R. Scott / The Piano Man
I am an event pianist and accompanist who can provide a memorable music experience for any event I am asked to play. If you need music for any occasion, I’m your piano man!
I have been a church keyboardist, both traditional and contemporary, for 14 years. I have provided music for numerous weddings, receptions, parties and funerals. I also accompany student musicians for solo/ensemble music festivals. (A great treat was backing my son, a violist, at his last two music festivals.)
Hearing the Beatles at age 8 changed my life. At that moment, I knew I would be a musician. I grew up with a varied musical palette that is reflected in my abilities. I play genres ranging from light classical and theater music to jazz, funk, R&B and rock.
I’ve played in many different musical situations, including choirs, bands, solo performances and large ensembles. I work with and accompany musicians and singers in all age groups.
I studied trumpet and piano in elementary through high school, then focused on piano when asked to join my high school jazz band.
In addition to my work as an event pianist and accompanist, I am a published composer/songwriter, run a music production company, have been a bandleader and have many engineering, production and playing credits to my name. My compositions have been used in indie films/documentaries (notably: “Dedini: A Life of Cartoons” by Anson Musselman). I collect vintage keyboards and synthesizers.
• Private piano instruction in classical and popular styles
• Westminster High School marching, symphonic and jazz band member
• Recording Arts Program at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA
• 20+ years of national and regional touring experience
If you need music for any occasion, please contact me. My goal is to provide a memorable music experience and make your event a truly special one.
References available upon request.