Alumni Update: Reid Hendry, Audio Production & Engineering

Reid Hendry, a graduate of the Audio Production & Engineering Program is working as a composer, sound designer, mixer and editor. His credits involve work for feature films, television, branded videos, commercials, and mobile augmented reality. Reid's most recent client list includes Marvel, Telus, Netflix and Artaban Productions. After creating sound effects for a Marvel video comic TV mini-series, Reid ...

Enhanced Campus Facilities

This year we've enhanced the Performance Stage in our North Auditorium with new lighting fixtures and LED video walls. These additions give our students the opportunity to gain practical experience with the latest in live entertainment technologies, some of which have come to us through our newest Educational Partners, Christie Lites and SFM. (Special thanks to Huntley Christie and Alfred Larter at Christie Lites and Randy Segeren and ...

Alumni Update: Joel Demoor, Electronic Music Production

Joel Demoor, a graduate of the Electronic Music Production program, has been maintaining a packed performance schedule and building a following as a DJ and independent producer. In the past year alone he has supported artists including Loud Luxury, NGHTMRE, Dr.Fresch, and Oliver Heldens at the London Music Hall and Rum Runners. He’s performed at Ever After for the past ...

Guest Lecture: Julia Train, Musicians Rights Organization of Canada (MROC)

On International Women’s Day, students in the Music Business class had a guest lecture and Q&A with copyright and royalties expert Julia Train, the current Senior Manager of Communications & Outreach for the Musicians Rights Organization of Canada (MROC). MROC is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes royalties for performers. These royalties are payable under copyright legislation and reflect ...

Alumni Update: Mike Johnson, Professional Sound (Audio Specialist)

Mike Johnson, a 2017 graduate of the Professional Sound (Audio Specialist) program is working as an Audio/Visual Technician with Ink Entertainment, primarily at Rebel Nightclub and Cabana Pool Bar. To date, he’s worked with numerous high-profile artists, including Mark Oliver, Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Future, Lil Jon, A-Trak, Kaskade, Hardwell, 2 Chainz, Drake, French Montana, Cardi B, Deadmau5, Action Bronson, Liam ...

Alumni Update: Andrew Beg, Music Performance & Technology (Guitar Major)

Andrew Beg, a 2016 graduate of the Music Performance & Technology (Guitar Major) program, will soon release new music under his artist name Havens. For the past two months, Andrew has been working on three singles with two fellow MWI graduates – producer Ian Madden and drummer Tim Oxford (Arkells). The upcoming tracks follow Havens’ debut EP ‘Daybreak’ which came ...

Alumni Update: Ian Madden, Audio Production & Engineering

Ian Madden, a graduate of the Audio Production & Engineering program, has become an established artist, producer, and music educator. In 2015 he brought his skills and entrepreneurial spirit together and founded his now thriving business, Fretted Studio, which offers a variety of recording services, music lessons (guitar, bass, drums, and vocals), and master classes for individuals interested in learning ...

Guest Lecture: Jennifer Beavis

This past week, students in the Music Business class had a guest lecture and Q&A with accomplished music publicist Jennifer Beavis. Over the course of her 20+ year career, Jennifer has worked with the multi-national publishers BMG; EMI; and independent label, management and publisher, Nettwerk. She was the Director of Copyright for the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA), Executive ...

Alumni Update: Neilroy Miranda & Josh Correia, Professional Sound (Audio Specialist)

Professional Sound (Audio Specialist) graduates Neilroy Miranda and Josh Correia recently collaborated on the newly released 12 track album 'How Did We Get Here?' by jazz fusion/progressive indie rock band 'Dog Drive Mantis'.  'How Did We Get Here' was recorded at Slaight Music studio in Toronto. Josh and Neilroy made use of analog and digital recording techniques to capture the band's artistic vision. The recording of the album was done entirely without ...

Alumni Update: Samantha Nikolich, Music Performance & Technology (Vocal Major)

Samantha Nikolich is a 2017 honours graduate of the Music Performance & Technology (Vocal Major) program, and the recipient of both the prestigious Founder’s Award and the Randy Lennox Mentorship Award. She has since secured an internship position at The Feldman Agency where she is continuing to develop her skills and experience the ins-and-outs of the music business. In her ...

Guest Lecture From Metalworks Alumna Alexandra Soumalias

Recently, we were thrilled to welcome alumni Alexandra Soumalias, AKA Ally Sou, back to the MWI campus for a guest lecture. Alexandra completed both the Audio Production & Engineering and Music Business programs, and has become in-demand for both artist development and for her songwriting talents. Alexandra splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has co-written projects with ...

