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50+ years experience: full-time, critically aclaimed, professional musician, "toured the world" experience!!
Teach anyone, anywhere, anytime (in home or over the internet)!!
I also teach, coach, mentor almost ALL school subjects and HSPT(!!), PSAT(!!), SAT, ACT, GRE, etc. standardized tests!!
I pride myself in getting to know my students and exactly what they want to achieve and - most importantly - working very, very hard and smart to custom design the simplest, quickest, most efficient, effective and enjoyable methods to get them to achieve exactly what they want - and each and everything that they want.
Pro and expert tips, tricks, cheats, shortcuts, etc. are so very, very important - the quickest most painless and most profitable path to our success!!
I firmly believe that is of paramount importance that your teacher be able to show you absolutely anything and everything that you want to learn in the most easily comprehended and most quicky learn-able way.
Efficiency combined with fun is almost always the quickest and easiest and most effective way to all of your goals.
I've assiduously studied every
book and magazine I could find,
engineering and recording technique, etc.
throughout grammer school, high school and university - for over
- and I have had the honor, priviledge, experience of being a full time professional musician:
I sang and played virtually
every instrument while touring
dozens of countries on
five countinents playing to
tens of thousands each night with members from many, many internationally acclaimed,
mutli-Grammy award winning,
"Hall of Fame" recording artists!!
Absolutely everything!! I absolutely love helping people!! Especially when it comes to things that they might even be passionate about or may one day become more passionate about.
I love watching people learn, achieve, excel, & approach their lifelong & wildest dreams. Nothing could please me more...to me, nothing is more rewarding!!
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Photos and videos
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Quickly, courteously, respectfully, efficiently learn everything I can about the special needs, wants, desires of the student. Develop the most effecient, effective, quick, easy, simple methods to immediately address everything I have learned: get the student all the places they want to go and show them the easiest, quickest, simplest, most enjoyable ways to get there.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I studied Finance/Economics and Systems Engineering in the Management and Technology Program at the
Wharton Business School,
Moore School of Engineering
("Moore's Law", The ENIAC: 1st "computer"- WWII balistics and feasibillity of the thermonuclear weapon) at the
University of Pennsylvania.... but....
I have been playing/studying music (keyboards, singing) since I was three years old. I studied music in grammer school (clarinet "I want to play the really "cool" looking instrument: all black and covered in silver metal!!...Wait what am doing in a room full of girls every week...instead of stuck in math...).
I studied music in high school: we had a full recording studio where I recorded my first record - I sang, played keyboards and lead guitar - wrote the music and lyrics, did all the arranging and orchestration. I was president of our Recording Studio Club. I sang in Choir, A Cappella Choir and was accepted to All State Choir. We won 2nd place in the state singing A Cappella in Mary's Canary's Beach Boys Medley. I was chosen as the lead in a few theatrical productions too.
I also studied music at both the University of Pennsylvania (composition, theory, history, ear training, etc.) and Florida Atlantic University (history, more theory, jazz solo and ensemble performance). But before I could finish at FAU I was already touring with a multi-platinum, multi-billboard #1 charting, "Hall of Fame", international recording artist.
Since then I have...
SANG AND PLAYED ALMOST ALL INSTRUMENTS ON
5 CONTINENTS IN
IN FRONT OF TENS OF THOUSANDS
IN BANDS WITH MEMBERS FROM MANY
INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS (Am I??....NO!!),
"HALL OF FAME",
MULTIPLE BILLBOARD CHARTING,
MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD WINNING,
Marilyn Manson ("Sweet Dreams", "The Beautiful People"...)
The Frank Sinatra Orchestra ("My Way", "New York, NY", “Summer Wind”...)
Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers (“Women's Got the Power”, “Savin Up”, “You're a Friend of Mine”)
Allman Brothers Band (“Whippin Post”, “Melissa”, “Ramblin’ Man”, “One Way Out”, “Southbound”, “Midnight Rider”...)
