Chris Hackman

Chris H.

Los Angeles, CA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Unlock your creative voice & bring your songwriting to the next level! Over the course of my life, I've developed a powerful method for maximizing your growth as a songwriter - I can provide a framework for you to cultivate, explore, and give expression to your creative potential.

I'm a professional songwriter with over a decade of experience: I'm and ASCAP award-winning writer, I'm signed to an established indie label, I have scores of placements in TV, Film, and Commercials, and I have a Master of Music from USC.

I teach all levels, and am fluent in most songwriting formats - from Logic & Pro Tools to guitar & piano, I can help you create a catalog of music you can be proud of!

About Chris H.

I'm a professional songwriter and performer with years of experience. I've toured internationally as a bassist and singer, I produce and perform my own music as a solo artist, and I score music for feature films, TV, and commercials!

I studied classical and jazz upright bass at USC where I earned my Master's degree in 2007. I was also involved with intensive study of singing and arranging, and performed in pop music ensembles on electric bass. Over time, using the foundations I built in music theory, composition, and performance, I developed a method for songwriting that flows from the core of who I am and what I'm trying to say as an artist - I can help you do the same.

Some of my career highlights (so far):

• I'm an ASCAP Award-Winning Songwriter
• I'm signed as an artist to an established indie label
• I have scores of placements in TV, Film, and Commercials
• International touring in support of the B-52s
• National touring with bands in a wide variety of genres

I'm fluent in almost any songwriting format - I'm an expert-level Logic and Pro Tools user, but I'm just as comfortable writing on guitar and piano. I love Pop music, Indie Rock, Film Scoring, and so many other genres. If you're looking for a creative breakthrough, I can help - feel free to reach out anytime, I'm looking forward to meeting you!


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Film Composer
Jan 2018 - Aug 2018


I partially scored the Sylvester Stallone film 'Escape Plan: The Extractors'

Professional Copyist
Mar 2008 - Jan 2009

JoAnn Kane Music

I worked as a copyist preparing sheet music for blockbuster scoring sessions. I was part of the team for Benjamin Button, The Princess and the Frog, The Spirit, Marley and Me, and many many others!


Master of Music
Aug 2005 - May 2007

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Music
Aug 1999 - May 2005

University of Wyoming


ASCAP Plus Composer Award
Jun 2010


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