Guitar Masterclass With Former Megadeth Guitarist Glen Drover

On Tuesday February 13th, acclaimed Canadian heavy metal guitarist Glen Drover visited Metalworks Institute to teach a Guitar Masterclass to students in our Music Performance & Technology (Guitar Major) Program. Drawing on his experiences as the lead guitarist in Megadeth, Eidolon, King Diamond and Testament, Glen spoke about how he got started in music, his extensive experience in the music ...

Guest Lecture From Metalworks Alumnus Jason Reynolds

Recently, students from both our Live Event & Concert Production and Stage Lighting & Video programs had the opportunity to speak with one of Metalworks Institute’s most successful alumni, Jason Reynolds.   Jason was a part of Metalworks Institute’s very first graduating class in 2005. Since then, he has gone on to build his career as an in-demand sound engineer, touring as a Front of House Engineer with international recording artist Shaggy. Jason is also the ...

Alumni Update: Drake Andrews, Audio Production & Engineering

In the last year, Drake Andrews, an honours graduate of our Audio Production & Engineering Program, has worked with numerous artists at Toronto's The Orange Lounge Recording Studio, including Nelly Furtado, Our Founders, J-Soul, Zeds Dead, Serena Ryder, Shawn Hook and EDM duo DVBBS. He continues to work with DVBBS at their private studio Kanary Studios. During his busy recording ...

Alumni Update: JUNO Nominations 2018

The 2018 JUNO Award nominations have been announced, and we are pleased to congratulate our nominated graduates and those who have worked on nominated projects. Riley Bell Riley Bell, a graduate of the Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) program, has been nominated for ‘Recording Engineer of the Year’ for his work with Daniel Caesar on “Get You ft. Kali Uchis” ...

Alumni Update – Anthony Pansino, Professional Sound (Audio Specialist)

Anthony Pansino, a graduate of the Professional Sound (Audio Specialist) Program, and his band Drop Top Alibi have released their self-titled Debut EP, produced by Gilby Clarke (former guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, Kings of Chaos, and Rock Star Supernova). Anthony joined Drop Top Alibi as their drummer shortly after graduating from Metalworks. The band had just finished recording some material ...

Alumni Update: Jason Reynolds, Audio Production & Engineering

Jason Reynolds, a 2005 graduate of the Audio Production & Engineering Program has been touring with international recording artist Shaggy. He has also worked as the Front of House engineer for award winning Bollywood actress Shweta Subram and reggae, dancehall and gospel singer Papa San. Jason is the President and Head Audio Engineer at Anjel Music Productions and recently did ...

Winter Open Mic Night

Campus student events like our Open Mic Nights are an essential part of Metalworks students' college experience. It was great to see students from all programs come out to the Winter Open Mic Night. Thanks to all the performers, the sound and lighting crew, our MC, and our audience! Please enjoy some photos from the show: Check Out Our Campus Programs ...

Alumni Update: Aaron Klingbeil, Audio Production & Engineering

Aaron Klingbeil, a graduate of our Audio Production & Engineering Program, is building success with his own electronic music company, Spacefood Audio Visual, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Spacefood Audio Visual provides Recording, Mastering, and Music Production services as well as mentorship for students interested in learning how to produce electronic music using Ableton Live. We spoke with Aaron about his ...

Alumni Update: Sagelee Dinnall Archer, Music Performance & Technology (Guitar Major)

Sagelee Dinnall Archer, a 2017 graduate of the Music Performance & Technology (Guitar Major) Program, has secured a position as an Online Licensing Administrator for CMRRA (Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency LTD.). Sage's role as Online Licensing Administrator will have her researching and licensing the digital reproduction of CSI-represented works. CSI licenses the reproduction rights in the joint repertoire of ...

Alumni Update: Darren Magierowski, Audio Production & Engineering

Darren Magierowski, a graduate of our Audio Production & Engineering Program, recently engineered and mixed The Trews’ cover of Rush’s Cinderella Man. The track appears on Rush’s newly released 8-disc box-set in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their fifth studio album, A Farewell To Kings.   We caught up with Darren to learn more about his work with The Trews and other projects he’s been working on since his last update.   Can you tell us a ...

Alumni Update: Riley Bell, Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major)

Riley Bell, a graduate of our Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Program, recently worked as both a producer and engineer on the Grammy-nominated album Freudian. Freudian, the debut album of artist Daniel Caesar, has received two Grammy nominations; one for Best R&B Album, and another for Best R&B Performance (For the track ‘Get You’) . We spoke with ...
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Guitar Tutorial – How To Play Arpeggio Chord Scales

In this video-tutorial, Music Performance & Technology Program instructor Rob Tardik demonstrates how to play arpeggio chord scales. Check out our News Page for more tips and tricks! Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology Programs are built on a unique concept: To offer the complete range of industry knowledge required ...

