Bio

Will Griffin is a pianist, keyboardist and music producer who specializes in Blues, Pop, Rock, R&B, Funk, Hip-hop and Jazz. 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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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 $70 for a full hour. 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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