Why do so many people laugh when you say "accordion"???
Let's show them different!
This is one of the most expressive, international, fun, and emotional instruments out there!
So much more than just "polkas": Argentinian tangos, German beer songs, French cafe, Southern Zydeco, Irish Celtic music, Russian folk, Italian melodic, and the list goes on...
Bottom line: I LOVE this instrument because it is FUN and VERY "produceable". Half of it is an arsenal of buttons while the other half is a good 'ol piano keyboard, and depending on which model you have, there are many tonal buttons to thoroughly change its personality -- no electricity needed!
I can teach you how to create some fun and inspired music on it regardless of your musical tastes, as long as you have a PIANO ACCORDION.
At this time, I do not teach bayan, concertina, or any kind of chromatic/diatonic all-button accordion or "virtual/electronic accordions" such as the Roland series -- just traditional, acoustic piano accordion.
That said, the piano accordion can play anything you can throw at it, and in my mind, it makes a LOT more sense!
Ready to have some fun?
The acoustic guitar is a go-to instrument of choice for songwriting, even for top electronic music artists.
I can show you the basics of rhythm, chord progressions, and useful tips to inspire you to write your own songs whether pop, folk, alternative, filmic, or simply how to play it for fun and relaxation.
Nylon or steel string is up to you.
The approach remains the same.
Once you learn my techniques, you can apply them to many other string instruments as well.
Ready to make some music?
Learn my Method of creating catchy hooks, memorable themes, & music that will have an impact on your audience and clients regardless of style.
Then find out how to best arrange your ideas so that your listeners will feel your intentions.
Discover how to get inspired and follow your muse.
Find formulas that always work.
Watch your skills EXPLODE once you start connecting the dots I will show you!
Hit the ground SPRINTING -- not just "running"!
Save time and cut to the good stuff!
Get creative and realize that it can be VERY EASY and TONS OF FUN!
Please note that my method does NOT focus on traditional sight-reading, notation and such.
My lessons focus on: intuition, inspiration, progressions, combinations, unique approaches and FUN so you can make melodic and memorable music in record time!
Ready to sound amazing?
The simple key-of-C harmonica was my first instrument which I taught myself by ear
at the age of 5.
Then I upgraded to a chromatic harmonica: the Hohner Chromonica.
It's perfect for playing melodies.
I can play "blues harp" as well which is also a lot of fun and has a different kind of expressive feel with the easy bending.
They come in every key, so you can musically match other musicians accordingly.
Whichever one you're interested in learning, I can help you sound amazing with one of the most portable and enjoyable instruments out there!
It's all about the feeling and the fun of it!
Ready to dive in?
Ready to have some fun learning music production the easy way?
Excited to get to your MUSIC -- not just technical mumbo-jumbo?
No matter what medium you choose to capture your art, at some point, your song, composition, beat, or spoken word must be recorded.
There are some basic things to understand when the time comes to see the
flashing red light.
Your music will need to go through many stages including: signal-flow, gear choice, mic placement, tracking, MIDI sequencing, drum-programming, editing, mixing, and mastering, to name a few.
I can navigate these deep waters with you and show you methods that not only work quickly and professionally but can make you sound like a pro!
Ready to transform your ideas?
Forget boring lessons!
I can show you my Method to make playing & creating FUN and efficient regardless your skill level!
Whether you want to learn on a real piano or just bought the latest synthesizer, there are certain techniques and approaches I have found in the past 30+ years to work like DYNAMITE -- IF... someone shows you a new way of playing.
I have not only taught myself by ear but have over the many years successfully taught countless students my Method of getting good on a keyboard.
I do not approach lessons in the "traditional" sense of sight-reading but do start with proper posture, common sense ways to avoid injury, and essential music theory.
I get to the core of learning to play the instrument in a way that is EASY, FUN, and incredibly TO-THE-POINT!
If your goal is NOT to be a classically trained pianist, but rather: you want to learn to EXPRESS yourself on ANY keyboard you have available to you in a way that is stress-free, inspiring, and efficient... you've found your new Maestro!
This software has been the heart of what I do for the past 25+ years!
I have created curricula at FOUR famous schools in Los Angeles centered around
It is my platform of choice in which to compose and do anything music or sound oriented because it is so easy and fast.
I can show you, from experience, the real do's and don'ts of using this software from ground up.
I have learned what works and what doesn't and am passionate about sharing my wisdom with you so you don't have to waste your time or get frustrated.
Instead, GET INSPIRED to ask yourself not "How do I do this?" but rather: "What do I want to do with it?"
I can get you to that level in a minimal amount of time.
Ready to take it to the next level?
It's all about THE HOOK!
Know your audience.
Find your voice.
Remember that lyrics are poems meant for music.
Share a story worth sharing.
Understand the old cliche that less really is more.
Regardless your instrument, a song is a slice of time that should move people.
I can show you how.
Ready to make an impact?
I got into synths & MIDI in 1984 & never looked back!
I've had the advantage of growing up with MIDI and truly seeing, experiencing, and appreciating their evolution through the years.
I've been collecting rare synthesizers since that time and really enjoy each synth's unique personality and potential.
I have my favorites but am aware that every synth has much to offer when you understand the basics of synthesis, programming, combining, alternating, and simply passionately embracing what they CAN do rather than forcing them to be something they are not.
I take an intuitive approach to programming and integrating them into a song, composition, score, or beat and can share with you some of my techniques to get you inspired to create, save, integrate, and share your unique sound.
Hardware or software, let's get it!