Shelby Lock

Pianist, Composer, & Arranger

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I'm a classically trained pianist, award-winning composer, and professional audio engineer with a 7-foot acoustic piano and high-end microphones––a one-stop shop for recording, mixing, and mastering your piano music. Equally confident playing by ear or score, I bring a diverse skillset to make your music come to life.

I've been a pianist for 19 years, playing both classical recitals and Nashville stages. I hold a BM in Music Composition and a BS in Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont University, where I also studied piano under Nashville Symphony Principal Pianist Dr. Robert Marler. As an undergraduate, my orchestral composition "Out of Ashes" won the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra's Composition Competition and received its premiere.

I do all my recordings in my studio on a Yamaha C7 piano––the same model used on hundreds of hit records. I pair this with AKG C414 microphones and industry-standard digital converters.

When you hire me, you don’t just get a player with a great instrument and equipment: you get an audio engineer who specializes in making classical and acoustic music shine. What sets me apart from other pianists is the holistic approach I bring as a musician, composer, and engineer.

Please note that at this time, I only record piano parts that have already been composed, which can include making improvements and fleshing out an existing piano part if desired. I also offer a variety of arranging services for other instruments, as well as sheet music engraving. Get in touch today to learn more.

To read more about my audio engineering services, visit my other SoundBetter profile, River Rock Records: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/232169-river-rock-records

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Shelby Lock
  • Ostrega Uhl Project
  • Michelle Areyzaga & Dana Brown (6)
  • Andy McCutcheon
  • Ostrega Uhl Project
  • Michelle Areyzaga & Dana Brown (6)
  • Andy McCutcheon
  • Andrew Andraos

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Kris
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    A very tricky set of piano music was taken on its maiden voyage thanks to the great skills of Shelby.
    Thank you for giving it your best!

  2. Review by Larry Jones
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    Shelby delivered everything I wanted on the recording. Both the playing and sound quality were excellent. This track really needed a real piano sound, and she gave it a great one.

  3. Review by Austen M.
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    Another excellent collaboration with Shelby! I'm very grateful to have connected with her.

  4. Review by Austen M.
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    Shelby's artistry added a beautiful depth to my composition!

  5. Review by Austen M.
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    Another wonderful experience with Shelby! A superb player and recording engineer!

  6. Review by Austen M.
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    Beautiful playing, beautiful recording and easy to work with! I'm looking forward to collaborating with Shelby again soon!

  7. Review by Andrew M.
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    Shelby Lock is a pleasure to work with! She's a great communicator and provides amazing work on reasonable timelines. Her piano composition is thoughtful and really elevates the song, and her performance impeccable! I highly recommend Shelby for your piano needs!

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Lirio by Shelby Lock

I was the Pianist, Composer, and Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Work begins after job is funded. Final WAV or AIFF files are released upon marking the job as complete. Two minor revisions are free.

Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
  • AKG C414 matched pair microphones
  • RME interface
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SoundBetter Deal

For solo piano projects, I provide competive bundle pricing that includes recording, mixing, and mastering. For projects that aren't solo piano, if you also hire me to mix your song, I offer a 10% discount to record the piano part.