Brayden Wiggins

Brayden W.

Pomona, CA
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Brayden passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Brayden delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2011

I began my musical journey at the age of 7, when I received my first drum kit and was enrolled in drum lessons by my parents. Though they themselves were not musicians, they were supportive of my interest and eventual obsession with music from the very beginning, which is something I will always be thankful for.

As you may have guessed, I continued to make music and even went on to learn more instruments, including the guitar, bass, piano, and vocals. I didn't know it at the time, but learning all these instruments and understanding how they interact with one another in a band setting was ultimately setting me up to become a proficient musical arranger and songwriter.

During my college years, I was frontman for a band called 'The Skariginals,' which was a family-friendly ska band that ended up being the outlet for a lot of my songwriting efforts. In 2014, we were lucky enough to make it on the Vans Warped Tour and play for crowds of thousands of people.

In 2016, I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.A. in Music Industry Studies, a program which not only emphasized an understanding of recording technology and the music business, but also focused highly on promoting musicianship and music theory comprehension.

Following graduation, I have continued to work in live audio, namely as Audio Visual Coordinator of Associated Students Inc. at Cal Poly Pomona. In this position, I supervise a team of 6 student audio visual technicians, which has allowed me to realize my potential as a mentor and educator as I help to develop my student's skills in audio and visual technology.

I am looking forward to prospect of dedicating more of my time toward helping others begin or continue their own musical journeys. I can proficiently teach drums, guitar, and bass (though we may use the piano to discuss music theory).
I have all the necessary gear to teach these instruments in my home, so in some cases you may not even need to bring anything to your lesson! I am also open to commuting to your own home if this is more comfortable for you or your child.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my profile, and I hope you will consider taking your next drum, guitar, or bass lesson with me!

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Experience

Audio Visual Coordinator
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Associated Students Inc. at Cal Poly Pomona

I managed a team of nine Audio Visual Technicians, and worked with the Conferences and Events department to provide extensive audio/visual support for a wide variety of events that are hosted in any one of our three facilities. My main responsibilities included appropriately allocating equipment and staffing resources, live sound engineering, closely working with customers to further develop their event from a production standpoint, as well as supervising and mentoring the audio visual staff.

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Intern/Freelance Engineer & Sound FX Editor
May 2016 - Sep 2016
Sound 43

I began working at Sound 43 as an intern, and have since began working on a freelance basis with work including the engineering of music recordings for television, sound effects editing for web video and film, and other various tasks as needed.

Mixing Engineer (Monitors)
May 2016 - Sep 2016
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

This was a seasonal position for the summer concert series which is put on by the Levitt Pavilion every year. The series is meant to provide free access to live music for the surrounding communities. My responsibilities included mixing the stage monitors, as well as working with the performers to customize their stage mix to their liking to ensure a comfortable and successful performance.

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Education

B.A. in Music, with Industry Emphasis
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
High School Diploma
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012
Great Oak High School

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Magna Cumme Laude, Honors
Jun 2016
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Photos & Videos

My friend Josh and I perform a cover of 'State Line' by The Dip, as an acoustic duo.
This is a gypsy-jazz piece I performed with my friend, Josh, for YouTube! Enjoy!
My performance of 'Boss DJ' in the style of Bradley Nowell from Sublime.
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Dani Jul 12, 2018
Drum · In studio

Brayden is such a great instructor. I took drum lessons with him and he was very patience in teaching me how to use my limbs independently. He is a very passionate individual which aids in inspiring another to learn.

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