BMI affiliated published songwriter since 1979
Producer/engineer and A&R for Captain Blue Records since 1980

Instructor at DeMelfi School of Music since 2005



Studio rates

These rates apply only to sessions at the recording studio at the DeMelfi School of Music.  Other rates are based on the location and may vary widely.

$37.50 per hour for first 2 hours each session.  $25 per hour from the 3rd hour each session.

Students of other teachers at DeMelfi School of Music: $30 per hour.

My students: $25 per hour

Other options:

  1. I bring my gear to your location and record you
    1. Rate will be based on how much gear is needed for the project, distance travelled, venue type, setup and dismantle time, and recording/production time.
  2. I come to your studio and we use your equipment.
    1. Rate will be based on travel distance and production time.
    2. Please note that different studios are set up differently. It may take as much as an hour to familiarize myself with the setup of a particular studio.
      1. In a situation where the studio uses a software I am not familiar with or has outboard equipment in a customized setup, it may be better to use my services as a producer and leave the engineering to the people already familiar with their own set up.

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