The Story of my MusicTraining
What I do is not "rocket science."
I ask each prospective student what they want and then find a way to give it to them.
For this reason my local services are as cheap in terms of time and effort as possible.
My online services are even cheaper!
Email me or phone me (contact info below.) Why bother?
If you want some local service I'll offer a free interview in which I'll provide much needed info.
If you only want online service I'll
answer your questions for free. In both cases, you'll be a more informed consumer
after our discussion.
My music career was sidetracked by college and then many years in public relations and marketing. During this period, I first taught myself to play the piano (poorly!) then later received more "formal instruction." In 1987, I put all these skills together and began a new career as a keyboard instructor. As the technology of electronic instruments advanced, I kept pace - purchasing, teaching, and performing on some of the first digital pianos, synthesizers, and portable keyboards. This has allowed me to teach all modern instruments. I also specialize in teaching hobbyists and older students.
Since I begin to instruct, I've kept a full-time music teaching practice. I specialize in teaching keyboard to adults although I'm completely at ease training interested folks of any age. My instruction is based on the idea of "playing for their own enjoyment." Not sure what your proper next step might be? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 203-7490!
In 2001 I added "author" to my job description with the publication of my first book. I currently have 30+ books available at amazon.com. Many of my books deal with the more "unusual" topics related to playing keyboards for personal enjoyment. Info on these books is available by clicking on the "Online Stuff" link to your left.
For a couple years, I served as "Tech Support" for our local Yamaha digital piano dealership - cause I really do know keyboards very well.
In my "spare time" I've performed hundreds of "gigs" on all sorts of keyboarded instruments, in most musical styles. If this is interesting to you, the correct thing to do - you guessed it - is contact me RIGHT NOW email@example.com or (520) 203- 7490
Currently (2013,) I keep a number of personal students and lecture and interview and offer advice, both on and offline! I would be open to taking YOU as a "personal student" and that road starts with checking me out here online. I suggest you read all the pages. Or call, it's really up to you.
Let me finish up this bio with some personal statistics. I'm single (divorced), no children, 5'9” and 170 lbs. I hike, garden, and read incessantly (history, philosophy, science fiction, and current events.) I also spend time with friends I've had for decades. I'm spiritual, but without an organized religion. I have plenty of opinions about many things, but will change my mind in a heartbeat in the face of new information and/or a superior argument!
I consider myself a teacher who also performs. I am equal parts right-brained and left-brained, wacky artist and clinical scientist. I have taken the road less traveled and that has made all the difference.