Hello all, My name is Mitchell Leonard. I studied classical and jazz piano all throughout my youth. You can learn more about me, and hear what I've done so far, at www.mitchellleonard.com. I'm here to connect with working musicians in need of piano and keyboard parts on recordings, as well as assistance with composition.
- I am available to track any piano or synth parts you need. My home studio includes multiple keyboards, ProTools, and high quality monitors. I'm well seasoned in adding incidentals (strings, pads, etc) to flesh out simpler recordings.
- I excel at helping strong ideas reach their musical potential, and work closely with a top-notch engineer with an amazing ear. I can help take any musical concept from start to finish.
- I'm always open to performance gigs. I'm skilled in sight-reading, pick up quickly by ear, and am well-seasoned on the stage.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Mitchell Leonard
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually listen to a song a few times without even touching a keyboard or console, just to get a feel for it. I'll take it with me in the car or on a pair of headphones when I'm going out. Then, I'll cycle through sounds as I try out different lines and progressions. The sound and the part have to work well together.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of my Brooklyn studio (picture in profile). I'm set up with all of the latest software, and have a full range of real instruments as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My composition idols are George Gershwin and Wayne Horvitz. For production, I'd had to say Mark Ronson and Clint Mansell.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lately I've been doing a ton of keyboard tracking. I put down pianos, synths, organs, and pads on tracks that need a little something extra to make them groove.