a riff that forces your attention.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I normally play keys or guitar for clients, and sometimes it goes hand-in-hand with co-writing or producing the song.