Alumni Update: Tal Vaisman, Audio Production & Engineering

This past weekend Tal Vaisman and fellow Ascot Royals band members opened for The Tea Party at the Horseshoe Tavern, in celebration of the venue’s 70th birthday. Tal graduated from the Audio Production & Engineering Program in 2011 and this show is just the latest development in an already extensive list of musical accomplishments. Tal met two of the other ...
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Live Show by Metalworks Institute Students – December 7th

At 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 7th, Metalworks Institute students are putting on a live show in the North Auditorium; all are welcome and admission is free! Students from all five of our Music Performance & Technology Programs (Guitar Major, Bass Guitar Major, Drums & Percussion Major, Piano/Keyboard Major, & Vocal Major) will be performing, students from the Stage Lighting & ...

Metalworks Institute Bass Guitar Tips: How To Play With Purpose

In this video tutorial, Metalworks Institute instructor Curtis Freeman demonstrates some techniques for streamlining your Bass Guitar practice. Check Out Our Campus Programs EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW STAGE LIGHTING & VIDEO DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW MUSIC MIXING & MASTERING DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW LIVE SOUND DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY ...

Alumni Update: Devontee Grubb, Audio Production & Engineering

Devontee Grubb, a graduate of the Audio Production & Engineering Program, is continuing to make waves as a freelance artist, producer, and engineer. Recently, Devontee produced, wrote, and did vocals for the track ‘Temperamental Love’ with Bridgit Mendler - which has topped over 1 million views on YouTube, and he scored the theme song for “Ayehas Homemade” which airs on ...

Mississauga Arts Council Host Second-Annual Fundraising Gala for the Arts

Mississauga Arts Council's second annual Fundraising Gala for the Arts is just a few days away! This year, Metalworks is a platinum sponsor for the event. Metalworks Production Group will be providing production, and students from our live programs will be joining them to gain practical experience in a real-world situation. City builders including developers, artists, and political leaders are rallying ...

Alumni Update: Kyle Marchant, Audio Production & Engineering

Kyle Marchant, a graduate of the Audio Production & Engineering Program, is an established producer and engineer. He is currently working at Room 21 Sound in Toronto where he has engineered multiple projects including the We Were Sharks album “Lost Touch” and the soon to be released album from Rarity. Before Room 21 Sound, Kyle worked as an engineer at ...

Metalworks Institute – Student Built Guitar

Two of our current students, Tyler Marshall from the Audio Production & Engineering Program, and Semhan Aydin from the Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Program have recently built a guitar; the first of what they hope will be many. Semhan and his wife considered the idea of building their own instruments before they moved to Toronto from Turkey ...

Alumni Update: Sarah Buchynski, Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major)

Sarah Buchynski, a graduate of the Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Program, has been busy working as a freelance audio engineer under the trade name Polarity Audio Works, established 3 years ago. Currently she’s contracted by two television production companies based in Edmonton, Alberta, where she performs the post-production roles of dialog editor, sound designer, foley artist, and ...

Metalworks Institute Avid Pro Tools Tips: Why Plugin Order Matters

Metalworks Institute Instructor Alf Annibalini demonstrates why plugin order matters while using Avid Pro Tools in this Metalworks Institute Pro Tools Tips tutorial. Check Out Our Campus Programs EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW STAGE LIGHTING & VIDEO DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW MUSIC MIXING & MASTERING DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW LIVE SOUND DIPLOMA ...

Alumni Update: Metalworks Institute Alumni Awards of Merit 2017

Each year the Alumni Awards of Merit are presented to graduates in recognition of excellence or achievements within the last 12 months. This year we presented Alumni Awards of Merit to 13 of our exceptional graduates. Akeel Henry In recognition of his work with artists including Kid Ink, Jeremih, Ty Dolla Sign, Sage the Gemini, Eric Bellinger, and Roy Woods. Darren Fraser In ...

Graduation 2017 – Red Carpet Photos

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017. We're certain that this isn't the last time we'll be seeing many of you on the red carpet. For photos of the ceremony please visit our Graduation Photos news post here. Check Out Our Campus Programs EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW STAGE LIGHTING & VIDEO DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN ...

Graduation Photos 2017

Congratulations to everyone in the Graduating Class of 2017! Photos of the ceremony are posted below and photos from the red carpet can be found here. Check Out Our Campus Programs EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW STAGE LIGHTING & VIDEO DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW MUSIC MIXING & MASTERING DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY ...

Guitar Tutorial – How To Improve Your Dexterity

In this video tutorial, Rob Tardik, one of our Music Performance & Technology - Guitar Major instructors, demonstrates a simple technique to help you improve your dexterity while playing guitar. Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology Programs are built on a unique concept: To offer the complete range of industry ...

