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About Homegrown

Homegrown is a recording and music production studio in Los Angeles, CA

Homegrown's mission is to provide a creative and accepting space for artists to create music. Recording, composition, production and mixing/mastering are at the core of what we do. We aim to foster community through a shared passion for music.

Danny Pravder

Producer, Keyboardist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer

Homegrown Recording Founder

Danny Pravder is an exceptional multi-genre pianist turned music producer and composer, with an incredible musical career, and a passion for sharing love and light through the creation of music and community. His divine leadership, excellent musicianship and positive work ethic have made him highly sought after in hometown Los Angeles and beyond.


Danny's professional accolades started young. At just 16 years old, Danny won grand prize in the national Brubeck Jazz Piano competition, and was the recipient of the Young Emerging Artist Scholarship in honor of legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck. Brubeck listened to Danny's piano playing and in response spoke of a beautiful musicianship and powerful commitment to teaching, community and collaboration.


Shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2016, Danny was called into Capitol Records to play piano on the Kid Cudi studio track, "Does It." Danny and Kid Cudi proceeded to work in the studio together for the next four days, and this lead to Danny's composing an outro for the Kid Cudi record "Releaser." Danny was later invited to perform with Kid Cudi on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and got to meet his musical heroes, "The Roots."


Danny passion for studio work can be heard all throughout Hollywood. Danny creates music for award winning Film and TV shows, as a music producer, pianist and composer. Danny was featured as a pianist, music producer and arranger on HBO's Big Little Lies, Season Two (even improvising piano live on screen!). Danny's original composition titled "Ode of Temptation" is featured is the Apple TV & A24 film starring Julianne Moore titled "Sharper." Danny's extensive production and piano work can be heard on HBO's "Run," Netflix's "White Lines," Montana Story & many more.


Danny founded Homegrown Recording with the mission of awakening through authentic musical expression. Homegrown Collective is a highly professional and loving group of musicians that are the core of Homegrown's musical expression, through live performance, studio recording, and so much more. Homegrown Recording provides a safe and creative space to empower artists and provide professional services from songwriting through production, recording, mixing and mastering. Danny is so grateful to get to make music as his passion, profession and expression, and has such reverence for all of the incredible people he meets, and the divine gifts he experiences every day.

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Catriona Fray

Artist, Teacher, Vocalist, Songwriter

Homegrown Co-Creator

CATRIONA FRAY is an artist, teacher, and one of the co-creators and producers of Homegrown Recording & Collective. Her music transcends the spirit into an earthy, soulful Gospel/Worship/R&B/Pop experience. Her first single “Do I Believe In Love” was released in August 2021, recorded at Homegrown Recording, and is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube! Her NEW single “No Fear In Love” is now released on all platforms as well!

She is a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, where was she was a featured soprano in the UCLA ScatterTones a cappella group, traveled around the country singing at the White House, opened for Grammy Award winning Pentatonix, and filmed with recording artist Jojo in a national commercial for Freeform.

She has worked on two Kathleen Marshall (three-time Tony Award director/choreographer) productions Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl and Sweet Charity as Rosie. Her favorite leading roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde. NYC Off-Broadway concert credits include, Swing 46, Town Hall, Feinstein's/54 Below, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and The Duplex, where she produced, created, and starred in her own cabaret The Melody Plays On: No One is Alone to help raise awareness and donations for the local domestic violence awareness non-profit "Never Alone Again,” and more recently debuted a piece of original material “Divine Feminine Soul”.

During the pandemic, she directed/choreographed/music directed a musical revue for a children's theater (socially distanced and masked), taught musical theater classes, and founded Catriona Fray Studios for the Performing Artist. She teaches piano, guitar, voice, acting, dance, musical theater script writing/songwriting, and yoga to students of all ages!

Follow her on instagram @catrionafray to see what's next!

Alena Bernardi

Artist, Teacher, Vocalist, Songwriter

Homegrown Co-Creator

Alena received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Michigan State University in 2011 as well as a certification in Music Learning Theory at the Early Childhood Level from University of South Carolina. Alena began working as the Music Director at the renowned Los Angeles Elementary and Early Childhood educational institution: Hollywood Schoolhouse in 2011.

As a vocalist and songwriter, Alena wrote, recorded and released her first solo Album titled BEAUTIFUL MOMENT in collaboration with Drew Allsbrook at The People’s Music Studio located in Sherman Oaks, CA. Alena performed two album-release shows in 2018. Firstly at the historic Hotel Cafe in Hollywood CA in March of 2018, and later at The Morrie in Royal Oak, MI in April 2018.

In June 2019 Alena premiered her critically acclaimed and highly reviewed “Swiped The Musical,” an inspiring musical romantic comedy about online dating, which premiered June 21st at The Hudson Theatre in Hollywood for the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Swiped The Musical received the Fringe’s Encore’s extension award for the success of its initial run.

Alena co-founded Unicorn Music Academy in January 2020 to open up the young people’s hearts and minds to the music around them and give them the tools they ned to organize their ideas and create freely.

Most recently Alena has been writing, recording and producing with artists at Homegrown Recording Collective. In November 2021 Alena and her writing partners Catriona Fray and Danny Pravder traveled to New York City to produce a new work titled “Divine Feminine Soul” at The Duplex.

Credits include: Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Musetta in La Boheme, Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, Lily Garland in On The Twentieth Century, and Rapunzel in Into the Woods.

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Isaac Mailach

Producer, Keyboardist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer

Homegrown Co-Creator

My name is Isaac Mailach, and I am a self-proclaimed nerd.

I love learning about pretty much anything and everything, from baking to astrophysics. I started playing the cello when I was 3, and I knew I wanted to compose music for visual media when I was 17. Since then, not much has changed, except that I'm a little better at both those things. I would describe my composition style as grounded in experimental post-modern abstract-expressionist minimalism (yes, all of those at once).


I am originally from the cozy suburb of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. I received my Bachelor of Music in Composition and Cello Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and recently received my Master of Music in Screen Scoring at the University of Southern California (USC).

My desire for composition comes from the amazing stories music can tell, especially when combined with visual media. Music married to story provides me with intensely powerful experiences, some of which have no parallel for me in the real world; storytelling, after all, speaks to an essential part of being human. Music can add subtlety to the emotion of a scene, add impact to a moment, and can absorb the viewer into the world of the story to create a deeply visceral experience. My love of nature, as well as my interests in Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science help feed my musical inspiration.

Since I began playing the cello at the age of 3, I have been surrounded by music almost my entire life. My passion for the cello compelled me to pursue the instrument professionally during my undergraduate degree. My cello mentors have included Paul Pulford, Katie Schlaikjer, Vernon Regehr, Paul Marleyn, and Tricia Balmer. My proudest accomplishment with the instrument was being named a winner of the Laurier Concerto Competition 2017, giving me the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Laurier Symphony Orchestra. Other instruments I have studied include the piano and the shakuhachi, a Japanese meditational flute.

I hope you enjoy my work. Interested in talking with me? Shoot me an email at

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