Los Angeles Guitar Teachers
Conrad Reeves is a professional guitarist, music educator, music producer, and audio engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the esteemed Oberlin Conservatory of Music, as well as his Performance Diploma from SAM College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Reeves offers teaching services for guitar, keyboard, vocals, songwriting, bass, drums, and music production.
Reeves holds extensive teaching experience in many instruments and age ranges. He has been a faculty member at institutions such as Michigan State University CMSD, Detroit Institute of Music Education, and a secondary lessons instructor at Oberlin Conservatory. Reeves has had longtime students in the disciplines of guitar, piano, production, drum set, bass, and songwriting. His students have rave reviews for his encouraging and engaging teaching style.
Reeves is currently the guitarist for R&B legend Faith Evans, and has worked professionally as a guitarist for major acts such as Kierra Sheard, Karen Clark Sheard, and many more. He has produced and mixed projects for many local artists in Detroit and Los Angeles.
Pete Risi has been playing guitar for over 35 years with over 25 years teaching experience. He has a life commitment to sharing the playing, teaching, creating, and generating of music.
Combining a student's interests, Pete can cover areas in Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues, Progressive styles, Heavy Metal, and others. He can take a wide based approach for note reading, chords, scales, songs, theory, improvisation, techniques, songwriting, and more. Pete truly cares about helping people to learn how to play guitar and will assist students in reaching goals beyond your expectations.
Kä was raised on her grandmother's piano bench. Learning her love of music from a young age, it was always an intrinsic essence of her being that she would go on to be a musician. She found her true love in the flute which later developed into a passion for composing. Although she studied flute, she secondaried in guitar and piano which she first began as a child. After completing her degree in Film Scoring, Kä moved to Los Angeles where she now works as a composer.
Kä has worked with several of the composer giants of our age including Hans Zimmer and Howard Shore, but outside of her love for cinematic composition she has extensive experience as a concert flautist having performed with the San Antonio Symphony and as a soloist for two premiers in Boston’s Symphony Hall.
One of her greatest passions is engaging all ages in the musical community, whether it be through playing, learning, or listening. Kä organized several community youth programs in both Texas and Boston, and taught music therapy clinics with Alzheimers patients during college. She believes music is for everyone, and especially loves working with children.
Rohan Arora is a professional guitarist adept at many styles. Rohan began playing guitar at the age of 10 and growing up was influenced by a wide array of musical artists such as Prince, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, Van Halen, The Beatles, George Benson & many more. After attending Music college in Minnesota and obtaining Bachelor’s degree in performance Rohan moved to Los Angeles to continue his music career.
He has worked for such artists as Eddie Murphy, Ryan Cabrera, Sam Butler (Blind Boys Of Alabama), Jamecia Bennett (Sounds Of Blackness) playing guitar both live and in the studio. He has also recorded and produced music and guitar parts for TV shows such as Lethal Weapon, American Pickers, Punk’d and others. Rohan also has over a decade of teaching experience and is very well equipped to teach a diverse array of musical styles as well as music theory.
Daniel Silva is a professional guitarist born in Bogota, Colombia. Daniel has been playing professionally for over 10 years and has continue to expand his repertoire by studying different styles in his whole career. Since starting a career in music and Guitar Performance Daniel has also had a passion for teaching and has put to work all his knowledge of all the years into cool approaches to playing and practicing guitar and music.
Daniel arrive in LA in 2010 to attend MI, graduated on 2013 and since has been playing all over town in all mayor local venues with his bands Bazerk and Daphne’s Roots. His passion for Rock and Blues with Funk and Heavy Music has inspired him and helped him to go for new sounds and inspiration.
Daniel is a dedicated teacher to help people find ways to improve while at the same time never forgetting that is always about the MUSIC!
An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Dylan Brenner has been playing guitar for the better half of his life. He has made numerous appearances on national television (on networks such as CNN and E! News), and has shared the stage with artists such as Usher and Chris Issak. His playing is influenced by a variety of music styles, from classic rock and blues to modern progressive metal. He currently plays with his band Yard of Blondes, and alongside pop singer Lexy Panterra.
