I play piano, as well as organ, for parties, group meetings, church services, weddings, funerals and any special events. I also sing. What music do you want? I perform a variety.
Price Range: $75 to $300
Gig Length: 15 - 190 minutes
Unions: NEA, American Choral Directors
What to Expect
This depends on the situations and circumstances. I can sing a quick solo or play for an entire evening at a party. Whatever is required.
I've been a public school choral teacher for a few decades, grades 6 through 12. I've been a church musician (piano, organ and choir director) for several decades as well. Off and on, I've given private piano lessons and singing lessons. Another fun pass-time for me is performing in the chorus of musicals and operas, mostly back in Iowa and now with New Century Opera in Pinellas County in Florida. I play several gigs each year, and am available for New Year's Eve, graduation parties, weddings and receptions, funeral services, mother-daughter teas, and other events. I accompany students at solo and ensemble contest and when needed for performances. I've even played at restaurants nearby.
I can play anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 or more hours, depending on the situation. My favorite songs to sing are church-related, easy listening, Broadway, but will try most anything out there.
Additional Booking Notes
A good acoustic piano would be great, or an electric piano if no other available.
I usually need a plug in for electricity for electric piano, but I do prefer if there is a regular, acoustic piano on hand to use. I might need a microphone if a huge auditorium.
Influences & Inspiration
My influences are most anyone in history that has played piano, organ or sung professionally and successfully. I also admire great teachers throughout history. I do like composers including Mozart, Bach, Bernstein. I enjoy listening to big band music, and I enjoy singing Mark Hays compositions in church, and I like singing . . . Frank Sinatra!
Electric plug in.
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