David Banta

David B.

Montrose, CA
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About

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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
1980

I have a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. I studied trumpet, piano, and theory and composition.
I taught recording engineering, mixing, mastering and music production at UCLA near Hollywood CA for 10 years and at Musician's Institute for a year.
I taught Kindergarten through 12th grade music and band in Texas for 2 years.

Experience

Recording, Mixing, and Mastering engineer
Sep 1996 - Present
Rainman Productions Inc

I've been a full time recording engineer in the Hollywood/Los Angeles area for 30 years

Composer/producer/engineer
Oct 2005 - Oct 2006
Fox Sports

I composed, produced and engineered music for NASCAR on Fox Sports including the "NASCAR Highlights Theme" and the NASCAR Highlight's Theme 2"

Instructor
Sep 1996 - Jul 2006
UCLA

I taught recording engineering, mixing, mastering and music production at UCLA for a decade
The first 5 years I taught on campus for UCLA extension and I did so well on my student teacher reviews my 4th and 5th year that U.C. that oversees all the schools stepped in and signed me to a 5 year contract

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Instructor
Sep 2004 - Sep 2005
Musicians Institute

I taught recording engineering, mixing, mastering and music production as well as Cubase and Reason software

Lead Trumpet
Jan 1981 - Sep 1985
USAF Concert and Jazz Band

I played trumpet full time in once of the Air Force's premier concert and jazz bands. I worked my way up to playing lead trumpet
We played a lot of dances and shows at the Officer's Club as well as playing for other dignitaries.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Sep 1976 - Jul 1980
The King's College

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Sep 2005

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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