video of a lesson with Rick
attended Citrus College where he enrolled in a recording
arts program, eventually transferring to the Pasadena City
College electronic music program. After graduation, he studied
music composition privately for two years with Dr. Roger
Weiss at UC Colorado Boulder, followed by one year in Japan
playing and studying Gagaku, the traditional music of the
Japanese royal court, and he studied Asian music in general
as well. Rick also continued to develop his skill as a guitarist
and worked with artists as varied as Tina Marie, Roy Hay,
Ed Quintella/Christine McVie and Steve Reid. This eventually
led him to pursue his real passion (composing) where he’s
successfully worked on various film projects with Stan Ridgway,
Paul Haslinger/Edgar Froese, and Larry Spangler. Rick has
also completed scores for various TV shows and commercials
including Levis, American Ocean Campaign (Ted Danson) and
ABC. He has the distinction of co-writing "Surrender
My Soul" which won several prestigious awards in the
UK and Germany.
Rick has been at Delian Music for over 15
years. He excels in teaching beginner to advanced
guitar with his knowledgeable but easy-going style.
video of a lesson with Greg
Brown has been teaching drumset and percussion at Delian
Music for over 10 years. He is known as “The Groove
Master.” His style is flamboyant in his tom fills and solo
work. Greg began playing piano at the age of 6 but switched
to drums. He studied with such percussionists as Kay Carlson,
Mitch Peters, Billy Moore, Charlie Shoemaker, and Earl Hatch.
He attended Cal State LA as a music major where he was spotted by
Otis Day and the Knights. He has also worked with Whitney
Houston, Bobby Womak, Will Downing, Indeya and currently with the
Suzanne Somers Band.
Chris Vasquez was
born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
He attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, one time
home of Tupac Shakur
and Jada Pinkett-Smith. It
was there that Chris studied classical guitar under Orlando Roman,
a Fullbright scholar and Julian Gray, a Peabody Conservatory
professor. At age
18, Chris moved to Boston to attend Berklee
College of Music as a Jazz Guitarist Performance Major.
He achieved full tuitions status as a scholarship student
by his senior year.
Following graduation in 2007, Chris worked for Holland
America Cruise Lines where he traveled all over the world.
In 2008, Chris moved to Los Angeles.
He currently plays for a variety of local artists as well
as performing Top 40 work. Chris currently serves as musical director
for Michelle Carter Leib, Jasmine Bland
and emerging rock band, Los Einstein.
Chris holds a B.M. in Music Performance from Berklee
College of Music. In
addition to his guitar teaching of over 10 years, Chris is also
a versatile drum, piano and bass teacher.
was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He has a B.A. from Pepperdine
University in Malibu and a Masters in Music from USC. Abe is a professional
musician having travelled and performed extensivley as a pianist
in Europe and Argentina.
Abe has an extensive keyboard repertoire and performance resume
and he enjoys composing and collaborating in all types of musical
genres. His passion to perform extends beyond playing and teaching
musical instruments into dance and competitive figureskating. His
professional career also includes several years of business administration
in the Hollywood Indie Film Industry.
Abe is available to teach from beginning to advanced piano and keyboard;
and beginning to intermediate violin and voice.
of a lesson with Ontario
is a graduate of Louisiana State University College in Math
and Dramatic Arts. He has also completed studies at Musician's
Institute and with contemporary music educator Mark Harrison.
Ontario specializes in teaching voice and piano and takes great
joy in teaching beginners thru intermediate of all ages.
Ontario teaches Classical, Pop,
Jazz, R&B and Gospel and his teaching approach meets the
students desires and guides them on a musical journey that both
nurtures their innate talents while developing their technical
of a lesson with Joel
was born and raised overseas in Hong Kong, China.
He relocated to Los Angeles to study at the Musicians Institute
College of Contemporary Music, where he graduated with honors
in guitar performance. Joel has also studied privately with
several of the world's most renowned guitarists, including Carl
Verheyen, Del Casher, Paul Gilbert, and Ross Bolton.
