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R
Rahul
« ABshek has been one of the most inspiring tutors I have come across.... More »
R
Rahul
« ABshek has been one of the most inspiring tutors I have come across. I started taking music production lessons from him a year ago and recently started learning piano as well. I have seen immense progress in my ability to produce / play music while broadening my understanding of music as a whole. Highly recommended. Thanks ABshek! »
$30/h
First lesson is free!
Verified tutor profile
Response Time 22h
Lessons offered by ABshek
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Singing
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal coach
Levels
  • All Levels

Award-winning Vocalist (singer-songwriter) gives vocal, guitar, piano and music production lessons. Genres: Classical (Western, Carnatic, Hindustani), Pop, R&B.

Methodology

My teaching methods are flexible according to the needs of the student. As long as the student has an open mind and voice they'd love to work with, we are all set to go! I can teach half hour lessons or one hour lessons (or more if required) every week.

I can gear my lessons towards classical training, vocal production technique, or preparation and vocal coaching for a specific performance!

Classical can include: Western Classical, Sight-Singing, Indian Classical (Hindustani and Carnatic Vocal) or even Classical Tabla.

Background

I am a professional singer, songwriter, music producer and composer - I have worked on numerous albums, singles and films over the last few years. I have a vocal degree from the prestigious Metalworks Institute of Music and Technology. I have trained in numerous forms of music, including Classical (Western and Indian - Hindustani, Carnatic), R&B and Pop.

Apart from this, I also teach intermediate Piano and Guitar and professional Music Production.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $ 25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $120
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $260

Details

Travel rates might defer depending on the length of the travel. Also, cancellation fees apply if class is cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled class (50% of the class rate).

Lessons offered by ABshek
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Singing
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal coach
Levels
  • All Levels

ABshek's Resume

ABSHEK SINGER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER, PRODUCER

EDUCATION AND MUSICAL TRAINING

University of Toronto – Finance & Management Specialist
Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto
Special Concentration: Leadership in Organizations

Music Performance and Technology – Vocal Major
Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production
2016 Recipient of Slaight Family Scholarship

Extensive study in Digital Music Production (including Production, Mixing and Mastering), Western Vocal Music, including Western Classical, Pop, Jazz, & R&B, and Audio Engineering

Classical Vocal Training – Western, Hindustani and Carnatic systems
Advanced Vocal Indian Classical Music from renowned classical musicians, Ranjani-Gayatri and Raji Gopalakrishnan
Western Classical, Popular and Contemporary Vocal Training from renowned vocal coaches, Anna Mastin, Carol McCartney, Nadia Mazzarolo. 2016 – Present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Vocal Coach and Indian Classical Music Instructor 2008 – Present o Educator of Indian Classical Music. Providing workshops and weekly teaching of Hindustani
Classical, Carnatic Classical and Voice Techniques and Maintenance to students around Ontario.
• Professional Singer / Performer – Various Genres o
• Original Music Productions & Compositions
Graduated June 2015 September 2016 – August 2018
1998 - Present
2007 – Present
Extensive performing experience in South Asian Classical Music, Bollywood &
Kollywood Film Music, Ghazals and Qawwali; in addition to Western Music, including
R&B & Pop
Collaborated with renowned composers M. Ghibran, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, classical
pianist Anil Srinivasan, lyricist Madhan Karky, and film director Gowtham Menon
Invited to perform at major venues around the world, including The Music Academy,
Chennai; International Centre, Toronto; University of North Florida;
Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai; PICC Auditorium, Malaysia, and more
2011 – Present
Composed, arranged and produced film score and music for 2017 Canadian film,
Punch Panchangam Pariharam.
Featured Original Music Singles in Original Motion Picture Soundtracks of films
Maayavan and Monsoon Mangoes for songs Mella Mella and Beethe Din, respectively.
Composed and co-produced numerous original tracks and background scores for
South Indian albums and productions.
Featured original music, composed, sung and produced for numerous Indo-Canadian
productions, including Amma Unnai; Advertisements for HP Canada, CBC Radio,
SPB Anthem and more.

ABSHEK SINGER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER, PRODUCER
• Production Internship experience at renowned Yash Raj Films Studios (Mumbai, India) June – Sept 2014 o Significant recording, producing and marketing research experience; evaluated
effectiveness of marketing strategies related to music launch and production quality
with focus groups
• Research, Publications, and Articles
o Published author of numerous articles, research papers and blogs on Vocal
Production, Indian Classical Music, and Voice Maintenance and Enhancement. Recently featured publications in prestigious magazines by the Bharathi Kala Manram, Ontario and Canadian Youth Society of Carnatic Music (CYSC).


