Bay Area Lessons available, September 26-30

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 by

Hello friends! I’ll be back in the Bay Area September 26-30 and have a few lessons spot available. Book a lesson with me! I’m happy to help you to create strategies for reaching your musical goals. I hope to see you soon!


I can help you learn to play ANY song. I’m a musician who is both highly trained/educated and highly experienced as a live performer. I’ve also been a teacher for most of my professional life. I’d love to share my wealth of knowledge and experience with you. The biggest stars in the world hire me because they know they can count on me to PLAY IT RIGHT!

I’ve established my career as a touring artist, but when I’m home, I teach! I’m best known as Beyoncé’s keyboardist for her Formation World Tour, and for my many years of touring with Stevie Wonder. As a pianist and singer, I’ve traveled the world with superstars, performed as Music Director on Broadway (New York City), and was featured on television with Arsenio Hall on his come-back show (2013-2014). I’ve spent many years performing for dignitaries, celebrities and vast live and broadcast audiences. I’ve earned several degrees in classical piano (degrees from Oberlin and Stanford, additional study at UC Berkeley and Mills College).

What you can expect to learn:
• Your favorite songs — any style, any era: Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., Post Malone, Cardi B, Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, EWF, Sting, Marvin Gaye, Steely Dan, Gap Band, Toto, etc. — just like the recording
• The option to study standard and virtuoso classical literature: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert etc.
• Technique
• Ear Training (hear it and play it)
• Sight-reading (charts and notation)
• Effective fingering
• Expression

Brief Bio:
Music Director / Pianist for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical (2017-2018)
Keyboardist in Beyoncé’s band (starting 2016, Formation World Tour)
Keyboardist / Singer in Stevie Wonder’s band (starting 2007, several tours)
Keyboardist / Singer / Arranger / Assistant MD on the return of the Arsenio Hall Show (2013-2014)
Master of Arts from Stanford University
Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College

If you are interested in setting up a private lesson / coaching session, please email me and I’ll follow up with available dates and times. Serious inquiries only, please.

I look forward to working with you!

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