Extreme ("More Than Words", "Get the Funk Out")
Creed ("Higher", "One")
Steve Vai ("For the Love of God", "The Audience is Listening", "Bad Horsie", soundtrack and "cameo" for movie "Crossroads")
Steve Morse Band/Dixie Dregs ("Tumeni Notes", "Highland Wedding", "Dixie"...)
Dream Theatre, ("Pull Me Under")
The Classics IV ("Spooky", "Stormy", "Traces of Love")
Little Steven & the Disciples of Souls (“Voice of America”)
Gary U.S. Bonds (“Quarter to Three”, “This Little Girl”)
Jersey Artists for Mankind
The Platters ("The Great Pretender", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Only You", "Unchained Melody"...)
Expose ("Seasons Change", "Point of No Return"...)
Linear ("Sending All My Love"...)
Jeff Scott Soto (Singer for Alcatraz/Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey, Foreigner, movie "Rock Star"...)
Bertie Higgins ("Sailing Away to Key Largo"...)
Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine ("Turn The Beat Around", "Conga", "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"...)
Dion ( "Runaround Sue," "The Wanderer," "Ruby Baby," and "Lovers Who Wander", etc.)
and MANY more...
OPENING UP FOR:
Marilyn Manson, The Beach Boys, The Romantics, Jefferson Starship, Modern English, Quiet Riot, The Guess Who, Ted Nugent, Mountain, Molly Hatchet, Richie Havens, Ace Freely, Wasp, Dave Barry (comedian, novelist, columnist, etc.), Atlanta Rhythm Section, Dennis Yost (Classics IV), Steinhardt Moon Project (Kansas), Marty Balin (Jefferson Starship), Atrtimus Pyle Band (Lynyrd Skynyrd's drummer), Melanie, Bertie Higgins, Arlo Guthrie, Kathleen Madigan, Saigon Kick, War and MANY, MANY more...
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You can not beat the price: $0
...until, perhaps, we can establish that we are an excellent student/teacher fit. Then I work extra hard to make sure that every lesson is as easy and as affordable as I can.
Absolutely no questions asked what-so-ever
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How did you get started teaching?
I have been teaching ever since I was approached by various friends in high school - they were all asking me to teach them everything I could.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with all the extremes: extremely young (babies in fact!) to the oldest and wisest among us! From absolute beginners (fun!) to players equal or even in some aspects beyond my abilities (even more fun!!). I've also been lucky enough to teach and coach some of the many internationally famous artists I've shared stages with around the world. Everyone has something to learn, right?
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I recently settled down with my wife and two boys...but just before that I had been touring Europe with the opening, warm up act for WASP:
The last PRO gig I had was with
HOUSE OF GAMES https://soundcloud.com/tags/house%20of%20games
singing all the higher back-up vocals (“hitting” a high C every night?!? I have plenty of live recordings!) and playing multiple keyboards in multiple time signatures and multiple rhythms in each hand (I had to learn ALL the parts WITHOUT any instrument -totally absurd-by transcribing them onto plain paper on the airplane from New York to Europe!! )
ONE audition/rehearsal and then immediately touring...opening for the
WASP WORLD DOMINATOR TOUR...(I got to hear the live recording -only once...copyrights- of when we auditioned for Road Runner Records while being broadcast LIVE over the radio to over 50,000 listeners!!)
HOUSE OF GAMES CD was produced by Kevin (Caveman) Shirley (AEROSMITH, DREAM THEATER, IRON MAIDEN, RUSH, etc.) in Bennett Studios. Tracks were mastered at Masterdisk Studio in NYC by Howie Weinberg.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Make absolutely sure you are investing your time, energy and hard earned money as wisely, effectively and efficienty as possible. Make certain you are comfortable, having fun (very important!) and most importantly learning and advancing in the exact ways that YOU want.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Every question you can think of that might possibly effect you achieving all or any of your goals both short and long term. This always helps me immensely in helping students get where they want go as quickly, pleasantly, effectively, efficiently as possible. Don't listen to any one who tells you that there are no shortcuts...on the contrary insist on learning each and every - all!! - the possible professional/expert/insider shortcuts, tips, tricks, "secrets", etc.