I'm a creative software engineer who has delivered successful full-stack web applications since 2019.
Since 2006, I've also been a creative team lead, musician, teacher, and writer. I've taught thousands of lessons to hundreds of students; written, produced, marketed several albums; booked and performed several tours.
I'm a passionate lifelong learner interested in bicycling, sourdough bread baking, travel, and language study (fluent in Spanish). In 2013-2014, I traveled overland from San Francisco, CA to Cusco, Peru, where I lived for year performing and studying with local musicians.
Looking for guitar and music lessons? Find more information on my music lessons website, Lightning Lessons
Looking for my original music? Check out Gentle Return
Google hackathon winner
DearDiary.ai is a musically mindful journaling tool that uses AI to turn your jounral entry into a new song based on the emotion of your entry.
Winner of the hackathon Bitrate: Machine Learning & Music Series by Gray Area and the Magenta team at Google Research.
Gave invited talk at Google Research, wrote technical blog post detailing our process
Collaborators: Stephen Haney (CTO of Modulz, acq. WorkOS) and Suyash Joshi.
Worked with Quincy Larson and lead developer Naomi Carrigan to create relaxing interactive musical coding experience for freeCodeCamp.org.
Gave invited talk at freeCodeCamp Summit 2021
Data sonification web app that creates music from USGS latest earthquake data.
Climate Music Project
As the Artist Engagement Manager at the Climate Music Project between 2020-2021, I worked with the executive team to develop & scale strategic methodologies to improve artist and scientist communications, expanding the creation of scientifically-faithful music that spurs public action on the climate crisis.
Since 2007, I have run a small business teaching thousands of lessons to hundreds of students on guitar, bass, piano, voice, drums, ukulele, songwriting, and recording production.
I regularly publish popular guitar tutorials on YouTube
Up On Top
Between 2014-2020, I developed and led a grant-funded after-school music program for youth at Up On Top in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Blue Bear School of Music
Between 2014-2021, I developed curriculum and led group classes, after-school programs, ensembles, and private lessons for the renowned Blue Bear School of Music
Here's a clip of an advanced band I mentored
Vibo Music School
Between 2017-2021, I led successful private lessons at Vibo Music School for hundreds of students on guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, and songwriting.
Since 2014, I have developed and led successful music programs at the following Bay Area Schools: Tenderloin Recreation Center/Up On Top (2014-2020), St. Vincent De Paul Elementary (2015-2017), Brandeis School of San Francisco (2015-2017), The Academy High School San Francisco (2016), New Traditions (2017-2018), Alt School (2017-2018), Rooftop Alternative School (2017-2019), Creative Arts Charter School (2018)
Sonoma Country Day School
In the 2011-2012 school year I taught music and art as substitute teacher at Sonoma Country Day School, an independent TK-8 college preparatory school.
Steve and Kate's Camp
In the summers of 2010 and 2011 I managed a creative music studio for Steve and Kate's Camp, teaching instruments, songwriting, and audio production.
Comstock Middle School
Between 2010-2011, I developed and led an audio production and creative music composition after-school program at Comstock Middle School with Carney Educational Services.
San Roque School / Garden Street Academy
Between 2007-2008, I developed and led a rock band curriculum teaching groups of 5-12 children ages 10-14 to sing, play guitar, bass, piano and drums. Students with no prior experience on their instruments performed as bands for their parents at school concerts. I also mentored an advanced group of students in writing their own songs.
In the Eyes of a Stranger
Seven track album written, performed, produced, mixed by Devin Lane.
This Is Really Happening
Ten track album written, performed, produced, mixed by Devin Lane. Additional vocals on "Your Smile" by Amanda Salguero. Mastered by Piper Payne.
Ten track album written, performed, produced, mixed by Devin Lane. "Bogotá": produced by Stephen Haney and Devin Lane. Steve Hernandez: drums on Bogota, Roof Blues, Switches. Andy Mignano: drums on The Conservatory, Mamita Papita, Blue and Gray. Mastered by Ash Clayton & Devin Lane. Full album credits here.
2 Real 2 Talk
Five-song EP written and performed by Real Real Talk: Devin Lane, Sean Real (composer for 99% Invisible), Ashley Clayton, Kellen Morimoto.
All songs by Real Real Talk.
Primary songwriter on "Christmas" and "Cut Him Out".
Additional lyrics by Nina Berman on "Paid Sick Leave".
Recorded and mixed by George Rosenthal at The Complex SF.
Mastered by Ashley Clayton
Real Real Talk
Five song EP written and performed by Real Real Talk: Devin Lane, Sean Real (composer for 99% Invisible), Ashley Clayton, Kellen Morimoto.