Month: September 2011

MI Sponsored Classes at The Grammy Museum for LAUSD Students 2011-2012 Program Announced!

For the third straight year, The MF, Musicians Institute (MI) and The Grammy Museum (one of our non-profit partners) are proud to present the 2011-2012 series of MI-sponsored Grammy Museum Music Education classes for LA Unified School District high school students in the Museum’s intimate Clive Davis Theater.

The Grammy Museum has become an important gateway for supporting and preserving music education as a major sponsor of school tours and music classes for LA area middle and high school students who are suffering from severe cuts in arts education in their own school’s budget.

For the 2011-2012 year, the MI-sponsored classes (taught exclusively by MI’s world-class faculty) will include eight different course offerings. Additionally, MI will be the Museum’s sole Education Class sponsor for the month of April, with four course titles running throughout the month.

The MI-sponsored class topics range from Beat Making and Samples, Writing Music for Film and Television, Music Business Careers, Pop Lyric Writing Workshops, DIY Music Videos, Ableton Live Loops, and much more.

The first class in the 2011-2012 series is on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.


MI Instructors:

   Dan Kimpel

Aaron Meza

The specially designed course is for grades 9-12, and is a comprehensive survey and discussion covering a wide range of music careers and opportunities in today’s music industry, and how to “put your best foot forward” to get started in the industry.

Acknowledged as a foremost authority on popular music, Dan Kimpel contributes to a dizzying variety of print and electronic media including books, interactive CD’s, magazines, web sites, and videos. He is the author of the best-seller Networking in the Music Business as well as Networking Strategies for the New Music Business and most recently, How They Made It: True Stories of How Music’s Biggest Stars Went from Start to Stardom (Hal Leonard Publishing). For five years, Dan conducted weeklong master seminars at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in the UK.  Stateside, he lectures at colleges, universities and conferences across the U.S. and Canada, and at Musicians Institute he teaches a course in Music Business Networking and conducts personal career counseling.

Aaron Meza is a writer and publisher member of ASCAP, and is an instructor at Musicians Institute. He is a musician and vocalist member of NARAS and served two terms on the Los Angeles Board of the Recording Academy.  Based on many years of experience as the west coast director for The Songwriters Guild of America, Aaron is the author of the audiobook, You’ve Written A Song

MI is pleased to continue its partnership as a corporate sponsor of The Grammy Museum (since it’s inception in 2008), and is proud to donate the services of it’s instructors to the Museum’s Education Program for LA area students.

To learn more about the Grammy Museum, Click here

For a complete list of The Grammy Museum’s Educational Course offerings for 2011-2012-click here

These MI at The Grammy Museum educational programs are offered for grades 9-12, and run one hour from 11am-12pm.

To book a program for your school, please email