Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Lauryn Hill, Seal.. and countless others.
Hi, my name is Ruslan! I'm a Grammy Award winning pianist and keyboardist and have recorded and toured with: The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Lauryn Hill, Seal, Steven Tyler, Dash Berlin, Brian McKnight, Eric Benet, London Philharmonic, Taeyeon, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and countless others. After winning a Grammy Award I became a voting member in NARAS Grammy committee.
Specialty: Pop, Rock and R&B. But honestly, I can do whatever you need!
How it works:
+ Message me and lets get your project finished and ready to pitch or release!
+ You will send me Track to record on
+ I will send you an mp3 of my work.
+ Once you're happy with the result and fund the project I will email you the final .wav files of the tracks I recorded
I'm looking forward to adding some notes to your project :)
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41 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Ruslan Sirota
Ruslan is amazing. Great communication, speedy execution, and extremely professional. He really understood our creative vision and executed it perfectly. Looking forward to working with him again
The best (period)
Thank you Ruslan for finishing our 11th or 13th project; I'm losing count. You are the best.
The Best (period)
An incredible player, and extremely accommodative as well. Ruslan will go many steps beyond your requests in order to see your project to it's fullest potential. If you do a bit on research on him and his playing, then hiring him is close to a no-brainer!
Good man. Great musician.
Ruslan did an absolutely fantastic job on my song and he played it with so much soul that I was instantly convinced I made the right decision in hiring him. I wanted the song to be played rubato but I was unsure and didn't want to waste his time. Luckily, Ruslan knew the song would sound better without a click and offered his advice—I'm happy he did!
If you are unsure of whether or not to hire him, listen to his album A Lifetime Away—it's amazing. Also, the man has a grammy for a reason.
Hell of a pianist. nailed it in the first try! highly recommended!
Thanks a lot man!
Great guy and even better pianist. Ninth or tenth job completed; I've lost count.
The best (period)
I'm sorry to say , I just didn't like what Rusian did......I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! Another brilliant job! Many virtuso pianists I have worked with tend to overplay, but not Rusian. Rusian knows when to hold um and when to fold um.I highly recommend Rusian's services to anyone needing great piano tracks.
Rusian played a brilliant piano track for me. He was a pleasure to work with and the communication was stellar. I'll Be Back!
I love Ruslan (PERIOD)
A surgeon on the keys.
The best (PERIOD)
Ruslan has changed my life. I tried other pianist on Soundbetter and though they were talented, I do not believe any one can compete with Ruslan's creativity and professionalism. He is a great person and I feel so very fortunate I discovered his profile.
He is super nice and real professional. I'm looking forward to work with him again!
Astounding playing with so much heart! And a total pleasure to work with... elevate your music by working with Ruslan!
Awesome and great to work with. He's also very fast and gladly helped me in making sure I got the track I wanted all along.
So blessed to know I could count on getting the best piano track whenever I ask Ruslan. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!
Ruslan delivered a great piece for my track and took to a whole new level! Highly recommended!
Rusland is a wonderful pianist, and he transforms your words into a musically connected experience. He truly does have a good ear, and a natural talent for capturing a great sound.
Ruslan was great to work with. Very responsive and understanding. His piano piece he played for my track was amazing. Highly recommended!
Ruslan delivered yet another top notch performance! I just love working with this guy! Professional all the way through!
One of the best pianists you possibly can have playing on your song! Ruslan will give you the perfect mix between highly creative and rock solid! A++
Ruslan added a lot depth to the song through the keys! Amazing working with Ruslan!
What this spectacular dude will bring in to your music is priceless!
Five stars is not enough by far! Let's "Star Jump" to 10 out of 5!
Ruslan is an incredibly gifted pianist who is able to see and understand a clients vision and interpret it into music in the most beautiful way.
Ruslan was extremely quick to respond as well as deliver! I’m very happy we got the opportunity to work together.
If your looking for the best piano overdubs possible for your music, you've just hit the bullseye! Ruslan is the best! A++
Ruslan, what an amazing talent! Still can't believe how fast he worked on the piano track he helped me with. Now I know why he works with some of the best musicians in the world - he's a pro at what he does! Thanks for the wonderful piano track and for helping me, Ruslan..you're so awesome!!
