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An Evening at LAMA With Taboo of Black Eyed Peas



We are very excited to announce “An Evening with Taboo” at LAMA Wednesday, December 4 at 8pm in the performance hall. All LAMA students, alumni and staff are invited to attend the event featuring the Black Eyed Peas member. The evening starts at 8pm sharp. A very limited number of seats are open to the public. To RSVP, email ASAP as this is first come first served. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.

-LAMA Staff

Art Alexakis Visits LAMA for an Evening with Students, Alumni


We’d like to invite all of the LAMA students and alumni to “An Evening with Art Alexakis,” taking place tomorrow night, October 30th at 8pm in the LAMA performance hall. Alexakis, who has a strong belief in the power and importance of music education, will discuss his approach to songwriting and offer his perspective on today’s music industry.

Alexakis is  best known as the lead singer, guitarist, producer and principal songwriter for the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Alternative rock band Everclear. The band has sold over 6 million albums in the U.S. and Canada alone, with 8 Top-40 hit singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock, Top 40, & Adult Top 40 charts, including: “Santa Monica,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” “Wonderful,” and “Father of Mine.”

He has also been a member of several notable bands, in addition to his own work as a songwriter for other major artists. Alexakis founded several record labels throughout his career, and has worked as an A&R representative for major record labels as well.

RSVP is required. Email info@lama (.edu) for more information.

-LAMA Staff

Conan O’Brien’s Mike Merritt Visits LA Music Academy

Mike Merritt, bassist for Conan’s “The Basic Cable Band” visited LA Music Academy for a two-hour master class with the school’s bass players. Guess one of those perks for studying music in Los Angeles is having access to high-caliber musicians like Mike! 🙂 He performed charts from the show, discussed his gear and various aspects of playing for Conan’s band. The students were thrilled following the class. Visit the video section of LAMA’s official Facebook page to see and hear more:
-LAMA Staff

Crescendo Young Musicians Guild and LAMA

If you have read our blog in the past you know that LA Music Academy is a college that is extremely passionate about youth music education. That is why we were so happy to help out our friends at CYMG. CYMG stands for Crescendo Young Musicians Guild which is a non-profit music education and community service organization that provides quality music instruction, mentoring, and performance opportunities to students who may otherwise not have them.

We have opened our campus to CYMG so they have somewhere to practice on Saturdays. Specifically facilities for violin, voice and their chamber group. So if you are walking on campus over the weekend and hear some beautiful classical music emanating in the morning it is probably CYMG. 🙂 We wish these youngsters all the best with their musical pursuits and hope this sets the framework for them to maybe become LAMA students when they are older!

For more information on CYMG please visit their official website here.

-LAMA Staff

Tonight Show’s Rickey Minor Visits LA Music Academy

Students taking Dorian Holley’s vocal class at LA Music Academy College of Music were surprised recently with a visit by Emmy-nominated music director Rickey Minor. Rickey worked as American Idol’s music director before joining The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he replaced longtime music director Kevin Eubanks. Rickey has also collaborated with artists such as Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Ray Charles and Beyoncé Knowles so the students were really excited at the opportunity to meet and learn from such an established music industry veteran.

Read more about LA Music Academy’s vocal department here.

-LAMA Staff

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