Alumni Update: Matt Gibson, Audio Production & Engineering

Matt Gibson, a 2013 graduate from the Audio Production & Engineering program has just released his first album "A Trip to Remember, A Place to Forget". He created this album in collaboration with a group of artists primarily composed of other Metalworks Institute graduates. It was recorded with Burke Cameron on Drums (Another 2013 Audio Production & Engineering graduate), Brent Webb ...

Bass Guitar Tutorial – How To Play Rhythm

Metalworks Institute Bass Guitar instructor Curtis Freeman demonstrates some tips and tricks for playing rhythm. Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology Programs are built on a unique concept: To offer the complete range of industry knowledge required to take the art of performance to a professional level. With flexibility and ...

Metalworks Institute Student Open Mic Night September 2017

Metalworks Institute students put on an awesome show at our first campus open mic night of the school year. Thanks to everyone who came out! Check out some pictures of the show: Check Out Our Campus Programs EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW STAGE LIGHTING & VIDEO DIPLOMA 30 Week Program LEARN MORE APPLY NOW MUSIC MIXING & ...

Alumni Update: Chris Thompson, Entertainment Business Management

After graduating from the Entertainment Business Management Program at Metalworks Institute in 2015, Chris began his career in music as an assistant artist manager at Watson Entertainment, and an Assistant at I Book Shows.  Since then, he has grown to become a booking agent at I Book Shows, a tour and artist manager at Watson Entertainment, and an artist manager ...

Piano Tutorial – How To Improve Your Tone

In this video piano tutorial for beginners, Metalworks Institute instructor Davor Jordanovski explains and demonstrates how to improve tone. Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology Programs are built on a unique concept: To offer the complete range of industry knowledge required to take the art of performance to a professional ...

Guitar Tutorial – How To Do A Stretching Warmup

A thorough warm-up will help bring out your best playing. In this video tutorial Rob Tardik - one of Metalworks Institute's guitar instructors, demonstrates a technique to get your hands and fingers ready for action. Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology Programs are built on a unique concept: To offer ...

Alumni Update: Keegan Boldin & Yanni Caldas Engineer for the Ontario Songwriter Challenge

Just a few days after finishing their exams, two of Metalworks Institute's most recent graduates were already busy in the studio. Keegan Boldin and Yanni Caldas, who just finished the Audio Production & Engineering program, engineered for the third annual Ontario edition of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge at Metalworks Studios. The Canadian Songwriter Challenge invites Music Industry Associations from each ...

Alumni Update: Brian Kanyo, Audio Production & Engineering

Brian Kanyo graduated from the Audio Production & Engineering Program at Metalworks Institute in 2010. After assisting with the installation of Mushroom Studios, he joined Princess Cruise Lines in 2012 as part of their stage crew. Within 6 weeks, Brian was promoted to audio manager with Princess Cruises, and has since been to over 50 countries, sailed on the newest ...
How To Play Blues Piano in C Major

Piano Tutorial – How To Play Blues Piano in C Major

In this quick video tutorial Metalworks Institute instructor Davor Jordanovski demonstrates the basics of playing blues piano in C Major. Check out the next blues piano tutorial here. Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology Programs are built on a unique concept: To offer the complete range of industry knowledge required ...
Latin Rhythm Guitar Tutorial - How To Play With A Backing Track

Latin Rhythm Guitar Tutorial – How To Play With A Backing Track

In this rhythm guitar tutorial Metalworks Institute instructor Rob Tardik demonstrates and explains the benefits of playing with a backing track. Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology Programs are built on a unique concept: To offer the complete range of industry knowledge required to take the art of performance to ...
Metalworks Institute - How To Play Blues Piano With a 1-4-5 Progression - Part 2

Piano Tutorial – How To Play Blues Piano With a 1-4-5 Progression – Part 2

In this piano tutorial, Metalworks Institute instructor Davor Jordanovski demonstrates and explains how to play blues piano with a 1-4-5 progression. Watch Part 1 of this video tutorial here. Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & Technology Programs are built on a unique concept: To offer the complete range of industry knowledge ...
Metalworks Institute Piano Tutorial - How To Play Blues Piano With a 1-4-5 Progression - Part 1

Piano Tutorial – How To Play Blues Piano With A 1-4-5 Progression – Part 1

In this video, Metalworks Institute instructor Davor Jordanovski demonstrates how to play blues piano with a 1-4-5 chord progression. Watch Part 2 of this tutorial here. In this video, Metalworks Institute instructor Davor Jordanovski demonstrates how to play blues piano with a 1-4-5 chord progression. Learn More About: MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Designed for Musicians, our five Music Performance & ...