*TOP-RATED & BEST-SELLING INSTRUCTOR SINCE 2016
Welcome! My name is Steven Melin and I write music to elevate the emotional core of stories. My music has been featured in many professional & successful productions including films, TV, video games, trailers, promotional campaigns, podcasts, motion comics, visual novels, YouTube videos, and more! I've assisted some of the best composers in the industry including Garry Schyman (Bioshock series, Shadow of Mordor), Penka Kouneva (Gears of War 3, Prince of Persia), & Joel Goodman (Finding Elmo, The American Experience). My clients include FOX, NBC, CBS, YouTube creators, Apple Store & Google Play app designers, and hundreds of filmmakers, game developers, & small businesses!
My first Udemy course Film, TV, & Video Game Music Composition + Production Basics has been the top-rated course in the Music Composition & Game Music categories since 2016! Over 300 students have learned the secrets of how to start writing music for film & games! I've already begun working on my next course - stay tuned!
I’ve been professionally teaching piano & violin lessons for 3 years and have taught over 8,000 private lessons to over 100 students of all ages and skill levels. I have also enjoyed presenting composition & production guest lectures and master classes to college students and conferences, including the East Coast Game Conference in 2016. I have two degrees in music: Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition for the Screen from Columbia College Chicago & Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Kennesaw State University. I’ve been studying piano for 20 years & violin for 16 years. I have performed with orchestras, played in operas & musicals, recorded film & video game scores, worked on artists’ albums, etc.
For more info on my musical journey, I invite you to read my story on my website.