I have 32 years professional experience and 6 years of teaching experience. I began at "Mad Music", in St. Petersburg, Florida, helping many students start their personal steps in voice, music performance and songwriting. I later expanded what I taught while being an ESL Tutor for international students at Berklee College of Music. At the college, I instructed in music business, music production, music marketing, songwriting, artist development, artist branding, English and literature, and English pronunciation. I have a reputation for being empathetic and a great listener who cares for each student, and works hard to tailor each lesson to individual needs.
Being a successful working musician allows me to pass on applicable wisdom for a sustainable future either as an indi musician, studio/giging musician, producer and solo-preneur.
VOICE | MUSIC PERFORMANCE:
22 years professional vocal experience singing all styles of music, I have entertained non-stop since childhood and am an award winning performer. For 10 years and in thousands of shows with “South Town Fever”, a twelve piece party band whom I joined as lead singer, I opened for acts including:
“Three Dog Night” ,“The Spinners” and “The Tams.”
I also performed with pianist Kenny Drew Jr., Vocalist Elana Roggero, from Italy and Grammy nominated Percussionist Sammy Figuorora.
SONGWRITING | MUSIC PRODUCTION:
I own my own audio production business, AudioRichter, in which I compose, record, produce, write songs and create sound design for multimedia. I have scored for short film, composed for learning videos, corporate training video's, children's learning programs, meditation cd's, commercial jingles and written songs to which SESAC recognized me as a songwriter/artist and I am affiliated with them.
*Of note, a film I scored and created original sound design for was chosen to play at the Brooklyn Film Fest in 2013. ~ Visit my website to view portfolio!
BROADCAST AUDIO PRODUCTION:
I also work as a radio commercial producer, audio engineer and voiceover talent. Originally starting at Clear Channel in 2000, my voice and production work have been associated with Wendy’s, Jaguar, Dunkin’ Donuts, Verizon, CD releases and more. I work with SiriusXM, where I continue to write, voice, produce and edit radio commercials for all of the talk channels on SiriusXM Radio. This includes CNN, MSNBC, Oprah, Martha Stewart, Sports and other talk channels. I spend some of each day at the ProTools console creating innovative and compelling commercial content.
I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a major in Electronic Production & Sound Design and a minor in Acoustics & Electronics, studied songwriting, how harmony and lyrics are set to popular music, contemporary voice techniques and stylistic interpretation.
* SESAC songwriter/artist & music publisher affiliate
* AES: Audio Engineering Society member
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