I started piano lessons at age 5, in my hometown of Munster, Indiana. During high school, I studied classical organ and piano at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, IL. After attending Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, I was a full time church organist and taught piano for twenty years.
I have entertained at special events for over 30 years. Some of those events include Grand Openings and Galas at The Center for The Performing Arts, Carmel, IN, Carmel International Arts Festival, St Margaret's Guild,The Indianapolis 500 - United States Auto Club, 13 years in the VIP lounge for the Men's National Tennis Championships Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, AT&T, Community North Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, Reis Nichols Jewelers, International Special Events Society, Sertoma, the PGA Tour, Eli Lilly, The Children's Museum, Indianapolis Civic Theater, Indianapolis Ballet Theater, Starlight Musicals, Indianapolis Monthly Dream Homes, Archdioces of Indianapolis, Mayor James Brainard, Carmel, IN, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Decorator Showhouses, the Indianapolis Zoo, American Heart Assoc., Comcast, "Brick Street," Zionsville, IN, Carmel International Arts Festival Main Stage, The Ritz Charles 25th Year Anniversary, Carmel, IN, and many, many, many more!
Some of the restaurants include: THE FIFTH QUARTER, MIDTOWN TAP, AGIO'S, RUTHELLEN'S, MALIBU ON MARYLAND all in Indianapolis,IN. SERENDIPITY, Carmel,IN, KELTIE'S, Westfield,IN; SERENITY, Zionsville,IN, THE PROPYLAEUM, Indianapolis, TWENTY at The Charley Creek Inn, Wabash,IN.
I've performed at THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART, Saturday Serenade Series, The Lobby Lounge at the SHERATON HOTEL, downtown Indianapolis, 120 FRESH MARKET GRILLE at the Hilton Hotel, Indianapolis. The Lobby Lounge at the RADISSON HOTEL, Indianapolis, THE ARTSGARDEN-Indianapolis, CHATEAU THOMAS WINERY, Fishers, IN, VON MAUR, MACY'S, the INDIANA STATE FAIR and weekends at the piano in "The Grand Lobby Lounge" located in the beautiful and historic INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE, downtown Indianapolis.
I've played with orchestras, jazz and oldies bands, for church services and women's conferences and accompanied vocalists for special events/concerts. In Indianapolis, I played in the all girl band for the musical, "Swingtime Canteen," and production of "It's a Wonderful Life," the musical.
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When the inaugural world-wide tour of the beautiful 500,000th Steinway piano made it's stop in Indianapolis, I gave three solo concerts, played private events hosted by Steinway and made a video documentary of the historic instrument with local Indianapolis TV and celebrity columnist, Reid Duffy.
The classics made popular by singers like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Nina Simone, Michael Buble, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Shirley Horn, Mel Torme, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall and many others.
Big band, swing, Broadway, classic jazz/pop/rock oldies. Favorites of the 20's, 30's, 40's 50's, 60's, 70's.
Piano influences: George Shearing, Duke Ellington, Roger Williams, Steve Allen, George Gershwin, Peter Nero
What to Expect
I create all my keyboard musical arrangements.
YES! People ask if I'm playing the guitar, vibes, trumpet! Everything you hear I am playing "LIVE in the moment," not to pre-recorded or karaoke sound tracks. My music is created for YOUR event!
You decide the ambience or theme - I will create the music appropriate for the occasion and help set the mood.
My state of the art sound system will accomodate any size event or it can be patched into your wireless equipment.
Available for Your
Christmas Party, Convention, Corporate Event, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Hotel, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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