Learn how to mix & master your music

Struggling to make your music sound as good as you want?

Not really sure how to approach mixing and mastering?

Take a shortcut – learn how to mix and master your music 1-on-1 with an industry professional, Dan “5PiECE” Lombardi. 

HOW WE OFFER LESSONS

In Person

If you're located in the Greater Toronto Area, you can attend an in-person mixing lesson with 5PiECE at his private studio

Online

Not located in Toronto? No problem! We can do lessons online using Zoom and other software tools no matter where you are in the world.

HOW IT WORKS

You provide us with track-outs to a song you want to see get mixed.

We show you how we approach mixing your track step-by-step.

You ask questions and get answers to improve your technique.

What DAW Do We Teach In?

Ableton Live

Avid Pro Tools

why do lessons with us?

Learn our strategies

We teach you our proprietary step-by-step mixing process that will help you mix faster and more efficiently than ever before. Best of all, we do it using your own song. so you can see exactly how a professional mixer would approach it!

Feel more confident

You will understand the mixing and mastering process better and become a more intentional mixer. Know exactly what you want to do in a mix and how to do it.

Cut through the noise

Avoid overpaying for audio college or getting bogus information from a bedroom producer's tutorial. Learn cutting-edge techniques from an expert who has learned from both, and real working experience alongside Grammy Award winning talent.

Sound better

This one is obvious but it's the real reason why you're here. We will help you become a better mixer which will translate into better sounding music. Attract more fans and praise with pristine mixes that you created yourself.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Dan “5PiECE” Lombardi is an audio engineer, mixer and producer based in Toronto, ON, Canada.

5PiECE graduated from the Metalworks Institute of Sound & Music Production in 2013 with a diploma with honours in Audio Production & Engineering. Upon graduating, he interned and mentored under Noah “40” Shebib (Drake, Beyonce, Alicia Keys) at SOTA Studios. He later moved on to engineer at recording studios across Toronto such as DNA Recording Facility, Vespa Music Group and New Toronto Studios before setting up his own private studio and music company. 5PiECE has worked alongside notable talent such as Sean Paul, MADEINTYO, 24HRS, !llmind, MurdaBeatz, WondaGurl and many more. 5PiECE is familiar with most popular DAWs and prefers to produce in Ableton and mix/master in Pro Tools.

Want to learn more about 5PiECE’s teaching style? Watch his free Mixing Tutorials

Want to listen to some music featuring 5PiECE’s mixing and mastering? Listen To His Work

LESSON PRICING

One 2-hour lesson hosted online or in-person.

$100 USD

Six 2-hour lessons (12 hours in total) hosted online or in-person.

$600 $500 USD

Ten 2-hour lessons (20 hours in total) hosted online or in-person.

$1000 $800 USD

FAQ

You can learn how to:

 

  • mix a song from start to finish step-by-step
  • master a song for maximum fullness and loudness
  • make vocals sound high-end and professional
  • blend and balance instruments together
  • improve vocals that weren't recorded well
  • optimizing mixing and mastering for streaming platforms
  • get tracks to sound clean and less muddy
  • achieve separation between instruments
  • fix clashing instruments and vocals for added clarity
  • and much, much more...

These are just examples of topics that may be covered. Each lesson is tailored to the individual student's based on what they want to learn and/or are struggling with. All, some or none of these topics may be covered in the process.

We definitely can! Each lesson is customized to the student based on what they want to learn and/or are struggling with.

 

At the beginning of each lesson, we will do a brief assessment and discussion to determine what topic or area we will focus on. This means if you are struggling with something specific, you can let us know and we can help you!

While I do teach some of my techniques and strategies for free on my YouTube channel, they are often disjointed and hardly connected in a way that makes the whole mixing process clear and streamlined. I never show you how I mix and master from start to finish. Instead my videos are often micro-focused on a specific task or goal. 

 

In lessons, we do exactly that. We work through a full track and handle every aspect of the mixing and mastering process, while ensuring you understand what's happening, how and most importantly: why. This is entirely customized to you and the song you provide.

 

The other benefit of lessons over my free YouTube videos is that I'm actually able to coach you and directly help you improve your weak spots. You get to ask questions and get answers. This is like a coaching element that you can't experience by simply watching my videos.

Yes! Although one-hour is often not enough time to cover a lot of material, we understand that you may have reservations on committing to lessons based on your learning style and/or past experiences.

 

With that in mind, we can offer you an introductory 1-hour lesson for $60 USD. Please get in touch via the contact form below to book.

We teach students that use different DAWs all the time; whether its FL Studio, Logic Pro X, Reason, Cubase, Reaper or something else altogether.

 

While we teach lessons in either Ableton or Pro Tools, what we teach is not specific to any DAW. These strategies and techniques are the same regardless of what DAW you use; the only difference is you may execute it slightly differently if you are using a different DAW.

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