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Music Degree Programs in Los Angeles, CA

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Shepherd University, Los Angeles:
Located just 10 minutes from Downtown L.A., Shepherd University's Cornel School of Contemporary Music is a comprehensive music career training facility at the heart of culturally-active California. We provide Bachelor and Masters Degree programs in Music, with specific concentrations in Music Production, Film Scoring, Contemporary Performance, Christian Music, Contemporary Composition, and Songwriting.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Cornel School of Contemporary Music at Shepherd University is to provide students with an education and practical skills necessary to prepare them for careers as professional musicians and composers, and to develop each student’s scholastic and artistic achievement through courses leading to Certificate, Bachelor of Music, and Master of Music degrees

Our Vision:
The vision of the Cornel School of Contemporary Music is to prepare students with contemporary musicianship and performance skills, education and personal growth experiences to encourage their future success in the field of music making.

Why Choose Shepherd University's School of Music?


- Exceptional Faculty
The CSCM faculty members are leading professionals in the entertainment industry, and alumni from prestigious institutions who are experts in education. Their award winning work has appeared in major motion pictures, television, and with top-name recording artists.

- Leading Edge Program
At the Cornel School of Contemporary Music, students participate in an innovative program that offers an academic education, and leading-edge practical training at the same time. 

- Scholarships
At the Cornel School of Contemporary Music, we provide students with scholarships to help make it possible to achieve their goals as world-class musicians.

Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Programs in Music:

Certificate Music Program:
- Piano/Keyboard
- Bass
- Drums
- Guitar
- Vocal

Bachelor of Music Degree Program:
- Music Production
- Songwriting
- Contemporary Performance divided by instrument: Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocal, and Woodwind
- Contemporary Christian Music
- Contemporary Composition
- Film Scoring

Master of Music Degree Program:- Contemporary Christian Music
- Contemporary Composition
- Contemporary Performance divided by instrument: Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocal, and Woodwind
- Film Scoring
- Music Production
- Songwriting

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Address: 3200 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, California 90065, USA
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Garnish Music Production School, West Hollywood
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Ideally located on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood CA, Garnish Music Production School is a commercial recording, programming and mixing facility, with award-winning instructors delivering cutting-edge 6-week music production Diploma courses for adults in small class sizes. We provide weekday, weekend, and evening study options, with 6 hours of training per week.

From technical courses like Ableton Live and Protools, to creative topics such as Songwriting, Mixing & Mastering, our programs are designed for people who just want to get straight to the point and produce quality music in their style, fast!

Whether you are completely new to music production, or are an accomplished professional wishing to broaden your skill set, we provide an engaging alternative to the impersonal, uninspiring nature of online music production courses, and a faster, more focused alternative to unnecessarily ‘padded out’ long courses.

Based on our high-quality London programs, Garnish is the number one music production school from across the pond. The pros don’t just endorse our courses, they take them!
Intensive 6-week Music Production Diploma Courses:

- Electronic Music Production (EMP)
- Electronic Sound Design Course (ESD)
- Mixing & Mastering
- Pro Tools 10
- Ableton Live Course
- Logic Course
- Hit Songwriting
- DJ Training Course

If you are unable to complete the course over six weeks, we also run a number of condensed one-week courses.
Audio Institute of America
Courses / Programs
Based in San Francisco CA, Audio Institute of America (AIA) is an online music production school that provide a Diploma in Recording Engineering and Music Production to students throughout the United States. Designed for those wishing to start a professional recording or music production career, as well as home-studio musicians, most students take about 3 months to complete their course. However, there is no time limit.

This diploma is an online course which you can download onto your home computer. This convenient learning method means that you can learn at your own pace, around your work or family commitments. Designed by professionals with extensive industry experience, this course is constantly updated to reflect the latest technology, from GarageBand to Pro Tools and everything in between.

Learning by doing is the best and most effective way to learn new skills. In this course, you will benefit from actual hands-on experience with your instructor through the use of Action Videos throughout the lessons. It doesn't matter which recording software or equipment you use, our course works with them all.
Online Diploma in Recording Engineering and Music Production:
- How to use recording software
- Setting up a home studio
- Mixing and mastering
- Digital recording techniques
- Setting up your own record label
- How to record great sounding vocals
- Digital audio workstations
- How to be a master producer
- Using various plug-ins
- MIDI recording
- Songwriting
- Song publishing
- Copyrighting your work
- Advertising and networking
- Internet resources & more...
Professional Guitar Lessons - Riverside, CA
Courses / Programs
To play guitar like a professional, you have to learn from a professional. Taught from an in-home studio in Riverside CA, Professional Guitar Lessons from Jeff Brent give you everything you need to start off your guitar playing career, or continue where you left off. We cater for beginner through advanced levels, and serve students of all ages in the Riverside County & San Bernadino areas. Classes run from Monday through Thursday and can be taught through English, Spanish, German or French.

