Zechiel Music Transcription

If you are looking for someone to transcribe music with personal care and one-on-one attention to your project, you've come to the right place.



My services include:

  • Transcription (including lead lines, chords, and multiple instruments or voices)

  • Arrangement

  • Engraving

  • Transposition

Music transcription service generally refers to listening to an auditory source of music, and then notating that music down on paper. 

I specialize in transcribing and arranging music for piano, but I can also transcribe music for guitar, voice, and just about every other instrument.  Please note that while I do not transcribe in TAB, I am more than willing to write out guitar transcriptions using standard notation.  I can transcribe both original music, or already recorded songs for which the published sheet music is unavailable.


I complete most transcriptions in under five days.  Using Finale, I will deliver to you professional sheet music as a PDF file that you can have published or duplicated.  I can provide you with a MIDI file, an MUS file, or an XML file (readable by Sibelius), as well as transpositions, for no additional charge.  I am also able to take your hand written score and produce a professional engraving.

Transcribing music requires a great deal of time, patience, and understanding of music theory. Learn more about transcribing music HERE.



In order to get immediate cost and time quotes, please send either a digital music file or a link to a YouTube video to john@zechiel.com, or you can always send me a CD (inquire by e-mail).  The cost of the transcription is based upon the complexity and duration of the music.  The bulk of the music I have transcribed falls within the $60.00 to $150.00 range, with the least expensive being $30.00 and the most $300.00.  Please note that I do not charge for repeated measures.  For volume projects, discount rates may be agreed upon beforehand that can reduce prices by as much as 25 to 50%.  For your (and my) convenience I prefer PayPal or Zelle for payment, however I can accept checks and money orders.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are unhappy with any part of your transcription, I offer unlimited free revisions.


Here are some sample pages from a variety of transcriptions, including piano with vocals, piano solos, vocal solos, chord charts, and multiple instrument arrangements.



“Excellent transcription, John, just what I wanted. You have a fantastic ear. I know where to come for any future transcriptions I require. Many thanks.”

“Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Where my recordings aren't great quality, you have managed to create something that recreates the feel of the original. Thank you so much for your work, and thank you for being so incredibly quick too.”

“I couldn't be happier. The work you've done is nothing less than extraordinary, and in such a short time! The finished score is a thing of beauty I will cherish for years to come. I've already recommended you to my friends, and would engage your services again in a heartbeat. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this.”

“I want to thank you for the absolutely perfect transcriptions! It really can't be any better than what you deliver, your ear is nothing but amazing!”

About Me


I'm a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles where I graduated in 2009 with an undergraduate degree in organ performance and again in 2010 with a master’s degree in music education. I have perfect pitch and have been playing the piano and organ since the age of six, and I studied piano at the Orange County School of Arts. I began my music transcription business in 2001. I live in Orange County, California, and I am married with two young children. As well as transcription, I work as a staff musician for San Clemente Presbyterian Church. While I don’t regularly play gigs, I am sometimes available to play events or record in studio by request.



For quotes that do not require attached files, or for general inquiries, feel free to use the form below. If you need to attach a file for a quote, please email me directly at john@zechiel.com.

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