SIAS Music Lessons

SIAS Music Lessons

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9 years in business

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Josias Yglesias is a songwriter, vocalist, acoustic guitarist, producer and audio engineer from Detroit, MI. Yglesias is versatile among pop, electronic, world, hip-hop, acoustic and R&B, and demonstrates his unique approaches through his band SIAS. Yglesias attended Berklee College of Music under two scholarships for singing and songwriting, and is currently finishing his last semester of his Music Business degree. Yglesias' songs have appeared on Spotify's U.S. Viral 50, Fresh Finds, ABC's The Bachelor playlist, MTV, and has also been featured on an entire episode of PBS' Backstage Pass. Yglesias specializes in many areas of music including songwriting, singing, acoustic guitar, piano, music production and engineering, mastering, electronic instrument design, and much more. Music is Yglesias' livelihood and has spent a great deal of time learning these skills through Berklee and most importantly from his own experiences. 

If you're looking for a teacher to help reach your musical goals with unique and effective approaches in areas such as songwriting and production, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can find out more about Josias' work and music at or on Spotify at

I enjoy having complete control over my music and sonic brand. Being able to take a song written on a piece of paper, over to my DAW (recording software), and then recording, producing, mixing and mastering all on my own, has made the outcomes of my song more effective and efficient. I like having complete creative control over my work, whether it's inside my Corktown, Detroit studio or on the road. There is nothing else I'd rather be doing than music, and I hope that I can pass on the information and lessons I've attained, to other musicians.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

-Understanding the students goals and projections

-Getting to know the students area of musical interest and background in music. 

-Understanding the level the student is at with their skills

-Creating a detailed plan and outline for each student, covering what will be taught and where each student will be after a certain period. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

-Berklee College of Music - Music Business Major with Vocals being Primary Instrument

-Personal Experience and Knowledge gained from mentors outside of schooling. Learning and applying knowledge directly into my music endeavors through my pop-electronic band SIAS

How did you get started teaching?

-Through my music studio based in Corktown, Detroit. Teaching other musicians, young and old about songwriting, production and much more.

What types of students have you worked with?

-Kids 10-14

-College Students

-Adults over the age of 30

-Music Producers, Vocalists, Songwriters, Guitarists and individuals practicing Music Business

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

-Concerts & Festivals

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

As an artist in this rapidly changing music industry, one of the most significant things I've realized is how impactful it is to learn from other artists and my fellow peers. Whether it's knowing the proper recording equipment to purchase, how to write a more captivating composition, knowing how to properly promote a song with a small or big budget, or knowing the ins and outs of a DAW, learning from other people who have gone through trial and error can greatly improve the rate and quality of an artists development.

As a student of Berklee College of Music, I know that college education has been very insightful on my career, but not as much as the knowledge I've gained outside of the classroom. I've grown frustrated with the hurdles that universities make their students go through, which is why I've grown more interested in teaching and being more direct with studies of a students interest. If you're looking to hire a teacher that can help in areas of songwriting, singing, production, and music business, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

-What exactly are you looking to improve or learn? 
-What are your musical goals?

-How much time are you willing to spend a week on improving your skill(s)