I perform in a few different venues. I improvise on every song I play which makes the
experience very rewarding for me.
I do enjoy playing music in the establishments because people are
pretty happy to eat. I can play quietly and in many styles. I love
capturing someone's attention when they really are not expecting to be
grabbed by a song. I can see the wonderment in their eyes about my
Private parties -
Poolside, cocktail hour, banquet room, or in
someone's living room and special occasions. When looking for background music,
my EVI and I
Retirement and Convalescent Homes -
People here really enjoy my music because all the familiar songs sound
fresh and new when using the EVI. I also sing most of the songs. I
still improvise on every song and feel great when I see them with there
eyes closed swaying with improvisation as they take the ride with me. I
do believe intention is very important when I play for this type of
audience. My intention is about healing and making the listener feel
I teach privately and in elementary schools. I have room for about a total of 20 private students.
I teach at Washington Elementary School where I have 80 students.
I also teach at Open Alternative School (oas.sbceo.org) and have about 80 students there.
I teach trumpet, saxes, flute, trombone, clarinet, violin, recorder and
make sure that learning to read music is a priority along with theory.
I like to have fun when I teach and I try to get the kids to have fun
too. That really is my main motivator for the students.
Why learn and practice if it's not going to be fun?