Music Production Lessons
Areas of Work: Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan
Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: Classical, Pop, R&B, Jazz, Production
Piano: Beginning, Intermediate
Ableton: Beginning, Intermediate
Logic: Beginning, Intermediate
Pro Tools: Beginning
Carlos was born in Los Angeles, CA, raised in the Midwest and currently is based in New York.
Cabrera studied piano with Dr. Susan Cobb, and with Dr. Steven Widenhofer; He holds a B.A in music from Millikin University.
Cabrera caters his lessons to the individual needs of his students. Lessons should help you develop skills, but most importantly it should be fun, and not feel like another school assignment. “If you heard it, we’ll play it!”
Cabrera has performed at some of the most iconic venues in NYC including: Arline’s Grocery, Pianos, DROM, Shrine World Music Venue, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, and The Knitting Factory. Since moving to New York, Cabrera has performed for an array of artists, including Hip-Hop, Gospel, Soul, R&B, Conscious Pop, and Rock.
Cabrera strives to have a positive impact on others through the power of music. This mindset has enabled him to travel and perform across the U.S. at venues including the legendary Whiskey A GO-GO in Los Angeles, the Carver Theatre in New Orleans, and a Midwest tour.
Cabrera is currently producing pop records with his writing partner Lescribe, at “3 Red Shoes” label, teaching piano and production, and working as a session musician.
Areas of Work: Suffolk, Nassau
Ages Taught: All Ages
Styles Taught: Rock, Metal, Hip Hop, Electronica, Music Production, Songwriting, Recording, Mixing
Logic Pro X: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Propellerhead Reason: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Drums: Beginning, Intermediate
Guitar: Beginning, Intermediate
Ayumi is a self-taught musician, who started playing drums as a teenager. He quickly formed a metal band as a drummer, starting with benefit shows and eventually sharing the stage with touring bands across Long Island. As he developed as a drummer, he played with several bands and musicians to explore the different styles of indie rock and metal.
As he transferred to a new university, he was no longer able to play drums as he once had. A friend introduced him to Propellerhead Reason, a digital audio software, and he began digging deep into music production and songwriting. He picked up guitar, bass, and piano along the way and began creating a repertoire of solo works, influenced by Eastern vibes and hip hop elements.
Currently, he is part of a music production duo, Aurora Spectra, where he utilizes up-to-date softwares such as Logic Pro X and Native Instruments to create diverse works, ranging from atmospheric electronica, alternative rock and video game tunes. Aurora Spectra was given the opportunity to perform in NYC, where they mixed live and electronic elements into their performance. He recently began teaching drums, guitar, and music production to students as young as 8 to students in their 30’s.
Enjoy taking music lessons from a highly qualified instructor in the comfort of your home.