Online Music Lessons with Carlos Campos

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I have been teaching music for almost 25 years to students from all around the globe. I taught for three years at Berklee College of Music, one semester at New England Conservatory, fifteen years at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and for eight years at the Cornel School of Contemporary Music.
I earned a Bachelor of Music from Berklee, a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory and an Honorary Doctorate of Music Arts from Shepherd University.
Some of the teachers I studied with include Edgar Valcarcel, William Thomas McKinley, Herb Pomeroy, Ran Blake, Anthony D’Bonaventura, Stephanie Tiernan, James Williams and others.

I have written books on Latin Jazz, Afro-Latin Piano, Ear Training and Solfege, Keyboard Voicings, Keyboard Technique, Contemporary Improvisation and other music subjects.
I have also worked as a producer, music arranger, songwriter and keyboardist in Los Angeles and the Boston area.
I enjoy teaching students of all ages, music levels and interest. My students range from beginners to very advanced. Their interest ranging from jazz piano, songwriting, ear training, afro-latin styles, composition, contemporary music theory, arranging and scoring.

I am always writing and developing new music material for all my students, both private and for school.

Here is a list of the subjects that I teach to my students:
• Jazz Piano
• Afro-Latin Piano Styles
• Latin-Jazz Piano
• Contemporary Keyboard Technique
• Contemporary Voicings
• Keyboard Harmony and Chord Progressions
• Improvisation and Melodic Development

Theory and Musicianship
• Ear Training and Solfege
• Jazz Theory
• Chord Scale Harmony
• Reharmonization Techniques

• Composition
• Songwriting
• Arranging
• MIDI Mockups
Online Private Lessons
The lessons are private and done via Skype.
The duration of the lesson is one hour or 60 minutes.
I live in Los Angeles (California), Pacific Standard Time (PST),
we can plan around a time that works best for both of us.
If you have to cancel a lesson, let me know ahead of time and the lesson can be easily rescheduled.

* Las clases pueden ser en Inglés ó Español
Purchase Online Private Lessons
Single Lesson: $60
5 Lesson Package: $250 (save $10 per lesson with this package)

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Carlos Campos is an educator without peer. His innovative teaching empowers students to achieve their creative dreams.

Daniel Walker Ph.D. (Award Wining Composer)

I want to recommend Dr. Carlos Campos as one of the most inspiring teachers of music I have ever known. Do you truly want to learn music and enjoy the process of learning and working hard? Then, there is no one better, because he is a born teacher who specializes in knowing how to teach and enthuse the student to fall in love with learning the art of making music. It has been my honor to work alongside professor Campos.

Dr. Abraham Laboriel Sr. (Professional Bassist with Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Barbra Streisand, Billy Cobham, Dolly Parton, Donald Fagen, Elton John, Freddie Hubbard, Herb Alpert, Herbie Hancock, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Nathan Davis, Paul Jackson Jr., Paul Simon, Quincy Jones and Ray Charles to name a few).

Dr Carlos Campos is the kind of music educator that I would loved to have had when I was starting out! Not only is he brilliant in music theory and analysis, but his passion and insight into creativity is highly contagious! His mentorship in music inspires musicians to be well developed in their skills and excited about their own personal journey of discovery.

Caleb Quaye (Professional Guitarist with Elton John, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, Shawn Phillips and many others)

I have worked with Carlos Campos for many years, both in the areas of music education and production. As an educator, Dr. Campos can guide you through most areas of your music making; but most importantly, Dr. Campos will light your soul with inspiration, and infuse in you the drive to grow and to reach your full potential as a musician and as a complete human being.

-Dr. Daniel Indart (Owner, Indart Music, LMS Records; Composer for Dexter, The Sopranos, Mozart In The Jungle, Dance With Me, NCIS, Our Brand Is Crisis, House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black)

I have known Carlos for many years. He is an extremely talented musician with a unique approach to teaching piano, composition, ear training and other musical subjects. Carlos is a professional who understands the steps it takes in becoming a great player and writer. I would highly recommend studying with him.

Mauricio Guerrero (Six time Grammy Award winning producer, Shakira, Phil Collins, Beyoncé)

Mr. Campos’ teaching methods, whether it is keyboard technique, ear training, latin and jazz piano instruction is of the highest calibre, educating 1000’s of music students from all over the world. He is also an energetic, knowledgeable and fun teacher.

Andrew Gordon (Author, Pianist, Publisher and Educator)

Dr. Carlos Campos is one the best educators in his field and probably the most organized teacher I've ever met. He knows a great deal of musical anecdotes and is very funny! If you want to get a great musical education, just study with him. You won’t regret it. You'll start learning the right way!

Kwang Il Lee (Professional Bassist, BM in Bass Performance at CSCM)

Carlos is not only a master in music theory and keyboard harmony, but he also helps students on philosophical concepts; for instance, he emphasizes awareness and being in the moment when playing music.

Eliseo Borrero (Bassist, Paco de Lucia, Oscar Hernandez)

After more than 20 years of my career in the classical music field, I had never approached Jazz. I needed both an academic and step by step method to go about my Jazz studies. After studying with Carlos, he opened a new colorful door for a fresh palette of improvisation techniques that boosted my musical thinking.

Yalil Guerra (Ph.D candidate, recipient of UCLA Cota-Robles Fellowship, Grammy Award winning Composer)

Carlos Campos is truly a Maestro in the area of contemporary music. He enjoys to share freely all of his knowledge while at the same time choosing the right information to keep one focused, grounded and growing as a musician. Studying with him is definitely helping me to achieve my musical goals.

Miguel Rojas (MM Contemporary Performance at CSCM)

Whether you are a beginning or professional musician, Dr. Campos’ wealth of knowledge and method of teaching, will improve your music knowledge, skills, and performance. Lessons are taught in a comfortable yet challenging manner!

Timothy Cooley (Public and private school music teacher, freelance musician, and student)

I'm a professional drummer and after studying Ear Training, Solfege and Keyboard Skills with Carlos, I realized that I could my drums more melodically and with an increase sense of awareness and harmony. Carlos is a great teacher, not only for pianists but also for drummers or any musician interested in going deeper with their musical practice. I would highly recommend studying with Carlos.

Young Bin Park (MM Drum Performance)

I consider Carlos Campos more than a teacher, he is more of like mentor. I'm very glad I got to meet him and learn from him. He has a very particular approach to music. He invites you to go deeper into other aspects that surround and relate to music that, in the end, makes you a better and more rounded, conscious musician.

Juan Manuel Ferron (MM Film Scoring @ CSCM)