Hello, I'm Devin Lane

Music | Technology | Education

I work at the intersections of music, technology, and education. I use emotional intelligence and empathetic communication, writing, and storytelling skills to define, lead, and contribute to diverse collaborations. I embody a growth mindset and learn the tools required to get the job done.

I have a deep understanding of music/audio production, composition, and editing with Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Max/MSP, etc. I'm proficient in all modern creative tools, as well as HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Python.

I love languages: fluent in Spanish with extensive experience in Latin America, and have intermediate skills in Portuguese (Brazilian), as well as elementary skills in Persian (Farsi) and Chinese (Mandarin).

I look forward to learning how we might work together. Contact me here.

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

Program Management & Education

Climate Music Project

As the Artist Engagement Manager at the Climate Music Project since 2020, I've 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.

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Lightning Lessons

Since 2007, I have run a small business teaching private lessons and ensembles to a select group of students. I've successfully taught thousands of lessons to hundreds of students on guitar, bass, piano, voice, drums, ukulele, songwriting, and recording production. In 2020, I rebranded as Lightning Lessons to reflect the growth of the business.

Up On Top

Since 2014, I have collaborated with Blue Bear School of Music's Outreach Director to develop and lead a grant-funded after-school program for youth in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.

Blue Bear School of Music

Since 2014, I have developed curriculum and led group classes, after-school programs, ensembles, and private lessons for the renowned Blue Bear School of Music

Vibo Music School

Since 2017, I have led successful private lessons at Vibo Music School for hundreds of students on guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, and songwriting.

Partnership Schools

Since 2014, I have taught classes 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 enriched students' engagement in performing arts, music, and art as substitute music 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 increased the arts offerings of Steve and Kate's summer camp by managing a music studio and instructing students in musical instruments, songwriting, and producing in Garage Band and Logic Pro X.

Comstock Middle School

From 2010-2011, I successfully grew the arts enrichment of Carney Education's after-school program by leading a class of 10-20 7th/8th graders focused on composing and mixing in Pro Tools.

San Roque School / Garden Street Academy

From 2007-2008, I developed 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.

Have a project in mind? Let's talk about how I can help

Original Music

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.

See much more of my music on YouTube

Audio Production and Programming

Solar Solar

Solar Solar (2019) is an immersive, generative audio environment that guides the user on an exploration of cosmic mindfulness. Click on any of the moving circles to change the audio playing.
Coding by Chris Antaki. Audio by Devin Lane. Technologies used: Phaser, Git. Audio: Korg R3, Logic Pro X. Github repo here

Next Topic

"Next Topic" is an arts, culture, and media podcast started by Mr. Name and myself. I'm head of production, audio, music, editing, mixing, and mastering. I gave an invited talk Santa Clara University about podcasting for MUSC119 - Music Technology and Society taught by Christopher Jette. Technologies used: Logic Pro X, Izotope Ozone

Find many more examples of my audio work at the previous build of my website, here

Get In Touch

Let's talk about how we can work together.