Faculty

28 posts

Hsin / piano

Hsin Hua Wang is a Taiwanese composer, pianist, and Balinese gamelan musician whose breadth of work spans film scoring, TV and commercials, musical, chamber, and orchestral, among many other mediums. She is named a finalist in The American Prize in Composition—Opera/ Theater/ Film/ Dance, professional division 2021. She graduated from […]

Logan / piano

Logan Cain is a Los Angeles based musician–composer, pianist, percussionist, recording engineer, and educator–who specializes in new music and electronic music. Cain’s compositional works are characterized by unique instrumental combinations and a blend of influence from popular music, film music, classical music, and visual art media. Cain readily incorporates electronics […]

Bruce / violin & viola

Bruce McBeth is a dedicated teacher, performer and violin maker. Directly after receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Nevada-Reno studying with concert masters Philip Ruder of the Cincinnati Symphony and Roy Malan of the San Francisco Ballet, he began teaching and quickly became well known for his ease […]

Haley / cello

Haley Hedegard is a Los Angeles based cellist and has been playing for over 14 years. Graduating with her Master’s of Music in Cello Performance from UCLA in the spring of 2021, having studied under Antonio Lysy, Haley also holds a Bachelor’s of Music and a Bachelor’s of Science in […]

Dan W. / piano

Dan is a Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter, sound designer, and pianist. His music has been performed Off-Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, the Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, and multiple international productions. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Music in Composition, Dan began […]

Bryan / voice

Bryan is a professional actor, singer, writer, and educator with over 15 years of experience. Raised in the foothills of “wild n wonderful” West Virginia, he grew up inspired by folk tales and bluegrass–an inspiration that grew into a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling. He is currently based […]

Jake C. / guitars

Jake is an instrumentalist, musical director, and instructor based here in Los Angeles. Jake is a working musician who plays with a vast network of artists/bands in the greater Los Angeles area, and tours internationally with platinum selling ska-punk band “Save Ferris”.  Jake can also be frequently seen as a background […]

Phil / piano

Philip Rankin has been teaching piano for over 15 years.  He is a fun, energetic and passionate teacher.  Having worked with students of all ages throughout Southern California.  His goal is to engage his students to create a passion for music, and a life-long bond to playing the piano.  No […]

Cooper B. / piano

Cooper Babbes is an LA native pianist / composer / creative. His musical journey started with training in classical piano as a child and built up to a passion and practice for a variety of forms of music- and art-making throughout high school and college. He has a BFA from […]

Dan D. / piano

Musician and educator Dan DiPaolo began formal study of the piano at age 8, French horn at 9, and guitar at age 13. He is passionate about music and lives to share that passion with his students. His obsession with music was sealed once his teacher introduced him to chords, […]

John / piano

John Defeo is a instrumentalist who studied at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. His musical career started as a child when his father introduced him to music and he quickly adapted a passion for songwriting. Since then he has pursued a career in the world of music strengthening his […]

Marcus / guitar

Like many of America’s great musicians, Marcus Buser got his start at a very young age playing and singing in church. This gave him an early introduction to classical and gospel music. This experience also taught him to switch between vocals, guitar, bass, and piano with great comfort.  His love of […]

Grace / violin

Grace Rodgers, originally from Detroit, is a Los Angeles based violinist who enjoys a varied musical career spanning from classical to pop. Grace often works with current artists, and has been a part of many live productions (Kesha, Lea Michele, Josh Groban, BØRNS, Megadeth, Gallant, Sabrina Carpenter, Rita Ora, Sarah […]

Cooper W. / drums

Cooper Wolken is a drummer, composer, and music educator living in Los Angeles, CA. Growing up in the woods of Massachusetts, he began studying drums at an early age. He completed studies at New England Conservatory’s preparatory school, then moved to LA to attend California Institute of the Arts where […]

