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About Me

I started taking piano lessons at age 10 in 1974. This coincided with the ragtime revival that accompanied the release of The Sting, and within a year I was exploring the music of Scott Joplin. I learned a sprightly little dance tune called Maple Leaf Rag, and Scott Joplin, Joseph F. Lamb, James Scott, and many others have been an inspiration ever since.I wrote my first original rag, Fenway Rag, in 1976.

Besides Joplin's piano rags, I grew up listening first to the 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, and later the organ works of J. S. Bach. These works are still among my favorite parts of the repertoire, and led me to take many years of organ lessons. You'll find some of my classical MP3s on the Clips page. Some of these classical works I've scored in an "authentic" way, while I'm giving others a more modern twist.

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Unless noted otherwise, everything on this site is under copyright. You may download MP3s via the links on each work's individual page for personal use only.

All ragtime available on the site is copyrighted and is listed with BMI, and public performance requires a BMI performance rights license appropriate to the venue.

I use:

Yamaha S-80 synthesizer [88 key, piano touch, 16 part / 64 voice]

Roland A-37 MIDI controller [76 key, piano touch]

Edirol SD-90 sound module [32 part, 128 voice]

Roland XV-2020 sound module [16 part, 64 voice]

Roland Complete Orchestra SRX-06 and Ultimate keys SRX-07 expansion cards [16/64]

EWQLSO Silver edition softsynth

Lexicon MX-200 effects processor

Behringer Ultrafex EX3200 multiband sound enhancement processor

Allen & Heath ZED-12FX USB mixer

Tapco S-5 nearfield studio monitors

Ultrasone HFI-650 headphones

Cakewalk Sonar X1 Producer Expanded

Cakewalk Pyro 2004

Finale

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