I have had a career as a songwriter and a musician for 32 years.
I have also worked as a teacher of:
*arranging music for the recording studio
*basics of songwriting
*audio enginnering - fundamentals & Protools software,
...and guitar and piano lessons
I have also tutored in music history, art history, American history and world history
I lived and worked in Nashville for 16 years as a staff writer for Sony music, Warner/Chappell music, and several other mainstream music publishers. I am the writer of the #1 country hit in 1989 - "Right From the Start" recorded by Earl Thomas Conley on RCA records. The song was also included on his Greatest Hits CD, and was used in the Paramount movie "Roadhouse" which is one of the most rerun films on television of the last 10 years. I have also written and published and produced other songs that have been played on television and radio through the years.
While in Nashville I owned & operated a recording studio that recorded songs for many famous and successful songwriters and artists, as well as major publishers and labels such as RCA, Capital, Warner Bros, Sony, Polygram, Universal, Mercury, Arista, Atlantic, Disney, Dreamworks, etc.
Now I am semi-retired living in Arlington Texas (where I grew up). I have a recording studio and I have written several non-fiction books. I enjoy working with musically gifted students - singers, songwriters, musicians - rock, jazz, blues & country music.
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