Piano, Keyboards, and
My first lessons were
on the Accordion, at age six, studying under Ted
Bunevich, Ed Brest, jazz organ, (Hammond B-3), Ed McKeta.
Piano, in my high school years was mostly by "ear". I
attended Lorain County Community College for my Liberal
Arts Degree, teaching skills and class piano under Mr.
Phil Gibson, from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea.
Attended The University of Akron, for my music training,
studying piano, music theory, and keyboards under
Professor Shirey. I also play organ, bass guitar, rhythm
guitar, and do many church services, wedding ceremonies,
and receptions. Also directed a Patsy Cline tribute band
at the Las Vegas Hilton, and have performed countrywide
with local and National acts from Nashville.
Voice and Music
I started singing when
I was four years old, singing and harmonizing to "O
Little Town of Bethlehem," with my mom. I would hear it,
then I would sing or play it. Basically the rest is
history, and have been singing and or performing ever
since. I have been in many choirs, from high school,
church, MYI (Musical Youth International) , which is a
People to People International organization, out of
Saline, Michigan. Toured with a choir of 45 and a band
of 55 at the age of 17. Toured Greece, the Greek
Islands, Tunis Africa, Yugoslavia. Also sang in the
Lorain County Community College choir, under Ernest
Hisey, and was the Vice President, and President of the
choir for two years respectively. Studied under Dr.
Berko for radio and television production, which I
received a 4.0 GPA. That was the start. Studied private
voice with Mrs. Gless, for over two years, which was a
requirement, at the University of Akron.
Since that time I have
had many voice and piano students go into music
programs, theater, music performance, music education,
choirs, music therapy, and teaching piano, voice and
music theory, as I now do. Everyone is at liberty to ask
for references. Please feel free to email me at "Contact
Us" on this page.
is the universal language of mankind.......H. W.