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.
Erick Hernandez Picazo is a current student at California State University Los Angeles, studying under Robert McNeil, working on a BM in Music Education . He currently has an AA in Music from El Camino College, where he gained most of his training from some of the best teachers offered at a community college. While at El Camino he has been part of their prestigious ensembles such as Chorale, Opera Workshop, Guitar ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Concert Band, and even some Theater productions such as In the Heights and The Who’s Tommy. Erick plans to give back to the community by spreading his love with music to the younger generation and those who also share a love with music through Music Education.
“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.”
Marvin’s largest accomplishments have been winning and participating in various talent shows. In addition, Marvin was allowed to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in January, 2004. In 2005, he was awarded gold medalist for the NAACP ACT-SO Los Angeles Chapter, and went on to perform as a national youth competitor for the NAACP ACT-SO youth Olympics. Marvin was also awarded the 2005 first place winner of the talent competition for the Georgia Laster Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians. In the summer of 2006, Marvin represented the Western Region in the National Usher Board music scholarship competition, where he earned the first place title. In April 2007, and April 2008 Marvin experienced the joy of winning the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s, 12 District, 62nd and 63rd Annual Talent Hunt competitions.
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).