I am a versatile musician, with background in jazz, musical theatre, and accompaniment in various styles. I am also a vocal and instrumental arranger with studio and stage experience. I have a home studio and can record live piano or digital/MIDI parts for you, whether it is from sheet music, or to make an arrangement for your project.
I think the best thing I have to offer is my taste and my high standards. My influences are very diverse, ranging from classical music and jazz, to The Beatles, Israeli popular songs, musical theatre and film-scores, and I try to bring my own personality into every project.
Whether you want to brainstorm and find the perfect part for your song, or you already have the part written and just want a good recording, I'll be happy to work with you.
I have a Bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music in piano performance, and a Master's degree from The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in composition for media.
I can play various styles and compose or arrange music, either for live instruments or do the complete project in my DAW.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Asaf Finkelstein
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It's funny to be writing this in this website, but audio examples speak louder than words and degrees.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone with integrity that works in the styles I feel comfortable with and can contribute to.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Hopefully my good taste, and an intention to make the client happy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: That depends greatly on the type of the work. Sometimes I will use a reference and try to create a part that has all the same elements, and sometimes I will make suggestions to the client and try to do it in a more personal way. My main tool has always been the piano, and this is where most of my ideas come from. In music for picture, sometimes I will get inspiration from a sound instead of a melody.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My DAW is Cubase pro and my notation software is Sibelius ultimate. I have a 1960 Bluthner upright piano, a Yamaha p120 digital piano, and some condenser mics.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I arrange and record piano and keyboard tracks and write various types or arrangements
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Versatility and musicianship.