My name is Carlos Campos. I am a music teacher and have taught professionally for over 20 years. I taught at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Musicians Institute, Cornel School of Music, California College of Music and Los Angeles College of Music.
In-Studio Music Lessons I teach music at my studio in Los Angeles which is located in the historical Village Green. My classes are always fun, stress free but with a strong curriculum, organized and dynamic.
Online Music Lessons I teach music online to students worldwide. I use several cameras to enhance the online music lesson experience. My online students receive a video recording of each lesson plus supporting media.
- Piano: I teach contemporary, classical, pop and jazz piano styles. I teach sight-reading, technique, improvisation, piano repertoire and jazz voicings. I have written college level curriculum for Jazz Keyboard, Chord-Voicings, Technique and Improvisation which has been used at Berklee, Musicians Institute, Cornel School of Music and other music schools.
- Songwriters/Producers: Over the years I worked on giving shape to the songs and ideas of many songwriters and producers. With my songwriting and production students, I work with their melodic development, chord progressions, Hit-Song deconstruction and modeling, and how to create your own music drawing from the best contemporary resources.
- Music Theory: I teach Music Theory, both Jazz Theory and Traditional Four Part Harmony. I also teach Ear Training and Solfege. I wrote a six level course on Ear Training-Solfege which was used at different colleges. My music theory students range from beginners to very advanced.
Adults, children, advanced students and complete beginners are welcomed! I would love to work with you musically right where you are.
I’m very interested in working with you. Please send me a message to talk about your musical goals and needs.
I have a website related to my music lessons: https://lessonswithcarlos.com
"I want to recommend Dr. Carlos Campos as one of the most inspiring teachers of music I have ever known. Do you truly want to learn music and enjoy the process of learning and working hard? Then, there is no one better, because he is a born teacher who specializes in knowing how to teach and enthuse the student to fall in love with learning the art of making music. It has been my honor to work alongside professor Campos". —Abraham Laboriel Sr. (Professional Bassist with Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dolly Parton, Donald Fagen, Elton John, Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles and others).
"Dr. Carlos Campos is the kind of music educator that I would loved to have had when I was starting out! Not only is he brilliant in music theory and analysis, but his passion and insight into creativity is highly contagious! His mentorship in music inspires musicians to be well developed in their skills and excited about their own personal journey of discovery." —Caleb Quaye (Professional Guitarist with Elton John, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, Shawn Phillips and many others)
"I have known Carlos for many years. He is an extremely talented musician with a unique approach to teaching piano, composition, ear training and other musical subjects. Carlos is a professional who understands the steps it takes in becoming a great player and writer. I would highly recommend studying with him". —Mauricio Guerrero (Six time Grammy Award winning producer, Shakira, Phil Collins, Beyoncé)
Private Piano Instruction, Ear Training-Solfege, Keyboard Technique, Contemporary Keyboard Voicings, Improvisation, Afro-Latin and Brazilian Keyboard styles, Ensembles, Composition and Arranging.
Author and Publisher at Campos Music
Author of many music education titles such as:
Keyboard Voicings I~III, Performance Ear Training I~VI, Latin Jazz Piano, Vol. 1, Salsa, Afro Cuban Montunos for Piano, Merengue Piano Styles, Ultimate Latin Riffs for Piano/Keyboards, Salsa, Afro Cuban Montunos for Guitar, Salsa, Further Adventures in Afro Cuban Music for Piano, and many other titles.
Guest Music Faculty at New England Conservatory
Afro-Latin Ensemble (Third Stream department)
Shepherd University (Los Angeles)
Honorary Doctor of Music Arts
New England Conservatory
Master of Music Composition
Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Music Composition
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION FOR SERVICE (Piano and Organ Music Performance, General Music Theory and Composition)
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION FOR SERVICE (Instructor, Music)