When teaching, Dylan’s primary focus is his student’s interests. He believes it is crucial to base his lessons around what motivated the student to pick up the guitar in the first place. At the same time, he strives to put an emphasis on improvisation, as he stands behind the notion that it greatly contributes towards building one’s own “sound” as a player. Most importantly though, he insists that while learning an instrument is hard work, it should always feel like something you want to be doing, rather than something you have to.
Arian is a music producer, teacher and audio engineer. After picking up the guitar in 2008, his love for music led him to pursue a bachelors degree in Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music. Since then, he has had the privilege to work with artists from over 40 countries, spanning a wide array of genres.
His goal is to help musicians of all skill levels bring their visions to life with his unique and personalized teaching style. He teaches guitar and bass and is heavily influenced by Rock, Pop and Contemporary music.
Currently based in the south bay area of Los Angeles, Arian works with a diverse age group and has been recognized as someone who cultivates a lifelong passion within his students.
Chris is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Santa Cruz, CA. He started guitar lessons at age 5 and has an extensive background in traditional Bluegrass and Irish flat picking guitar, Jazz voice, and Pop songwriting/composition and guitar. Chris graduated with a B.A. in Music from UC Berkeley, where he studied Jazz Voice and Guitar. He is a recipient of the prestigious Eisner Prize at UC Berkeley for “creative achievement of the highest order in Music”.
In 2016 Chris released his debut album, ‘Make Things Right’, a project he spent two years writing, arranging, producing, and recording with a team of 40 musicians. He has toured the West Coast with his band, the Sound Agency, and as a back-up vocalist for a number of Los Angeles-based artists. For eight years, Chris has taught music across multiple genres in guitar, voice, songwriting, musicianship, harmony, and performance workshops to students of all ages. His philosophy is to teach within the framework of each student’s learning style, experience level, and musical interests. Chris is also a certified Power Yoga teacher and incorporates meditative elements of yoga into his music practicing methods.
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Arthur Smeall has been playing music all of his life. He started formal training on voice and cello at age five. Since then, he has picked up other instruments including guitar, bass, and drums. In 2012, Arthur was accepted and enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston. As a cello principal, Arthur studied under Eugene Friesen of the Paul Winter Consort, and Mike Block of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Arthur completed his Bachelor’s in Professional Music in May of 2016. Shortly after, Arthur released his first 6-track EP entitled Stuck in Space and Time, consisting of original compositions that he produced and recorded with his peers.
Arthur has lived in Los Angeles since October of 2016. He has sung in the bass section of the Angel City Chorale. He had a residency playing live cello weekly at the Urban Press Winery in Downtown Burbank. He regularly performs in Hollywood as a bassist with the rock band Cinema Patrol. He continues to work as a freelance session and live musician, and private instructor, while writing, producing, and performing his own music. Arthur’s passion for music runs deep because it is the most universal of all languages.
Aaron Shadrow began his musical endeavors as a drummer at age 9. He quickly fell in love with music, and soon after took on guitar, bass, and piano. He has played in countless bands of different genres and instruments, including; drums in a jazz combo, lead guitar in an indie rock band, keyboards in a pop band, and many more.
Aaron tested out of high school early to achieve a degree in Music Production from the Los Angeles Recording School. While instrumentation is still a huge focus on his life, his main daily workload relies heavily on the usage of DAW (Digital Audio Workspace) production (specifically Pro Tools and Ableton).
Aaron is actively excited and eager to engage other musicians in their musical quest. While he is ready and able to teach beginner/intermediate lessons on drums, guitar, bass, and piano, he sees first-hand that the music industry has drastically changed, and that any musician who wants to make a living off of their craft must have a basic-advanced knowledge of DAW production. Ask Aaron about signing up for production lessons in Pro Tools and/or Ableton. Hybrid lessons are also highly encouraged (instrument of choice/DAW production).