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Mentors

Learn from our world-renowned team of Mentors.

Our team of industry professionals work with you to develop the techniques and tools you can really use to express your creative self.
Each Mentor has joined with SoundCollective to share their accomplishments, accolades, and professional experience within the music industry.

Our team of industry professionals work with you to develop the techniques and tools you can really use to express your creative self.
Each Mentor has joined with SoundCollective to share their accomplishments, accolades, and professional experience within the music industry.

  • Mike Stern is an internationally acclaimed guitarist. He was named Best Jazz Guitarist of 1993 by Guitar Player magazine, was given the Miles Davis Award at the Festival International...

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  • In 1984, Ian was selected to attend the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida to study with Elvin Jones and then with Miroslav Vitous at the New England Conservatory...

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  • Singer, songwriter, performer, and teacher Machan Taylor is an accomplished veteran of the music business for over 30 years. She has toured as a background vocalist with Sting, Pink Floyd...

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  • Chris Coleman, The Collective School of Music alumni, was honored to win 1st place in the National Drum Competition sponsored by Guitar Center in 2001. Chris is now affiliated...

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  • As a professional Brazilian drummer, Adriano has performed with top international artists such as Astrud Gilberto, Gal Costa, Leny Andrade, Luciana Souza, Vinicius Cantuaria...

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  • Drummer/ author Jason Gianni is a full time instructor at the prestigious Drummers Collective in New York City as well as an adjunct professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia...

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  • Marko Djordjevic has over 40 albums and thousands of live performances to his credit. Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Jonah Smith, Clarence Spady, Lucky Peterson, Garry Willis, Rick...

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  • Dave's experience includes playing with various touring and recording artists such as: Nevereven, Willamette, Savoy In Color, Portraiture, Ranjit and The Ambassadors, The RitMo Collective...

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  • Andrea served as a producer and arranger for several artists in the City. Some of the music that he recorded got featured on important television networks in the US. Andrea has been a...

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  • Costas Baltazanis is an accomplished Composer, Producer, Guitarist and Educator. He studied jazz guitar performance and composition at Berklee College of Music...

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  • Chris has recorded for TV shows and jingles (including Sesame Street, Johnny And The Sprites, ESPN, AT&T, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and numerous others), in addition to live...

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  • For over ten years, Bob was a member of Mongo Santamaria’s band and served as musical director. Two of the recordings Bob appeared on with Mongo were nominated for Grammy Awards...

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  • Rosemary's diverse abilities make her an in-demand musician and audio engineer. She currently lives in Stamford, CT, working as a freelance audio engineer, teaching keyboard & music...

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  • Hilliard Greene has been studying music for more than 30 years and has been playing professionally over twenty. His emphasis is in classical, jazz, rock, blues, R&B as well as...

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  • Irio is perhaps best known for his knowledge of Latin music, R&B, and Funk, as well as his reading and interpretational skills. His performance credits include Juan Carlos Formell, Bobby...

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  • Leo has performed and toured with Tania Maria, Astrud Gilberto, Don Byron and Herbie Mann, to name just a few. He has been active in Collective rhythm section classes for many years and ...

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  • Since making her official debut with 2016's Cheers to Life - a widely acclaimed album that received international notoriety - award-winning singer, songwriter, and…

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  • Grant Zubritsky is a musician, music director, and producer who has worked with Dua Lipa, Lorde and Verite to name a few. In this course, Grant explains the most…

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  • Jacinta Clusellas is a composer, singer-songwriter and guitarist based in New York City. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jacinta brings together South…

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  • Beats addict, DJ, Producer and Keyboardist, Nick Neutronz lives through his ears. Nick’s music, called Terraform, uses harmonic textures and virtual spaces...

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  • Raúl Hidalgo also known as Loup Rouge, is a music producer, international DJ and educator. He has been an educator for 7 years specializing in digital audio…

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  • Richie Beretta is a professional producer and engineer that has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. He has credits with Beyonce…

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  • Thavius Beck is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and emcee. he has collaborated with or remixed artists such as Nas, Nine Inch Nails, and Skylar Grey, to…

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  • Will Marshall is a mix engineer, producer, composer, who has engineered for artists such as Oscar-nominated film composer Nicholas Britell, and Grammy-nominated…

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  • Producer, educator, beat nerd, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Lisa Vazquez creates intoxicating layered rhythms and vocals both live and in the studio…

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  • Larry Ohh is a music producer who works with Major Music Production companies such as: Image Line, Cymatics, Steven Slate, Mixed In Key, and many more!

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  • Brandon Scott has playing drums for 17 years and teaching for 11. Right out of high school he began traveling internationally to play gigs

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  • Josh Andres, also known as STATIK LNK, is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist and educator. Throughout his career, he's had 5 iTunes number 1 records, has worked…

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  • LEFTI is a project by producer Alex Suarez, which threads between Disco, House and Funk. He released his first single "Castle" on Laid-back Luke's record...

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  • I am a professor at Berklee College of Music. I teach in the Electronic Production & Design Department as well as Berklee Online. I have also developed…

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  • As an Audio Engineer, Producer and DJ, Vinnie is knowledgeable across many genres and musical platforms. His passion for music, and all things audio, has led…

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  • Born in the Bronx NY and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Shareef (Azteknique aka TekMaschine) Islam, started out as a dancer/choreographer. In the late 80’s early 90’s when…

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  • Ricardo “Ricky” Rodríguez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where he also started his music studies. He received his Bachelor of Music in Classical Bass performance…

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  • Morsy is a Billboard charting music producer, audio engineer and professional DJ with a long list of music releases from some of the world’s most popular dance…

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  • Martina Liviero is a composer, guitarist and vocalist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently based in New York City. She was the recipient of the 2020 and 2019 ASCAP…

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  • French producer based in NY. Kimchi is known for his use of samples and head-knocking drums. He's done work for several brands such as Jägermeister, Redbull and…

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  • Darren has studied both as a classical and contemporary vocalist and graced his first stage at the age of thirteen in Australia. His music career progressed…

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  • Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, DJ Esquire has 20+ years of DJ experience consisting of radio shows, live DJ performances, various club and lounge residencies and…

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  • Samuel is a 2x Latin Grammy winning artist, born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. Samuel was already scoring prominent gigs in the city by age 12. Samuel learned…

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  • Leroy is one of the busiest drummer-percussionists in New York City. He has recorded with such artists as Steely Dan, Marc Anthony, Saturday Night Live’s bandleader…

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  • Misha "Silky" Savage has been a staple of the cultural landscape of NYC since 2013. In pursuit of the sounds of his idols Nile Rodgers, Fela Kuti and Lee-Scratch…

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  • Jonathan Shulman, aka, Proper Villains has been blowing up dance floors with his unique take on bass music since the days of lugging crates of vinyl to raves…

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