Monthly Rates for:
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano
30min / week = $150
60min / week = $250
Other Blocks Negotiable
Monthly Rates for Voice
60min / week = $240
As a former guitar player / vocalist / co-songwriter, in the signed group Socratic (Drive Thru Records) for over 10 years. Kevin and Socratic have played along side acts such as the All American Rejects, Incubus, The Offspring, etc... After years of creating his own music and traveling the world, Kevin has since began to share his knowledge of song structure, song writing, and recording with the younger generations. Working with both local NJ based bands and national touring acts he has discovered there is always something to be shared with your peers in other musical groups. At the age of 26 Kevin's short career has already included dozens of local acts and four internationally released albums, and has now found a home in Union, NJ at Soundwaves Academy where he is currently a co-owner. His experience and knowledge is easily accessible to all bands no matter their size or budget for their project.
Brandon has been pursing his passion of percussion for almost a decade now. He was an avid member of the Paul Green School Of Rock for about 3 years which significantly broadened his musical pallet and horizons. He soon began playing in local bands and jumping on the NJ underground circuit. During these years he was given the opportunity to play venues such as The Highline Ballroom, Blender Gramercy Theater, Penn's Landing, Starland Ballroom & many other local bars and festivals. Now-a-days Brandon spends his time booking and helping the local music scene. He still pursues his passion of percussion and has recently begun producing some Electronic Dance Music as well.
Ryan McNulty has been a part of the NJ music scene for over a decade. It began in school, where passion for music started immediately, playing in concert and jazz bands, as well as being part of an award winning drum line in the high school marching band. Gaining extensive knowledge from reading and writing music, he has formed and played in various bands outside of school, and has shared the stage with artists such as Chuck Berry, Live, Everclear, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, The Gin Blossoms, Train, Robert Randolph, Spoon, and many more. Currently he plays in 3 bands full time and fills in for several other Jersey acts. Beyond playing music, Ryan has developed a knowledge of audio engineering from working on many of his own groups' projects.
Soundwaves has given Ryan the opportunity to gain first- hand experience in live sound and record/engineering on a professional level, and the support to continue to do what he loves.
Tim Giunta's interest in music stemmed from a very early age and continues to grow to this day. Tim has played in various bands in the Union County area since he was 14, with genres ranging from old school punk & metal, to alternative & indie rock. His latest band has even led him to play venues such as Starland Ballroom and The Stone Pony "It's an amazing experience to be playing on the same stage your favorite bands have played on", says Tim. In 2006, he graduated from Union County Academy of Information Technology with various computer certifications, but rather than further his study of I.T., he decided to pursue a new interest "In junior year I took film, and it quickly became my favorite class. The whole artistic aspect of movies is something that I feel has been swept under the rug in recent years, and I was very interested in learning the techniques that made films stand the test of time". Continuing his study of film, Tim was introduced to Dennis Frazier Jr., Kevin Blaha and Rolfis Baez, and eventually found himself at Soundwaves. "I feel very lucky to have ended up where I am now. I get to do a job that I love in an environment that thrives on my love for music. It's almost unreal the way everything has fallen into place for me."
Soundwaves' resident producer / engineer / mixer Tom Stratton brings his eclectic resume to recording projects on a daily basis. Both a studio veteran and road warrior, Tom is willing and able to play the role of the hands-on producer, studio musician, inspired engineer, and everywhere in between. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Tom often plays a direct role in the outcome of the song being recorded. This is just another part of the job for the New Jersey native. His fingerprints often appear all over the music he produces, whether it be in the form of arrangement ideas, or performances on the song itself. Tom strives to take advantage of the favorable workflow of digital technology while always seeking to utilize analog equipment for the final mix whenever the project allows. This serves to provide maximum flexability and sounds for any recording project, whether it may be a 3-song demo or full length album. You can find Tom Stratton any given day in the control room at Soundwaves, on the stage with his band "Socratic," or cheering for the Bronx Bombers wherever the YES Network is being broadcasted.
Joseph, a web and graphic artist by trade, grew up in a house where music wasn't a hobby but a way of life. This constant reinforcement led to first a well-rounded knowledge of all things audio and second a deep love and interest for it. After studying a number of different instruments in and out of school, Joseph began experimenting with recording. In his bedroom before high school he was developing different microphone techniques, learning to mix a rock band, and playing consistently to a click, paving the way as a future session player. Soon thereafter, he found himself learning more and becoming even more interested in the subject and invested in a Pro Tools LE system for his own personal use. He then got to work on a pristine and now widely-regarded EP called "First Adventure" by Gaezzetti which he tracked and mixed from the comfort of his home basement. Now, Joseph takes Audio Engeneering very seriously at soundwaves, getting to know the rich and unique sounds their live room has to offer. "Recording your record at this facility is most definitely not a bad idea."
Joseph is also the resident design artist at Soundwaves Recording studios. Joseph graduated from Rowan University with a BA in Mangament Information Systems, a specialized degree involving both front and back ended client/server relations. His services are offered through his child-company Bearded Axe. You can learn more about that here: http://beardedaxe.net/portfolio
Trevor, the youngest engineer in the facility has been recording music since his freshman year in high school. Having been exposed to music at a young age by his father, the artform has played a major role in his life. During his freshman year in high school, Trevor took a music technology course and has been addicted to it ever since. Always eager for new projects, Trevor has recorded a wide variety of styles of music including, rock, acoustic, metal, opera, jazz, and rap. He has been performing as a drummer in bands for the past 8 years of his life, ranging from acopella singing groups to rock bands with friends.Trevor, along with the entire Soundwaves staff, is very focused on preserving the art of recording in this ever-changing world. "The facility we have here is definitely one that is worth recording at, you feel at home the second you step in and we put our all into every project we begin."
With a background in music, audio engineering, along with his primary passion film making, Seiichi Daimo's skills make for a killer combination for our Video Department here at soundwaves. Seiichi attended The Institute of Audio Research in NYC where he studied audio and video production. He has directed and edited music videos, shot video podcast for industry professionals, documented live musical performances, as well as done press photo shoots for bands. He is our one stop shop for our visual arts needs.
Khy Garner hails from Roselle where he has been a private vocal coach for 15 years. He is a co-founder of Mystic Vision Players, a local community theater based in Linden, N.J., and serves on the board of HTC productions of Jackson, N.J. Having taught in the Maplewood and East Orange school systems, Khy decided years ago to teach privately, so that each student could get the one on one attention they deserved. Being a performer himself, Khy teaches his students how to be ready for the stage at all times and helps them prepare for auditions for Broadway, American Idol, school auditions, and community theater shows.
Ryan Egan is our in-studio guitar instructor. As a singer and songwriter for a decade now, he is also a studying guitar player among other instruments. Ryan is a full time touring and studio musician.
Taylor Mandel is our in-studio piano and horn instructor. With years of experience playing trumpet for school jazz and marching band, Taylor has a formal training in music theory and performance. Aside from playing piano and trumpet in bands throughout NJ for years, Taylor has also been attending William Paterson University for music education and classical performance.