Freddie Banks


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, 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 SoundBetter, an online marketplace for music production. Additionally, Freddie is on the vast team of producers for Loop Community, a platform which licenses and sells multitracks of Christian and Gospel music. Freddie also plans to network and perform with more local artists and bands, and contribute to more projects and recording sessions while he plays keyboards on weekends at his church, All Nations Worship Assembly in Park Forest, Illinois.... Read more