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Biography

Kenneth Moden 

Welcome!

     Video and audio production represents the core of the day at Shady Lea Productions. The name “Shady Lea” speaks of a Norman Rockwell purity and traditionalism that we attempt to preserve in many of our productions. It literally means a shady, grassland pasture, which we use for sitting and creating. It is also the name of the Shady Lea Mill district which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington County Rhode Island. The mill now houses businesses who have operated from there since the repurposing the mill in the 1990s.  We have also had friendly relations with some of those business owners. 

Shady Lea Productions has emerged from focused efforts telling stories of remarkable people in ordinary life who impact our culture and change our world. Capturing snippets of their lives and accomplishments is one of the greatest rewards in association with producing audio and video. As a musician, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, I also produce my own music when it helps to tell these extraordinary stories.

     As various forms of media continue to expand and influence across the globe, the need for audio/video capture, scripting, and editing has escalated. These have become compulsory tools for effectiveness in modern day commerce. Ongoing study of humanity and various forms of communication allows me to bring creativity and diversity into your productions with a competent and panoramic approach. Working through the conception, sculpting and completion of a story is a unique merging of our interests and has become the keystone for ongoing vocational and academic efforts.

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Project Lists:

Video Projects   (See "Video Productions" Tab tab above) 

2022 Video Projects:

  • 2022 Video Projects - 10 separate videos from The Pump House Music Works - Jazz Collective Benefit Concert series

    • A Ten Video Release of Single Songs Recorded Live with "Dan Moretti and the Hammond Boys", with special Guests, Sugar Ray Norcia, Tish Adams, Shawnn Montiero, and Gray Sargent. ​​

  • 2020 "Norwich" a music video of Singer/Song Writer/Actress Tera Sheerin. 

  • 2019 Newport Charter Yacht Show

  • 2019 Victor Main Guitarist.

  • 2019 "Music In The Root Cellar" short documentary featuring early American Folk Music.

  • 2018 RIFT Short Film co-writer, set design, sound design for picture and sound effects

  • 2017 Pump House Music Works and JRM Inc. Documentaries

Voice Over / Narration   (See "Voice Over/Sound Design" Tab tab above) 

Characters, Commercials, Documentaries, Narration, 

Photography - (See "Photography" tab above) 

Nature Photography and music events in local Rhode Island is our focus with still photography.

Audio Projects - Client Recordings, Original Compositions & Performances

(See "Recordings and Music Compositions" tab above)  

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  • 2022 Audio Recording Project -CD release - "Vidmar Fiddle Shuffel" 6 songs

  • 2021 Recording, Mix, Engineer, "Clawhammer Banjo From Walcott Cove"  Authentic Clawhammer Banjo and Guitar 

  • 2021 Recording, Mix, Engineer, BU Vocals for Dave Giorgi & 40 Years Later - "Trains" and "What Might Have Been".

  • 2021 Recording, Mix, Engineer, & Drums for Country DnA Demo Tracks

  • 2021 Recording, Mix, Engineer, Drums & Percussion for Tera Sheerin - Singer/Songwriter

  • 2010 Solo CD, "Living Waters” Windmill  Agency Recording, Hamlin PA

  • String Quartet, Flute Fantasy

  • Piano pieces from mixed genres

  • Current Compositions include material for future projects

  • Early Recording Projects DrummerWRIU –“No Time”  Normandy Sound, Warren RI

Education & Study​

  • Honors Student - New England Institute of Technology - BS Digital Media Production

  • Honors Student - New England Institute of Technology - AS Digital Media Production

  • Honors Student - URI- Music Composition, Applied Piano, Voice, & Communications Theory.

  • Honors Student - The Modern School - Applied Music - Jazz Theory -2 Year Certificate.

  • Voice Acting - Training with  professional voice coach, voice development group from Albany, NY

  • US Navy - Persian Gulf Veteran - Weapons Systems & Avionics on the F14 & F18 Aircrafts .

  • Voice Study - Annamaria Saritelli-Dipanni - Diva and founder of Belcanto Music Scholarship

  • Voice study - Susan Rogers - Vocal Instructor - Community College of RI

  • Voice Study - Susan Ottsen – Diva & Vocal Instructor - Thousand Oaks, California

  • Voice Study - Margaret Frazier – Soprano/ Professor-University of RI  -

  • Piano Study - Dr. Donald Rankin-Professor of Music & Piano - University of Rhode Island. 

  • Piano Study - Taft Corey– Berklee Graduate/Professor/Jazz Pianist

  • Piano Study - Joe Parillo –Berklee Graduate, Chair of URI Music dept & Professor

  • Drum Kit Study - John Ragosta-Owner of Ragosta Music, Dave Tancredi-Performer,   

  • Drum Kit & Snare Study - Bruce Dyer-Drummer & Percussionist with RI Philharmonic

  • Drum Kit Study - Artie Cabral- Director of Music At the Modern School in RI

  • Drum Technique - Marko Marcinko – Jazz Drummer - Founder of the PA Jazz Alliance

  • PC  & iMac Skills: Adobe Suite- Premier, Photoshop, After Effects

    • Audio Software: Pro Tools, Logic ProX, Adobe Audition, Garage Band

    • Microsoft Office Suite & General & Web Based Applications

Performances

Keyboardist, drummer & vocalist with local Pennsylvania musicians, including “The Cinder Brothers R&B Project”, “Indigo-6”,  other associations include “The Joe Kopiki Band”, “Common Threads”, “The Soul Shakers”, General Business Bands, Dixieland, Country, Local Churches.  Music activities in RI include performances as a drummer, vocalist, and choral director in the local community. 

 

Teaching Experience - 30 years

Moden’s Music in RI, and Summit Studios, Scranton Music Academy, Abington Music Academy, and Ray Cramer Studio in Northeast Pennsylvania in the following disciplines:

 

1.     Piano

2.     Drums Kit and Percussion

3.     Music Theory, Composition, 

Other past experiences:

U.S. Navy Persian Gulf Veteran/Avionics & Weapons Control Technician.  Skilled Craftsman Musician, Composer, Teacher and recording artist. Several years in the building & remodeling trades.  

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Member Phi Theta Kappa

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Back Focus Review - NEIT 

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Solo Piano Original Compositions CD 2010

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Recognition

Videographer Audio Editor

Voice Acting

Graphics

Stills

Recording  Artist University Trained Musician

Mixed Genre Composer

Commercials

Scripts