Music Production/Recording

Recording classes are conducted as individual or group classes for high school level students dependent on number of students enrolled. Classes will emphasize the creativity and collaborate of music production through recording arts on individual and group projects. 


About the Instructor:

Ricardo Sasaki-

Ricardo Sasaki Cajías was born in San Francisco, CA but spent most of his life in La Paz, Bolivia. He studied piano and music composition in el Conservatorio Nacional de Música de La Paz, Bolivia. He studied recording and production at the College for Recording Arts in San Francisco.

He was a Sony Latino Artist and founding member of one of the most important Rock groups in Bolivia, Octavia, playing keyboards. Octavia received 2 gold records and 1 platinum album. He was a recording engineer and music producer for Pro-Audio SRL where he recorded and produced the most important bands in Bolivia among a few are Llegas, Oz, Go Go Blues, Pateando al perro, Atajo, Quirquiña, Manuel Monrroy Chazarreta, Jenny Cárdenas, Ragga Ki, etc. He worked many years with the prestigious composer/writer/musicologist/ethnomusicologist Oscar García whom recorded traditional compositions such as  Sicuris de Italaque, la provincia Camacho, la orquesta de instrumentos nativos ARAWI, and many more Bolivian popular and urban style pieces. Ricardo was the audio engineer and music producer for several movies such as El Triángulo del Lago, Cuestión de Fé, Los Hijos del último Jardín, El corazón de Jesús and for international co-productions such as Escrito en el Agua del Director Marcos Loayza.

He moved to Norman, OK where he established in Enye Advertising, Enye Music and Ares Recording. He has recorded for many local bands in the area and some regional touring acts such as El retén de nuevo León and los Pikadientes de Caborca. He has produced big concerts for many big names such as Aerosmith, Maroon 5, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Train, LL Cool J, George Lopez, etc.

He produced and recorded many TV and radio commercials for big clients such as Buy for Less, Integridad Auto Plaza, McDonalds, Winstar Casino, Lucky Star Casino, etc. Over the past couple years, he has won several awards for best music videos for varies local productions.