WELCOME TO OAKLAND RECORDING
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"Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. The current state of education is broken and is systematically jeopardizing the way we educate music and the arts. National educational systems stigmatize mistakes and as a result, we are educating people out of their creative capacities.”

 

-Ken Robinson

 

 

In 2018, Grammy-nominated producer, Jeff Saltzman, and music producer, engineer, and educator, Steven Vasiliou, created a new system of education through experiential training. Their beliefs were predicated on the idea that students will thrive and unlock their creative potential when they learn through the process of doing. Throughout the masterclass program, students will engage in real-live recording sessions with professional bands across a wide range of genres. 

 

Instead of programming all students to follow a rigid set of rules which discourages them from finding their unique style, Oakland Recording educates through real-life, hands-on experience, in a professional recording studio. Students are taken through the actual record-making process while learning the invaluable interpersonal skills of working with artists and getting the best performance possible. 

 

The majority of employers prefer work experience over degrees. Oakland Recording gives you hands-on experience so you can get to work faster. Upon completion of the masterclass program, students will have contributed to a compilation album of different artists/bands that will then be mixed, mastered, and commercially released giving students industry credits. This is one of the many factors that separates Oakland Recording from other recording arts programs.

As a new music academy, our beliefs are predicated on the idea that students will thrive and unlock their creative potential when they are encouraged to find their unique voice, without fear of being shamed or conditioned to follow the social norms. Every truly revolutionary achievement and profoundly original idea that has changed the world has always come from individuals who dared to be different and didn't care what people thought of them. We can help you break free of bowing to expectations and find your own way of expressing yourself through music.

MEET THE TEAM
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STEVEN VASILIOU (Founder)

Director of Education

Music Producer | Sound Designer

Avid Certified Instructor (Expert)

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CRYSTAL REYES

Director of Digital Content

and Brand Strategy

Music Marketing Expert

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SCOTT MILLER

Chief Instructor

Post-Production | Sound Design

Avid Certified Instructor (Expert)

Chris Fletcher

CHRIS FLETCHER

Chief Mix Engineer

Audio Engineer

PARTNERS

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