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LA 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.

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 Morse Code 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.

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.

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.

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.

Jamie Blake Music Production

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

Chloe O'Brien Songwriting

AKA Neia Jane, Chloe is an alternative rock/pop singer, songwriter, and producer and 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.

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).

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 ShanLynn DJing

DJ ShanLynn is a DJ, VJ, and producer who mixes old school, pop, hip-hop, nu-disco, electronica, remixes, and mash-ups in her open-format sets. Her clients include Macy’s, ABC, Aveda, UMG, Forever 21, Loreal, Mercedes Benz, etc.

Scott Simons Songwriting

Acclaimed songwriter, pianist, and music director for America's Got Talent, X Factor, Paw Patrol, and more. 

DJ Sophenom Essential DJ Skills

Sophia Biggs 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.

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

Multi-instrumentalist composer on guitar, bass, keyboard, and electronics who works in an electro jazz fusion style. Studied at Berklee, U of Maryland, & U of North Texas. Peep his recent record "Odd Times."

Tyler Wilson Music Production: Ableton, Creative Production & Remix

Experienced drummer, beatmaker, producer, engineer, and mixer with 35K followers on Spotify under the artist name "Tadashi." Expertise in hip-hop production. Los Angeles native and member of the LKMND collective.

DJ Wheez-ie Creative DJ Skills

Houston-raised, LA-based DJ, producer & engineer whose debut EP "All Werked Up" dropped on Brighton's Well Rounded label in 2011. Has been remixed by DJ Assault and Salva, and played by DJ Rashad, Joe Nice, Mala, Ben Klock, Sherelle, A-Sides, the Blessed Madonna, Nina Kraviz, Randomer, Kode 9, Machinedrum, & Skrillex.

Linda Good Piano Keyboard Skills

Composer, songwriter, producer, who co-founded alternative pop band The Twigs. Multi-instrumentalist on keyboard, voice, guitar, bass, uke, and perc. Toured with Jane’s Addiction, The Mars Volta, Lisa Marie Presley, Bitter:Sweet, others.

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”.

Nathaniel Nutter Music Composition

Nathaniel Nutter writes and produces under the name Savah and Lost Triibe, and has performed 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.

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. 

Ted Taforo Music Production

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.

Kyle Marshall Music Production

Producer from Portland, OR and one half of indie electronic group Meridian. The duo has supported Emmit Fenn and Forester on tour and garnered rapid success in the chill electronic scene through several EPs on Th3rd Brain Records.