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Ted Greenberg has several concurrent successful careers as a musician, (he plays 12 instruments) music producer, audio engineer, film/tv composer, acoustician and teacher. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts in 1981 earning a Bachelor of the Arts degree. During the 1980’s Ted was the showroom house drummer for the Playboy, Tropicana, Sands, Claridge and Showboat hotel casinos backing the likes of Bill Conti, Mary Wilson, Robert Klein, Del Shannon, Barry White, Billy Eckstein, Little Anthony, Wayne Brady and Regis Philbin. He has toured with the Broadway shows “Hair”, “A Chorus Line” and artists Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Leslie Gore, Lou Christie, Stuttering John, The Coasters and Bo Diddley. Ted has played drums with Jazz Legends George Benson, Gary Bartz, Stanley Clarke, Joey De Francesco Jr., Robin Eubanks and Grover Washington Jr. (bass and drums).
In 1991 Ted started playing drums in the pit orchestras of Philadelphia’s musical theaters and teaching audio production at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. In 1993 he opened a “world class” recording studio in Philadelphia called “Big Zone Recording” where he worked with artists; Cyndi Lauper, The Hooters, Joan Osbourne, Levon Helm, Cypress Hill, Joe Satriani, Spearhead, Philosopher Kings and many others. In 1999 he started teaching audio production at the University of the Arts in addition to the Art Institute as well as graduate classes for Cabrini College (1996-1998) and Villanova University (2000).
In 2003 Ted won 2 Grammys (best soundtrack for a movie and best female R&B vocal with Chakka Kahn) plus 2 Tec awards (technical excellence) for producing and mixing the soundtrack for the movie “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown”. In the same year he moved to Los Angeles and opened 3 “world class” recording studios in Hollywood within the Cello studios complex (now East West Studios). In 2005 he started teaching audio production for UCLA Extension and in 2007 for the Art Institute of Los Angeles where he worked until December of 2014. In 2008 Ted was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremonies for the Musicians Institute of Hollywood and started teaching audio production there from 10/2008-12/2009 winning the Instructor of the Year award in 2009.
On January 20th 2009 Ted’s life changed drastically when while operating a motorcycle he was hit by a car that went through a red light. He broke and shattered both legs, ripped up both shoulders and sustained a severe head injury. Living through a near death experience and being told by doctors that he might not walk again changed his life for the better. Ted has rededicated himself to God and has become stronger emotionally, spiritually and physically (he is currently still undergoing physical therapy and is in the process of making a complete recovery).
In 2010 he won the Spirit of Excellence award and in 2011, the Spirit of Excellence Champion award at the Art Institute of Los Angeles. In the fall of 2011, Ted started graduate school at Cal State LA seeking an MFA in Film, Television and Theater Production. He won a Key Art Award (Hollywood Reporter) in 2013 for his production / engineering work with Selectracks/BMG and in June 2014 he graduated with honors (Phi Kappa Phi) from Cal State LA with a Master of Fine Arts degree. As a music mixer he charted #20 (2014) and #7 (2015) on Billboard’s Dance Chart with 2 different songs that he mixed for Nikkole Hall’s “Hallucination” CD. In March of 2015 Ted started a record label called, “Dangerous Analog” that creates new content in the jazz and classical genres for audiophiles who desire excellent quality sound recordings. He was hired in May of 2015 to teach audio production at California State University Los Angeles and is currently employed Ted currently has his own studio called the “Cottage” in Burbank Ca. and has recently purchased Pacifique Studios in North Hollywood where he produces, mixes, plays and composes music for artists as well as for Film and Television.
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