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A successful, musician, songwriter, producer, and instructor, Kiyanu Kim has had a passion for music from an early age. He became inspired by his family of musicians: his sister played piano, his brother played violin, and his mother played guitar. At age 11, Kiyanu Kim first took up playing the guitar. Since that moment, he has studied, played, and taught the instrument on an ongoing basis.
As a musician, Kiyanu Kim has worked with some of the music industry’s top performing artists. Recording in studio and performing live, he has collaborated with such artists as Gwen Stefani, with whom he has performed across the globe since 2000. He has also played guitar with Chris Grace, Ron Saint Germain, Malcolm Burn, and Ben Jelen. Kim has performed on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, MTV’s Total Request Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the American Music Awards, and the Grammy Awards.
As a songwriter and producer, Kiyanu Kim has become recognized for his ability to work with a wide range of musical styles. He is the founder of 3PMusic Productions, a Brooklyn, New York-based record company. His music and compositions have been broadcast by National Geographic, MTV, VH1, A&E, Animal Planet, and Style Network.
As an instructor with more than 15 years of industry experience, Kiyanu Kim has worked with musicians from a range of backgrounds. Many of his artists have earned musical accolades, including BMI’s Young Songwriter of the Year and the Great American Songwriter Contest.
Kiyanu Kim currently lives in New York. Bilingual in English and Korean, Kim enjoys baseball, art museums, yoga, photography, and travel. He also appreciates Italian and Japanese cuisine.