I know many people don’t like year-end letters but I couldn’t resist.
2016 was a wild year for many reasons. I am very happy to be working in the music biz. This is what I love to do and I’m looking forward to 2017.
Last year I had fun playing gigs with 11 different bands/artists.
I enjoyed working in my studio as a player, engineer, producer with 9 different clients. Additionally, I wrote numerous songs, TV/Film cues, arrangements, charts and transcriptions.
A CD I worked on was released in 2016 – Chico 45th Anniversary ~ CHICO [latin, variety] (Bill Keis, mastering engineer, keyboards). I’m looking forward to three more CDs being released in 2017.
As a teacher, my niche is teaching adults. I cover many things including accompaniment skills, composing and how to play in a band.
Super cool news: a student wrote and recorded a song for his wife for their anniversary, several students played casuals and sat in at nightclubs, one student (who was failing) got an “A” in her College music class. In 2016 I reached a milestone…all 10 of my music books are now available on Amazon Kindle!
Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2017. Let’s get together and make some noise!