For over 19 years Grooveworks has been opening its doors to famous jazz composers, internationally touring bands, top tribute acts, local rockers, high school bands, music instructors, large church ensembles, recording studio artists, DJs, theater groups, comedians, dancers, photographers, and filmmakers.
How We Got Started
“I’ve been a musician for 40 years. In the late 90’s I finally got tired of the long commutes and high cost of rehearsing and recording in Hollywood. There wasn’t much available to musicians in my neighborhood. And there was a LOT of great music coming out of the South Bay, from punk and metal, to jazz and R&B. So in 2000 I started Grooveworks Studios in Torrance with a few partners, not only to have a place where I could rehearse my own music, but to bring other South Bay artists closer to home and make it easier for them. We had an 8,000-square foot facility with state-of-the-art recording equipment, a large concert stage, and 16 other rehearsal rooms. Over the years we became busier, a few big names came through to practice and record with us.
In 2012 my wife and I relocated the studio to Gardena to be closer to the freeways. We now specialize in hourly rehearsal rooms with PA & backline, and spaces for independent recording studios. A lot of customers walk into our small hourly rooms and laugh and say it’s bigger than most “large” rooms they’ve been in. Along with my contractor, I put a lot of work into the design of the rooms… the angles of the ceilings and walls are all designed specifically for live music. Most of our budget went into the walls: the many layers of soundproofing materials, auralex, ornate wool rugs, etc. Our customers definitely notice how quiet the rooms are (despite bands blasting next door) and how great the sound quality is.” ~Rodney Pino
The Early Days
Torrance, CA 2000 - 2012
Voyage LA Article - 2017
Gardena, CA 2012 - Present
Rodney Pino’s Article in The Metal Mag
Issue No. 19 (August-Sept. 2017) “Terri’s Rockin Drummers” List
Click here to read online article (Page 44)