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Qualifications & Experience

Highly motivated and energetic music teacher with over 15 years of hands on experience in teaching music. I have a passion for developing the musical talent of youths. This process is unique to each student whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced. Discovering what their interests are musically, be they traditional or contemporary popular music, and teaching them the necessary skills is a truly fulfilling way for me to apply and share my expertise. I am competent and knowledgeable in all styles of music from classical, to all forms of contemporary popular music. I have passion for finding out what excites each student about music and teaching appropriately to their instrument
piano instruction technique modern keyboard instruction technique coaching/rehearsing vocalists choosing material
mentoring bands and ensembles Garageband and other DAW

Areas of expertise:
encouraging creativity in creating songs/music song and music form
rhythm studies and training
writing songs and other forms recording and mixing

Professional experience
private teaching
co - instructor for John Novello method (the contemporary keyboardist) staff keyboard instructor at Hubba Daddy’s - Canyon country accompanist for John Sargent - Newbury Park HS choir director
Joey Fatone (NSYNC)
Mel B (Spice Girls)
Burleigh Drummond ( Ambrosia) Keb’ Mo
Bennie Maupin ( Herbie Hancock) Bob Birch (Elton John)
Performed with
composed theme for History channel series “Mighty Mississippi” other film and TV orchestrations for Herbie Hancock , Dominic Messenger
many local /regional artists,

American Conservatory of Music - Piano Major Degree
Dick Grove School of Music - Composing/ Arranging, Film Scoring, Perfection in Performance Degrees



American Conservatory Theater

piano - american conservatory of music


The Players School of Music

composition - arranging, film scoring, performance

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