If you have a passion or are curious about performing and producing Hip-Hop, than you’ve come to the right place! Will Griffin, our in house hip-hop specialist, can help you achieve your goal of becoming a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. From setting up your microphone to mastering your finished product, we can teach you how to produce professional sounding results form scratch.

Instead of leasing tracks from others, learn how to create your own. In other words, don’t just settle for a fish dinner, learn how to catch them and feed yourself!

We will cover lyrical content, flow development, rhythm and music production, as well as recording, mixing and mastering techniques. We will work on beats and bass-lines, learn the basics of using a workstation, DAW and other industry standard production tools. All of this and more can be achieved easier and faster than you think. Book your first lesson today!

Lessons take place in our newly renovated studios in Lafayette, CA right off the freeway. We have a private parking lot, and street parking is plentiful. We are less than a mile away from Lafayette BART, and the way over is perfect for walking or cycling.


Your Instructor

Will Griffin

Producer, Musician, Educator

Will Griffin is a music producer and pianist who specializes in Hip-hop and R&B. He has performed with and produced notable musicians for decades and currently performs with his own band, Will Roc Project, as well as with various bands locally and abroad. He is a talented full-time musician who loves sharing his musical expertise with his students and audience.

One of Will’s first major accomplishments as a keyboardist was performing with Dr. Dre and the World Class Wrecking Cru on various recordings in the late 1980’s. Will later went on to produce and perform keyboards on a certified-gold recording from the 1993 movie, “Judgment Night”. The movie’s title track featured rock band Faith No More collaborating with hip-hop giants, Boo Yaa Tribe.

His next big project involved jazz piano legend, Herbie Hancock. Will co-produced Hancock’s album, “Dis Is Da Drum”, which was nominated for a Grammy in 1996. He also toured nationally and internationally with Hancock as a keyboardist and programmer in support of the record.

More recently Will produced and played keyboard with blues giant, John Lee Hooker Jr. Out of the three projects musically directed by Will for Hooker, two were nominated for a Grammy, in 2005 and 2006.

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More Info

Our studios are located in the heart of downtown Lafayette, right off the freeway. We have a private parking lot and street parking is easy and plentiful. The address is 1018-B Almanor Ln, Lafayette, CA 94549.

Lessons are $80 for a full hour and $50 for half-hour sessions. We recommend weekly lessons, but you are free to set the lesson frequency as you wish. We also offer monthly lesson plans designed for committed students who take lessons regularly. We respectfully request at least 24 hours notice for cancellations. No-shows and lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full.

Music is our love, our passion, and our trade. We have spent decades studying, practicing, and mastering this craft, eventually turning it into our livelihood. We rehearse regularly to stay on top of our game, follow industry trends and fashions, exchange ideas with other musicians constantly and strive to get better every single day.

  • We believe in pushing our students to their full potential, but doing so in a positive, nurturing and encouraging way
  • We believe that matching students with the right instructors help to form a better human connection between them and leads to better, happier students
  • We believe that music should be learned in a soulful, inspiring, and comfortable environment
  • We believe in using high-quality musical instruments and equipment

Our teaching and recording studios have been built from the ground up with acoustics and soundproofing in mind. We designed the spaces to be ideal for music teaching and recording. We handpick all of our amps, instruments, and accessories, and pride ourselves with using high-quality equipment that is made in the USA.

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While the studios are open every day of the week, we can’t all be there all the time. However, most of us are available for lessons on multiple days throughout the week. Our quick online booking process matches your schedule with your instructor’s availability and helps you find the best day and time for your lesson. Want to reserve that day and time every week? Click the “recurring” tab after choosing a day and time. Prefer to book a different date every time? Be our guest. You can even book multiple lessons in advance, each at a different day and time.

Your instrument, a notebook, and a will to rock and roll! A list of songs you like is also a great idea.

We sure can! Introducing you to new ideas, techniques, methods, scales and musical concepts, will help you break out of your rut and regain your long lost enthusiasm. In addition to that, we will make sure you improve gradually from week to week and help you establish a proper practicing regimen. We’ll teach you how to be meticulous about your playing and maybe even show you a secret trick or two ;)

You can definitely borrow, just make sure that you are free to keep it for a while because you will need it to practice at home between lessons. However, in the long run, it’s probably best to own your instrument.

Monthly Lesson Plans

Our monthly lesson plans are designed for committed students who take lessons regularly and would like to reserve the same day and time with their favorite instructor. Missed a lesson? Couldn’t make it this month? No worries! Your unused lessons roll-over from month to month so you will never be charged for lessons that you did not attend (just don’t forget to let us know 48 hours in advance).

2 lessons

60 min. each, every other week
$160 per month

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4 lessons

60 min. each, once a week
$320 per month

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8 lessons

60 min. each, twice a week
$640 per month

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Lesson Plans for Kids

While we strongly recommend 1-hour lessons for aspiring musicians of any age, we appreciate that some kids have a hard time focusing for a full hour, especially the younger ones. To help, we offer 30-min lessons for children under the age of 10.

2 lessons

30 min. each, every other week
$100 per month

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4 lessons

30 min. each, once a week
$200 per month

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8 lessons

30 min. each, twice a week
$400 per month

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