Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I composed the music for a radio ad for a tour that a group of musicians from my school went on. The ad turned out great and we got a ton of publicity. I got to perform my song on tour and got a great response.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am mixing my backing tracks to my original songs and creating patches for a live performance coming up for me on New Years. Also writing my sister a piano sonata for Christmas.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will be able to create the exact track that you need (within a couple revisions). I will intuitively understand your needs and I will fulfill them quickly with amazing quality and an originality that you don't often see.
What do you like most about your job?
I am passionately love with music, and my career path. I can constantly innovate, create, break rules, experiment, and learn an infinite amount because of how many genres and how much gear there is out there.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How quickly can you get it done? -A day.
How much do you charge? -For you, less than the others.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
There are not many females with my unique skill set. People often assume that I didn't produce or engineer my own work.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your ultimate vision for this project, and how do you see me accomplishing that?
What type of mood/genre/feel are you going for? Do you need vocals? How long should the track be?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure the provider can be genre-versatile. You need someone who intuitively understands your songs needs.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Mac, Midi Keyboard, my mic, my guitar, and my interface. That's all I need to get the job done.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I am graduating from Eastern University in May. I will be teaching privately and composing for TV ads. I have garanteed work in that field. I've been studying composition, piano, voice and production privately for 8 years and I have studied songwriting, recording, and performing in Nashville and have gone on tour. I'll be going on a big tour again in May in the Philadelphia area.
How would you describe your style?
Electropop with touches of any of the following: jazz, hiphop, dubstep, neo-soul, rock, prog, or punk.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I think it'd be amazing to work with Lady Gaga. She's incredibly vocally talented. I think she can be even more sophisticated with her compositions that stay simple and rely on hype to not be boring. I'd love to help her out with that and sing with her.
Can you share one music production tip?
People neglect to use drums creatively. They use standard beats and don't vary it up a lot. People can make their tracks pop by creating sophisticated rhythms, fills, and stops.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I compose background music for ads and I write songs of any genre, but mostly electro-pop, jazz, rock, and fusion.
What's your strongest skill?
Simply the quality of my compositions. I am a very good writer.
What do you bring to a song?
Innovative chords, sound structure, compelling lyrics (funny, quirky or emotional), interesting rhythmic changes (meter changes, beat displacement, stops, syncopation), catchy melodies.
What's your typical work process?
I work in bursts. I can go for many hours without stopping but still staying sharp as a knife. I work quickly and efficiently.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Oxygen Midi, Mac, Logic Pro, Condenser mic, and an Mbox Interface.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
David Bowie, Kate Bush, Lady Gaga, The Talking Heads, Alt-J, Marina and the Diamonds, Robert Glasper, and Mika.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.