Ruslan is incredible! Super talented and professional musician! I absolutely love working with him and looking forward to many more collaborations ! Highly recommended
You will never be disappointed. Ruslan is an amazing musician, extrememly versatile, and professional. His arrangements are top notch! He brought all my tracks to life. Thanks again Ruslan!
Ruslan, as you can see by his client list is absolutely worth every penny and more! He is intuitive, mature and knows how to craft a lasting recording/performance. His abilities as a pianist, arranger or composer are only matched by his sensitive musicality.
Ruslan is incredible. Jaw dropping, creativity inspiring, incredible. His many accolades stand as a witness to this. His arrangements are exciting and unique, and his fingers effortlessly dance across a keyboard like none I've ever seen. I'm always impressed by his projects and input. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
If you are looking for Perfection !!!! Talk to Ruslan.
An Amazing musician with a record that speaks for itself.
very comfortable to work with and very professional, always have wonderful brilliant ideas.
You'll be happy with your choice!!!
If you're into EXCELLENCE, then you've come to the right place. Ruslan has played on probably thousands of records by now, and is one of the top choices for LA session musicians. You won't regret having him play on your music. Don't delay, hire Ruslan TODAY!
Ruslan is a Grammy winning musician for a reason. His tenacious attention to small details as well as his vision of a big picture allows him to deliver a well balanced and highly professional yet artistic product. I would hire him for any style or type of project without any hesitation.
Ruslan is a consummate musician and, quite frankly, a creative prodigy. His exceptional musical sensibility, and dedication to his craft, are only surpassed by the boundless love he exudes when he plays a note on the piano.
We've worked on various projects together for the last 8 years, and Im always deeply inspired when we share in creativity with one another. 11 stars out of 10.
Who doesn’t want to have a Grammy winner who played with everybody on their project ? I had the pleasure of hiring Ruslan to more than one project by now… He’s by far one of the best musicians I ever worked with.
Always deliver the right parts with the right sounds… Always perform with sensitivity and intention and always easy to deal with!
YOU want and NEED Ruslan on your next project!
If you need a high profile, professional piano and keyboard player, than Ruslan is definitely you're guy. He gets the job done in no time, providing a high quality performance to the songs and more. Executing anything in any style and genre. I am grateful that I had the chance to work with such an amazing musician, and I can only highly recommend him for any project.
Ruslan Sirota is one of the most talented musician / Songwriters I’ve ever had the chance to work with! We recently got a cut with Taeyeon, one of Korea’s biggest pop stars. The quality of his mucianship is priceless and his turnaround time is phenomenal. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Ruslan for your project! He won’t disappoint!!!
Interview with Ruslan Sirota
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be 100% ecstatic about my work, or I will re-do it over and over.... until you are.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the big picture for this musical piece? What is the general vibe?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you have a specific vision for the song - say so, be specific. A real professional should be able to create a new vision for the song, if needed... AND execute your vision of the song, if needed.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the song several times through and write a chart of the song for myself. By the time that's done I usually have a pretty solid idea of what I think the song needs, unless I have specific instructions from the client about what they want me to do on the song - in those cases I follow instructions.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that you can't play more than one genre competently. I've toured with Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller and played on the upcoming Black Eye Peas album in the same year. I genuinely love different genres of music and make a living playing them.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I graduated Berklee College of Music and began working professionally in Boston. Then moved to LA two years later, and started touring and recording with a wider array of artists (listed in my bio). I've been playing music since age 4. Im 37.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Enhancing the song without ruining it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to find that exact balance of bringing myself to the song and make it feel fresh, yet not interrupt the message, the flow, and the general feeling of the piece. This is the magical balance. This is what I attempt to bring.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording piano / keyboards parts on songs. String/Horn arranging, if the song calls for it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I’ve been fortunate to work with a wide range of folks. From the pop sound of NE-YO, to the classical sound of Josh Groban, to the soulful sound of Brian McKnight. Living in Los Angeles, one really has to be competent in different genres in order to remain a working pianist/keyboardist.