SIGNIFICANT AWARDS, HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
• Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Award 2017
• AVID Pro Tools Certification
• Slaight Family Scholarship (Metalworks Institute of Sound & Music Production)
o Sole recipient of national-level Slaight Family Music Scholarship at the Metalworks Institute
May 2017 January 2017 September 2016
• Winner, Astro International Singing Superstar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May – August 2015 o Winner; worldwide reality singing competition; against 15 contestants from all over
the world
• Peter F. Bronfman Commerce Award, University of Toronto
• Pierre Karch and Mariel O’Neill-Karch Scholarship, University of Toronto
• Numerous Vocal Classical Music Awards
o o
o Title, “Sangeetha Jyothi” by Varasiddhi Vinayagar Temple, Scarborough
o Best Singer at North American Singing Talent Hunt held by Sangam Kala Group


SKILLS
Proficiency in Software and Digital Audio Systems:
• Pro Tools 12 (certified in 2017)
• Logic Pro 10
• Ableton Live 9 and 10
• Piano, Grade 6 (Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada)
• Guitar (Acoustic and Electric) - Chords and simple melodic playing
• Melodyne 4
• Sibelius
• Propellerheads Reason 9
• iMovie, Final Cut Pro
• Photoshop CC


Other Musical Skills
• Extensive knowledge and experience in Vocal Arranging, Layering and Harmonies
February 2014 October 2011 2010-2016
January 2011
December 2005
4 Best Senior Vocalist Awards, Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai August 2016
RTP award at CTA, Cleveland April 2012
• Extensive experience with song mixing, using Pro Tools, Logic Pro
• Piano skills – Grade 3 Level Royal Conservatory of Music
• Guitar – Rhythm and Chords
• Swarmandal and Tanpura, Indian instruments
• Tabla
• Rhythms: Congas, Djembe, intermediate Drumkit playing

Languages
• Excellent verbal and written communication: English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam; learning French and Spanish

The 2 reviews on ABshek
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

2 recommendations

R
Rahul

ABshek has been one of the most inspiring tutors I have come across. I started taking music production lessons from him a year ago and recently started learning piano as well. I have seen immense progress in my ability to produce / play music while broadening my understanding of music as a whole. Highly recommended. Thanks ABshek!

V
Venky

I have had the pleasure of having ABshek as a personal Vocal instructor for the past 5 years. He is one of the most knowledgeable and patient instructors I have ever come across. He has a huge repertoire of songs under his belt and helps students learn a variety of vocal / warm-up techniques. He’s definitely one of the finest.

ABshek's interview

QUESTION 01 | 05
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
ABshek — Having grown up in a musical family, music was always part of the household. I recollect having developed keen interest for classical music at a young age and began taking vocal lessons. Eventually, I joined my father on stage by performing Pop, R&B and Fusion songs professionally. The experience of learning music formally in class along with the practical application of performing on stage from a young age allowed me to get a wholesome experience of a musician's life - and I truly began loving it. The interest turned into passion, which then turned into life itself - and I couldn't have wanted it otherwise.
QUESTION 02 | 05
What makes you passionate about your subject?
ABshek — The thrill of being able to absorb, internalize, reproduce and even create music is one that is truly unparalleled. I am passionate about listening to different kinds of music, singing in multiple styles and languages, being able to write songs and produce music in numerous styles and teaching a diverse array of students the art of music and its multiple facets. Every one of these branches gives me utmost joy and that is what makes me so passionate about my profession.
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
ABshek — I view tutoring as a wonderful means of sharing knowledge and experience. When I teach a student, whether it be for singing or music production or songwriting, I end up learning so much myself. I love being able to break down concepts and ideas about my own understanding of music which I may not have broken down otherwise. It allows for a meaningful exchange of ideas and a wonderful way to contribute to the community by sharing this wealth of music.
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
ABshek — My father is my ultimate role model. He has been a wonderful teacher and still is extremely instrumental in my understanding, imbibing and production of this art. He embodies impeccable knowledge, determination and patience as a teacher - and that is something that completely inspires me with my own teaching. I always try to emulate his methods of simplifying complex concepts and techniques and catering each lesson according to the needs and demands of the student.
QUESTION 05 | 05
What are your keys to success?
ABshek — I believe my keys to success lie in sincerity and honesty in whatever I do. If I believe in my music, I am confident that someone else will as well. I aim to always approach my singing, performing, songwriting, production and teaching with utmost sincerity. As a tutor, specifically, I feel it is imperative to be genuine with your students who are spending their time and money for the initiative. I believe my success as a tutor thus far has been mainly because of the honesty with which I approach each lesson of mine, and the sincerity with which I teach my students and value their time.

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