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Dawn Fulton

Dawn has been playing guitar for over 20 years and has worked in just about every playing scenario Los Angeles has thrown at her. Dawn grew up in Pennsylvania and studied classical guitar and performed around the Southern Chester County Area. In 2001 she made the decision to follow her ambitious quest for music and move to Los Angeles. It was in the heart of Hollywood that Dawn attended Musicians Institute for Guitar and studied a wide variety of styles under great teachers such as Jennifer Batten¨ Scott Henderson¨ Larry Carlton¨ Russ Furente¨ and Daniel Gilbert. Soon after graduating Musicians Institute Dawn began working as a teachers aid and tutored students in music theory. Dawn has performed in various groups such as Mistress of Reality¨ Red Light District¨ Xane¨ Zeithmahl¨ Cali Mathews and is currently playing with The Bitchfits and is working on her own solo project. She is well versed in all music styles and enjoys working with her students in song writing development.

Christopher Rigali

An accomplished singer, guitar player, pianist/Moog enthusiast, and frontman, Christopher Rigali has rocked beloved venues since his teenage years. He currently specializes in classic and 90s rock as a frontman. Christopher is a singer and songwriter on current global releases, and has produced/engineered albums for bands and solo artists. He brings his passion for the recording industry to his teachings and direction — he has film, tv, music video and licensing experience to bring a sense of well-rounded industry professionalism as a Music Director to each student’s studio and stage experience. Christopher loves inspiring children to study and practice with an emphasis on repetition, perfected tempo, recognition, and dynamics while performing. He encourages creativity and innovation in every student’s musicianship, and loves helping students rise to their full potential and boldly embrace new challenges to become the most confident performers they can be.

Margarita Monet

Margarita Monet, is a singer / songwriter, and a pianist. She is the lead singer and founder of industrial rock act Edge Of Paradise. Her latest CD ALIVE which was released via Universal, reached #58 on the Billboard rock charts, was best selling album on Amazon and top 40 on iTunes first two weeks of it's release. She has played over 400 shows, toured over 35 states in the US, and recently the band made European debut. Margarita was named top 25 singers in rock and metal by numerous publications including Metalholic Magazine, Loudwire, Revolver Magazine and more.

She has recorded with legendary producers Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy) Chuck Johnson (Korn) Jay Ruston (Pop Evil, Anthrax) and is currently working on her new album with Mike Plotnikoff (Halestorm, Three Days Grace...)

Margarita studied music and theater at New York University before moving to Los Angeles.

 

Dave Goldstein

Dave Goldstein is a Los Angeles based keyboardist, producer and composer who has performed and recorded with a wide variety of musical artists during the course of his career. A graduate of the Berklee College Of Music, he has also studied at the Eastman School Of Music and at UCLA. His performing and recording credits include: Gary Burton, Lou Donaldson, Aiyb Dieng, Mary Wilson, The Vandellas, Al Wilson, Mitch Ryder, Joey Fatone, Lou Christie, The Crystals, The Chiffons, Jimmy Clanton, Benny Mardones, Janice Marie Johnson (A Taste Of Honey,) and Joey Molland (Badfinger). Dave is currently keyboardist for group Cannibal And The Headhunters (“Land Of 1000 Dances”) and has recently toured with the group Redbone and with former Wings and Moody Blues member Denny Laine. His TV and film credits include the feature film “Lucifurs” and national TV spots for Trimpspa, Poor Man’s Bikini Beach and NBCs Passions.

Billy Di Blasi

Billy has been playing drums for 42 years. Having worked on television and commercials, and is a well established studio drummer. He has recorded and work with many artists and is currently playing with a band called "The Hailers", with a new record to soon be released. Billy has been fortunate to have studied with some of the biggest names in the business including, Joe Porcaro, Greg Vicente, Vincent Colaiuta, and Dave Weckl. Currently endorsed by DW drums

Ben Weiss

Ben Weiss is a professional electric and acoustic guitarist currently based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in the valley, Ben grew up in a family of talented multi-instrumentalists. Starting on piano at age 6 and guitar at the age of 12, he quickly discovered that music was his life’s calling. Ben attended and graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2017 with a BM in Contemporary Writing & Production, where he studied composition, production, and electric/acoustic guitar performance. Since beginning his studies there, Ben has had experience playing a wide variety of styles, from rock, blues, finger style, and jazz, to country, bluegrass, Gospel, and classical.

Currently based in Los Angeles, Ben continues to perform regularly alongside several local artists, having played at venues such as the Viper Room, The Wiltern, The Saban Theatre, and The Village Recorder. He continues to work as lead and supporting electric and acoustic guitarist for live shows and recording sessions. He also acts as a contributing composer for several music-advertising agencies and as a freelance writer for music in multimedia.

Matt Beal

Matt has been teaching guitar to students on the East and West Coasts of the United States for over 20 years. He was always interested in music and made his first “recording” at the age of 2 and a half. He got serious about playing the guitar when he was 10 years old after hearing the legendary Randy Rhoads for the first time.
By the time I was in high school, He was regularly playing in bands, recording in professional studios, and studying Music Theory. He credits his early development to his teachers, Ron Bluen, and Steve Famiglietti. He aspires to offer his students the same positive influence he received during his formative years. He attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, He played with various bands, including Hollywood Rose (the precursor to Guns N’ Roses) and with Bruce Bouillet (Racer X, The Scream, Epidemic) and Tommy Chong.
In 2006, he released his solo record, Contributions For An Atom Bomb. The Album has garnered a cult following and the respect of some of his all-time heroes. Today, he continues to play live shows, teach, study, write, record and jam. Nothing makes him prouder than jamming with his students and watching them grow as musicians.