I've studied music
under Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated composers such as Gerald Fried (Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, Star Trek, Napoleon and Josephine) Thom Sharp (When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, Aladdin, Little Mermaid) Jerry Grant (Quantum Leap, Hired to Kill, Hunter) and composition under Dr. Russel Steinberg one of America's leading Neo-Classical composers and performers.
My career has been in the arts and education on many different levels. I was the study for Ed Solomon's (Men in Black, Charlie's Angels, Imagine That) character Miles Evans for which Morgan Freeman played in the 2003 film
Levity. He has been the subject an original autobiographical television pilot written by Jeff Fiskin (Cutter's Way, Revenge, The 60's, The 70's) and produced by Linda Obst (Adventures in Babysitting, Sleepless in Seattle, Contact) called Homeboyz dealing with the care and nurturing of hardened gang members and student dropouts in Watts and south central Los Angeles in the 1990's. I have been featured in many articles and television programs dealing with youth-at-risk, gang intervention.
During my 24 year career in education and entertainment I was writing
and directing plays, producing, composing music, writing musicals and going to film school on my spare time - in between commuting 150 miles a day from Palmdale, California to Compton California to teach alternative school education each morning. I have been directly or indirectly involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. I recently retired from teaching in 2007. I have played piano
for over 43 years and taught many students. I would be happy to help you or your child and will answer any questions you might have of me. Thank you for your time.
In terms of my methods of teaching I set out to identify the strengths of my students and redirect those strengths into helping any weaknesses they may have. Exploration and discovery is the best way to approach a subject in order to know it. Learning becomes easy as long as there is a connection to an end product or result.
24 hours notice required
The current rate reflects an hourly rate. Lessons are normally by the 1/2 hour.
Travels within 15 miles of Palmdale, CA 93551