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Upcoming Events & Visiting Artists

Co-writing Workshop with Susan Koc
Intership Workshop
Industry  Mentors Summer 2019
Artist Career Service
ESL Tutoring
Common Course Internship

Faculty Authored Materials

Play Piano Better Now: A Guided Approach to Understanding and Mastering Technical Challenges at the Piano By Mark Koval
Guitar Soloing: The Contemporary Guide to Improvisation (CD Included)
Pop Rock Keyboards: The Complete Guide
The Guitar Lick-tionary
Advanced guitar soloing : the professional guide to improvisation
Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist's Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers
Guitar One Presents Studio City: Professional Session Recording for Guitarists
Essential rock drumming concepts
Groove Mastery: The Bassist's Guide to Time, Feel, and Rhythm
Bass Playing Techniques: The Complete Guide
Bass Blueprints: Creating Bass Lines from Chord Symbols
Blues Solos for Guitar (Reh Z Prolicks Series) Book & Online Audio
Grooves for Electric Bass: Essential Patterns and Bass Lines for All Styles
The Art of Walking Bass: A Method for Acoustic or Electric Bass
Country guitar : a guide to playing modern & traditional electric country lead guitar
Samba Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Hal Leonard Pocket Music Theory: A Comprehensive and Convenient Source for All Musicians
Blues Solos for Guitar (Reh Z Prolicks Series) Book & Online Audio
Funk & Hip-Hop Drumming
Ultimate Beginner Mega Pak, Acoustic Guitar Basics Mega Pak (The Ultimate Beginner)
Harmonic minor, melodic minor, and diminished scales for guitar : for all styles, with theory, modal applications and typical chord progressions
Afro-Cuban Coordination for Drumset
Latin Bass: The Essential Guide to Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Styles
Blues drumming
Jazz Piano: A Complete Guide to Jazz Theory and Improvisation
Bass Fretboard Basics: Essential Scales, Theory, Bass Lines & Fingerings
Music Reading for Bass – The Complete Guide
Latin Soloing for Drumset
Jazz Chord Hanon: 70 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Interval studies and lead guitar technique.
Arpeggios for Bass: The Ultimate Reference Guide
Guitar reading workbook : a basic course in music notation for players of all levels
Easy Jazz Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Intermediate Pianist
Rock Hanon: 70 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Pop Keyboard Concepts: Musicians Institute Master Class
Dictionary of Keyboard Grooves: The Complete Source for Loops, Patterns & Sequences in All Popular Styles
MI Hip-Hop Keyboard The Complete Guide
Jazz Hanon: Play-Along Edition
Salsa Hanon: Play-Along  50 Essential Exercises for Latin Piano
Blues Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Blues Pianist
Shred Guitar: A Guide to Extreme Rock and Metal Lead Techniques
Keyboard Voicings: The Complete Guide
Stride Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Funk Keyboards – The Complete Method: A Contemporary Guide to Chords, Rhythms, and Licks
Salsa Hanon: 50 Essential Exercises for Latin Piano
Guitar fretboard workbook
Chord Progressions for Guitar
Play Bongos And Hand Percussion Now
Play Timbales Now
Play Congas Now
Jazz Guitar Chord System (Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Private Lessons)
Solo phrasing, groove and timing for all styles, audio included.
Scott Henderson Blues Guitar Collection (Guitar Recorded Version)
Chord-tone soloing : a guitarist's guide to melodic improvising in any style
Ultimate Play-Along Guitar Trax Blues: Book & CD
The Scott Henderson Guitar Book: Authentic Guitar Transcription
Chord-Tone Soloing
Classic Rock Guitar Soloing
Liquid Legato Book/CD (Musicians Institute: Master Class)
Jazz bass improvisation : a guide to chords, scales, arpeggios & other concepts and techniques for the advancing bassist
Soloing Strategies for Guitar - BkOnline Audio
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists (Book/Audio)
Progressive Rock Bass: A Guide to Developing Progressive Concepts & Techniques
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists (Book/Audio
Brazilian Coordination for Drumset
Modes for Guitar (Private Lessons) (Musicians Institute: Private Lessons)
Encyclopedia of Reading Rhythms
Chart Reading Workbook for Drummers
Beginning Jazz Bass How to Create Jazz Bass Lines Including Two-Feel, Walking Bass, Bossa Nova, Ballads, Fills & More!
Ray Luzier : double bass drum techniques, hand & foot coordination, drum fills and warm-up exercises
Amazing Phrasing Guitar Bk/Online Audio
Essential Drumset Fills: the Component Rhythm System
Daily Guitar Warm-Ups: Physical and Musical Exercises to Help Maximize Practice Time Book & Online Audio
No Reading Required: Metal Guitar Licks with Ken Steiger
Throttle Twister
Working the Inner Clock for Drumset
Intros, Endings and Turnarounds for Guitar: Essential Phrases for All Styles Book & Online Audio (Guitar Educational)
Dale Turner's Guide to Acoustic Rock Guitar: The Ultimate Dvd Guide
Chords for Bass: The Complete Guide to Understanding and Applying Chord Structures on the Bass Guitar
Hard Rock Solos: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Lead Guitar Styles and Techniques (Signature Licks Guitar)
Guitar One Presents Fret Buzz: A Fast Fix of Musical Tidbits, Nuggets and Other Practical Information
Aerosmith (Guitar School)
Mel Bay's Improvising without Scales: (includes CD) The Intervallic Guitar System of Carl Verheyen
Rock Drumming Workbook
Blues Guitar Soloing: The Complete Guide to Blues Guitar Soloing Techniques, Concepts, and Styles (Musicians Institute Press)
Blues Rhythm Guitar Book & Online Audio(Master Class)
Double Bass Drumming
Ultimate Beginner Blues Guitar Basics Mega Pak: Book, CD & DVD (The Ultimate Beginner Series)
Beyond Basics: Acoustic Blues Guitar, Book & CD
Key of one, Robbie Gennet
Classic rock guitar soloing