Music Software Lessons Los Angeles
Red Pelican Music offers software and recording lessons in studio, at your home, or via web-video (Skype). Skype lessons are particularly effective for learning software-based recording — screen-sharing really helps!
Brad absolutely loves teaching music. A classical pianist for most of his life, Brad is also a songwriter and recording artist (and a terrific singer). His songs have appeared in many TV shows and films. Recently, he wrote and performed the closing song of ”Salmon Fishing In The Yemen” with Ewen McGregor and Emily Blunt.
As a teacher, Brad balances teaching the fundamentals with diving into the interests of the student. He enjoys working with students of all ages, from complete beginners, to those who want to brush off that dusty piano book and jump back on the ivories. Brad’s favorite artists include: Coldplay, Blur, Debussy, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
*Brad’s songs have been on American Idol, ABC Family’s “The Lying Game”, and most importantly for us kids, on multiple Cartoon Network programs
STYLES: Rock, Pop, Classical
SPECIALTIES: Singer-songwriters, classical piano
AGES & SKILL LEVEL: Pop/Rock/Songwriting - all levels. Classical piano- beginning/intermediate. All Ages
SOFTWARE EXPERTISE: Pro Tools!
STUDIO LOCATION: Sherman Oaks
IN-HOME LESSONS: West Los Angeles, and Sherman Oaks
WEB-CAM LESSONS: Skype
Scott’s specialties include rock, progressive metal and classical guitar. He enjoys teaching students of all ages on both conventional 6-string, and 7-string instruments. Scott’s gentle and organized style works equally well with complete beginners, or folks working on advanced theory concepts or metal techniques (sweep picking arpeggios, etc).
Scott’s approach is to zero in on a student’s musical goals, and then guide them through the songs and applied theory necessary to actualize the student’s full potential. Scott draws inspiration from a wide range of influences, including, Guthrie Govan, John Petrucci, Michael Romeo, Gus G, and Kiko Loureiro.
When not teaching, Scott enjoys performing with rock bands, doing classical guitar gigs, and writing orchestral music. Scott graduated from A.P.U. with a degree in guitar performance and classical composition.
In addition to studio and in-home lessons, Scott also offer guitar lessons via webcam (Skype).
*A bit of trivia: Scott is completely mortified of sharks, even the toy-variety one finds in a swimming pool.
What students are saying about guitar lessons with Scott:
“Scott is a great teacher . . . He makes complex material seem simple and easy to understand. Every lesson I saw growth in my playing!”
- Felix P.
“Scott was my music instructor from the time I was in eighth grade, all the way through high school, and I am now pursuing a music degree in college. Scott emphasized the importance of being a versatile player and exposed me to many different styles of music from rock to jazz to classical. One of the most valuable things he gave me is a strong grounding in music theory, which gave me a new perspective on playing guitar, and gave me a head start on college music classes. Scott has had a tremendous impact on me as a musician.”
Classical, Rock, Metal, Pop, Jazz
SOFTWARE EXPERTISE: Logic Pro
All Levels – Beginners and Advanced Students
Greater Los Angeles area - Los Angeles, Culver City, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Bel Air, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Cheviot Hills, and more
*SKYPE (webcam) LESSONS
One rainy Sunday afternoon in central Massachusetts, a restless 9-year-old Sebastien dug through his closet to find an old classical guitar, and a lifelong obsession began. Sebastien spent his collegiate years as a Presidential Scholar at the University of Southern California’s prestigious Studio/Jazz Guitar Program studying jazz and classical guitar performance, theory, composition and songwriting while playing everything from jazz, bossa nova, rock, R&B, flamenco, fusion and funk, to blues, slide guitar and dobro, country, and beyond.
Sebastien has studied under world-renowned guitarists Bruce Forman, Frank Potenza, Richard Smith, Pat Kelley, Adam del Monte, and Steve Trovato. Sebastien graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Studio/Jazz Guitar Performance with a Minor in Songwriting.
Sebastien’s favorite musicians include: Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, Prince, Miles Davis, Biffy Clyro, John Legend, Al di Meola, Stevie Wonder, Four Year Strong, Phoenix, Van Halen, Mutemath, Frightened Rabbit, Bad Rabbits, Black Dahlia Murder, Aaron Parks, John Mayer, Gojira, Taylor Eigsti, and beyond…
STYLES: Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Latin/Bossa Nova, R&B, Metal/Shred, Slide Guitar/Dobro, Country, Classical, and Ukulele
SPECIALTIES: Rock/Pop, Metal/Shred, Classical Guitar, Slide Guitar, R&B/Blues
AGES & SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels. Ages 3+
SOFTWARE EXPERTISE: Pro Tools, Finale
STUDIO LOCATION: Brentwood/West Los Angeles
IN-HOME LESSONS: Greater Los Angeles.
WEB-CAM LESSONS: Skype, Facetime, iChat
Alex graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston’s famed, Berklee College of Music, dual majoring in Performance and Music Education (He is a fully-credentialed California music educator). Alex has toured and performed with Corey Glover of Living Colour, Pat Travers (“Woah Black Betty”), Joey Molland of Badfinger, and many more!
