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 & ...
Metalworks Institute Guitar Tips - How to improve your speed - Drill 4

Guitar Tutorial – How To Improve Your Speed – Drill 4

In this quick tutorial Metalworks Institute guitar-instructor Rob Tardik demonstrates another drill to help you speed up your guitar playing. Watch the next 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 to take the ...
Metalworks Institute Guitar Tutorial - How To Improve Your Speed - Drill 3

Guitar Tutorial – How To Improve Your Speed – Drill 3

Metalworks Instructor Rob Tardik demonstrates more tips & tricks to speed up your guitar playing. Watch the previous drill here. Watch the next 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 to take the ...
Guitar Tutorial - How To Improve Your Speed - Drill 2

Guitar Tutorial – How To Improve Your Speed – Drill 2

Metalworks Institute instructor Rob Tardik demonstrates a second technique for helping you increase the speed of your guitar playing. Watch Drill 1 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 to take the art of performance ...
Metalworks Institute Guitar Tutorial - How To Improve Your Speed - Drill 1

Guitar Tutorial – How To Improve Your Speed – Drill 1

Metalworks Institute instructor Rob Tardik demonstrates one technique to help you speed up your guitar playing. Learn the next exercise 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 to take the art of performance to ...
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Laurie Pallett/Metalworks Institute Scholarship 2017 is Awarded to Lauren Michaels

Congratulations to Lauren Michaels, the 2017 winner of the Laurie Pallett/Metalworks Institute Scholarship! Lauren stopped by the school today to meet with Laurie Pallett, Mike Douglas - Director for the Mississauga Arts Council, and Candice Mohacsi - Director of Student and Alumni Services at Metalworks Institute. The Laurie Pallett/Metalworks Institute Scholarship was established in honor of the Founding Executive Director ...

Alumni Update: Amelia Chiarelli, Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major)

Amelia Chiarelli, a 2013 graduate of the Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Program, was recently named Audio Project Coordinator with Technicolor, one of the leading post-production facilities in the film and television industries. Prior to joining Technicolor, Amelia was a sound editor and production coordinator with Toronto post-production company Images in Sound. Learn More About: PROFESSIONAL SOUND & ...

Alumni Update: Jennifer Essiembre, Entertainment Business Management

Jennifer Essiembre, a 2009 graduate of the Entertainment Business Management Program, was recently appointed Senior Manager, Songwriter Relations with Spotify, the world's leading music streaming service. Previously, Jenn was Senior Creative Manager with Olé Rights Management, one of the fastest-growing rights management companies, based out of their Los Angeles office. Learn More About: MUSIC BUSINESS DIPLOMA Encompassing all facets of ...
Bass Guitar Tutorial - How To Learn A Song

Bass Guitar Tutorial – How To Learn A Song

This Bass Guitar tutorial from Metalworks Institute instructor Curtis Freeman shows you how to learn a song inside and out. 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 ...

Metalworks Student Concert Raises $2,200 For Make Music Matter

Every year graduating Music Performance & Technology students work together to put on one final show of all original tunes. This project gives students the opportunity to put everything they’ve learned into practice, and it gives faculty, friends, family, and the community a chance to see how far each student has come! This year Metalworks Institute students turned their event ...

Bass Tutorial – How To Play First Finger Major Scales

In this tutorial, Metalworks Institute instructor Curtis Freeman takes you through how to play first-finger major scales on the bass 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 knowledge required to take the art of performance to ...
Electronic Music Production Diploma

Comparing An Analogue & Digital Synth

Metalworks Institute instructor Kevin Pooler explains some of the fundamental differences between analogue and digital synthesizers as he compares a Moog Voyager with Reason's Thor. Learn More About: ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION DIPLOMA The unparalleled changes in digital recording technologies are revolutionizing how independent producers are creating and recording music. Our Electronic Music Production program offers students extensive insight and the ...

The Collab – Metalworks Institute Music Performance & Technology Concert

As part of their programs, students from all our Music Performance & Technology majors (Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Piano/Keyboard) collaborate to put on one final show in their graduating year. On Tuesday, July 18th Metalworks Institute's MPT students put on a great show at The Rockpile Nightclub where they performed all original songs. All proceeds from entry and raffle-ticket sales were ...

5 Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About Using Ableton Live

Ableton Live is one of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) used by music professionals today. Just like mastering an instrument, mastering a software like Ableton will help you create your unique sound. Watch this quick tutorial by Metalworks Institute instructor Morgan Pottruff for 5 tips to improve your Ableton skills: Learn More About: ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION DIPLOMA The ...
6-2-5-1 Chord Progression - Metalworks Institute Guitar Tips

6-2-5-1 Chord Progression Tutorial

Music Performance & Technology Instructor Rob Tardik explains how you can improve your playing and composition skills with this simple 6-5-2-1 chord progression technique. 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 ...

Alumni Update: Gregg Pratt, Professional Sound (Audio Specialist)

Since graduating from the Professional Sound (Audio Specialist) Program at Metalworks Institute, Gregg Pratt has had a number of different opportunities come his way. Throughout 2016, Gregg worked several freelance jobs for Berkwood Entertainment (led by MWI instructor Joe Natale), which included working as a FOH (Front of House) assistant, system installations, and FOH mixer. Gregg also worked freelance jobs ...