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For inquiries or production rates contact email@example.com - All tracks on this site have been produced and mixed by Andre Mina.
Andre Mina is a Toronto-based record producer, composer and a talented pianist. He started his artistic career by studying at the Royal Academy followed by the Conservatory in Cairo, Egypt; he then continued his studies by being a part of the Regional Arts Program at Cawthra Park; finally, he graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto. Through his career, he trained at Robeter productions, where he also works as a session pianist/keyboard player, and uses hardware gear and soundboards, which contributed to his experience and knowledge of the music-making processes. Andre has always shown an eagerness to hone his musical and technical talents.
Andre has been taught by Canada’s leading composers such as Gary Kulesha, John Kruspe and Christos Hatzis. Furthermore, he has always established a unique sound as a pianist; he was taught by Marcelle Matta, Mia Bach and Brian McDonagh. He is a self-taught jazz pianist as well, and has been a member of the Dave Neil ensemble in 2009 - 2010; this gave him the opportunity to gain experience in accompanying many artists in both concert settings and recording.
Andre started his professional musical career as a producer at the age of 16 when he produced his first published songs for the Egyptian singer Hamza Namira with Awakening Records Label. Since then, he has been dedicated to learning the craft of music production and sound engineering, he focused on pop, jazz, RnB, and orchestral work. While working with Toronto-based artists, he produced quality records such as ‘Hush’ for Claire Hunter, “Always Let you down” for John Banks, “Who Can I Turn To” and “More Than Passion” for the XM Radio host Ward Anderson, and many other songs for numerous local and overseas artists. Andre has shown his talent over and over again while he worked at Devine Productions producing and composing songs for a number of artists and bands, he also works regularly on projects with “One Roof” studio, while also running his own studio “Minaphonics”.
Andre also has shown a great interest in vocal education where he gained 8 years of choir experience practicing with Doreen Rao, Mark Vuorinen, Hilary Apfelstadt and David Holler. This experience has given him the opportunity to learn breathing techniques as well as the principles of vocal techniques. This has given him new insights into songwriting and music arrangement. His experience with choirs has also provided him with the ability to accompany the “Ritz” choir of 400 voices on piano, and work with conductor Bob Anderson in season 2007-2009. And later be a part of performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) at Roy Thomson Hall with MacMillan Singers.
Andre Mina has dedicated his life to his music; he has shown great talent at a very young age and has always worked hard at refining this talent. He has shown dedication and commitment to his career and his clients and has always put great value to his work. Through his creativity, he has impressed and inspired his clients with his skill and knowledge of the music trade as well as his ability to always incorporate original musical ideas into his productions, as well as bringing a unique approach to each song.