Thank you so much to everyone who came and participated in our 7th Annual Student Concert. We had a number of great performances and I am beyond proud of everyone who came and graced the stage. I know that it can be a bit unnerving to get up in front of a group of people but the more you do it the easier it gets and if this is your first time then you are well on your way! I would also like to send a special thank you to Carole Davis of Cue Live, Robin Eig of Rockin’ Robbies, and my parents Ed and Elena who helped make this event a success. If you didn’t get a chance to participate this year then hopefully next year we will be able to!
To see videos of all the performances please feel free to click on the link below. Also for those who would like to share the videos with family and friends you can do so by sharing directly from the video (just like on youtube). The videos are unlisted so if you search for them on the actual youtube site you won’t be able to find them. Happy Holidays everyone!
I know this post is coming out really late but I am proud and happy to say that my band’s debut album was recently released and is now available at all major media outlets (iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, Etc)! On this album I played Electric Bass and had a hand in the songwriting, producing and engineering. It was quite an experience but I learned so much from it. Also for those that attended last year’s concert you might notice my friend Yvette Pylant, our vocalist, who graced our stage. For physical copies I have some available for purchase($10) and if you would like one please let me know. Also for information about the band you can look us up at http://Www.feelosophymusic.com
I am pleased to announce that “Real Era Music” T-Shirts will be available soon! I am hoping to have different colors in the future but for now they will be black with white logo and script as shown above. Regular adult sizes(S/M/L/XL) will be available and if you would like to purchase one please let me know! I am hoping to put in an order by the end of the month and hopefully they will be here by the beginning of April. Be sure to put your order in soon as I am anticipating that they will sell out quickly! Only $15 each. Thank you!
So as I am always on a never ending quest to improve and learn new things, I can’t help but get excited when someone has a really good idea. After a lengthy conversation with my old friend “D,” who just so happens to be a really great guy and an incredible chef he told me about this great idea for a cooking show that he had. As we began to brainstorm I basically told him, “Hey I got a camera and I know how to use iMovie…Wussup?!?!” LOL… So after a day of shooting and countless hours of editing we now have one of my latest ventures, “Date Night Dinners with D.”
In this day in age with everyone’s hectic schedules people are constantly having to schedule a “date night” to get out, unwind a little bit and spend some time together. We figure rather than go out and spend money on dinner, you can try these easy to make recipes at home (that are delicious by the way) for that special someone and maybe pick up some cooking tips along the way. When you have a chance check it out and feel free to let me know what you think!
This guy was my absolute favorite as a kid growing up and I know all of the songs from the original Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory movie (sorry kids the new Willy Wonka with Johnny Depp does not count! LOL). When I heard of his passing back on August 29th, I posted to social media a version of the song “Pure Imagination” that I recorded back in July and completely forgot to post it here! I was up late working in the studio and that song popped in my head as I had been working on it a student. As I started to play it, I couldn’t help but think of my children and how I hope that their imaginations remain pure so that they can feel free to create anything that they desire. I hope you enjoy my rendition of the song and always remember that you can do anything you put your mind to!
Hey Everyone! Don’t worry you are in the right place! LOL.
With everyone going back to school and starting a new year I felt that it was time for a fresh new look here at the website! It’s slightly revamped but everything is generally i the same place that it has always been. For those of you looking for the menu to sign in, locate the three lined icon at the top right of the screen and for those looking for the bottom menu just click the arrow on the bottom right hand side.
If you have any trouble navigating you can always send me an email and I will gladly walk you through it and help in any way I can. Have a great afternoon everyone!
A few month’s ago I had an incredible opportunity to play on a beautiful song called “Sunshine” for my good friend Anthony Francisco, who is a local artist here in the Bay Area. About a month after that I got a call to do a video shoot for an acoustic version that he was putting together to post on youtube! Long story short, I remember it being a blazing hot day and ran straight from my office in Concord out to the cold weather of San Francisco to make it to the studio just in time! Then I wake up one day and there’s a video of me playing music online…pretty cool feeling. If you like the song be sure to check it out on all media outlets including Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay, etc.
I was on Facebook the other day and saw this post of an incredible brass band by the name of “No BS Brass Band” that is based out of Richmond Virginia that is absolutely AMAZING! For all of my wind players who are working on building up their stamina, articulation techniques, and sense of timing, have a listen to this!
I am happy to announce that after a couple of weeks of beta testing and trying to figure out how all of this works, we now have a make-up lesson calendar! To access this calendar, you will need to use the link located on the right side menu that is titled “Available Make Up Lessons,” (how original is that right? LOL). This menu selection will only be available from the Rockin’ Robbies page and your individual lesson pages as that is the only location where I offer make-up lessons.
Once you access the page, select a particular day (note that the calendar starts on Monday) and punch through each day to select an appropriate time. Once you decide, continue to fill out the information on the form below and click submit!
From there, I will check out the time slot, make sure everything lines up and confirm the appointment which should then send you a confirmation email. From all of my testing everything seems to work ok, but just in case there are any bugs please feel free to email me!
Hopefully everyone will enjoy the experience and please keep in mind that lesson times will be updated on a consistent basis, so please check back regularly! Thank you everyone for your patience and I hope that you are all enjoying the website!
Ok so this post is for all of my students and it is completely unrelated to anything on this site. But if you take either a private lesson or a class with me you are well aware of this situation as I have had to consistently stop people in their tracks from talking as to not allow any spoilers. So…
I FINALLY SAW THE NEW STAR WARS MOVIE!
Hahahahahaha. And I must admit that it was really really good. I ended up buying the movie on iTunes and have watched it twice already. So for all of my students that show up for lessons in the next few weeks, please feel free to bring up Star Wars so we can discuss it. Ok that’s it! Have fun enjoying the website!