keylab teachers 

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Electric and Double Bass, Guitar, Piano, Songwriting/Production, Voice, Songlab Teacher

Aaron is a musician, producer and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY who has performed and taught around the world at festivals, concert halls, jazz clubs and conservatories in China, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Aaron is a graduate of Berklee’s Global Jazz Institute and the University of North Texas, where he was honored by the faculty as the single “Outstanding Undergraduate in Jazz Studies,” and was awarded full scholarship at both schools. He loves sharing and making music with people of all ages.


Drums, Piano, Songwriting, Music Production, Songlab Teacher

Avery Logan is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator originally hailing from Chapel Hill, NC. Along with a jazz studies degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, Avery has a decade of performance experience under his belt spanning cutting edge late night jazz jam sessions, high energy funk groups, and contemporary dance troupe productions to international appearances backing standup comic Rob Schneider. As a teacher, he’s passionate about the benefits of music education as a tool to build self-esteem, discipline, community, and a deeper appreciation for life.

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Adrian Cohen

Piano, Drums, Songwriting, Production, Music Theory, Performance Coaching

Adrian is a pianist specializing in rock, jazz, and beginning classical piano, and is the founder and director of Keylab. He has opened for or performed with legendary artists such as Terence Blanchard, Larry Coryell, K.D.Lang and the Charles Neville Quartet, and has written music for PBS and NPR. Adrian has recorded two albums under his own name, and has been teaching piano and music related subjects for over 25 years.

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Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory

Eliza is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and educator based in Brooklyn. A finalist in the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competition, Eliza studied music at Colorado College and is fluent in songwriting, music theory, fingerstyle guitar, and beginning piano and ukulele. Eliza brings passion, patience, and humor to her students – tailoring lessons to students’ needs with a goal of instilling a life-long love of music.

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Piano, Voice, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Music Theory, Songwriting

Jacob Rudin is a performer, producer and educator currently based in Queens, NY. He has taught individually and in groups for the past 4 years, teaching students with ages ranging from 5-55. He focuses on developing the ear and musical sensibility through fundamentals (such as scales, reading and formal technique) and improvisation. He teaches piano, voice and music production and seeks to uplift and encourage while developing the rigor required to learn music.

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Piano, Voice, Songwriting, Music Production, Songlab Teacher

Kamerin is a singer, songwriter, and performer with a Bachelor's degree in Music and a Master's degree in Composition. When he's not working on his own queer indie-pop songs, he loves to teach! Kamerin has an upbeat, playful approach to teaching that centers joy, creative self-expression, and embodiment. He particularly enjoys teaching folks to sing and play their favorite songs (self-accompaniment); he also loves to nerd out about music theory. He is trans and is interested in working with other trans and gender-nonconforming folks of all ages.


Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Beginning Piano, Songwriting

Before coming to Brooklyn, guitarist/composer Luis Salcedo graduated from the California Jazz Conservatory and was an active performer on the west coast and internationally, including tours of Spain, Canada, and Colombia. Luis is also an avid educator, specializing in working creatively with learners of all ages towards developing a strong music theory foundation. Luis loves working with younger students from ages 3 and up, but he also works with teens and adults on guitar and bass technique, advanced theory, composition/songwriting, and improvisation. Luis is a kind and supportive teacher who strives to make his lessons fun, creative, and rewarding for students young and old.


Guitar, Songwriting, Electronic Music, Music Production, Songlab Lead Teacher & Curriculum Designer

Matthew Ryals is an electronic musician, guitarist, and instructor based in New York City, and has a Masters in Guitar Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Last year he released his first full-length album "Machine Memory" on Oxtail Records, which was followed by a 20-date tour across the East Coast and Midwest. Matthew has been teaching for over 10 years and works with students of all ages and skill levels. 


Songlab Teacher

Natie is an artist from Reunion island, currently based in Brooklyn.

With a looper, violin & vocals, she builds full tracks live, with flavors of Soul, Electronic and World music. After touring with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, she launched her solo career with the release of her single "Sirens" and "HKHT".

Recent performances include solo sets for 100 Years 100 Women @ Lincoln Center,  Transcendence @ Sultan Room, The Revolution at National Sawdust, and Afropunk Battle of the Bands

Through her music, Natie aims to share and nurture authentic connections, more dialogue and openness around some of the differences which currently divide us. Her debut EP "In the Key of Fall" draws connections between her native land, Réunion, and her new home, NYC.

More here: Website - Instagram - Spotify - Facebook - Youtube -

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Nick Velez

Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums. Voice, Music Production

Multi-instrumentalist Nick Velez graduated from UCLA in 2016 as an Ethnomusicology Major in Jazz Studies, and in the same year was named winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner for his work in music production. Nick has been teaching for over 10 years and has had many students accepted at prestigious colleges such as UCLA, USC, The New School, and NYU. Nick is laid back and very supportive and friendly, but also great at reinforcing music fundamentals, so he's a great fit for all ages.

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Zak Walker-Kahne

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Songwriting

Zak Walker-Kahne began playing jazz and rock guitar as a kid before focusing his studies on the piano. He graduated from Bard College, where he studied Jazz composition and performance under the direction of John Esposito. Zak is also a singer-songwriter. He released his debut album "Passenger Side" in November 2021 and is currently enrolled in a master's program in songwriting at NYU. He has taught music lessons for the past 4 years to students ranging in age from five to eighty four, and loves sharing his passion for music with students of all skill levels.