Bentley Hazelwood

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Sampling, Artist Development, Audio Ear Training, Audio Editing, Audio Recording, Audio Recording and Music Production, General Mixing and Mastering, Home Studio Setup, Microphone Techniques, Native Instruments Maschine, PreSonus Studio One, Production Organization, Production Workflow


With a career spanning over 15 years, I am a passionate music producer and audio engineering with a love for music that has driven my entire journey in the industry. Despite not having formal musical training, I embraced my creativity and honed my skills to become an award winning music producer. What truly motivates me as a music producer is the ability to inspire and uplift culture through the art of sound. Beyond just creating exceptional music, I am on a mission to become a beacon of inspiration for the next generation, instilling in them the virtues of not only mastering their craft but also nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit that transcends music and permeates all facets of life.

My teaching style is characterized by a collaborative approach, recognizing that creators don't have to be experts at everything, but rather, they must master their strengths. In my lessons, I aim to help students identify their unique abilities and creatively utilize them to their advantage. Moreover, I foster a mentor-like relationship with my students, providing personalized feedback and practical exercises to build their music catalog and enhance their skills.

My track record of achievements stands as a testament to my exceptional journey as a music producer and audio engineer. Notably, I've recently have been honored with gold plaques issued by the RIAA, a definitive mark of my unparalleled success in the industry. My production has amassed over 100,000,000 streams, reflecting the widespread resonance of my musical endeavors.

Having secured a major publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, I have been entrusted with elevating the careers of numerous independent and major artists. Over the years, I have had the privilege of collaborating with well known record labels, producers, and top-tier talents, including names such as Curren$y, Wale, Ab-Soul, Meek Millz, Mac Miller, Freddie Gibbs, SZA, and more.

At the outset, I conduct a comprehensive assessment by reviewing a brief questionnaire and reviewing a demo of each student's current best work. I will also conduct a SWOT analysis which enables me to tailor lessons to individual needs effectively. I utilize case studies and song referencing techniques to provide hands-on and practical learning experiences.

Recommended Student Texts and Resources :


  • "The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop" by Joseph G. Schloss
  • "Producing and Mixing Hip-Hop/R&B" by Mike Hamilton
  • "Mixing With Impact" by Wessel Oltheten
  • "Rick Rubin: In the Studio"
  • "Music, The Brain, and Ecstasy" by Robert Jourdain
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