I have had a wonderful career in music. I've travelled the world performing and have been part of history making records as a producer and a performer. I feel I would never have achieved any of this without some very wonderful teachers and mentors along the way. Their patience, understanding and ability to communicate their knowledge inspired me, and continues to do so today. I try to emulate all these qualities in both my teaching and with artists I am fortunate enough to produce. I don't take your trust in me lightly, be it as a student or as an artist.
My specialties include jazz, r&b, and pop piano styles. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody.
For those students who already actively play, I can help hone your skills, offer performance, recording and studio tips and techniques.
My space is tidy but not always immaculate. I am a working musician and often have several projects juggling at once. There is room for 2 to 3 others in addition to the student. My living room is always available and wi-fi ready for those who wait on a student. More than ample parking is available at any time.
- STUDIO GEAR (pre-production only)
Sibelius 8.5 Notation Software
M-Audio Pro Keys 88
full array of VST instruments & effect plug-ins for commercial recording (Waves, Spectrasonics, Kontakt 11, etc)