A multi-instrumentalist, Alex specializes in bass, guitar, ukulele and cello. Alex loves teaching, and tailors his lessons to the individual – working through the fundamentals, new techniques, and of course, having a blast learning how to play your favorite music. Alex also focuses on songwriting, soloing/improvising, sight reading, recording, and how to work with other musicians.
Alex enjoys working with both complete beginners, and highly advanced musicians, and takes great pride in watching his students grow into rock stars!
*Alex can play bass (in time) while riding a unicycle – no kidding!
Some of Alex’s favorites:
Bass – Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Flea, Louis Johnson
Guitar – Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor
Ukulele – George Harrison, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Jake Shimabukuro
What people are saying about lessons with Alex:
“Alex possesses qualities that make him an outstanding educator . . . he is a superb musician”
- Tom M. – Music Specialist, Rumney Marsh Middle School
STYLES: Pop, Rock, Country, Metal, Progressive, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Folk, R&B, Slap Styles, Finger Tapping
AGES & SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels all ages!
SOFTWARE EXPERTISE: Logic, Pro Tools, Reason, Finale, Sibelius, Audacity, GarageBand
STUDIO LOCATION: Mar Vista
WEB-CAM LESSONS: Skype, Facetime, iChat (webcam/mic required)
Ulf studied classical piano in Germany before studying jazz piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He completed his BM in Contemporary Writing and Production in 2006 and is the recipient of ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Scholarship, and Berklee’s Contemporary Writing and Production Award.
Ulf has a real passion for teaching piano, and enjoys working with students of all ages and experience levels – from giving a first piano lesson to teaching advanced software recording techniques.
Ulf is an accomplished concert pianist who performs frequently in Europe and the United States, and is the accompanist to UCLA’s choir. Upcoming performances include Handel’s Messiah at Royce Hall.
In addition, Ulf has written music for film and television. Most recently, “Oceans Away,” a 14-part documentary for CCTV
What are Red Pelican Music customers saying about lessons with Ulf:
“I shopped around a lot while deciding where to begin taking private piano lessons. I’ve been a musician for 16 years but I never really progressed beyond an intermediate skill level so I knew it was time for some guided training. I didn’t want to just learn from the cheapest instructor who could tell me how to read notes, I wanted professional training from a musical expert.
I’ve been taking piano/theory lessons with Ulf for almost 6 months now and the experience has been awesome! I’ve learned so much in such a short time. In addition to piano training, Ulf is giving me a real music education. He’s teaching me the rules, practices, and the workings of music and composition. He has allowed me to tailor our lessons to my specific goals so that I really get what I want from them. This way, it never becomes a chore. Ulf is rapidly demystifying music for me and that is very exciting! He’s also opened my eyes to the world of computer recording/production of music in ways I never knew were possible and I am now producing music that could almost pass for professional quality. I have a ways to go yet.
Ulf is a true master of his trade and I never cease to be inspired by his skill and knowledge. I look forward to improving more and more as my training continues.”
Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Ragtime, Country, and R&B Piano Lessons
All ages - especially adults
All skill levels - beginners, intermediate students, and especially advanced students
STUDIO LESSONS (PREFERRED): Westwood
IN-HOME LESSONS: West LA area, Westwood, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Cheviot Hills, etc.
Nick was trained classically for the first 13 years of his life, at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Upon this foundation, Nick developed a wide range of skills – He’s equally adept playing Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Soul. Nick graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Contemporary Writing/Production and Film Scoring.
Nick has performed everywhere from Gillette Stadium and the House of Blues, to the Shanghai Jazz Club, and has shared the stage with legendary soul singers, Ben E. King, and Michael McDonald. Nick has written arrangements for Gian Faraone (Telemundo), and Joelle James (singer on the hit Chris Brown record, “Leave The Club.”) Nick has written original scores for Ovation TV and is currently working on the new ABC drama, Revenge. He has also worked on the music preparation team for the upcoming Seal/David Foster project, Soul II.
As a teacher, Nick has combines his broad knowledge, with a great sense of humor, and enthusiasm. He enjoys working with both kids and adults., but please, no reptiles*
*Nick has a terrible fear of snakes, precluding him from enjoying cinematic masterpieces like Anaconda or Snakes On A Plane
What are people saying about Nick:
“A performer with finesse beyond his years.”
–Michael McDonald, 5-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter
“A very talented piano player.”
–Alex Lacamoire, Music Director for “Wicked,” and “In The Heights.”
Classical, Rock, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Soul
Pro Tools, Logic (Pro & Express), Digital Performer, Garageband, Reason, Kontakt Komplete, Vienna Ensemble Pro, Vienna Instruments, Finale, Sibelius, Melodyne, Waves Plugins
All ages – children and adults
All Levels – Beginners and Advanced Students
STUDIO: Sherman Oaks
IN-HOME LESSONS: Los Angeles area and the San Fernando Valley
SKYPE (WEBCAM) LESSONS