stefmikhail
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Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Musician & Teacher with over Twenty Years of Experience.

Music is my life’s passion and an integral driving force therein; for me the only thing more fulfilling than playing music is sharing my love of music with others, whether that be through teaching, performing, or mentoring.
My name is Stefan Melnychenko, and my relationship with music began early in life: as a child growing up in Winnipeg Manitoba, I began playing Piano at the age of 4 and completed my Level 10 in Piano from The Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 15. My captivation with music inspired me to explore other instruments of all different types and origins. I now play nine instruments as well as sing.
My wife, daughter, and I proudly live in Winnipeg Manitoba.

As a performer and session musician, my focus is on each musical project holistically: how my part specifically compliments the entire piece; as an arranger: ensuring that the vision of the composer is constructed in a unique and appropriate way.

Another ‘instrument’ in my repertoire: the ability to capture, sonically manipulate, and produce/master recordings
I have been fortunate over the years to work with and learn from not only fellow Musicians, but also Engineers and other Musical Professionals. These encounters allowed my fascination with the process of Studio Recording to blossom into what I consider another ‘instrument’ in my repertoire: the ability to capture, sonically manipulate, and produce/master recordings of either myself or other artists’ performances.
I offer Home/Demo Recording both as a service to facilitate amateur musicians in being able to obtain and share professional grade recordings of themselves, and also as an educational experience for those interested in learning more about the recording process and studio experience.
I enjoy meeting and discussing music with novice students as well as seasoned professionals alike.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Screen name:
stefmikhail
Member since:
Mar 29 2022
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

The Beatles and their members, Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams, Pink Floyd. Too many. You get the idea.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Ukulele:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Trombone:
Moderate
Steel guitar:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate
Dobro:
Intermediate
Upright bass:
Intermediate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Banjo:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

PX-750 Digital Upright
Korg Kross
Multiple Martin Guitars
Multiple other acoustics for alt tunings
1998 Stratocaster American Deluxe
50s Reissue Telecaster
ES-355
Les Paul Jr
1998 Fender Jazz Bass
1986 Kanel Custom Bass
Two Concert Ukuleles
Neapolitan Bowl-back Mandolin
Washburn A-frame Mandolin
Gold Tone Cripple Creek Banjo