- Teaches students:
- Ages 10 to 65
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I am a professional pianist, producer, composer, author and educator. I have taught music for over 20 years to students worldwide. I taught at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Cornel School of Contemporary Music and currently, I teach at the California College of Music. I earned a Bachelor of Music from Berklee, Masters of Music from New England Conservatory and an Honorary Doctorate of Music Arts from Shepherd University. Some of my teachers include Edgar Valcarcel, William Thomas McKinley, Herb Pomeroy, Ran Blake, Anthony D’Bonaventura, Stephanie Tiernan, James Williams and others.
As an author, I have written books on Latin Jazz, Ear Training and Solfege, Keyboard Voicings and Technique, Contemporary Improvisation and other musical subjects. I have also worked as a producer, music arranger, songwriter and keyboardist in Los Angeles and the Boston area.
I teach contemporary piano styles to students of all ages and musical levels. I work with guitar, bass and wind players on their improvisation, music theory, ear training and melodic development. Being a pianist and producer, I coach vocalists on their contemporary repertoire and prepare them for auditions. As a composer, I work with songwriters, arrangers and composition majors.
I teach from my studio in Los Angeles onsite or online. My classes are always fun, stress free but with a strong curriculum, organized and dynamic.
My personal passion is contemporary music but I firmly believe that strong musicianship is key to any and every style. I look forward to meet you and help you achieve your musical goals!
Teach contemporary keyboard classes for major and non major. Teach Advanced Ear Training and Solfege, Sight-Reading. Lead Contemporary Ensembles. Develop curriculum for Musicianship, Ear Training, Improvisation and piano classes.
Taught classes in Ear Training-Solfege, Keyboard Technique, Contemporary Keyboard Voicings, Improvisation, Afro-Latin and Brazilian Keyboard styles, ensembles, composition, arranging and private instruction.
Authored curriculum for Ear Training/Solfege, Piano Proficiency,
Musicianship, Keyboard Skills, Contemporary Voicings, Improvisation and Melodic Development.
Overseeing curriculum development for Bachelor and Master programs in contemporary performance, composition and music production.
I taught classes in Ear Training/Solfege, Keyboard Technique , Jazz Voicings, Salsa and Brazilian Keyboard styles, Hand Notation, Salsa Arranging, Private Piano Instruction, led numerous ensembles.
I wrote curriculum for all levels of Ear Training and Solfege, Piano Technique, Improvisation and Contemporary Voicings.
I taught classes in private piano instruction, contemporary keyboard labs, Music Technology (DAW), Jazz Arranging, Salsa Arranging, Hand Notation and other.
I taught the Afro-Latin ensemble for Third Stream department.
AVID Sibelius 7. Music Notation Software training.
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.
Such a privilege to have Carlos as my teacher! Through his unique method I improved so much my musicianship! he’s the best teacher you can get for sure!
Carlos is an Amazing teacher, he was a wonderful method.
Carlos is a GREAT teacher. He not only teaches music but also a good healthy mindset and philosophy of being a musician. I'm so grateful I get to take lessons from him. Strongly recommended!
Prof. Campos' love for Music is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. Carlos is exceedingly patient with all of his students and provides the best learning experience with encouraging and inspiring them.
I would like to highly recommend Prof. Campos as your music teacher!
I have known Carlos professionally for over 30 years either as the publisher of his music instructional books that are sold worldwide or as a fellow music instructor at Cornel School of Contemporary Music. I have seen many times over how students have developed their overall musicianship through Carlos’s teaching methods and I would highly recommend him if you are interested in moving forward with your musical goals.+ Read More
Carlos is the best teacher I've ever had, period.
Full of wisdom and useful knowledge and tips that have shaped me as a musician and helped me move forward with my musical development.
I have known Carlos for more than 30 years. He’s always been a real mentor, and a leader for all his students.
Carlos is an Innovator and creator of cutting edge learning programs, he has taught thousands of successful students and has many years of experience as a music educator.
I have known Professor Carlos Campos for more than few years since he was teaching at Shepherd University and I was doing my Masters in Film Scoring. Professor Campos is an excellent musician and educator who has always been willing to share his knowledge of musicianship, composition, ear training, jazz harmony, and piano.
I hope that you give Professor Campos an opportunity to share his knowledge with you. He really cares about his students.
This is Abraham Laboriel(professional bass player and teacher since 1972).
Choosing Maestro Carlos Campos as your instructor will put you in touch with proven and tried experience coming from a temmacher who is uniquely prepared to help you learn but also to help you discover your own abilities in relationship to your talent and musical preferences. Carlos Campos has authority to communicate the beauty and excitement of music. He has my respect.
Carlos has been an excellent mentor, instructor in my music journey so far. He has guided me in not only academic areas, but also career and business areas.
I still remember his Ear Training lessons from 8 years ago, which was how I met him. He opened up my perception to music in ways I didn't know existed. To this day I continue to learn from him and I will forever be grateful to him.
He is one of the kindest people I have met and genuinely cares for his students growth.
I highly recommend, he is for sure one of the best teachers I've ever had in my life. Carlos has an awesome method that takes you to another level very quick.
Terrific teacher and teaching method for ear training. Great brush up on my skills!
Mr. Campos is an amazing teacher who takes time to teach you everything you want to learn about music and more! He makes a plan for you as an individual and is very encouraging throughout his lessons. An excellent instructor!!
I found Carlos to have the vest combination of traits to find in a teacher. He is knowledgeable about his subject, he explains the material well to the student, and he is a warm person. TO me this is the definition of an excellent teacher!
Thank you Carlos.
I was very impressed, so much that I started taking piano lessons from him. Carlos has all this curriculum and books and media that he has developed. Very good stuff! I still use his book on Open Jazz Voicings. I haven't even finished a third of the book and still find new uses every day when I play. I also found useful the way Carlos had me visualize intervals on the keyboard in order to play in all different keys. He also helped me with my ears and reading music.+ Read More
Carlos is great teacher! Very patient and knows the pace each student needs to reach the next level. Also, he has taught at the top music schools in the nation so has lots of experience.
He was very helpful with so much patience.
Also he has his own material which he’d been teaching 20 years experience in Berklee, NEC, MI, CSCM,, etc.
So I could trust him and he had very deep thought and clear about what he teach.
We had some conversations while the private lesson was going on... lots of story that he told me was amazing and unbelievable. Not only The theory and the knowledge that you would get from him, also whole lot of different variety of infusions he will provide and it will help you improve as a musicIan and as an artist.
Thank you Carlos!!