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For the past 26 years, Patrick Viala has been an active engineer, DJ, mixer, and producer. Beginning with an internship at Quad Studios in 1996, Viala quickly made a name for himself by working with the likes of Chris Rock, Jay-Z, and DMX. Over the next several years he would cultivate the sound that would be sought out by artists such as Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, The Neptunes, Busta Rhymes, P. Diddy, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, and many more. In recent years, Viala has also served as a club DJ in NYC, tour DJ for A$AP Ferg, DJ for Royce da 5'9", and also completed three years as adjunct faculty at Hofstra University.
"More than anything, I want students to leave my class with knowledge and experiences that will help them maximize their given talents, and utilize them in a manner that will lead them to surpass all of their creative dreams and goals."
"I remember being a student breezing through audio classes, feeling like I was ready for anything. And when I left school early to start my internship, I realized there was a whole separate curriculum that wasn't going to be taught in a class. Lessons that had to be learned and implemented very quickly if I wanted to survive, let alone thrive. Along with a load of technical knowledge, I hope to pass on some very valuable intangibles to the creative leaders of tomorrow."