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Are you looking for personalized music lessons that cater to your unique needs and goals as a music student? Whether it's for guitar, bass, drums, or voice? Need to learn some counterpoint or theory for that AP exam?
Whatever your needs are, I've got you covered. I'm a very patient and nurturing instructor that makes sure that my students have fun while learning their instruments. Hey, I even make learning music theory fun.
I am an experienced music performer and instructor with about 20 years of experience as a professional musician. I can help you with your progress as a musician and help you get out of the YouTube rut that I see a lot of students get into. Obviously, there are a ton of great resources on YouTube but it doesn't replace the personalized touch that a seasoned music teacher can bring.
Able to read music
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1) Master's of Music (with Distinction) in Composition from CSUN
2) Bachelor of Music in Composition from the Cole Conservatory of Music
3) Associate of Arts in Guitar Performance from The Musicians Institute
4) Audio Recording/Production Certification from the Fullerton College Department of Music Technology
I’ve studied under the expert tutelage of esteemed and distinguished composers such as Pulitzer Prize nominee Bruce Miller Ph.D. and Ronald Caltabiano D.M.A. ( protégé of Elliott Carter, Vincent Persichetti, and Aaron Copland). Other notable composers that he has studied with include Liviu Marinescu D.M.A, Patrick O'Malley D.M.A., and Brandon J. Rolle Ph.D.
I have also studied film scoring with composer and film music veteran Perry LaMarca and had previously worked for two-time Academy Award-winning songwriter/composer Al Kasha and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jeff Silbar.
I also worked at Remote Control Productions (Hans Zimmer) and Sacred Tiger Music (Henry Jackman). And in 2012 I was chosen to participate in the Society of Composer and Lyricists Mentorship Program.
I have also been part of national touring bands including Avid Dancer (Fat Possum Records) and have toured in support of bands including Cold War Kids, Hamilton Leithauser, Delta Spirit, and Kopecky.
Check out my concert music that I publish under the name Áhzi Kharmóna https://www.youtube.com/@ahzikharmona
And some of my pop music that I publish under the moniker treegraves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUSRaBlA9wE