I have 2 degrees, both from George Mason University, one , a BA in History, and the other , much more relevant, a BA in Piano. As a piano student , I studied the masters, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, as well as 20th century composers such as Bartok, Stravinsky, and others. My biggest area of interest was in barrelhouse and boogie piano styles as well as blues, and how they are used in rock stylings.
I have been teaching piano, keyboard, organ, and sampler and synthesizer for over 30 years. My students have ranged in age from 5 to 81 years. And they all learned ! Once a student told me I was a cartoon. I asked which character. They said " No, you area whole cartoon! ". I believe in humor and I believe in the power of positive reenforcement to urge my students on to achieve our agreed on goals , and to perfect their skills, whether a beginner, or a seasoned performer. I have had over a dozen students go on to college with music as their major or minor.
If I have to bring a keyboard, such as a sampler, there are additional fees.
I am a very experienced keyboard teacher looking for part time work either in a studio , in students homes, or online.
Piano, keyboard teacher — 2003-2016, MUSIC AND ARTS CENTER #30, Falls Church, Va. & Alexandria, Va.
As a piano and keyboard teacher at MUSIC AND ARTS, I taught students of all ages from 5 year olds to adults (my oldest was 81 years young). I had a weekly roster of an average of 48 students per week. Pedagogy was basics of keyboard theory and practice, pop and jazz stylings, and classics. All students were eventually to perform Fur Elise and other light classics. Several students went on to major music schools.
CEO -1999-2003, Alistair Leigh, Inc.
As president of this company, I was responsible for overseeing the operation of a 7000 square foot nightclub in the Meat Packing District of New York City. I was responsible for the administration of promotions, advertising, and contracts, including several contracts with TV shows, and major films using the location for their shoots. During 9/11, I oversaw the operations and we were the first business of our sort to open below 14th Street 2 days after the tragic event that occurred 20 blocks away. We closed the bar in 2003 due to exorbitant rent increases and insurance premiums. At this time I oversaw the liquidation of assets as well as the closing of the club.
Vice Chairman - 1998-1999 Alistair Leigh, Inc.
I was elected Vice Chairman of this company by the shareholders, to shadow the Chairman at the time, and learn the administrative functions. Also , I slowly took over administration of the promotions and advertising of the nightclub.
Technician, Library of Congress, Music Division — 1992-1996
As a technician at the music division of the LOC, I was responsible for sorting stuff sent to the Division in Special Collections from the relatives and estates of deceased musicians , entertainers, and , later in my period there , working for the Dance Project, dancers and choreographers. I worked on the Rubenstein collection. Francheska Boaz, choreographer, collection, Bob Fosse/ Gwen Verdon Archives, and Danny Kaye/ Fine collection.In addition I helped organize the Army Navy Music Archives. During this period I had direct contact with Ms.Gwen Verdon regarding the archives of her and her exhusband Bob Fosse.
Music Teacher, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboard 1977-1992
During this period , I taught "the keys" Both at student's homes, and in studio associated with various retail companies in the Washington DC area. Companies included Harrison Music, Hammond Organ Studios, and Jordan Kitts Music.
Piano Tuner/Technician, Jordan Kitts Music, various locations, 1973-1976
At this time, Jordan Kitts Music Technicians trained me. To become an "ear" Piano tuner ,technician. Having become an accomplished tuner/tech, I was then assigned to. Tune the pianos in the various Jordan Kitts showrooms in Northern Virginia. At th is time, so too did I do tuning in private homes.
George Mason University , Fairfax, Va. — Bachelor of Arts, Music, Piano Practice 1976
George Mason University - Bachelor of Arts, Ancient and Medieval History 1973
American Institute for Foreign Study- Cambridge University, Cambridge, Great Britain 1968 , English History, Shakespeare, Nature studies, Government.
I have been playing piano since the age of 5.
Can be supplied. I am also bondable to the figure of $500,000.
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