Services

I offer a range of services to help you achieve the results you’re after. Not sure what you need, or what it costs? I can explain what services are right for you and tell you more about my fees. Get in touch below.

Lessons

Starting at $20/hr. Currently lessons are online via Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout or whatever platform you find easiest to access. Geared toward beginners and intermediate players. Email me to chat about what you’d like to get from your lessons!

I’ve been playing guitar for 10 years. Most of my own learning has come from online sources such as YouTube and tab sites, along with some in-person classical and folk guitar classes. I can read music and know theory as it applies to guitar. It’s important to keep the fun in functional learning. Learn to utilize the instrument in the way you want!

Recording

Rates TBD depending on project size. I have 7 years of recording experience. I have recorded full bands, as well as solo musicians. I can offer access to my equipment and DAW (FL Studio 20) along with all plugins. I can even drive to your place with my equipment to record. Contact me to find out more!

Some of my past projects include the below recordings.

Want to record yourself? Collab? Need any other help?

I’m a big proponent of DIY work. I am happy to advise and offer guidance on how to get started at recording yourself. This is free of charge! Just shoot me an email and let’s chat.

I am also happy to talk about collaborating. I can offer any studio performance work within these categories: midi beats, bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, vocals, harmonica, trumpet, hand percussion, and keyboard/synth. If there’s something else, let me know and I’ll see if it’s possible. Rates TBD.

If you are looking for mixing/mastering, I can do that. Even just mix advisement or notes about a mix you are working on.

REGISTERING YOUR MUSIC WITH BMI

Registering your original music with Broadcast Music INC. (BMI)* is a must for any original artist or band. The process can be arduous, but I can help.

Having your music registered for live royalties will drive revenue if you are a live performer, making it easier to pursue your live playing while keeping it affordable and even profitable.** BMI will also catch residual sources of streaming revenue that you may be missing out on depending on who distributes your music and how.

Contact me to talk more.

My rate will vary on how many shows and songs you need registered. I will also be available for video chat during the process if you would prefer that. I recommend this, as once you learn how to use the BMI and BMI LIVE site, you will be completely self sufficient in keeping your records and maintaining cash flow.***

*Note, you might already be a member of a separate organization such as ASCAP. I cannot help with registering your music there, but would be happy to refer you elsewhere.

**I have over 30 original songs registered, and 80 live shows in the last year (pre-COVID). Each performance has earned me around $0.50-$2 PER SONG, PER PERFORMANCE. This adds up.

*** If you just want to know what BMI does, check out their about page HERE! I cannot recommend this service enough.


Let’s make music together.

email gabrielbirkby@gmail.com with inquiries

or call/text 716-225-0914