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YEUDA BEN-ATAR (SIDE BRAIN)

CEO and Founder, Beat Lab's head instructor. Yeuda is a producer, performer, and music educator based in Los Angeles, California. He started out his musical career playing the keys and guitar in the 90s.  Then went on to produce hip-hop and soul-influenced music. Two years he became one of the first and few Ableton Certified Trainers in Los Angeles and later founded Beat Lab LA to teach private lessons in advanced electronic music production and performance.


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MIKE PARVIZI

Music producer and multi-instrumentalist based out of Los Angeles, Mike is a co-founder of LA collective Team Supreme and half of the production duo Penthouse Penthouse. Mike has completed a national tour with The Glitch Mob at shows including the Coachella Valley Music Festival.

Alongside his own artist projects and jaw-dropping list of VIP private Ableton students, Mike has worked with artists including rapper Vic Mensa, Flea (of RHCP), Blake Sennett (formerly of Rilo Kiley), and Nick Hexum (of 311) amongst others.

He is a professional session musician and writes with artists such as Clams Casino, 12th Planet, Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba, Diplo, Alison Wonderland, Busdriver, Nocando, and many more. He co-produced Mad Decent vocalist LIZ Y2K’s 2014 hit ‘Don’t Say’ ft. Tyga, and co-wrote Alison Wonderland's hit single 'U Don't Know'.


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DANIEL GOODMAN

Dan is a professional DJ and music producer currently touring the world with his group, Gladiator. They’re a couple of dudes from LA who taught themselves everything they know about music, and are lucky enough to share what they’ve made with the world!

Dan has always had a passion for teaching long before his music career, from kindergarten to camp counseling, all the way to college level courses on production and music history.

He has been teaching Ableton for 5 years, with DJing being closer to 6. Dan has acquired so many little tips and tricks along the way and sees nothing better than to share them with the world.


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THAVIUS BECK

Thavius is an electronic musician, producer and rapper based in Los Angeles,California. He was a member of the Global Phlowtations collective. He has also put out solo releases under the moniker Adlib. He is a certified trainer of Ableton Live.

Thavius has collaborated with a number of artists such as Saul Williams, Nine Inch Nails, Nas, Subtitle, K-the-I???, Busdriver and Nocando.


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PAUL DATEH

Paul Dateh is a musician, host, and educator from Los Angeles, California. His work has been seen by millions on the web, through television, and in print.

Paul has composed and arranged music for a variety of clients including AT&T, Google, Kanye West, Nickelodeon, Sony Ericcson, Miley Cyrus, and L’Oreal/Mizani. He also co-created the score for the short film “NANI”, directed by Justin Tipping. The film was chosen as an official selection of the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.

Currently, Paul is working on a record titled “Invisible World”.


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DANI SYRXIO AHNDREÇ

Dani is a composer and pianist, whose primary musical practices are in contemporary electro-acoustic jazz, chamber music, and electronic music. He holds a MFA in Music from UC Irvine, and a BA in Music from UC San Diego. Currently, Ahndreç is an instructor at BeatLab Academy in Los Angeles, teaching electronic music and theory. He works with schools in La Puente, Claremont, Upland, Fontana, and Rancho Cucamonga as a piano instructor. He also performs with Latin Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Ana Bárbara. He lives in Claremont, CA.


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JOHNNIE TRUESDALE

Johnnie has been playing guitar for 25 years.  He studied with guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio) for 2 years. He plays electric and acoustic in varied styles ranging from strumming acoustic to extreme metal. He has a strong foundation in rhythm and lead playing.  This includes music theory and how to incorporate scales and chords into music. 

Johnnie is also a Grammy winning engineer (2009 Steve Martin, The Crow). He has been using Pro Tools since 1999 (version 5). He records, mixes and masters in his spare time. Artists he has worked with include Anita Baker, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Al Dimeola, Dino Canzres (Fear Factory), Bucky Pizzarelli and Steve Martin.


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Music Theory 202
  • Parallel Harmony
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Ableton Live 202
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Styling
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Synthsis
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Live Performance
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Max for Live
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Mastering
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Finger Drumming
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Mixing
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Master the art of sound mixing.
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