Quality Figure Skating Music Mixes
put a lot of time into a quality figure skating program.
Shouldn't that be reflected in your
My observations of many figure skaters have
led me to believe that their coaches are absolutely masterful
in picking the right music for them but are using
archaic methods to assemble the cuts. Other skaters and coaches
are starting to dabble in digital mixes on their computers as
there are many easy to use programs available but "easy to use"
does not guarantee "good results". It really takes a
knowledgable musician with a good ear and technical expertise
to produce a good quality product. I went to a very prestigous
local competition recently and I was amazed at the terrible
music mixes being used by higher level figure skaters. I saw
dresses that probably required mom & dad to take out a
second mortgage on the house but the music was mixed on a
30-year-old cassette tape recorder and put on a 29 cent
cassette. Senior figure skating programs are choreographed down
to the smallest detail. Isn't music a detail
When I began mixing
music for my
daughter and then for others in her skating club, I was
able to draw on the knowledge gained from my thirty years
as a professional musician to create ingenious mixes.
Several requests by coaches/skaters/parents proved to be
extremely challenging and they're been both pleased and
amazed at the results. ("How did you do that?") I also
make sure the music is "colored" properly for optimum
sound in an ice arena.
My fee is $25.00 per minute of
music and includes 2 CDs. It helps if
you go over the
music with your coach first. I wish I had a nickel for
every time a figure skater or parent came back to me and
said, "the coach didn't like it". Also, if you're unsure as to where
you'd like the cuts I can do several preliminary versions
for an added fee. I don't maintain vast library of
music. I prefer to work with your choices in music
as it is always custom mixed just for
you. I have no pre-made mixes. I'd love to
know how some skating
music editing services can legally and ethically
get away with selling pre-cut mixes. It appears as if
they buy one CD and then essentially resell the mix from
it many times over. It's not fair to the artists. That's
why I insist that you legally own the music you're asking
me to mix. You can also rest assured that I'll never
resell your music to anyone else.
Send me an email to
tell me about your program. I'm sure I can
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mixed customized figure skating program music for only $25 per
minute of music. Why settle for a pre-cut program? You can get
a minute and a half of customized
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for only $37.50!!!
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soooooo much for the music. You did an excellent job. I am
so much. I really appreciate it.
LOVES it... Really, she was blown away...Thanks again for
all your hard work. It's awesome.
cool, thanks so much!!!
is great!!!! Thank you so much! We couldn't even tell where
you made the cut....you are clearly a pro at this! ... was
so excited ....I think she showed it to everyone at the
for all your work on this music!
again for all your work on our music---I love all the
and I feel so good knowing
that the cuts are professionally
music. It is perfect!
been a pleasure working with you. What you did with
***** made all the difference to me. It sounds so
professional. It just didn't make sense to me to
spend so much money and time on a choreographer, the
coach, the dress and have poor sounding music.
I'm kind of a perfectionist and I want my daughter to have
the whole package to present to the judges. Thanks,
again. I hope her skating is as good as her
skater that you did the ***** CD competed this weekend and
her music was perfect!
is great- thanks so much...You are very good at this music
stuff. I appreciate your hard
again, great job! Thanks sooo
Wow...that was great! ***** said
"HE ROCKS, it's awesome, please tell...I said THANKS"
...You have seriously impressed my 13 year old daughter who
knows this song inside out and backwards. You are
very good at this! Thank you very
sounds very good also! ...When she was first given
this music she was very concerned about skating to
something so long and very slow but you have completely
fixed it. This is a very doable exhibition piece for
her now. Thank you so
absolutely love the mix! I think it's perfect for
what we need. I didn't hear any of the cuts at
all. Thank you so much!
arrived and they sound great...Thanks again for the
quick turn around time. I'll get back to you shortly
with my next idea....
AWESOME!!!!! You are the best,
really...Don't hear cuts this good at our rink, EVER.
recently cut music for my daughter. I thought you
might like some feedback. We received many
compliments on ******'s music. I hope that we can use
you again. Oh, ****** won first place. Many
great! You can label the discs *****. If you want to
make the label blue that might be nice,
As always- thanks!!!
just finished listening to the three MP3s (a new term for
me!), and they're great - you do fantastic
was fast. I like it a lot...
it! That's exactly what I was hoping for -- thank you so
again, it's perfect! Thank you very
SO very much. It is just perfect!!
it! It was a little surprising the first time we heard it,
but to us, it is actually a better
so much-I'm sure we'll do business again
***** emailed me that she really
likes what you've done, so let's go with it. Thanks
again! [the coach]
say that when she put it on her player I could actually
hear it and the quality is superb compared to what she has
used in the past...
are very happy with that...
EXCELLENT!!! You Rock! Thanks
love it! Thank you... It is PERFECT!
Thanks for the great
Thank you- We really like
what you did, She is very excited to start using her
I love it! Thanks
It works perfectly
daughter is happy...this will due quite nicely. I
appreciate your efforts.
Just wanted let you know that your
CD's came today. Very, very nice...To us the music
selection process is very personal, an extension of
the personality so to speak...I know it sounds a bit
strange, but I am a bit old fashion. It is nice to know who
you are doing business with...I am grateful for your work
and look forward to working with you again for next years
********* had a giant smile on her
face when she listened to it. She
there were more people like you in this world. I had
contacted 3 other companies that cut and edit music and you
were the one who replied so quickly and helped me with the
actually editing. You have my word that you will be having
daughter and her partner just performed their routine
for the first time at competition. We had watched
a long day of performances and heard a lot of music of
varying quality, but when their music came
on--WOW! The sound was rich and full--by far
the best sounding music of the day! Every word
easily understood and clear. We couldn't be
happier. Thank you!
******* and her coach are thrilled with the final
2:10 version and the 2:20. I am too.
Thanks for all your handwork, patience and
perseverance...I think you really went above and beyond
in editing this music exactly to my daughter's
of the pieces are a go !! They love them both ! Thank
you so much.
Sounds Good; should work
is perfect! Kindly let me know where I should
thank you I appreciate the extra
Thank you! I have fwd. thee music to ****
and will wait for her yes.
I think it sounded great! Again, thank you so much for
the last minute rush
That sounds great. Thanks for getting it done so
I think the mix makes a really beautiful piece!
They sound really well together...We needed your help
to get a useable piece of music to put choreography to
and it really is a lovely piece of music.
Perfect! Please print on cd
I think it sounds great!!!
Thank you - I really like it! As always very
Great! A+ on both edits!
Super cute!!! I love it :)
Great job on *****!
Super!! Thanks so much!!!
The music turned out perfect. people even
commented on the skill in the cutting!
Thank you very much I loved it, so are the coaches.
Coach says its perfect go ahead and make it hi fidelity
and CDs thanks!
Thanks so much for your continued patience and hard
work with me.
LOVE IT!!! So, so good!!!
I like it! If it's ok with you, I will let her coach
have a listen before we finalize.
Thank you so much for your work. So your editing of the
music was highly praised!
Thank you. You were able to extend the more
important one a few seconds nicely. This is good.
We got the disks today and ***** is THRILLED!!
She loves the music...I will definitely pass your name
on to anyone else who needs help with their musical
It turn out really nice.
Love it! thanks so much. You did a great job.