recording studio/audio engineering teachers

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jabari ali - recording studio / audio engineering, piano

Composer, producer, songwriter, and musical director Jabari Alii creates cinematic soundscapes that blend the structure of classical and orchestral with the emotion of jazz and soul. Over the years Jabari has created a musical style that embraces his jazz roots, classical training, and love for cinematic music. As an Oakland native Jabari is following in the footsteps of his father who is a local jazz pianist and teacher. Growing up in a band family he began playing piano at the age of 5 and composed his first song by the age of 8. He studied Music Education at Howard University and has taught individual lessons and in the classroom for over 10 years. Jabari has traveled all across the country and the UK performing on stage and working in the studio.This experience allows him to take a unique approach with students providing insight into the music industry. His teaching philosophy focuses on a circular learning system that keeps students highly engaged and playing songs they love. His lessons provide the best of both worlds tapping into advanced jazz harmonies and complex classical techniques. Currently Jabari has returned home to Oakland where he works as a composer for TV and Film under his company Cinematic Score. He works with youth across the bay area teaching piano, orchestration, composition, songwriting, and music engineering.Currently Jabari has returned home to Oakland where he works as a composer for TV and Film under his company Cinematic Score. He works with youth across the bay area teaching piano, orchestration, composition, songwriting, and music engineering.Currently Jabari has returned home to Oakland where he works as a composer for TV and Film under his company Cinematic Score. He works with youth across the bay area teaching piano, orchestration, composition, songwriting, and music engineering.