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April 02nd, 2017 11:19 pm

Washougal School of Music launched



For the last few months, I've focused on making my teaching endeavor a legit business.   So, I've started building the Washougal School of Music!  At my new residence in Washougal, I have a nice home studio which is perfect to teach out of.  I'm offering individual lessons in guitar, piano, and mandolin.  I currently have two students.  :)  And I'm doing outreach into the community, including playing the piano at local charity events, joining the Chamber of Commerce, and tabling at local bazaars.  I also have met with small business consultants through the wonderful program SCORE, and they have helped me figure out my business plan on how to move forward!

Two places to find us on the web:


I couldn't resist getting that 2nd one.  :)

Students are coming in fast!  :D

January 19th, 2017 12:37 am

website updates; new projects

website

I've been taking advantage of time spent indoors during all the snow and ice storms, to work on some long-neglected areas of this website! There is still more to do -- there always will be! -- but so far I've worked on:

  • music page: made a table for presenting the different types of info for each band, with all the info in a database. Soon I'll add music players of select tracks in there...right now, it's just a link.
  • web design page: for my portfolio, I set up a column on the left, and a big preview frame to the right. Added descriptions and features.
  • history page: entitled sections "personal" and "musical performance"; updated both sections
  • header: I also final got rid of that ancient image in the header! I'm playing around with slideshows...
  • links page: weeded out outdated links.
  • added a new background too! Similar colors, but different. :)

I've rediscovered the joy of web design and coding. I'm often reluctant to devote a chunk of time to learning a new web design skill, but I do want to up my game, and maybe get some new clients.

I welcome any suggestions or tips!

new projects

In the last 6 months, I've started playing with 2 different bands:

  • Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra -- big band playing elaborate, arrangements of the 20s and 30s
  • Bilgerats & Pyrettes -- pirate-themed band, costumes and all! Great singers, and fun people with theatrical backgrounds

See my music page for details and links.


November 07th, 2016 12:36 am

major life changes!

2016 has been a whirlwind year:
  • I bought my first car ever. Yep, I didn't have a car until I was 45 years old. It's a Prius, and I love it. This has allowed me to take a lot more gigs, and...
  • I moved away from Portland! I had lived there 19 years. My girlfriend discovered she had the option to buy, esp. outside of town. I thought about it, and it sounded good! Portland had gotten kind of crazy and dangerous... And I just don't go out like I used to. We looked in various areas, and decided we liked the town of Washougal, WA (and Camas). We now are proud owners of a lovely home, complete with a studio perfect for my teaching pursuits. I lost all my students, but I believe I will be able to find plenty here. Aside from that, I'm keeping my musical projects in Portland (for now) -- it's only a 20-minute commute.
  • I got engaged to the love of my life, Kelli Rule. She is a gem of a human being in all respects. I am beyond thrilled, and extremely grateful. :)

Let the new chapter begin!

August 01st, 2016 10:59 pm

We bought a house in Washougal!


April 06th, 2016 11:39 pm

website improvements

I've finally got some work done on my website! I'm rediscovering the enjoyment in web design and coding. :) The calendar on the future page is set up like pdxjams dot com was: using a custom CMS, I have band and venue info in a database so it's quick for me to add events using a web form, and the links & images are automatic. Also, I've added a video page and improved the home, music, instruction, and images pages a bit. There are still some things to clean up to restore it to its former glory (and take it to the next level). As I continue to make improvements, I'll add a note on the news page to point it out.
April 12th, 2014 11:40 pm

website loss!!!

Folks, I have terrible news about my website. There was a major server crash, and the entire database was lost -- including my mailing list I've collected over 9 years. There was no surviving backup. It is a disaster and a travesty...

So, I have moved my website to a new server (and company). I still have to reconstuct parts of the website; this is a copy I made a while back.

A good thing that will come out of this is, the website will be much better than it was -- in content, and presentation. The old one was one of my first web design efforts, and it kind of got locked as it was on the other server. The new design will offer more content -- including a proper video page! -- and it will be easier to find and navigate.


June 22nd, 2010 2:34 am

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more news...

performance calendar

KEY:

  • Events in blue are my bluegrass band Train River.
  • Events in red are my gypsy jazz band the Hot Club of Hawthorne.
  • Events in green are everything else!

    Go to my future page to view as a calendar.

current bands

Go to the music page for details.

NAME/LINK, STYLEINSTRUMENT(S)
Hot Club of Hawthorne
  (gypsy jazz, vintage (1920s/30s) swing)

gypsy guitar, melodica

Jenny Sizzler
  (comedy rock, disco, bluegrass rock)

electric guitar, MIDI; played solely keys for the first 8 years

Train River
  (bluegrass)

acoustic guitar, mandolin

Ramblin' Rose
  (Grateful Dead)

keyboards

Grateful Buds
  (Grateful Dead)

electric guitar, keys or bass as needed

Ne Plus Jass Orchestra
  (big band, Dixieland, vintage (1920s) swing)

banjitar aka 6-string banjo

Bilgerats & Pyrettes
  (pirate rock, folk)

electric guitar, MIDI, mandolin

the Yellers
  (Americana, rock, original, folk)

keys

solo
  ()

Rain or Shine
  (various)

acoustic guitar, gypsy guitar

Like 'em on Facebook, and please get on the band mailing lists where available!

Thanks!

services

Performance

I perform with multiple bands in various styles on multiple instruments. See the music page for the breakdown. And check the future page for the schedule of upcoming shows.

Instruction

I teach guitar, piano & mandolin. I have developed a large volume of visual learning materials. I charge competitive rates. See the instruction page for details.

Web Design

I build simple, flexible websites at low cost. I can optionally create powerful features using PHP, or use a CMS such as WordPress, or a custom one. See the web design page for details.

Booking & Promo

I book all the music at the O'Neill Pub (formerly Biddy McGraw's). To apply, please don't contact me directly; use the email address on the contact page of the pub website.

I created some Facebook pages; please like and post to them!