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Hey there and Welcome ...

I'm Tariqh Akoni and I've been fortunate to have an incredible career in the music industry over the past three decades. I'm a composer, producer, songwriter, studio musician, educator, musical director, multi-instrumentalist and clinician having worked with artists from country singers LeAnn Rimes and Lee Ann Womack; jazz icons George Duke, Tom Scott, and Bobby Watson; pop artists Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Weezer and the Backstreet Boys; and classical artist Josh Groban (where I've been Musical Director for the past 20 years). I've also worked with legends like Babyface, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock, Luther Vandross, Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole, Huey Lewis and the News, Nick Lachey, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, David Foster, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler. 


My goal with this website is to provide musical inspiration and instruction on how YOU can create a successful and sustainable career in the music business. As Chairman of the Guitar Department at the LA College of Music (as well as international clinician and  mentor for USC and The Berklee College of Music), I've dedicated a great deal of my life to empowering musicians with knowledge to build their own career. 


  • Have You wondered what separates the 'Pros' from the Amateurs?

  • Have You ever wondered what skill sets are necessary for a successful and sustainable career?

  • Have You wanted to know how to expand your skill sets to GET and KEEP 'The Gig'? 


My hope is that you'll find the answers you need here through my free content or through my more in-depth courses and curriculum ​​

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