Mikel Barandiaran

Mikel B.

Temple City, CA

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

Teaching since:

Hello there! My name is Mikel, I'm a Spanish singer-songwriter, producer, arranger, composer and a million things more that has to do with music. But that is not important right now, you are the important individual in this conversation.

I want to tell you a bit about why I'm here:I feel music everywhere, in movement, noise, people, nature, animals, silence, etc. It would be an understatement to put music into a category of comparisson with other things for me, because is basically my natural state of appreciation towards life. But, I can say something: I just want to help the world listen to that music, that is everywhere. I want the chance to help you get into the world of music, I will teach you to learn about your own musical ability and influences. I'm not going to impose a genre, style, technique to you. I want to help you discover your own path and we will go on your own pace. Luis Alberto Spinetta, one of my favorite musicians, once said that we are just bridges that connect the rest of the people to music. I believe that we owe ourselfs and to music, being truth to our own being and open enough to let that magic flow through us and reach the rest of the world.

We will work not only in how to play an instrument, but music itself, theory, arranging, composing, songwriting, tricks and formulas, pop, experimental and advance harmonic techniques.

See you on our first lesson, and bring some tunes you like!

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Session Musician
Jan 2011 - Present

I'm a session musician for many bands and artists, national and international.

Jan 2010 - Present

I've been a singer-songwriter for almost 10 years now

Latin Jazz Ensemble
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017
EEMAL School of Music

Guitar player

Sound Designer
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
E! Entertainment Television


Music Production Bachelor of Science
May 2017 - Jan 2019
Full Sail University
Audio Engineer
May 2014 - May 2016
Taller de Arte Sonoro


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Pro Tools Certified Operator
Jan 2019

Pro Tools Certified User
Jan 2019


Course Director Award Advance Musical Harmony
Feb 2019
Full Sail University
Feb 2019
Full Sail University


Audio Engineering Society
Mar 2017

Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

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Latin American Recording Academy
Jan 2016

The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. is a unique, multinational membership-based association composed of music industry professionals, musicians, producers, engineers and other creative and technical recording professionals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the cultural condition for Latin music and its makers both inside and outside the United States. Established in 1997, The Latin Recording Academy is the first international venture launched by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., representing a vibrant and passionate creative community.

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4 Reviews

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IBG Feb 13, 2019
Piano · Online

Excellent and very detailed and friendly

Matthias Feb 13, 2019
Piano · In studio

First of all I chose piano, but he teaches you all that is necessary to domain the instrument, from theory to ear training. And it is not annoying or boring, I have AD syndrome and I cant focus as good as I would like, but he has found a way to connect me to music and be more eager and pacient to learn, I’m having so much fun wirth this that I’m even considering taking guitar or bass too

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Hannah Feb 13, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I’m taking guitar but also did arrangement and composition with him. Outstanding experience i cant wait till our next lesson, he treats you like an equal and his spirit is contagious in a good way of course, I completely recommend him!!

Matthew Feb 13, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Excellent experience, he helped me fall in love with the instrument and the ways to find my own sound. Also got me into music structure and composition, so I could make my own songs. He actually cares about teaching

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