Born: August 5, 1971 Primary Instrument: Piano
I started playing a tiny table top organ at age 6, listening to my brothers Beatle's and Styx albums and then playing the songs by ear. I quickly and naturally advanced in school, becoming involved in jazz ensemble as a vocalist, soloist in chorus, and eventually as a pianist in college.
After college I was fortunate to learn much about the elderly and directed recreation therapy and performed music for them in nursing homes and retirement communities, which I currently still enjoy doing on a regular basis. I have made a living doing what I love. Music. As a professional vocalist as well, I am always eager to teach students the art of voice and nurture raw talent.. In the summers I teach Theater to children and during the school year continue teaching music to elementary school children, but always am performing in the community. I also belong to a local concert band. Check us out at WWW.MNCB.org as we perform in and around the Phila. area throughout the year... I am also a seasoned geriatric music specialist and provide unique and creative approaches musically for seniors. Dementia and related disorders my specialty. band and act as their MC and vocalist. You can view their web site under favorite sites of mine on this page and follow our concert schedule, as we perform in mainly public venues throughout the year. I am now booking now throughout the remainder of the year into next year. The perfect ambiance for any event, big or small. Lovely piano with the perfect touch. Very reasonable rates. Everything from Gershwin to Broadway classics, standard favorites to light jazz, Billy Joel, Norah Jones, 1950's, motown, Diana Krall, Faith Hill, Eric Clapton. You name it. top rate references, X Nordstrom Pianist, award winning, TV appearances & radio, private parties, holiday sing- a-longs, perfect for restaurant work, corporate, beautiful cocktail hour background, wedding ceremony on organ. Nearly unlimited repertoire. Can bring keyboards. Vocals as well if needed. Will travel up to 150 miles from Philadelphia for extra fee. Email with request for booking date, rates, and website. Thanks for considering me for your next event. If interested, I will also furnish where I perform weekly so you can meet me and hear me Live. Will be happy to set up an audition at your convenience. Influences: Pat Metheny group, Diana Krall, Karen Carpenter, Shania Twain, 70's classic rock, classic standards, old school Broadway. Please note I also have press kit/CD for promotional use upon request....
Ridley Park, PA
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Elementary music teacher K-8 (Previous) Theater/Improv teacher middle school Private music teacher (vocal) Geriatric Music & Recreation specialist