Larchmont Faculty

28 posts

Tyler / piano

Tyler Kielb has been a practicing musician, composer and teacher for over 10 years. He works in an eclectic range of styles and influences, from classical, jazz and blues to progressive rock, new age, and world music. Tyler holds dual Master of Arts and Master of Music in Piano Performance […]

Hannah / piano

Hannah is a musician, composer and music instructor from Brazil. She studied Music Education in Brazil and also graduated from Berklee College of Music. She studied piano at the Conservatory in her hometown and was classically trained. Later on she started to play more pop / rock styles, and jazz […]

Gabriela / voice

As a private lesson instructor, I’m all about practicality and results. My goal is vocal freedom for you. Whether it’s finding balance, building resilience, tackling emotional hurdles, or simply learning to sing for the first time, I’d be honored to bring out the best in your vocal ability. With over […]

Shiva / piano

My name is Shiva and I’ve been playing the piano for almost 14 years. My piano journey started in my teenage years. I had to overcome many obstacles as a woman from the country I originated from, where women were restricted, and playing music was considered illegal. I learned the […]

Keven / piano

Keven Ulrich is a pianist, vocalist, songwriter, and music producer from Tallahassee, FL. Starting piano at 9 years old, Keven got his beginnings as a musician in both church and band, also playing the tuba. Taking a non-traditional route into working with children, Keven received his Masters in Social Work […]

David / piano

David O’Connell is a multi instrumentalist with 20 years of experience. Hailing from Northern California, David has performed across the US and the Europe with artists like award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal and Jason Rebello. He studied Jazz at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. David resides in Larchmont […]

Mikaela / voice

Mikaela Elson is a Los Angeles based artist, composer, and teacher specializing in dynamism of the voice. Her focus is on building the voice with fundamental techniques for an ease and fluidity in singing to promote functional-healthy singing in any style. She has worked with artists such as KNOWER, and companies ranging from […]

Charles / piano

Charles McDonald is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. He blends honest down-to-Earth lyrics with memorable melodies, creating a sound that crosses genres. His influences are wide ranging from Paul McCartney to Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel to Sufjan Stevens, Johnny Cash to Bill Withers. McDonald brings an air of nostalgia and charm […]

Janis / piano

Xhenis (Janis) Prendushi is an Albanian native who migrated from Albaniato the United States at the age of 6 as a refugee to escape the communistgovernment ruling at the time. Janis’s Dad named her after the rock n rollstar Janis Joplin because of his high hopes that someday he would […]

Ana / piano

Ana is a pianist and singer-songwriter. Born and raised on the border of Texas and Chihuahua, Ana is fluent in English and Spanish. She trained in piano at Musicians Institute here in LA  under teachers such as Joe Bagg (keys and organ for Jeff Goldblum), Jeff Colella (jazz pianist), Peter Hume […]

Troy / piano

Troy is a Los Angeles based music educator, pianist and producer. Graduating with a bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music. Troy was classically trained on piano from age six for 7 years before he dived into jazz piano techniques. He passed ABRSM Grades with Distinction at a young […]

Reese / mini-music

Reese Massey is a recent music education graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Having grown up in Los Angeles, Reese spent her childhood singing in every choir she could find. She started taking vocal and piano lessons at a young age, but soon learned that her passion […]

Tracey / guitar

Tracey Singleton, also known as, Spacey T, is a multi-instrumentalist, ex-lead guitarist from FISHBONE, and a pioneer of the 80s LA Metal Scene. Spacey T. founded the band SOUND BARRIER, which became the first All-Black Heavy Metal band to be signed to a major label, MCA records. Tracey has played […]

Vince / guitar

Vince is a Los Angeles based guitarist, songwriter and musical director. In addition to playing and performing music and has a long, diverse history of teaching music spanning over 15 years. Vince’s musical journey first began at the age of 8, when he first picked up the guitar. Although he […]

Peter / guitar

Peter Risi is an experienced instructor committed to helping others learn and enjoy the process along the way. Each student gets a customized approach based on their interests including all the essentials needed for real world playing. Peter has a degree in music with over 20 years of teaching to […]

Kim / voice

Kim Acuña has created a well rounded style that is flexible to each student’s individual needs. Whether you’re in need of help prepping for an audition, performance, character development for a role or continued work on your craft, she’s ready and excited to be apart of your journey. Her heart […]

Max / piano

Originally from Cincinnati, Max Greenberg grew up jamming with his family and gigging throughout the Midwest with his father, an orchestral and jazz bassist. As a teacher, he understands that every student has a unique approach to learning and finds that music is a beautifully flexible subject that can be tailored […]

Shayan / guitar

Shayan is a guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist based in Los Angeles. He started his career as a self-taught musician in his teenage years within the Tehran underground music scene playing guitar, writing songs, producing and performing with various artists. He later moved to Boston to attend Berklee College […]

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 […]

Cooper / 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 […]

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 […]

Rusty / guitar, brass

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]