Next Level Noise

Linus Lau

May 12, 2016

Linus Lau is a veteran professor of film studies at several colleges including Long Beach City College where he was the recipient of the 2012 Sterling Award for his contributions...

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Frank Hoffmeyer

March 1, 2016

Frank Hoffmeyer received his formal music training at the University of Muenster in his native Germany before moving to Los Angeles to study at USC, where he earned his Master’s...

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Carter William Humphrey

February 16, 2016

Grammy Award-winning engineer Carter William Humphrey, has worked with artists such as Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Julie Andrews, Levon Helm of The Band, Queen Latifah, Carly Simon, Engelbert...

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Francis Buckley

September 30, 2015

Grammy Award-winning engineer & producer Francis Buckley has worked on many gold and platinum-selling recordings with artists ranging from Black Flag and Aerosmith to Quincy Jones, Celine Dion and Alanis...

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Colin Reid

September 16, 2015

Colin Reid holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance, an Associate of Arts in Vocals and an Audio Engineering Certificate from Musicians Institute, as well as a Bachelor of Arts...

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Ashley Stanbury

August 19, 2015

Ashley is a graduate of the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Ashley is a classically...

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Lisa Hertzner

August 19, 2015

Lisa Hertzner (aka Lisa Casalino) graduated with a Masters Degree in Education and a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in New...

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Mike Sassano

May 6, 2015

A graduate of MI’s Audio Engineering Program, Mike Sassano is a dedicated musician with over 13 years of experience. He was awarded ”Outstanding Final Project Music” at MI, which led...

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Ivan Zawinul

May 6, 2015

Ivan Zawinul teaches Recording Theory Techniques, Console Operations, Monitor Operations, Intro to Live Sound, and The Business of Audio at MI.  As an engineer, producer & keyboard technician, he has more...

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Jonathan Newkirk

August 11, 2014

Jonathan Newkirk is the Program Chair of the Audio Engineering department and MI’s Dean of the School of Industry Studies. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Southern California with...

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Nico Staub

August 11, 2014

  Nico Staub teaches Field Recording at MI. Since his move to Los Angeles from Argentina in 2007, Nico has developed himself as a location sound engineer, re-recording mixer, composer,...

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Alberto Salas

May 2, 2014

Alberto Salas teaches Keyboard Technique, Latin Workshop, Brazilian Keyboards, Afro-Cuban Keyboards, Latin LPW, Brazilian LPW, Private Lessons, and Open Counseling.  He is a Grammy-winning producer, arranger, keyboardist and percussionist specializing...

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Thomas Shaver

May 2, 2014

Thomas Shaver teaches Digital Music, Apple Logic, Logic Study Group, Supervised DJ Lab Hours, Private Lessons, and Open Counseling. A recent graduate of MI, he started out as a rock/metal...

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Eun Jung Lee

May 2, 2014

Eun Jung Lee teaches Keyboard Technique,  Brazilian Bass, Latin Workshop, Ear Training, Bachelor Keyboard, Private Lessons, and Open Counseling. Eun Jung Lee began playing piano at age 6, received classical...

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Gisa Vatcky

May 2, 2014

Gisa Vatcky teaches Vocal Private Lessons and Project Advising.  She is a singer-songwriter specializing in background vocals, live shows, studio work, touring, and vocal coaching. She’s worked with Placido Domingo,...

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Jonathan Bates

May 2, 2014

Jonathan Bates hosts Project Advising at MI.  He is a producer, re-mixer, writer and performer.   He is the singer and founding member of Columbia recording group Mellowdrone; as well as...

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Brett McLaughlin

May 2, 2014

Brett McLaughlin teaches The Working Songwriter, Fundamentals of Lyric Writing, The Songwriters, Artist Development: The Songs, Project Advising, Country LPW, and Open Counseling. He graduated from Belmont University in Nashville,...

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Jon Brown

May 2, 2014

Jon Brown teaches Recording Technique and Project Advising for the Independent Artist Program.  He is a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked with P!nk, Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas. He established...

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Michael Binikos

April 28, 2014

Michael Binikos teaches Console Operation and Open Counseling at MI.  A 20-year veteran of the music business, he has worked as a record producer, engineer, writer and/or arranger for The...

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Kris Hawkins

April 28, 2014

Kris Hawkins teaches Recording Theory, Pre-Production, Studio Etiquette and Open-Counseling. He attended MI’s Guitar Program, and has performed professionally for the last 20 years with producer Steve Morales and artists...

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