Engraving and Publishing
One of the most rewarding aspects of being an engraver is handing out scores and parts that are more than just a photocopy. Each score that leaves my studio is carefully laid out to be clean, legible, and professional looking. Scores are normally engraved in Petrucci or Engraver fonts and are printed on sturdy ivory paper, such as linen, parchment, or card stock. For music educators and arrangers, I do transcriptions, arrangements, transpositions, and original commissions as well.
from Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra, MVT III
As a professional musician, in addition to composing, I have performed both with ensembles and as a solo artist. Experience includes concerts with orchestras, wind ensembles and musical theatre companies. As a solo performer, I have performed at schools and private homes on occasions ranging from young students' assemblies to funeral receptions. Instruments include, but are not limited to: Percussion, keyboards, voice, and almost everything Irish and Scottish.
Since starting my career as a musician, I have been approached by people both old and young requesting lessons. I am pleased to offer my services as a teacher in percussion, composition and music theory. I teach all aspects of percussion, from snare drum and drum set, to orchestral percussion, and even ethnic percussion, including djembe/doumbek, etc., frame drums and most other instruments. There is no prerequisite as far as ability goes.
More recently, I have devoted my spare time (yes, it does exist) to repairing drums, mallet instruments, timpani, and other percussion instruments. I can do basic repair on all of these, and will stop at nothing to get a neglected instrument working again. I can also tune a percussion section: Timpani, all drums both concert and marching, and all keyboard instruments. My experience stems from every school I've ever attended or performed at, earning me the "go-to" reputation among my colleagues.
I am also available for consultation. A normal job might include the following: drum head, mallet and maintenance recommendations. I will also straighten out any percussion section (instruments, not members) to any specification in order to keep a smooth operation; this is a general cleanup and organization of all instruments, sticks/ mallets and other equipment.
An example of my repair work:
Please Note: As a traveling musician, my window and location of operations changes, although will try to be available as much as possible. Please contact me for further information, thank you.
If you buy it and don't like it, don't worry. Send it back for a full refund. If you need alterations on an order, we'll make it happen. I'm not happy until you are.