James Rainis – Introduction

Hey guys,

My name is James Rainis and I’m a senior in Communications. I’ve been around music for most of my life, but have been playing guitar and bass for about 8 years. I’m mostly self-taught (I’m trying to teach myself drums at the moment), but benefited greatly from four years of music theory education in high school, which has helped me acquire some rudimentary piano skills. I am an omnivorous music listener and like to try to incorporate a myriad of sounds into the songs I write. I have been recording onto my laptop for several years and am familiar with both Logic Pro and Garageband. I am also currently trying to learn Ableton, but I’m finding the interface to be quite different from anything I’ve worked with before.

I’m extremely excited to begin the meat of this course and am interested in collaboration of all kinds. If you want to jam/need a second opinion on a mix/whatever, I’m down. Looking at everyone’s introductions, I’m sure I can learn a lot from you all!

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Matthew Joe – Introduction

Hi Everyone,

My name is Matthew Joe and I’m a senior in ILR. I started playing piano when I was really young and have played the string bass and the bass guitar up until college. I have always been fascinated by how songs at the top of the radio charts were created and have always wanted to try to create my own. I am a big fan of rap and pop sounding EDM.  I have played around with Garageband and recently bought logic pro x and am learning how to use it. I’m looking forward to learning more about producing and collaborating with others in this class.

Introduction – Jonathan Chen

Hey Everyone!

I am currently a senior majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society.  As far as musical background goes, I have played the piano and clarinet for several years.  I’ve also tried learning the ukelele and guitar, but am still somewhat of a beginner.  I also enjoy singing though it’s more of a hobby.  From this class, I hope to develop and hone my abilities in composing and producing music, which is an area of music I have always wanted to venture into.  I am extremely excited to admire and learn from the talents of my peers in the class!



What’s good, its Dre. I’m a communications major so like I know how to talk and things.

I was a sound engineer for about 7 years with live music so I know that side of the business. I like to sing (I have also done so professionally) and am trying out the field of voice acting. I would live to collaborate on any and everything, I am open to new music and experiences. Glad to be in the class

Shah Ahmed – Introduction

Hello, My name is Shah and I’m a senior Math and Econ major.  I don’t really have a background in music besides a music course in primary school.  I have a background in graphic design, camerawork and video editing.  Now I would like to add audio editing to my skill set.  In addition, I am currently programming a video game and would like to make simple tunes for it.  I look forward to working with several people in the class and am more than happy to collaborate and share my work.

Nicole Liang Introduction

Hi everyone,

I am Nicole, a sophomore majoring in Economics and doing minors in Business and Asian Studies. I have been playing the piano since I was three, and have tried many other instruments including the guitar, ukelele, recorder, harmonica and ocarina. However, the piano remains my one one true love. I have ventured into improvisation and composition, and am interested in both composing piano pieces and writing songs. I am looking forward to listening to everyone’s creative works and sharing mine with all of you.

Kai Keane Profile

Hi. I’m Kai Keane — an Anthropology major and Education minor.

I began playing the piano when I was six years old — I mostly played classical music until the age of fourteen when I started getting involved with jazz piano and music that involved improvisation. After I quit taking lessons around fifteen, I started experimenting with electronic / computer music with a group of friends:

My girlfriend and I began producing music together my sophomore year of college — we call ourselves The Mimis — and ended up finishing an album last year:

In this class, I hope to keep working on my skills as a producer and a musician. Specifically, I’d like to learn more about mastering process. My agenda is to produce as music during this semester.

Junghyun Eun Profile


My name is Junghyun Eun, and I am a senior studying Computer Science. I learned electric guitar for a couple of years when I was young, and played drum for about two months. I enjoy listening to various types of music (sometimes country and rap too!). I am taking this course to learn how electronic music is made, theories behind them and how to methodically use programs to create music.

Sylvia Zhao Intro

Hey everyone! My name is Sylvia Zhao, I am a senior majoring in Chemistry and Economics. I used to play the piano but stopped after high school, so I am really excited to reconnect with music again this semester. I have always wanted to learn about music programs and composing techniques but haven’t had the chance to until now. I look forward to expanding my skill set and trying my hand at composing in this course. I would definitely be more than happy to work in groups.

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