Meet Your Course Advisors for January 18

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On Wednesday, January 18, we’re running the next session of our Mainstage courses. Mainstage courses are premium courses on Soundfly that offer you the chance to work with a personal advisor for the duration of the course. These “Course Advisors” as we call them are there to serve as facilitators, mentors, accountability partners, and teaching assistants — answering all your questions, giving you feedback on your work, and helping you achieve your personal goals for the course.

This session, we’re excited to have five Course Advisors, all of whom have extensive experience in their topics and are currently working in a related field. Take a look through and then head over to the course you’re most interested in for a free preview!


Hayley Rosenblum (Crowdfunding for Musicians)

Hayley is a professional music enthusiast and art enabler, she specializes in fan engagement and community building via digital media, working with musicians, managers, and record labels to bring innovative ideas to life. Since 2009 Hayley has been helping artist/musician Amanda Palmer independently release music and connect to her fanbase online. As the founding member of Kickstarter’s music team, Hayley served as Music Campaign Strategist and Outreach Lead and helped thousands of musicians, including some of Kickstarter’s biggest music campaigns, build their audience and launch their ideas into the world.


Nick Bombicino (TheoryWorks: Music Theory for Broadway Actors)

Nick is an actor/musician based in NYC. He grew up making music (piano, voice, tuba, ukulele, percussion). He went to Ithaca College — originally for music education, then for theater — and spent much of his time there leading and arranging songs for an a cappella group. After that, he went to graduate school for acting in Birmingham, England. Nick then moved to New York, where he’s been working as an actor, sheet music transcriptionist, arranger, composer, and occasional music director.


Tyler Gilmore (Orchestration for Strings)

Tyler Gilmore is a composer and electronic musician, and founder of Not Art Records. He has worked with Cuong Vu, Jenny Hval, Matt Wilson, Ron Miles, Danny Meyer (Chairlift, Julia Holter), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Ken Filiano, and many others. His recent premieres include “From Overhead” with The Switch Ensemble at the Valencia International Performance Academy Festival 2016 in Valencia, Spain, and “More Like a Reader” with The Playground Ensemble in Denver, Colorado.


Mahealani Lee (The New Songwriter’s Workshop)

Mahea is a composer and performer who began her musical studies in classical piano as a toddler. She graduated from Berklee College of Music, where she majored in Contemporary Writing and Production, minoring in Theory of Jazz and Popular Song. She has worked as a music educator, performer, composer, arranger, producer, lyricist, music director, and accompanist, and is now proud to be Soundfly’s Vice-President of Learning and Curriculum Development. She has performed and written music for a variety of solo and group projects, including the electro-pop outfit Lennox, and studied and practiced songwriting with the course instructor Oli Rockberger, among others.


Ian Temple (Introduction to the Composer’s Craft)

Ian is a pianist, composer, and performer and the founder of Soundfly. He’s recorded and published more than seven albums for a variety of projects and labels, and toured extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia as one-third of the experimental modern classical band Sontag Shogun. He’s written a number of works for strings and mixed ensembles, and most recently, composed the music for the award-winning short film “Rosa: These Storms,” which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival.

If you have any questions about these Course Advisors or their courses, please feel free to reach out to us at any time at [email protected]. We’re happy to answer your questions or point you in the right direction!

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