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 :)
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
46 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Ruslan Sirota
Great result, great process, and very quick.
Ruslan plays with great sensitivity and taste! Recommend
Superfast turnaround time.
Amazing job made by Ruslan!
He took care to record a real grand piano for us delivering multiple options for the song with brilliant execution.
Thank you so much!
Ruslan has become one of my favorite pianists on this site, really knows how to bring a vision to life. Highly recommend.
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)
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.