Livermore, CA, 94550
Subjects Taught Piano, Music Theory
Hi. I'm Don. I’ve been playing the piano for over 40 years, and B-3 organ and synthesizer for over 30 years. My early training was in classical piano, but then I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, and there was no turning back. After a couple of years of teaching myself guitar, I returned to the piano, and later, organ and synthesizer. I’ve been playing professionally in rock, R&B, blues, country, light jazz, and lounge bands for over 30 years. I did continue to study classical music in college -- piano, theory, composition, and history -- but by then I was committed to popular music. I've always loved teaching -- even while I was in college, I tutored my fellow students in piano and music theory.
Along with performing, I have done much recording session work, and have worked with songwriters to help them better arrange their songs. I’m currently working in three classic rock bands, and in an eclectic duo with my wife, a singer / guitarist / bass player. I still play...