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Sarasota Magazine’s Top Doctor’s Event

I played the music for Sarasota Magazine’s “Top Doctor’s” event on June 17 at The Founders Club “Girona” model home in Sarasota, Fl. For this event I played a variety of repertoire on my Gibson ES-175 through my Roland BA-330 PA. I was able to disperse the sound throughout the home by using two speakers ……


Beach Wedding Ceremony at Venice Beach

I played beach wedding ceremony music for a lovely bride and her groom on Saturday night. Sharky’s on the Pier on Venice Beach is a beautiful venue for destination weddings like this for my couple from Colorado. Sand, sunset and cool breeze off of the Gulf of Mexico – what could be better?


Networking with Wedding Professionals

I had the opportunity to network with wedding planners, officiants, restauranteurs and other wedding musicians like myself Tuesday night at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. We talked about wedding planning and selecting the proper time of day for beach weddings along the beautiful Longboat Key. We agreed that the closer to sunset the better. ……


Preparing Music for Sarasota Beach Weddings

Ed Sheeran’s and Amy Wadge’s “Thinking Out Loud” is a great modern-day love song with a very soulful feel. It works as an instrumental in the original key (D). Couples are choosing this tune for weddings because it speaks of a lifetime of love. The melody is guitaristic in nature. The challenge lies in playing ……


Keeping My Musicianship Current

Musicianship Skills At a recent party I performed with a group of my young students. These young adults play with incredible musicianship skill and maturity. Many of their insights come from viewing YouTube videos, but I’m glad to have them under my tutorship in order to refine their skill. It keeps me up to date and ……


Special Retirement Party

Special Retirement Party What a privilege to provide the music for a special friend, Kathy L, upon her retirement from the School District of Manatee County. I decided to keep the music light and upbeat for this special event. I played my Gibson ES-175 jazz guitar through a Roland BA-330 PA system. I was able ……


Valencia Lakes Country Club

I had the pleasure of providing music for a social mixer at Valencia Lakes Country Club in Wimauma on Saturday night. This special event was enjoyable to play. I was on a beautiful stage and able to project my music to several hundred appreciative listeners. In the audience were several guitar enthusiasts who really connected ……


Practice Makes Perfect!

Keeping musical skills at their peek requires constant practice. As a wedding ceremony musician, I want to keep my traditional repertoire in tact, while I also work on new tunes. I play both jazz and classical guitar for my profession. This gives me the versatility I need to do two parts of the wedding event ……