Los Angeles, CAUSA
Hometown: Carlsbad, NM, and Westwood/UCLA
April 23, 2011
I began piano lessons (against my will) at age 5. I (exercised my will and) quit at age 17. Then at age 58 I began playing again. And I started loving it. I enjoy playing a few classical numbers and quite a few pop, new age, and hymn arrangements.
I'd love to share my music and to have a good reason to learn new material, as well as to socialize with others having similar goals.
I had twelve years of childhood piano instruction under duress. I gave a stupendous recital for 200 people in my senior year of high school. I now play regularly for a Sunrise Assisted Living audience. My reading and technical skills are probably considered to be intermediate (6 out of 10).
August 4, 1945.
What a great idea for providing budding and experienced pianists a place to network and an opportunity to perform!
It was nice meeting you at Whitney's concert.
I do have some questions, I do need someone who can help me out for on line application for universities, since I am not so familiar with computer. Do you know someone? I will pay $12 per hour. I am living in Marina Del Rey, so if he or she can come to my condo and help me out, it will be great.
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...and yes I would love to have other fellow musicians come over and perform their pieces for all of us to enjoy!
Why thank you so much for the warm welcome! Yes I have heard a variety of different Hammonds and the organ at Fisrst Congregational. I actually just started my own meetup group. You are welcome to check it out and see what you think. ClassicalOrgan/Instrumentalist support group/Los Angeles County
Hi Richard .. nice meeting you...
Thanks Richard: Been working. Monday is a difficult day to make it. Maybe one day soon. Tell the gang hello for me.
Hi Richard, agree Waltz for Debby is classic. However, I don't think it is ever played as a waltz (i.e. in 3/4). It is usually played andante in 2/4 or 4/4. I was hoping for a waltz at the masterclass but apparently there won't be one. Too bad.
I heard you play at the last West LA Jazz Players meeting. Your sound is like butter! Very nice.
Hi Richard, Welcome. I'm glad you were able to witness last week Thursday Night Open Mic Jam at Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill.... yes, please bring your trumpet or cornet and play with our fantastic trio - Karen Hernandez (p), Tony Dumas (b) and Ralph Penland (d)