x

 

~~~  Lessons for All Ages & Levels ~~~



Nima Azizi

 

Nima (Guitar):

Guitarist and muisc lover! I began teaching guitar here at Agoura Music back in early 2003 and took over shortly after realizing what a great atmosphere it was for work, and since most of my friends are musicians, the decision was easy. Agoura Music has provided a place where we can share our abilities with the community while at the same time developing our own skills. I love our instructors, clients, and suppliers which allows for an awesome work environment. Because we're all players here at Agoura Music we know what it takes to succeed in the music world. Stop in and say hi;  I look forward to meeting you! 


                Adam (Guitar)

With over 80,000 records sold Adam has written, recorded, and toured the world performing with his group Halifax performing numerous festivals and both supporting and headlining tours. Adam is a native of Los Angeles, CA and has been playing music since age 13 when he bought his first guitar from and took lessons at none other than Agoura Music. An alumnus of the Musicians Institute Guitar Performance program in Hollywood CA, he has now come full-circle and is sharing his vast experience and knowledge of performance, technique, music theory, and music reading with his students. Adam specializes in rock and blues guitar, as well as popular music and early music education for students young and old, beginning or seasoned. He focuses on creating well-rounded students armed with the skills they need to express themselves musically, as well as learn the ability to teach themselves songs and the capacity to play along in any band setting.


 

                                          Mike  (Drums)

 
Mike is a Michigan-born drummer who began playing at age 13.  He later enrolled in the Indiana University School of Music, where he began studying with drumming superstar Kenny Aronoff.  At only 19 years old, Mike performed with John Mellencamp’s band, playing percussion alongside Kenny.  He appeared on Mellencamp's MTV “Human Wheels” special, the Arsenio Hall Show, and the music video for “When Jesus Left Birmingham”. He's also played drums for a track on Mellencamp’s “Dance Naked” disc.  After college, Mike relocated to Nashville where he met Cinderella drummer Fred Coury. It was Coury who ended up pairing Mike with L.A.-based rock band Hair Of The Dog.  HOTD got signed to Spitfire Records and recorded two more discs, 2000′s “Rise” and 2001′s “Ignite”.  After that group disbanded, Mike began backing slide-blues powerhouse Eric Sardinas, and got his first taste of international touring.  In 2006, Mike joined heavy metal legends W.A.S.P., with mainman Blackie Lawless calling Mike the only drummer he's “ever hired on the spot.”  Mike has recorded two discs with the band, 2007′s “Dominator” and 2009′s “Babylon”. Since joining W.A.S.P., he has performed in nearly 30 countries around the globe. When not on tour, Mike does sessions and teaches students.  He plays and endorses Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Ahead Drumsticks.

 

                                     Danny (Harmonica)

Danny began performing in a band at the age of thirteen, and cut his first record at eighteen. As a member of The Peppermint Trolley he had his first hit when he was twenty …“Baby, You Come Rolling ‘Cross My Mind”. That same year the band put out an album and recorded the theme song for the Brady Bunch television show. In subsequent years, he released another six LPs and a number of singles with his bands, Bones and The Faragher Brothers. Two of the Faragher LPs have been reissued as CDs on Sony.

   He has appeared on The Beverly Hillbillies, Mannix, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, and Soul Train. He has written and performed  music for “The Facts of Life”, and “Who’s the Boss”, and has also sung and played on the recordings of Ringo Starr, Martha Reeves, Kiss, Camper Van Beethoven, Melissa Manchester, The Pointer Sisters, Full Swing, and others. He was the musical director for the musical,”Working”, at Santa Monica’s Mayfair Theater, along with acting and singing in the play.Danny was a featured vocalist with the LA Jazz Choir, and sings every Holiday Season with the Caroling Company, an a cappella group featured on the Adams Family Movie. He has a vocal group, Daddy Cool, and also performs in concert as a solo singer- songwriter. 


 

 

                             Ryan  (Music Production)

 

Ryan is well-versed in both Ableton& Logic, with over a decade of experience in music production! He's here to help you release the music that is inside of you clamoring to get out. No matter what style, he's got you covered.


  Lance (Drums)

Lance has been playing drums for 30years, and is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music on Boston. He has spent time with too many local bands to name. He was also a film composer during a mysterious time called "the 1990's", when he wrote loads of music for live sketch comedy, short fils, as well as a few feature films. He was recntly in the band/cast of the Los Angeles production of "A Burning Opera". a rock opera about the infamous Burning Man Music & Arts Festival.

Lance describes himself as "old school", and doesn't understand why everyone insists onn playing 4-Piece drum kits these days, especially when 8-inch & 10-inch toms sound so cool! And don't even get him started on those big china cymbals....


 

                                        Julian (Piano/Voice)

Chicago native, Julian, is a professional singer/producer/songwriter who has been trained since age 8! His repertiore includes Classical, Jazz Improv, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, R&B and more!