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Growing up in Los Angeles playing concerts as both a solo classical pianist and in bands as a guitarist/ songwriter, I've been surrounded by music as long as I can remember.

My first introduction to playing music came when my mom signed me up for piano lessons at age 5. Thanks to her pushing me to continue on the instrument despite my refusal to practice, I eventually fell in love with playing and have not stopped since!

Sometime in middle school I picked up guitar after a friend showed me the music of Led Zeppelin, and I was instantly hooked. Years of playing in bands eventually led me to play at an array of LA Venues including The Troubadour, The Mint, and The Roxy, as well as Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival. 

From 2016-2020 I studied music production and film scoring at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, earning a place on the Presidential Honor Roll while studying under industry greats such as Carlos Rafael Rivera (composer for Queens Gambit) and Randall Barlow (trumpeter for Miami Sound Machine). 

I now work out of my studio in Los Angeles, and spend my days writing, producing, and playing for other artists as well as my own band, Jake Is Lloyd.

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I've had the pleasure of teaching students of all experience levels, from complete beginners learning the basics to seasoned players looking to touch up their skills! I like to first establish the student's goals and get to know what sorts of music they personally connect to so I can tailor the most effective and enjoyable learning experience possible. I believe the best teaching will give the student a deep enough knowledge of their instrument to write a great song and the technical chops to improvise an incredible solo.

I teach private guitar and piano lessons from my studio in Los Angeles as well as over Zoom, depending on what works best for the student. Contact me at for rates and information!

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(310) 429-8547

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