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Aashray H.
Valencia, California
If you are someone who wants to understand the theory behind some of your favorite songs and learn how to write those infectious melodies and harmonies yourself, look no further. I am a pianist and performer of 15 years, and have been teaching Music & Technology students for 4 years now, so I have a direct relationship with music theory and their applications in composition, orchestration, and production. My lessons will be tailored to your goals as a musician and will be comprehensive, and not just focused on music theory. I can help you write, record, mix, and master a song, understanding the intricacies of each step in the process. In addition, by understanding the overall impact of music in culture and society, you will be able to take your art form to the next level, writing great music that will make you proud and impress the world.
About Aashray H.

I am a professional pianist/keyboardist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Arts in Music & Technology and am pursuing my MFA as a Performer-Composer at CalArts in Valencia, CA. With my diverse background in both the technical and creative arts, I will be able to help build a foundation of musical knowledge that will allow students to explore areas from theory & performance to production and innovation, all with a musical focus. I teach students of all different ages and experience levels. My background is mainly in Carnatic (South Indian classical) music, which I have been playing on the keyboard for 17 years now, but I have been playing and performing jazz piano for the past 10 years as well. I have performed with my band, "In the Works" in the NYC area, and I also played with reggae-rock-fusion band "Light Warriors", so I have a lot of experience with live shows that I can also offer. I specialize in teaching students to read and play contemporary & jazz music using chord sheets, but more importantly, I can help you attain a deeper level of understanding of the music that most piques your interest, allowing you to tackle any challenge. My teaching style combines theory, piano, composition, and production to give students a more comprehensive understanding of music and how they can find their voice within it. My personal passion is contemporary music but I feeI that any musician can benefit from guided study, analysis, and practice in all different genres and styles of art. Making these connections is where I feel I have the most impact with my students, and I look forward to meeting and growing as musicians together!

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Aashray H.
Valencia, California
If you are someone who wants to understand the theory behind some of your favorite songs and learn how to write those infectious melodies and harmonies yourself, look no further. I am a pianist and performer of 15 years, and have been teaching Music & Technology students for 4 years now, so I have a direct relationship with music theory and their applications in composition, orchestration, and production. My lessons will be tailored to your goals as a musician and will be comprehensive, and not just focused on music theory. I can help you write, record, mix, and master a song, understanding the intricacies of each step in the process. In addition, by understanding the overall impact of music in culture and society, you will be able to take your art form to the next level, writing great music that will make you proud and impress the world.
About Aashray H.

I am a professional pianist/keyboardist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Arts in Music & Technology and am pursuing my MFA as a Performer-Composer at CalArts in Valencia, CA. With my diverse background in both the technical and creative arts, I will be able to help build a foundation of musical knowledge that will allow students to explore areas from theory & performance to production and innovation, all with a musical focus. I teach students of all different ages and experience levels. My background is mainly in Carnatic (South Indian classical) music, which I have been playing on the keyboard for 17 years now, but I have been playing and performing jazz piano for the past 10 years as well. I have performed with my band, "In the Works" in the NYC area, and I also played with reggae-rock-fusion band "Light Warriors", so I have a lot of experience with live shows that I can also offer. I specialize in teaching students to read and play contemporary & jazz music using chord sheets, but more importantly, I can help you attain a deeper level of understanding of the music that most piques your interest, allowing you to tackle any challenge. My teaching style combines theory, piano, composition, and production to give students a more comprehensive understanding of music and how they can find their voice within it. My personal passion is contemporary music but I feeI that any musician can benefit from guided study, analysis, and practice in all different genres and styles of art. Making these connections is where I feel I have the most impact with my students, and I look forward to meeting and growing as musicians together!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

Performer-Composer

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Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

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Aashray has been teaching my son for over a year and he has learned so much. My son is very comfortable with him and Aashray is very patient with him.

Posted Jan 11, 2022
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Great first class! Very patient with my son.

Posted Aug 24, 2020
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I've been a self-taught keyboard player for about 1-1.5 years and was able to play few of my favorite songs decently well. So naturally after I signed up for his class I was curious about how this will be able to take my abilities to the next level, especially in COVID times as I originally signed up for in-person class! 4-5 months in, I can confidently say that I'm loving him as my keyboard instructor! He personally encouraged me to practice using the music that I love, while blending it with his teaching to exactly point out on how one needs to approach these things. He's been really flexible in terms of scheduling during this time and that has also allowed me to come to class when I'm at 100%. I don't know if my keyboard abilities are next level compared to when I started (it has improved), but I'm certainly enjoying this process!

Posted Aug 10, 2020
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Jan 2020 - Present
KCIA - CalArts Radio
Keeping music and equipment organized in studio for hosts to access.
Live Sound Engineer
Jan 2020 - Present
California Institute of the Arts
Doing sound for recitals and shows on campus.
Teaching Assistant - Music Theory
Sep 2019 - Present
California Institute of the Arts
Tutor and graduate teaching assistant for music theory.
Composer / Producer
Jan 2011 - Present
Escapist Music
Freelance composer, producer, and audio engineer for any and all projects involving audio editing, mixing, sound design, music arrangement and composition, and live performance.
Runner / Studio Assistant
Jul 2018 - Aug 2018
Remote Control Productions
Responsible for upkeep of studio facilities and assisting composers, producers, etc. with daily tasks. Worked at the front desk, as a studio runner, and as an administrative assistant. Responsible for important tasks vital to the smooth facilitation of studio operations.
Intern
Jan 2018 - May 2018
Studio Center
Assisted with studio setup and breakdown. Assisted with sessions, including setting up microphone for talent, working with ISDN network, and editing VO spots.
Tutor
Jan 2015 - May 2018
Stevens Institute of Technology
Taught music theory, composition, and piano studies.
Studio Assistant / Monitor
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Stevens Institute of Technology
Responsible for 1) Setting up of private studio room, with audio equipment cabinet, speaker set, and CD rack. 2) Setting up and assisting during sessions. 3) Setting up and repair of equipment in room (pianos, desks, mix board) 4) Organizing papers for repertoire 5) Setting up equipment in music studio for teaching use 6) Checking out of equipment (microphones, cables, etc.) and organization of studio
Performer-Composer
Aug 2019
California Institute of the Arts
Music & Technology
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Stevens Institute of Technology
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2018
Stevens Institute of Technology
SoundExchange
Jun 2019
SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit collective management organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders. We represent recording artists – from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It’s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio.
Society of Composers and Lyricists
Aug 2018
The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.
Audio Engineering Society
Oct 2016
Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.
ASCAP
Jun 2015
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
Grammy University Network
Aug 2014
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Instructor details
Music Theory
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$33
45 minutes
$47
60 minutes
$58
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30