Joel currently maintains a busy schedule of
teaching, performing, writing and recording around Los Angeles.
He has worked as instrumentalist and sideman for several Los
Angeles based singers and musical productions. Joel is also
the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for his own band, The
At Delian, Joel teaches guitar (beginner to
advance) piano, bass and drums (beginner to intermediate). His
specializes in helping both beginning and advanced music students
build a strong foundation of music theory and performance technique.
Musical styles that Joel teaches include popular music genres
such as pop, rock, jazz improvisation, and country.
of a lesson with Steve
showed a passion for music at a young age. He grew up in a musically
rich and diverse community. Under the guidance of his mentor,
Blues legend Tony Fazio, Steve was accepted into Berklee College
of Music where he graduated with degrees in both Music Performance
and Music Business.
Upon graduation, Steve moved to
Los Angeles where he resides as a professional guitarist, session
player and music educator.
Although Steve's primary instrument
is guitar, he is also an accomplished Bass, Piano and Drum Instructor.
of a lesson with Andrew
pianist Andrew Goodloe has a background that
encompasses classical music, jazz, pop/rock and TV/film music,
both as performer and writer. He is an accomplished classical
pianist and has performed works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and
Chopin and played the finale at age 16 of Mendelssohn G Major
Piano Concerto. He is also an accomplished jazz and salsa pianist
where he has played with the legends of the Gypsy Kings, Blues
Traveler, Maceo Parker and Paquito Guzman.
Andrew graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with
a Bachelor's in Music in Piano. Andrew also studied violin and
is currently involved in a string quintet. He is also an accomplished
trombonist just having completed his solo work "Trombone,
Meditation and Groove." He writes music for numerous short
films and has taught at his alma mater, Oberlin and Musicians
Andrew is available to teach all levels of piano,
trombone and violin at Delian Music.
view Lee teach a lesson
graduated from Musicians Institute and was nominated
Outstanding Stylist of 2008.
Currently he is recording an original CD with Marco Minneman,
drummer to Paul Gilbert and Ric Fierrabracci,
bass player for Chic Corea. Lee has been a finalist in various competitions, charities
and conventions. He has been teaching and performing live for
over 14 years. His
styles include rock, jazz, blues, pop, fusion, funk and metal.
His strengths include harmony/theory, transcribing, chord
voicings and voice leading/improvisational skills, technique
and performing with other musicians. Lee has studied under Alex Machacek., Scott Henderson and Dean Brown to name a few.
Lee also teaches beginning technique/reading
and advanced harmony/ theory in piano/keyboard. He also teaches beginning to intermediate
drums and bass.
Thomas T McEvilley
was born in Cincinnati, and raised in Houston, Mexico, Los Angeles
and New York City.
Thomas attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts
in Houston, where he was the first student accepted as both a
guitar and violin student. Thomas earned a BM in Violin and Viola
Performance from the University of Houston School of Music on
a full scholarship, and also studied at Rice University. Guitar
and composition studies with Ralph Towner at Naropa Institute
led to playing at master classes for Joe Pass.
Credits include Houston Symphony, New Orleans Symphony, Los Angeles
Baroque, Warner Bros. Orchestra, Disney, ABC, NBC, NHK, CCTV,
Good Morning America, and many others. Twenty- one years of international
touring with Mantovani took Thomas on extensive tours throughout
Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, and the US.
Thomas has also toured to Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, and Abu
Dhabi with the Mesto Orchestra of Los Angeles.
Thomas has taught throughout his performing career, and believes
in the positive reinforcement method. A step by step technic builds
a solid foundation; keeping learning fun is also important. Students
are encouraged to look behind the notes on the page, to find deeper
more personal meanings in musical expression.
Thomas teaches beginning to advanced violin, viola, cello, guitar,
mandolin and voice and beginnining to intermediate piano..