two bachelors degrees: Music Composition (SUNY Albany) and Computer Science (UNLV) - also attended Berklee College of Music and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
My Expert Service
From baby steps with your first music theory, to ear training, to learning to sing or play an instrument, to going pro, together we can exceed your goals by getting you quickly back in the game when you hit the wall.
I teach music theory so that it makes sense, breaking it down to basics and painting word pictures, so you can wrap your brain around it. In live performance, I only use sheet music and charts for a small percentage of the songs. I can help you acquire this talent, so the music makes sense to you and you are no longer dependent on the printed page. I teach ear training so you develop a feel for where the music is going and can sense what comes next, even if playing it in a different key.
Experience & Qualifications
40 years, 100 bands, Music Director, Keys, KeyBass, Lead Vocals, toured internationally, Vegas showrooms/lounges, 3 years on cruise ships, 40 years session work, making demos/videos, sales/marketing/management, booking/promoting, music composition/arranging, home studio recording/production, teaching piano/music theory, worked with Eddie Floyd (Knock on Wood), Doris Troy (Just One Look), Classics IV (Spooky), Solomon Burke (Everybody Needs Someone to Love), Hot (Angel in Your Arms), Music Director for Redd Foxx (Sanford and Son) and an American Music tour of Australia, 3 years as Music Director for Liz Damon's Orient Express (1900 Yesterday), opened for the Tams (Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy), opened for Willie Nelson and jammed with his band, also jammed with Air Supply, Chick Corea and Gayle Moran