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Expert Teaching Staff

Our expert instructors possess both demonstrated talent as teachers and impressive professional experience as music industry leaders. Between them, they've worked with a laundry list of legendary artists including Daft Punk, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Flying Lotus, Skrillex, Amy Winehouse, Moby, The Crystal Method, N.W.A, Smashing Pumpkins, Sting, Snoop Dogg, Depeche Mode, Shaggy, Tori Amos, Swedish House Mafia, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and many, many more. Passionate about passing their musical skills and industry knowledge on to the next generation of music makers, they each bring something very special to the Point Blank family.

Sweatson Klank Music Production & Mixing

Flying Lotus remixer and Project Mooncircle stalwart Tom Wilson passes his knowledge on to you as a frontline member of Point Blank LA. Watch the video above to find out more about him.

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Mecha Music Production & DJing

An Ableton Certified Trainer and Pioneer DJ Battle Championship winner, Mecha (Mikhail Arce-Ignacio) is a versatile producer, engineer, music director, DJ and live electronic performer.

DJ Morsecode DJing

Nathaniel Morse was the winner of Redbull's first United States "3style" DJ battle in LA. He was awarded “Best DJ in LA” and then “Best DJ in America” by the Sun Times in 2014 & 2015 respectively.

dela Moon DJing

An organizer of the Moontribe Collective, dela Moon’s full-bodied drum & bass and halftime is a signature of the LA underground. She's played EDC, Boom, Rainbow Serpent, and is a DJ Mag “Emerging Artist You Need To Hear.”

David Harrow Music Production & Sound Design

Starting out in the '80s, Dave's incredible adventures include Lee Scratch Perry, Psychic TV, Anne Clark, ONU Sound System, Andy Weatherall, Billy Ray Martin, and countless other albums and live projects.

Carol de Leon Singing

Grammy Award winner Carol de Leon has bachelor's and master's degrees in voice performance from UC Riverside and CSU Northridge and deep experience as a recording artist, choir director, and singing instructor.

Adal Jamil Music Production

Engineer at Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Worked with Polaris Rose, Kelsey Kerrigan, and drum programmer on Atreyu's "Long Live" which hit #26 on the Billboard 200.

Marko DeSantis Music Business

Lead guitarist and co-songwriter for Sugarcult, who hit the Top 40 Billboard charts three times and sold 1M+ units worldwide. Music videos on MTV & CNN, toured on bills with Green Day & Blink 182.

Dan Light Composing for Film & TV

Established composer for film & TV, worked with Oscar/Grammy-winner Hans Zimmer & Emmy-winner Jim Dooley. Composer credits include Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, TNT's The Last Ship, and Disney's Kim Possible. 

Christian Gibson Music Production & Mixing

Prolific remixer Christian Gibson (a.k.a. Innaspace) began making eclectic music at a young age. Produced hip hop & EDM albums in Portugal, earned his BA in Sound Tech in Liverpool, & played Nouveau Casino (Paris) & Low End Theory (LA).

Jamie Blake Music Production

Ableton Live Certified Trainer. Experienced producer, composer, live performer, and writer of "Vegas Girl."

David Aguila Audio Mastering

Mastering engineer for Ted Taforo, Snow Nerds, Scot Ray, and more. World-class trumpeter for Chosen Vale, Vinny Golia, & Tonight Show with Jay Leno. BM Eastman, MFA CalArts, DMA candidate under King Britt at UCSD.

Daniel Brummel Chief Academic Officer

Multi-instrumentalist producer, recorded & toured with Weezer, Nada Surf, Spain, Ozma, Sanglorians, and more. Bachelor's & master's degrees in music from UCLA & Cal State LA. Composer for Lifetime TV show American Princess.

DJ Sophenom Essential DJ Skills

Sophia Biggs, also known as SOPHENOM, is a DJ, music educator, and received her MBA with a focus in marketing from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School. She has been DJing since 2003 and worked as a DJ for Power 106 FM.

