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1655 McCadden
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 462-1384
mi.edu

About the college
The Guitar Institute of technology opened its doors in 1977 to students wanting to learn to play guitar. This was the groundwork for Musicians Institute. Howard Roberts, who was an established guitarist himself, uses his education philosophy in his teachings with co-founder Pat Hicks. The original instructors were Joe Diorio, Ron Eschete, and Don Mock started to teach the vision that Howard had. The first class to graduate was in 1978, and the famous New York jazz guitarist, Howard Alden was one of the graduates. The class took its class photo in front of LA jazz club Donte’s. At that time the whole graduating class could fit inside the club, today the club can fit inside Musicians Institute’s concert hall.
About the campus
Musicians Institute is located Hollywood right in the center of everything. There are three stories that cover 60,000 sq feet. It contains the world-class recording studio and has classrooms, practice rooms, studios and performance rooms. The main office and staff’s offices are also located there. The main building is open 24 hours, 7 days a week to the students. It only closes on holidays. In some of the other buildings, they have a library, Player’s Supply store, as well as a passage to the famous green room. This is where the students and public can get something to eat. Then they have a Vending Area in the main building to get drinks and snacks. They also have a change machine, public phone and a microwave for the students. They do not offer on campus housing but have many housing complexes off campus for the students not affiliated with the college.
About the courses
The majors offered here are Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, drums, Voice, Auto Engineering, Independent Artist and Music Business, Guitar Craft and Music Video, Film and TV. You can also get degrees in Bachelor of Music, Associate of Arts, Certificate, and Non-Certificates.

College Type: 4-year, Private for-profit

Offering: Less than one year certificate, One but less than two years certificate, Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree

Campus Setting: City, Large

Campus Housing Available: No

Student Population: 1252, 100% undergraduates


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