Ian Hildebrand - Bio
Ian has extensive experience in the music industry for nearly 30 years.
Classically trained on guitar, Ian also has an Assoc. Dip. In Jazz Studies
from the Sydney Conservatorium plus many years of performing, teaching and
Studio proprietor, engineer, arranger and producer.
Session work & production experience since 1973.
Producing and Arranging
Ads, Albums, Voice Overs.Song Development for artiists including and The Donovans, winner of
the 2004 Deadly Award for best Indigenous Band.
Film, Television & Radio
Productions for broadcast - Sound Track for Indigenous Documentary 'Big Girls Don't Cry' screened at Byron Bay Film Festival, aired on SBS 2001.
Theme music for 2SER Program.
Short Film Music pieces - Garden of Love
The Whitlams - Co-writing credits with Tim Freedman for ARIA Award winning Eternal Nightcap - Double Platinum - 1998.
The Whitlams - Co-writing credits on 'You Sound Like Louis Burdett', also used in a stage production of 'Dons Party' by david Williamson.
Frog Stamp by Silverpram - Co-writing credits for B Side, ARIA Nominated in Best Comedy category 1996. Closer The Hogs - Co-writing credit, B Side 'Feel The Beat' - 29,000 copies sold.
Platypus Educational Software - Music Composition and Production.
Stepps Album - 'Waltz For Tiger Joe' and 'Cumulous".
Going Down Swinging CD of spoken word. Music for Don Walkers poem 'Saturday'
and StJAM "Arrangements To Be Made' (co-write Vidale Hildebrand).
Creater of this site, Sydney Music Web. Now in it's eighth year,
Music Web has grown to be a major resource for professional and amateur
musicians and bands in Sydney.
Classical Guitar – 3 years study with the late Walter Schumacher – President of The Sydney Classical Guitar Society.
Classical Guitar – 3 years under Antonio Losada, a former student of Andre Segovia.
Jazz – Associate Dip. of Jazz – NSW Conservatorium of Music under Don Burrows, George Golla and Tommy Emanuel. Fellow students included James Morrison.
Jazz Workshops - Ike Isaacs (from Stephan Grappelli), Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel.
Private Guitar Tuition – 1975 to 2018 - all styles, plus jazz improvisation and theory.
Guitar Tuition – Studio 4 Music, Bradmans Music, Hornsby Music Centre, Liverpool Music and The Guitar Factory.
Guitar Tuition Schools – Oakville College, Macarthur Girls High.
Music Mentor for Noosa Creative Careers Program, 2005
Workshops in studio engineering and Cubase.
Stepps - Original Sydney Band. Featured on Double J, plus live to air ABC Concert. 1978.
Conservatorium Big Band – Live performance plus recordings, 1980
Band Work – All styles including Jazz, Rock, Country & Duos, 1981 to 2009.
Backing – Toured with a host of Local and Overseas Artists.
Live to Air – Triple J Acoustic performance with The Whitlams, 1998
Indigenous Artists – Extensive work with indigenous artists - Jimmy Little, Col Hardy, The Donovans - The Deadly Awards, Fox Studios on SBS 2000. Survival Concert 2000 & 2001
Psychedelia - A mainstay of the Verrierdale Moondance and
having recently performed with Joe Camilleri for a fundraiser at Joe's
Waterhole. Amongst it's members, is Peter Koppes from
Sydney band The Church.