Our Story

Founder Erland Wanberg started playing the guitar and writing songs when he was 13 years old.  Someone that had trouble calming his mind and sitting still in class, writing lyrics and playing the guitar was the canvas he needed to channel his energy, helping him in all areas of his life.  Erland went on to work with some of the best in the music business. After releasing his debut album 'On Our Side,' Erland's songwriting caught the ear of Kobalt Music Publishing, home to some of the world’s greatest artists. Kobalt represents more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K. The publishing deal prompted a move from the California coast to the music city - Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, Erland continued to grow musically and further developed his songwriting with creative opportunities to write and record many different genres of music for television and motion picture placement. 

Along his musical journey, Erland discovered his love and talent for teaching. For over a decade he has inspired students of all ages and skill levels to excel with passion and dedication. Many of his students have gone on to pursue their own musical ambitions as recording artists and performers. Erland decided to return home from Nashville with intentions to give back to the community that helped him get his start. In light of coming home, Musicology Santa Barbara was born. 

"Music has a way of connecting people like nothing else in this life. Although I am generally the teacher or producer, I always learn something new from each of the artists, musicians and students I have the pleasure of working with. I feel so blessed to be able to share my love of music through my profession. I can honestly say that I love my job."

Erland as a guest speaker at the New Noise Music Festival conference.