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Devin Pruden

A true born and raised Angeleno, Devin Pruden was birthed into his true musical identity in high school. An inner fire was lit after receiving a loaned drum set from his band director. Since then, Devin has been focused on learning from the many masters that have come before him and adopting elements from all styles of music. Devin is an alumnus of CSUDH where he earned a BA in music performance with emphasis in percussion. There he studied with Mr. Joseph Mitchell, and Dr. Stephen Moore. Devin Pruden’s sound is continuing to blossom and will be a strong force. He can currently be seen playing with various acts including The Urban Renewal Project, Valeree, Bootleg Orchestra, and Rudy Touzet. Devin is also a strong believer in passing down any knowledge he can. “You can’t take it with you, so you must put it in the right hands”.

Devin teaches: Drums & Piano.

Pablo Gracia Quesada

Pablo first picked up the guitar at the age of 13, and while still in high school, earned a certificate in guitar performance online from Berklee School of Music and could be seen performing in the pit orchestra for numerous local theater productions and wherever else they would let him. Pablo attended Cornell University, studying both Computer Science and Music, where he dove deep into the jazz program where he left a lasting impression through his arranging work becoming a part of the standard repertoire of the Cornell University Jazz Ensemble. Upon graduation, Pablo picked up the bass guitar and studied the art of making studio recordings once again with the help of Berklee Music Online. Nowadays, Pablo stays busy sharing his love of music with his students, performing around the LA area in various settings, and working with independent artists to arrange and record original music.

Pablo teaches: Guitar, Bass, Piano.

Darvin Aguilar

Darvin Aguilar was born and raised in Hollywood, CA. He began playing bass guitar at sixteen. After graduating high school, he played in a variety of bands ranging from Death Metal to Progressive Metal. He then decided to pursue a music degree at El Camino College in Torrance, CA. There, he began his musical journey into the jazz and classical world picking up the double bass as his main instrument. This led him to expand his horizons, playing in Jazz combos, Big Bands, Latin and Salsa groups, String Quartets, and even performing as Principal Bassist in an Orchestra. He has performed at many venues in Los Angeles including, The Lighthouse Café, The Study, The World Stage, The Grand Annex, Lido’s, and many more. He is now completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance with an emphasis on Jazz Bass at CSUN.

Darvin teaches: Double Bass, Electric Bass, Guitar, and Piano.

Israel Carrillo

“Israel Carrillo Siliézar is a Costa Rican born musician with a master’s degree in violin performance received at California State University, Los Angeles. He has performed with different orchestras across the United States, Latin America and Europe, as well as participated as a violin teacher in multiple music festivals in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Mexico. He is currently located in Los Angeles performing as part of the R.C.R chamber group, giving lessons at Maurock Music Academy and working in other projects.”

Israel teaches: Violin & Viola.

Maurock

Mauricio D. Ortiz is an Ecuadorian Guitarist, Educator, Producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as Maurock with more of 10 years of experience in variety of musical genres. Completed studies at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA. With record of success in teaching private guitar lessons as well some group lessons, composition, performance and recording. Creative and artistic with excellent and friendly communication skills. Also knowledgeable in digital audio production. Instruments taught include acoustic & electric guitar, nylon spanish guitar as well bass guitar and piano. I have taught students from the age of five to over sixty. Styles taught include rock, blues, jazz, pop rock, latin, metal, funk, and classical. Effective and friendly communicator with well-developed instructional and presentation skills. Able to relate a student of all types with various goals and create long term constructive relationships. Worked as a Music coach with kids in the spectrum (Asperger Syndrome).

Maurock teaches: Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Ukulele, Violin & Theory.