Aggressive yet introspective, an award-winning and critically acclaimed pianist whose unyielding original compositions and improvisations demonstrate an unpredictable meld of musical styles. These are instrumental pieces without words that tell deeply personal stories. Influenced by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Bartók, Zappa, Rush, Miles Davis, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, metal, Tori Amos and more. Delve deeper...
Okay, I’ve used my blog posts in the past to talk about trying to deal with my self-esteem issues as a creative being. But I was reminded of my fragility last week when I was invited to come on to Song Talk Radio to discuss a few tracks off my album, Strange Machine. For the […]
Do you ever notice that all TV ads use the same depiction of married couples…the husband does something stupid or outlandish while the wife reacts by cleaning up the mess or acting as the authority of what is logical and sensible. Ad agencies seem to rely on this formula in their storytelling. Once men get […]
…but 1st please make these 5 changes! Like many Toronto and Canadian sports fans, I have caught Blue Jay fever. I’ve always been a baseball fan. Grew up cheering for both the Expos and Blue Jays and even played Little League for a couple of years, but I was an awful baseball player, couldn’t hit. […]
My music teaching studio is located about a 20-minute walk away from my condo. I walk along Lake Shore Blvd on my way home each day I teach and pass this decrepit property that used to be a daycare centre (see picture below). I lived in a house just right around the corner from this […]
Many of my compositions explore current issues or events. Often I can be watching the news and something can impact me so much that I wonder how I can tell that story or re-create that emotion in a piece of music. But, do I have the right to tell someone else’s story through one of […]