I am an award winning composer and sound designer from Milwaukee, WI teaching Music Production for Film and TV, Orchestral Mockups, and Music Theory. My work includes composing original music and sound design for film, TV, video games, dance, and contemporary classical music. In January of 2022 I was awarded the MLC Festival's award for Best Original Production Score for my work on the film Lonesome and my score for the TV show Miller and the Earthling was just nominated for Best Overall Production Score for the MLC Green Bay awards.
I offer lessons in Orchestral Mockups and Music Technology. Most of the pieces I create (with the exception of commissions from musicians) are produced as orchestral mockups that blend orchestral and electronic sound libraries. I work primarily with Logic Pro X and have a selection of sound libraries and plugins from from Native Instruments, Spitfire Audio, Best Service, 8dio, Sound Paint, and iZotope. Because music technology is an ever evolving field I prioritize continuing to expand my knowledge and experience to pass on to my students. Currently I am working to expand my services to Cubase and live recording.
You can listen to my music and learn more about my journey by visiting my website at tonydoubekmusic.com
Tony is a wonderful instructor. I've learned so much in these two lesson and I highly recommend: He is very patient and quick on response and delivery. Will hire him again. He can as well teach so many different skills such a Movie Composition, Dorico and much more, so go to him, don't look elsewhere.
Tony is a vibe! The sessions have been very helpful, he tailors the lesson to your needs and is very knowledgeable. Two lessons so far, more planned ahead ;)
It was a great pleasure to work with Tony! Thank you for your time, your dedication, your commitment, your attention to detail! I wish you all the best on the road ahead! And I'm looking forward to our next lessons and collaboration!
Tony helped me get over the music software learning curve! I was so overwhelmed trying to learn everything on my own. Tony had the perfect mix of demonstration and hands on learning so I could apply what I was learning to projects I was already working on. I'd recommend Tony to anybody trying to learn music production!
Students will find lessons to be very organic. Every student comes with a different set of experiences and tools and I believe that lessons need to reflect that. When a student takes their first lesson with me we discuss what they already know as well as what they are struggling with. We set short term and long term learning goals which are reassessed over time as the student grows. Lessons will include working with the student to create music while they learn because I believe in a strong hands on approach to teaching music technology.
My music education is very eclectic. I have 23 years of experience in music through a combination of private lessons, self-directed study, and University experience. I have a minor in music from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and was fortunate enough to afford one year in the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee’s Music Theory and Composition program.
My education is so eclectic because formal music education (especially at the University level) is financially out of reach for many people, including myself, but my skill as a musician and the teachers I have been fortunate enough to work with gave me the foundation and resources I needed to become a professional composer and sound designer. Because of all this I believe that you do not need to go to college or university to become a professional musician. It is about talent, hard work, creativity, and dedication. My goal as a teacher is to make music production knowledge and training as accessible as possible!
Also as someone who is neuro-divergent and learns best through a combination of methods I recognize that each student is unique in their needs and will have different ways of processing and organizing information. I am happy to talk with students about their learning styles and discuss ways they can set up their work environment and computer to streamline their workflow in a way that works best for them!
Yes. I charge $45 for 90 minute lessons. I find that 90 minutes provide enough time for us to review questions from the previous lesson, go over new material, and address questions without having to rush through everything.
I started teaching because when I was learning music production I got overwhelmed by all of the tutorials, articles, YouTube videos, and forums. I was able to teach myself and got a few pointers from colleagues and friends along the road. When I finally got to a professional level with these skills I wanted to bring everything I know to students in a more organized way that makes it easier to navigate and digest.
I have worked with music professionals, hobbiests, and students looking to improve their skills as they prep for applying to schools and programs.
Music technology is an ever expanding area of expertise that can be daunting but don't let that intimidate you! Becoming proficient with music technology and software will offer you endless tools to create with and will make you more marketable in the music industry. If you enter this journey with an open mind and allow your curiosity no limits you will find this to be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience!