Music to my ears.
When I was a young boy, I loved sitting at my grandmother’s piano. She took notice, and taught me “Chopsticks”. It wasn’t long before I was taking lessons. Flash forward, and I have a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Dalhousie University. But I don’t just play classical music. I was the pianist in the University Jazz Ensemble for several years, and continue to play jazz gigs around the city, both in duos and quartets. I’m also adept at musical theatre, having been musical director for several productions, both as a solo pianist and conducting a pit orchestra.
I perform at events and parties where a little background music is welcome - either solo or with others. If you're interested, give me a shout.
Check out a few videos of my playing:
On the classical side, here's my performance of Franz Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, a 21-minute work that's considered one of the toughest in the entire piano repertoire (begins one minute into the video.) For jazz, check out my contributions to this rendition of the gentle standard Polka Dots and Moonbeams, as part of the Aram Al-Afif quartet, with Tom Cuming on drums and Kyle Tully on bass (recorded by Nevan Prostran).