Composition/Songwriting/Music Production/Percussion

Video game composer Taylor Ambrosio Wood began her career in music by playing the Zimbabwean marimba and mbira (a traditional Shona thumb piano). She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory of Music and earned her Master’s Degree in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games from the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. Most recently, she composed music for “Yandere Simulator” and “Balthazar’s Dream” and released an album of electronic and percussion music, “Transcendence.” Her soundtrack albums (published by The Materia Collective) and are available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.

 

I love working with students of any age and skill level, whether they are beginning to compose for the first time or have been composing for years. Getting people started composing and watching them discover that they have a lot to say through music, is such a joy of mine! I tailor each lesson to specifically fit the student’s skills and interests, making sure that they are not only progressing, but enjoying the process of making music.

 

With me, students can learn: 

  • Composition (any style: jazz, classical, pop – you name it, we can do it!) 
  • Composing for film, T.V. and video games
  • How to use music composition software (Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase, Studio One, Pro Tools, Ableton etc.)
  • Music theory
  • Songwriting
  • Music production
  • How to use music notation software (write out your parts, charts, lead sheets etc. so that others can play your original compositions!)
  • Classical percussion techniques

And, if you want to write some tunes or songs for a band (guitar, vocals, bass, drums, piano etc.) or are a singer/songwriter yourself, we can have your original pieces performed live at the Hard Rock Cafe! 

 

Taylor’s Music:  https://soundcloud.com/taylorambrosiowood

Taylor’s Website:  http://marimbagirl.com