Live! Performances for: Restaurants. Coffeehouses. Banquets. Galas. Festivals. Studio Sessions. Music Lessons (piano, guitar & vocal coaching). Piano Tuning & Repair.
LIVE PERFORMANCES - You may have seen me performing on keyboards & vocals, or acoustic guitar & vocals at one of the following venues, for a private or public event: 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. Vine Cafe and Market (Douglasville). ATL History Center. Red Light Cafe. JenCare Senior Medical Center. Jazz House 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)...just to name a few.
SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR & VOCAL Partial Song List: Change the World. From the Beginning. Blackbird. Ordinary People. If You Love Somebody. Higher Love. Lovely Day. Don't Stop Believing. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight. People Get Ready. Smile. On and On. My Cherie Amour. Deacon Blues. Fragile. Message in a Bottle. Roll With It. Somebody Like You. What A Wonderful World This Would Be. Ya Gotta Be. I Can See Clearly Now. A Change Is Gonna Come. Can't Find My Way Home. Sign Your Name. Every Breath You Take. Groovin'. To Make You Feel My Love.
SOLO PIANO Repertoire consists of Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook that will add a touch of background elegance to formal and semi formal events.
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.
It would be my pleasure to give you my free 21-page document that goes into more detail about these and other piano tech related topics. Contact me here.