DJ Wheez-ie Creative DJ Skills

Matt Mauldin who goes by Wheez-ie is a Houston-raised, Los Angeles-based DJ, producer and audio engineer. Wheez-ie has dedicated more than half his life to continually setting his own bar high as a virtuosic mixing DJ and masterfully utilizing different facets of his robust production style to push sonic boundaries.He released his debut EP, All Werked Up, on Brighton's Well Rounded in 2011. Over the years, Wheez-ie’s tracks have been remixed by artists such as DJ Assault and Salva, as well as have been played out by prominent forces such as DJ Rashad, Joe Nice, Mala, Ben Klock, Sherelle, A-Sides, the Blessed Madonna, Nina Kraviz, Randomer, Kode 9, Machinedrum and Skrillex.  

Jaron Lopez Composing For Film & TV, Music Composition, Studio Vocal Production

Jaron Lopez is an independent musician investigating the intersection of composition, improvisation, and electronic music. Originally from Montgomery County, Maryland, Jaron’s studies have taken him to Berklee College of Music, University of Maryland, and University of North Texas. Over the years, Jaron developed expertise on the guitar, bass, keyboard, and electronics.. In 2018, Jaron released Odd Times, an album featuring songs in odd meters and is currently releasing singles in an Electronic Jazz Fusion style.

Nathaniel Nutter Music Composition

Nathaniel Nutter produces and song writes under the name Sarah and Lost Tribe. He has been writing, producing, and performing music for over 10 years. He has accrued millions of streams on his independent releases on Spotify and has over 5 years of music teaching experience.

Chloe O'Brien DJing

Chloe O'Brien, also known as Neia Jane, is an alternative rock/pop singer, songwriter, and producer. As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, studied Songwriting and Music Business. She released her debut album “Magic & Honey” in 2019 and has been releasing new music ever since.

Tyler Wilson Music Production: Ableton, Creative Production & Remix

Born and raised in Los Angeles on the sounds of 90’s hip-hop and Motown records Tyler gravitated heavily towards music as a child.  At the age of 7 he began playing the drums and developed a sense of rhythm and percussion.  Years later he found a love for beat-making and began writing & recording music of his own under the alias ‘TADASHI’. With ten years of production, recording, and mixing experience he is proficient in Ableton and creates all types of music but mainly specializes in various styles of hip-hop production. Tyler continues to produce music for his artist project and works closely with a collective group of creatives by the name of ’LKMND’.

Linda Good Piano Keyboard Skills

Linda Good is a composer, writer, lyricist, producer, songwriter and musician. She is co-founder of the alternative pop band The Twigs. She is the co-creator, composer and book writer of the new original musical, Ladyship, which was a Grand Jury selection full production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2019, as well as a finalist for the 2020 Richard Rodgers Award in Musical Theater. Linda’s songs, compositions and music production have been heard in many films and TV shows including Gossip Girl, True Blood, 90210, the Award-winning documentary American Teen, and The Sleepy Count. Linda’s solo CD, “Love is a Curious Thing”, featured the hit “Love Is…” which reached top 5 on KCRW’s most requested list. As a keyboardist and vocalist, she has toured internationally with well-known bands including Jane’s Addiction, The Mars Volta, Lisa Marie Presley, Bitter:Sweet and many others. A multi-instrumentalist, she plays piano, keyboard, vocals, guitar, ukulele, bass and percussion. 

Mitch Kaplan Singing

An award-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist, Mitchell Kaplan has worked as a producer, songwriter, and musical director with such iconic luminaries as Sandra Bernhard, Ana Gasteyer and Cady Huffman. His songs have been performed or recorded by artists such as Chaka Khan, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Sam Harris, and Martika and his songs have appeared in films such as Jonathan Demme’s “Something Wild”. His song “If I Travel Up” is the end credit song for the documentary film “Studio One Forever”.

Ted Taforo

Los Angeles-based musician Ted Taforo is a two-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, who is known for his powerful saxophone sound, versatility, and unique compositions. Ted’s saxophone playing has appeared on Grammy and JUNO award nominated recordings in film/TV shows on Netflix. He has worked as a saxophonist and/or horn arranger with a variety of artists including Spoon, Telemakus, Efajemue, Chino Corvalan, David Trenching, Jeff Bernat, Duncan Thum, Tyler Sabbag, Tyler Strickland, Noah Kwid, Steven Van Betten, Superet, Johanna Samuels, Maxim Ludwig, Lauren Baba, and others.