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Famous Musicians Institute Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Musicians Institute and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Musicians Institute, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Musicians Institute include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Musicians Institute alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Musicians Institute are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Musicians Institute.

List below includes Jeff Buckley, Shruti Haasan and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Musicians Institute?” and “Which celebrities are Musicians Institute alumni?”
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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: Dec. at 31 (1966-1997)

Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States of America

Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott Moorhead, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, ...more

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Shruti Haasan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
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Paul Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Guitarist

Age: 52

Birthplace: Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America

Paul Brandon Gilbert (born November 6, 1966) is an American hard rock and heavy metal guitarist. He is best known for being the co-founder of the band Mr. Big. He was also a member of Racer X, ...more

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Tanya Chua is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 44

Birthplace: Singapore

Tanya Chua (Chinese: 蔡健雅; pinyin: Cài Jiànyǎ; born 28 January 1975) is a Singaporean singer and songwriter. She debuted her singing career by releasing her debut studio album Bored ...more
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Ray Luzier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Musician, Drummer, Percussionist

Age: 48

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Raymond Lee "Ray" Luzier (born June 14, 1970) is an American drummer. He is the drummer of the nu metal band Korn, becoming a full-time member of the band in April 2009.
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Synyster Gates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 37

Birthplace: Huntington Beach, USA, California

Brian Elwin Haner Jr. (born July 7, 1981), better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of ...more
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Scott Henderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Guitarist

Age: 64

Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida

Scott Henderson (born August 26, 1954) is an American jazz fusion and blues guitarist best known for his work with the band Tribal Tech.

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Brooke White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 35

Birthplace: Mesa, Arizona, United States of America

Brooke Elizabeth White (born June 2, 1983) is an American indie pop/folk-pop singer-songwriter and actress from Mesa, Arizona who was the fifth place finalist on the seventh season of American ...more

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Alessandro Cortini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer

Age: 42

Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Alessandro Cortini (born May 24, 1976) is an Italian musician best known for being the keyboard player in the American band Nine Inch Nails, Cortini is also the frontman for the Los ...more
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Ashwin Sood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Record producer, Television producer, Musician

Age: 51

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ashwin Sood (born September 25, 1967 in Birmingham, England) is an English–Canadian musician and drummer of Indian descent. He is best known for his musical association with his ex-wife, Sarah ...more
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Dan Hubbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Dan Hubbert

Age: 49

Birthplace: Mystic, Connecticut

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Frank Gambale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Composer

Age: 60

Birthplace: New South Wales, Australasia, Australia, Canberra

Frank Gambale (born 22 December 1958) is an Australian jazz fusion guitarist. He has released twenty albums over a period of three decades, and is known for his use of the sweep picking and ...more

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Jimmy Herring is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Guitarist

Age: 57

Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina

Jimmy Herring (born January 22, 1962) is the lead guitarist for the band Widespread Panic. He is a founding member of Aquarium Rescue Unit and Jazz Is Dead and has played with The Allman ...more
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Jeff Young is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 56

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jeffrey "Jeff" Young (born March 31, 1962) is an American guitarist. He graduated from Musicians Institute in 1985, and is best known for his time with the thrash metal band Megadeth, ...more
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Kevin Fowler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas

Kevin Fowler (born May 11, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter. He has released five studio albums, and has charted four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the top ...more

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Demir Demirkan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

Age: 46

Birthplace: Adana, Turkey

Demir Demirkan (Turkish pronunciation: [deˈmiɾ demiɾˈkan]) (born 12 August 1972 in Adana, Turkey) is a Turkish musician, Eurovision Song Contest winning composer, formerly guitarist for thrash ...more
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Christopher Maloney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Christopher Maloney

Age: 49

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York

Christopher Patrick Maloney is an American singer-songwriter, bass guitarist and music educator. He is widely known for his work with instrumental hard rock band Cosmosquad, his stints in ...more
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Ehsaan Noorani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 55

Ehsaan Noorani is an Indian composer and guitarist , Ehsaan is the part of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio which consist of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and himself. He is a famous music composer ...more
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Micah Sloat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Musician, Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: USA, Westport, Connecticut

Micah Sloat is an American theatre actor and musician, largely known for his leading role as Micah in the 2007 hit horror film, Paranormal Activity. He appeared in the horror sequel in 2010, ...more
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Sharon Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Sharon Aguilar Songwriter, Singer

Age: 33

Birthplace: Panama

Sharon Aguilar is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. She toured with 2NE1 in 2012, and has both founded and performed with several other groups. She played lead guitar ...more
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Magos Herrera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Magos Herrera (born October 24, 1970) is a Mexican jazz singer, songwriter, producer, and educator. She sings in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and has collaborated with Javier Limón, ...more
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Mark O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Mark O'Leary

Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Mark O'Leary is a Cork born based Guitarist, Author, Electronic Music composer. He was educated at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. The release of numerous CDs in the past 3 or 4 years has ...more
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Chris Letchford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Guitarist

Age: 34

Birthplace: Texas

Chris Letchford (born October 7, 1984, in Houston, Texas) is an American guitarist. He is the lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Scale the Summit. His technical ability has been ...more
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Daniel LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Daniel LeBlanc
Daniel LeBlanc may refer to: Daniel LeBlanc (musician), member of band Grand Dérangement Daniel LeBlanc (settler), early settler of the Port Royal area of Acadia Daniel W. LeBlanc ...more
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Marcus Singletary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Musicians Institute Alumni
Marcus Singletary

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Marcus Singletary is an American musician, writer, and media personality. He was born in Chicago, Illinois.