Jazz Improvisation

Josh Aguiar

Josh Aguiar is one of LA's up-and-coming trumpeters, pianists and composers in jazz and improvised music. While growing up in Los Angeles, Aguiar studied with legendary jazz cornetist Bob Bradford. Later he ventured out to Indiana University, Bloomington for undergraduate studies in jazz, graduating in 2000.

David Cohen

David Cohen is a very patient teacher who makes it fun to learn the music that you want to play. He has 25 years of experience in teaching classical, pop, and jazz to people of all ages.
David is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is a working professional musician who has written music for television, film, and jingles. He also serves as the musical director of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills.

Lon Price

The professional musical career of Lon Price has spanned four decades and four continents, and has included performing, recording and touring with many of the biggest names in the music industry. His arrangements and compositions have been featured on records, in films and television, and on the concert stage.

Brian Swartz

Brian Swartz is a 2nd generation trumpeter. His father, CMSgt Lawrence Swartz was a 30 year trumpeter in the USAF. Brian's early exposure to music made a profound influence on him and he started playing trumpet at the age of 10.
He graduated from Armijo H.S. in 1986 and began his music education at Solano College. In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles to attend CSUN and USC and embark on a professional career in music.
Brian's versatility as a jazz soloist, a powerful section player or an adept arranger has made him a much sought after sideman. He has recorded with The Dixie Chicks, Michael Bublè, Patti Labelle, Joe Henry, Keb' Mo', Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Gladys Knight, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rickie Lee Jones, Jackie Greene, Taylor Eigsti, Buddy Childers, Sandra Booker and numerous other TV and film studio dates. Brian performed and arranged the horns for the Dixie Chicks' 2006 CD, "Taking the Long Way," which won 4 Grammys including "Album of the Year."

Marcus Watkins

Marcus has been a professional musician since age 15. Since then he has traveled the world performing and recording with many diverse artists. His guitar playing can be heard on numerous recordings, in films and in television programs. Marcus succeeds as a songwriter and composer as well. From film scores/soundtracks (I Love You Man) to legendary recording artists (Eric Burdon), many of his original compositions have been licensed and recorded