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Tony Campodonico’s professional career as a composer, keyboardist, arranger and conductor spans almost 30 years and includes stints with Engelbert Humperdinck, Al Martino, Tony Martin, Gene Chandler, The Delphonics and Sophie B. Hawkins to name just a few. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe as a performer and has been part of the live music and studio scene in Los Angeles performing as a leader and sideman in all styles of music. Playing in rock bands in high school, he quickly found that he had a strong attraction to jazz music when he heard some records by jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson. He continued with his education both privately and at university and has been performing regularly as a keyboardist and pianist ever since.

Tony has also worked as a composer for film and TV and collaborated on songwriting projects, music production for vocal artists, movie trailers and more. Projects include production work and arrangements for The Oxygen Network, The Veterans Administration, Billy Griffin (former lead vocalist for The Miracles), the Former Ladies of the Supremes, as well a musical scores for feature films, short films and concert music.
Tony’s experience in TV and film date back even further than his musical career. As a young man he could be seen as an actor in such TV shows a General Hospital and Family Affair as well as a host of commercials, several professional stage productions and a Disney feature.

In the early 1990's, Tony began his career as a private music instructor, teaching students of all ages.  Students range from children and adult beginners to professionals looking to gain knowledge in specific areas.  The lessons emphasize an in-depth understanding of music as well as the skills that are generally associated with piano instruction.  Please see the Lessons page for more information.

Tony's education includes: Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in music composition from UC Santa Barbara, 1981; certificate in keyboard performance at the Grove School of Music, 1982; certificate in film scoring, UCLA Extension Program, 1996; private instruction with Terry Trotter, Dick Grove, Charlie Shoemake, Steve Gordon and Yakov Birman.  In 1994 he received the BMI Scholarship Award in Film Scoring.

Tony currently resides in Studio City, CA with his wife and their two children.