michael eisenstein, b.m.
adjunct faculty (songwriting)
Michael is a guitarist, songwriter, and producer based in Los Angeles. He has been a member of the band Letters To Cleo since 1991, whose hit single “Here & Now” propelled the band to national prominence in 1995. As a guitarist, Michael has toured with Melissa Etheridge, Lalah Hathaway, Lisa Loeb, Tonic, and Our Lady Peace, and has recorded with James Taylor, Hillary Duff, and The Monkees, as well as session work with Grammy winning producers Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Bob Rock, Adam Schesinger, and Trina Shoemaker. In addition to his work with Letters to Cleo, Michael leads the retro-instrumental combo The Reigning Monarchs, plays locally with his jazz trio The Blue Grifters, and produces bands and solo artists at his studio in Koreatown.