Eli Slavkin

Eli S.

Los Angeles, CA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In the first lesson, Eli will assess what your goals are with learning guitar so that he can develop a personalized lesson style that will help you to meet them. The most important part of learning about music and learning to play both electric and acoustic guitar is practicing regularly. That is why he will also help you set and continue to refine a practice routine which will help you to reach your goals in the best and most rewarding way possible.

About Eli S.

Eli S. is a bilingual (Spanish/English) LA-bred, internationally influenced film composer, guitarist, teacher, and documentarian with a deep love of music and cultures from around the world. He has been playing guitar and performing for over 10 years, as well as music editing/scoring for Netflix series, films and video games. Check his music and other work out at elislavkin.com

During COVID, he has continued teaching online through Zoom, primarily in the format of group classes on songwriting. In his five years of teaching experience, he has taught elementary and middle school age students as well as at the college level as a peer tutor at Berklee.

Most recently, he has been assisting renowned video game composer, Jack Wall (Myst franchise, Call of Duty, Mass Effect) and composing as a signed artist for Wall's label.

Eli lives in Castellón de la Plana, Spain and has plenty of availability for online lessons.


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3 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Working with Eli was amazing. He's a great teacher and he moved through the material at just the speed I needed. I improved greatly over the semesters I spent working with him. I highly recommend him as a teacher.

Posted Sep 23, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I had a great experience with Eli. He was patient, compassionate, detail oriented, and extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. He gave useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts for synthesizing the information and retention of concepts. Highly recommended for any level of instruction.

Posted Sep 23, 2020
Kris Ramakrishna
Profile-location-online Online

Eli is an amazing educator. Not only is he very knowledgeable in Music theory, Guitar, Composition, and arranging, but he has a great outlook on life. I owe the success of my audition at Berklee College of Music to him! We worked step by step on the audition process, and he helped me see what the college was looking for. Now I am at Berklee's Graduate program, and helping tutor other students like Eli did for me! If you do what Eli says, I can guarantee that you will achieve or become much closer to achieving your goals!

Posted Sep 23, 2020

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Music Composer for Film, TV, and Video Games
Sep 2017 - Present


Composer Assistant to Jack Wall, signed to independent label as composer Freelance Artist (ASCAP) Intern for Lucas Vidal (Summer 2019)

Teaching Artist and Program Administrator
Sep 2015 - Sep 2020

Harmony Project

Most recently hired in October 2019, teaching guitar, music theory, and music production. Completed internship in 2015/16.

Core Music Tutor and Supervisor
Sep 2017 - Dec 2018

Berklee College of Music

Tutored Core Music curriculum to international, multilingual students on a weekly and drop-in basis: Music Theory & Application, Harmony, Ear Training, Traditional Harmony & Composition, Conducting. Mentored students who did not successfully complete their first semester core music courses. Taught alongside associate professor Corinne Chase as an in-class tutor in undergraduate-level courses. Represented the Tutoring department by presenting at admissions, orientation, and other events. Supervised tutors by reviewing their session reports and assisted them to successfully support tutees.


BM Film Scoring
May 2016 - May 2019

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Master Certified Tutor, Level III
Dec 2018

College Reading and Learning Association

Completed 60 hours of training at Berklee College of Music over 2 years. More than 700 hours of college level tutoring experience.


Feb 2020
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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