Akiyama Music


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Marc Akiyama

Marc Akiyama is a composer, lyricist, pianist, percussionist, and sound designer.  He is a graduate of New York University's Steinhardt Percussion Performance Program under the direction of virtuoso timpanist Jonathan Haas.  He's studied writing for concert and musical theatre with Dr. Steven Rosenhaus, and orchestral conducting with Roger Mahadeen.  Marc has attended the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ New York Mentor Program with accomplished film composer Chris Hajian, and the Palomar Film Music Workshop with Emmy award winning composer Larry Groupé.

In addition to scoring independent short films, Marc performs for many of San Diego's Professional Theaters. Recent shows include Fuddy Meers (Sound Design), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Drums), Legally Blonde (Piano & Assistant Music Director), The Secret Garden (Piano/Percussion & Assistant MD), and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Drummer/Actor).


Landon Akiyama

Landon Akiyama is a lyricist, composer, and guitarist.  He has studied jazz guitar with New York jazz guitarist Peter Mazza and is currently pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Miami.  He has previously studied guitar performance at Berklee College of Music and Wagner College, as well as theatre performance at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Aside from working with music and film, Landon worked with University of Miami's Frost School of Music customer relations.  He is currently the production director for Piper's Angels, a nonprofit foundation in the cystic fibrosis community that focuses on improving the quality of life through ocean water activities such as paddle boarding and surfing.