video of a lesson with 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.
video of a lesson with 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.
of a lesson with 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.
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.
of a lesson with 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
of a lesson with 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
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.
of a lesson with 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.
of a lesson with 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,
mandolin and voice and beginnining to intermediate piano.