Whether you want to play electric, acoustic or nylon string guitar, our experienced instructor will take you, step-by-step, through any technique you want - including soloing, rhythm, lead, or slide guitar. We also teach various different styles such as Reggae, Funk, Jazz & Country.
Professional guitar lessons taught through English, Spanish, German or French

Electric Guitar Lessons
- Beginner to Advanced levels
- Rock & Blues (lead, shredding, slide, rhythm)
- Jazz (rhythm, soloing)
- Country (soloing, rhythm)

Acoustic (steel-string) Guitar
- Fingerpicking
- Folk (rhythm, soloing)

Nylon String Guitar
- Bossa Nova
- Spanish
- Fingerpicking
The Contemporary Music Course
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‘The Contemporary Music Course’ is an attractively presented high quality online music course for beginners, songwriters and arrangers. No previous qualifications are required. You'll have instant access for a year, to 130 lessons that stream instantly from the net to your computer, iPad or iPhone.

Free two day trial!!! If you are interested let us know via the form on our Contact Page.

I haven't seen anything like this style of presentation on the internet. Apart from private students globally it is being used as a college teaching resource in NZ and Australia.

Student Testimonials:

"I think your website is awesome. It really gives you the feeling of being in a music school" Valerie Crawford, student - USA

"When I discovered your course - Geronimo!!!!!! Perfect timing and perfect content!!!!!! I spent four hours on it last night immediately and it is completely brilliant. The guitar and drum sections are a complete gift. Thank you so much. But it is all explained so clearly and simply. The best thing is the boost finding your course has given me and I am moving from the fear into the enjoyment which I have been searching for." Kris Yarborough, Student - U.K.
‘The Language of Music (theory)’, ‘Chords and Harmony’, ‘Voicings / Arranging 1', ‘Basic Counterpoint’, ‘Writing for Drums’ and 'Writing for Guitar' - in production is 'Writing with a computer' (Sibelius software and Logic sequencing softwares).
Ladera Music Academy, Los Angeles
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Located in the Ladera Heights area of southwest Los Angeles, Ladera Music Academy is a music school that offers quality, affordable music classes for students of all ages from infants to senior citizens. We offer beginner to advanced level courses in a wide variety of instruments (guitar, drums, keyboard, violin), vocal lessons, gospel music classes, and instrumental family music camps. Both evening, and weekend classes are available.

Our goal is to encourage children to explore & make music. Music can offer the mental & emotional tools needed for children to build a well-rounded future. Music education offers children the opportunity to develop skills ranging from better concentration to coordination in addition to providing a creative outlet for self expression.​

We believe that talent is earned, not given, so we have high expectations that any child can excel in music while also having fun!
Guitar Classes:
- All Levels (Ages 5 - Adult)

Keyboards Classes:
​- Beginning Keyboard Class / Keyboard for Kids Class (8-12)
- Adults Intro to Keyboard (13+)
- Keyboard for Seniors (50+)

Violin Classes:
- Beginning Violin Class (4-12)

Drum Classes:
- Beginner Rhythmic Rhythms (0-5)
- Rhythmic Rhythms (5-11)

​Vocal / Music Classes:
- Elementary Children’s Choir (7-13)
- Vocal Performance Techniques (11-18)
- Gospel Music Class (11-18)
- Family Summer Music Courses: ​Music Together Family Camp
SAE Institute - San Francisco
Courses / Programs
SAE Institute - San Francisco (SAE-SF), located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, is a private audio engineering school offering two courses: the signature Audio Technology Program diploma that trains for careers in the music and post production industries, and SAE's Electronic Music Production Certificate course, a vocational training covering all the tools, tips and tricks involved in producing electronic music. SAE-SF can help you jump start your career in the recording industry. SAE-SF is a campus of SAE Institute, which is the largest audio school worldwide, and currently has campuses / facilities in 46 cities in 21 countries.
- Audio Technology Program Diploma
- Electronic Music Producer Certificate