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Teachers
 

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Delian Music is proud to introduce the following teachers to its ever-growing professional teaching staff:

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Rick King 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.

 
view video of a lesson with Greg 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.
   
video of a lesson with Jeorge

Jeorge Taylor teaches all woodwinds and brass.  He studied Music Therapy at Combs College and holds a Bachelor of Music in Performing Arts Degree from the Philadelphia Music Academy.  In addition to performances and educational work with his musical ensembles, Jeorge has performed all over the world as a studio and concert musican.

His years of playing with such artists as Norman Connors, Stanley Clark, Sisters Sledge, Billy Paul and Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, to name a few, have sculptured his remarkable sense of style.  Whether you want to learn jazz, R&B, classical or Latin or soprano, alto, tenor sax, flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone – this is one outstanding teacher that will never let you down.  Jeorge has been with Delian Music for over 11 years.

   

Edward Krzyzaniak teaches all levels of guitar and bass as well as beginning piano. He is a graduate of the Musicians Institute and also of Delta College with an AA degree in Music and Business.

Edward has toured or recorded with the following: Jettson, Kenny Smith, Minority Report, Laura Hall and Love Comes Running.

He is also an accomplished songwriter with film and TV credits: "Cold Ones", "Highland Park Blues", "7 Days", "Agatha the Hunter" and "Star Search". Edward is also writing music for DVD trailers.

Music awards include an AZA Best Guitarist Award- 2000, LA Music Award for top 4 best Indie rock album 2005, Unisong International Songwriting Award finalist for
top 20 best original pop uptempo song 2006.

   

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.

   
Abe Curammeng 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.
   

Ontariovideo of a lesson with Ontario

Ontario Alexander 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 acumen.

   
video of a lesson with Joel

Joel Herr 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 Scenic Underground.

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.

   
Steve Cranevideo of a lesson with Steve

Steve Crane 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.

   
Andrew Gvideo of a lesson with Andrew

Composer and 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 Institute.

Andrew is available to teach all levels of piano, trombone and violin at Delian Music.

   
Lee Wanner
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Lee Wanner 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, banjo,
mandolin and voice and beginnining to intermediate piano..

   

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