Live! Performances for: Restaurants. Coffeehouses. Banquets. Galas. Festivals. Studio Sessions. Music Lessons (piano, guitar & vocal coaching). Piano Tuning & Repair.
LIVE PERFORMANCES - partial list of venues, for private or public events: The Georgia Club (Statham, GA). The Classic Center (Athens, GA). Eataliano's. Nemoes (Norcross). The Black History Museum. Adele's (Roswell). TV 57 (Norcross). Zaban Tower Senior Living Community. Vine Cafe and Market (Douglasville). ATL History Center. Red Light Cafe. JenCare Senior Medical Center. In-home Jazz Concert (Loganville). Oakland Cemetery "Tunes From the Tombs". Little Alley Steak (Buckhead). Copeland's in Kennesaw (Father's Day Brunch). Copper Coin Coffee (Woodstock). Gabe's Louisiana Restaurant (Douglasville). Sage Restaurant (Alpharetta). Pigs & Peaches Festival (Kennesaw) w/ Weekend Getaway Band. Celebration Village Senior Living Community...just to name a few.
SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR & VOCAL Partial List of Artists Covered: Al Green. Beatles. Ben E. King. Bill Withers. Billy Joel. Bob Dylan. Bob Marley. Brian McKnight. CSNY. Curtis Mayfield. Damien Rice. Desiree. Dobie Gray. Eagles. Emerson Lake & Palmer. Eric Clapton. Gino Vannelli. James Taylor. Jimmy Cliff. John Legend. John Mayer. Journey. Keith Urban. Paul Carrack. Paul McCartney. Roberta Flack. Rufus. Sam Cooke. Simply Red. Smokey Robinson. Stephen Bishop. Steve Winwood. Stevie Wonder. Sting. Terence Trent D'Arby. U2. Van Morrison. Young Rascals.
SOLO PIANO Repertoire consists of Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook that will add a touch of background elegance to any formal or semi formal event.
PIANO TUNING AND REPAIR - Free pre-purchase consultation if you're in need of an instrument. You need a good piano that's also good enough to play well on. Making such a substantial purchase before your student has proven their commitment is a tough decision. Thus, the "free" piano option is very appealing. I encourage you to approach this area with extreme caution. Many of these "free" instruments are too worn out to play well on, not worth repairing, and/or too expensive to repair. And frankly, you'll just end up with a very heavy piece of old junk. It should be inspected, just like a car is inspected by a mechanic before purchase. And never buy a piano on external appearance only.
Pianos can be refurbished or totally restored. It's expensive and often cost prohibitive. "Sentimental value" may justify having this type of extensive work done. But if you move forward with this option, the question then becomes, "will anybody in the family really play it often enough to justify the expense, as well as take on the responsibility of moving and maintaining it?
Your piano should be on a regular maintenance schedule. At least one tuning every 8 to 12 months is recommended. Temperature and humidity are the main variables that affect tuning, among other things. If it sits for long periods of time, it will go out of tune.
A free 21-page pdf document that goes into more detail about these and other piano tech related topics is available on the LINKS PAGE