Mike / drums

The man, the myth, the pseudo-italian legend, Mike Papagni is an accomplished drummer of latin, jazz and rock styles.  Since first learning drums in 1998, Mike has performed for thousands of people across the US with various artist and bands, including, but not limited to, Sexual Jedi, Chuff Puppy, and […]

Laura A. / voice

“Laura Mills is an award-winning vocalist, with a warm and soulful depth in her tone that turns every head when she begins to sing. Her voice is emotive and authentic, whether the song be in English, Italian or French.” As a tutor, she believes that her students’ growth and success […]

Ted / woodwinds

Ted Taforo is a performer, educator, and composer known for his versatility, unique compositions, and powerful saxophone sound. Ted has performed and/or recorded with Spoon, Duncan Thum, Kan Wakan, Maxim Ludwig’s Raw Dog Band, Michael Mull Quartet, Bird Concerns and others. His work as a solo artist includes the recordings […]

Sariah / piano

Sariah Wong is a Los Angeles native pianist, and singer-songwriter. She studied piano performance at The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and at the California Institute of the Arts. Aside from playing keyboards on shows such as the David Letterman and Good Morning New York, she has […]

Sara / voice

Sara Sinclair Gomez is a Los Angeles based classically trained mezzo-soprano and multidisciplinary performance artist who specializes in teaching voice, piano, and early childhood music. Born and raised in LA, Sara has been an active member of the local artist community her entire life and is thrilled to be sharing her […]

Rusty / brass & CAD

Rusty Kennedy is a Los Angeles based bassist, educator, arranger, conductor, and composer. He has over 10 years of experience teaching, and has spent much of that time leading elementary and middle school brass, winds and orchestra and teaching privately. He currently teaches, conducts, and arranges for Harmony Project Ventura, […]

Marina / piano

She is a classically trained pianist and has been playing all over the world. She is also a passionate and devoted teacher with 20 years of experience and holds a Masters in Music. Marina is an accomplished pianist accompanist, sight reader. She transposes and reduces scores fluently. She has a Master […]

Laura Jean / voice

Laura Jean Anderson was born in Olympia, Washington and has been playing music since the moment she could make noise. Originally focusing on the study of voice with a classical and jazz background, Laura Jean received her BFA in Vocal Performance from California Institute of the Arts, where she had […]

Justin / audio production

Justin Asher is a Los Angeles based composer, sound designer, and multimedia artist who’s work reflects the tumultuous relationships humans have with their technologies. His art focuses on production-as-instrument, feedback, speech, hyper-acoustics, and sonic archetypes. He works comfortably in both experimental and commercial settings. He can be heard on all […]

Jaron / piano

Jaron Crespi is a pianist, producer, songwriter, and teacher based in Los Angeles. He began studying the piano at age nine, then picked up the guitar at age thirteen and has been writing songs ever since. He studied jazz guitar at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary music in […]

Jake S. / guitars

Jake Sucher is a Los Angeles based musician and educator. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts Herb Albert School of Music on May 16th, 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies. He currently does work as a free-lance film composer, private music teacher, and […]

David / piano & owner

David Rhodes is a Los Angeles composer, pianist, and teacher. Before completing his MFA in the California Institute of the Arts Performer-Composer program, Mr. Rhodes worked with an experimental theater company in San Francisco as resident composer and music director, where he received exemplary reviews for his “mesmerizing” and “ethereal” […]

Danny / piano

Daniel Wood is a composer of new opera and new chamber music and experimental filmmaker born based in Los Angeles. He attended Whittier College where he studied with Dr. Teresa LeVelle in composition and Dr. Tyler W. Tom in solo piano. There he received the Friends of Music Scholarship among […]

Alex / guitar

Alexander Noice is a guitarist, composer, producer and bandleader based in Los Angeles. Known for his highly personalized style of composition and playing best displayed by his ensembles Falsetto Teeth and the Alexander Noice Sextet; Noice has been a highly sought after musician in the creative music scene in Los […]