What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I spend the first lesson understanding what the student wants to learn as well as where he/she is in terms of piano/music proficiency. From there I develop a plan to teach. Frequently lessons involve 1/2 piano technique/music theory and 1/2 music production/composition in a working, professional studio.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have studied music from age 7 (classical piano) throughout college (studio recording, electronic and classical music courses), and post-college study (American Conservatory of Music). I have been playing professionally since 1986. Currently I perform with Poi Dog Pondering, The Booty Movement Coalition, RC7, WillFromBrazil, solo jazz piano at The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building, and others. I have produced commercial music for McDonald's, Walter E. Smithe, and others. I have remixed countless tracks for various artists and major labels like Sony, and Blue Note.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with both seasoned musicians and complete newbies. Adding the production and composition aspect has helped create lasting customers.