About the Studio
Innovation. Creativity. Technology. These are the ideas that shaped the building of my studio & provide a foundation and groundwork for my teaching philosophies.
The Piano: My baby grand piano is always kept in tip-top condition and is regulated once a year to keep the action precise.
Music Library: From an assortment of theory & technique books to Rock Piano Methods to Jazz piano solos, I have accumulated hundreds of music textbooks, scores, references, etc over the years. I also have access to thousands of music files in .PDF format & tons of backing tracks for rock, blues, & jazz piano.
Video Lesson Recordings: After every lesson, you will receive a High-Quality HD video recording on your SD card. As a student, you will be able to review this throughout the practice week and also have for long-term use. Think of it as FREE Lessons! Just make sure to copy & paste the lesson files onto another hard drive so you won't run out of room.
Professional Audio Recording: Over the years, I have gained experience as an engineer, recording many solo & band tracks. In my studio, I have ProTools 8, high-quality studio mic, and an ambient room to make recording a wonderful experience for the student & teacher. All performance pieces or any piece finished will be recorded and each student will build a repertoire of recorded pieces, just like the professionals!
20,000+ MP3 Songs!: Yes, I have a ton of songs. Whether you need a new piece to work up or a new band to listen to, my library is yours. Part of understanding how to play music is gained by listening to music. The reason you gained an interest in music is most likely because of the way a song or piece affected you emotionally.
Waiting Area: If you are a parent or student arriving early (or staying afterwards), there is a waiting room available with Wireless Internet access, reading material, and a practice keyboard to get your hands warmed up. There is also a computer workstation, which is listed below.
Computer Workstation: In the waiting room, there is a computer setup with a MIDI keyboard to practice ear training, theory, composition, and other important music concepts. Training is provided by the instructor during lesson time.