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Freddie Banks

Freddie Banks

Biography

Freddie began playing the piano at the age of 9. While other kids his age were taking formal music lessons, Freddie was able to learn the basics to music completely by ear. By the age of 16, he began venturing out as an independent musician and freelance keyboardist, playing in bands, churches, and ensembles at school, exploring genres such as gospel, jazz, rock, pop, alternative, and R&B. Freddie holds an Associates in General Studies from Joliet Junior College, where he learned sight-reading and music theory; as well as graduating with an Associates in Science in Audio Technology from SAE Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois in 2016. During his studies at SAE, Freddie has been an enthusiast in music technology, sound design, and synthesis for virtual instruments, all of which he uses in his day to day workflow. 

In the near future Freddie plans to keep working on building his personal brand to offer lessons, reviews, podcasts, blogs, video content, and audio of recent projects as well as instrumentals for commercial licensing. His aim is to become a musical powerhouse for those who love the industry, and share his journey on reaching his goals as well. In recent months, he’s become a five-star session musician for work-for-hire platforms such as AirGigs and SoundBetter. Freddie also teaches piano, band, and music production at Bach to Rock Music School, and serves as the keyboardist for his church in the suburbs of Chicago.

Professional Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • Chicago/Midwest

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Keyboard Programmer
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Home Studio Whiz
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Ableton
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • BMI

Pronouns

  • He/Him