Gregory J. Gordon
CEO / Founder
Greg is a San Francisco native and the CEO and founder of Pyramind: a leading-edge production and training company specializing in interactive sound development and music production. In 1997, after ten years of running his own project studio, Greg was asked to teach and develop the digital audio curriculum at SF State University’s multi media studies program. In 2003, with Chief Academic Officer Matt Donner, Greg expanded Pyramind Studios to create a music and audio production school, Pyramind Training.
CAO / Senior Instructor
Matt Donner cut his Producer and Engineering chops in NYC while earning his Masters degree. He found himself working for high-profile studios like Sound on Sound (Diddy, Anita Baker) and Greene Street (Run DMC and Public Enemy). He went on to various TV studios and John Cale (Velvet Underground) that included 3 feature film scores using Pro Tools version 1.0 and a two-day live event to open the Andy Warhol Museum. After signing his band to an indy record deal, his cross-country tour brought him to SF where the drummer exploded – how typical.
Director of Education / Senior Instructor
A practicing musician for over 20 years, Bryan’s main instruments are electric and acoustic guitar and electric bass. While obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Public Relations at Pennsylvania State University, Bryan played in local bands, organized open mic nights and continued taking and teaching private lessons.His first professional studio experience came working outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in a local independent studio tracking local bands and burning as many hours in the studio as humanly possible.
Director of Marketing
Dheeraj’s formal education as a financial management graduate from Hillsdale College, MI. and his work as a financial analyst at Price Waterhouse & Coopers helped pave the way for his placement in the business division of Pyramind. Dheeraj’s deep understanding of analytics, web development, budgeting, and the current climate of the rapidly changing music industry now helps guide the marketing and events produced at Pyramind.
Hideki "Deks" Yamashita oversees all IT and Facilities Operations at Pyramind. His goal is to enrich the client experience by providing a trouble free and seamless user experience both in and out of the studios that caters to our creative team’s need to excel in project and asset management, and secure data work flow. Deks is an avid gamer and an expert Taiko performer with ten years with the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. The melding of his passion for technology and music has brought him to an industry in which he thrives.
Mixer / Senior Instructor
Steve brings his years of experience as a recording and mix engineer to the Pyramind team. He is a certified Pro Tools expert operator and is always pushing the limits of what technology has to offer. Steve’s credits include recording the Grammy Award winning and world’s top male acapella chorus, Chanticleer, for the score of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
Online Admissions Coordinator
Andrew is a guitarist and electronic music producer with as much passion for music technology as he has for music itself. He studied music composition at Santa Clara University before attending Pyramind for his post-graduate education. Andrew's previous experience as a photographer and online site administrator helped lead to his transition from Pyramind student to employee. In 2012 he was instrumental in launching Pyramind Training’s first online courses. Since then he has helped grow the size and scope of the online course offerings and now works with the Studios team in client relations and business development.
Daniel Blum began playing music at the age of three as a cellist; since then he has learned to play the gamut of instruments: piano, violin, trumpet, french horn, guitar, bass, and ultimately percussion and drum set. Earning his Bachelor’s in Music from California State University Northridge in Percussion Performance, Daniel worked in Los Angeles and abroad as a freelance percussionist and drum set player performing with the Debut Orchestra, the American Youth Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the Santa Barbara Symphony, Suicide Cowboy, Culture Crash Orquestra, umbrellaMAN, and Tumbleweed Wanderers. He’s also recorded at a varied wealth of studios including Capitol Records, Conway Studios, the Eastwood Sound Stage, Skywalker Sound, Broken Radio Studios, Tiny Telephone, Hyde Street Studios, New Improved Recording, Panoramic Studios, and many more.
Alan moved to San Francisco in 1986 where he began working for United Airlines which enabled him to do travel which he loves to this day. Alan eventually left the travel business and obtained his MBA from Golden Gate University in 2000. He then began working in bookkeeping and opened Apex Bookkeeping. He joined the team at Pyramind in 2011 handling the Bookkeeping and Human Resource functions.