- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- February 2014
I've been teaching piano and voice and performing professionally for over 25 years. Above all, I feel music lessons should be fun and not just another subject with more homework. I teach students of all ages; kids to adults. I'm friendly and easy going. Regardless of your level of experience you will be playing or singing familiar songs of your choice within just a few weeks.
I'm also available for private tutoring in the following subjects: English, English as a second language, French, (through High School Level) and Reading.
There's no time like the present to learn how to play or sing and no reason with the right tutoring why you can't learn another language or become more proficient in reading.
*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson begins with a warm up and a review in a no-pressure atmosphere. Students are encouraged to move along at a pace that is comfortable yet challenging.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Vocal Sound System and Microphones.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha Pro Digital Keyboard
*** Specialties ***
Creating a unique plan for each student based on their level and ability.
Teaching beginner to advanced level piano and voice.
Helping emerging performers to construct a repertoire and learn material which showcases their talents to their best advantage.
Developing a unique style.
I perform piano / vocals regularly at Diablo Country Club, appearing at special events and occasions.
Performed nightly, solo piano and vocals Monday - Friday and with a bass player on Saturday evenings.
As Entertainment Director for DSE, I was responsible for setting up the music program in multiple locations, hiring local musicians and bands to perform at our venues, performing piano and vocals with my band 6 nights / week.
From 1992-1996 I was in charge of entertainment booking and management for the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco. In addition to hiring and placing 15 musicians throughout the hotels many venues, my trio performed nightly at the famed, Top of the Mark, 6 night a week.+ Read More
My responsibilities at the Palace Hotel included hiring musicians for all of the hotel venues and performing in the world famous, Garden Court, 6 nights a week the Paul R Trio.
Headline performer at the Cirque Room in the Fairmont Hotel. Performed Mondays - Saturdays.
I performed nightly in the Grand Hyatt's well known nightclub, "Trumpets" owned and operated at the time by Donald Trump. I performed there for 4 years, 6 nights a week.
I spent most of 1983 performing all around Sweden and Denmark, appearing at well known hotel nightclubs in Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenberg and Copenhagen.
Ted Hook's Backstage was arguably the premier piano club in the country from 1976 - 1985. I was the headline, resident pianist / singer performing 5 nights a week from October 1981 - February 1983