Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas! (2011), or O Holy Stardust

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Live jazz for your event!

Looking for live music for your holiday party, wedding, corporate event, private party, or bar/cafe/restaurant and at a reasonable price? Our jazz musicians represent the finest in the city, with years of experience with musical ambience and mood-settings gigs under our belts. Add a touch of class with top quality live music.

photo by Jeremy Tan

Solo piano, duos, trios, quartets, and more! We work directly with the best and most professional musicians in town- great music, professional conduct, and reasonable prices!

photo by Stephen Johnson

Some testimonials from satisified clients:
"We were really pleased with your music. You and your colleague on guitar sounded extremely professional (I have heard horror stories about amateur musicians playing at weddings) and the style of playing was very appropriate for our occasion. [...] Right from the start, you were thorough in explaining everything. I am really glad that I did not listen to other people's suggestion to hook up an iPOD or get a keyboardist. The brass/string combo was really a rich sound and exactly what I wanted, and it completely brought everything together during the ceremony setting the right ambience."
- Anne & Adrian

"One of the best decisions Kevin and I made for our wedding was to have the Bagarap Live Trio play throughout our ceremony and cocktail hour. The music provided a wonderful backdrop and added a 'big city feel' to our country wedding. Vincent from Bagarap Booking met with us before the wedding and helped us plan the music and also gave us great tips about other aspects of the wedding that we hadn't thought of. Having the trio really helped us have a custom feel to the music and we received many positive reviews from our guests. The professionalism and knowledge of the musicians really helped put our minds at ease during such a busy day. I would not hesitate to recommend Bagarap Booking to anyone, whether it be for a party, concert or wedding."
- Christine & Kevin

photo by Sophimage

Music lessons! (piano or saxophone)

In addition to performing, I also teach piano, saxophone, composition, and theory lessons out of my downtown studio (located near Guy/St-Mathieu and René-Lévesque, H3H 2S5). My rate is $25 for the first 8 one-hour lessons, and $30/hr after that.

Student Recital 2011
I have been teaching since 2003 at a number of different schools, including the Montreal Academy of Music, Lasalle Music Academy, and Collège Jean-Eudes. I now teach entirely via private lessons.

Why take lessons with me?
  • Experienced multi-instrumentalist jazz musician
  • Instruction available for all styles of music, all levels, all ages, and in English or French
  • Improvisation, composition, and jazz theory lessons available to players of all instruments
  • Emphasis on universal skills and musical concepts while custom-tailoring lessons based on your requirements and strengths
  • Yearly student recital (optional but strongly recommended to all students!) including the opportunity to play with a backing band of professional calibre.
Whether you are interested in learning piano or saxophone in any style of music or are looking for lessons on jazz theory, my years of performance and teaching experience will be adapted to serve your needs.

En plus de mes performances sur scène, j'enseigne également le piano, le saxophone, la composition et la théorie de mon studio situé au centreville (près de Guy/St-Mathieu et René-Lévesque, H3H 2S5). Mes tarifs sont $25 pour les premières 8 leçons d'une heure, et $30/hr après ça.

Recital d'étudiants 2009
J'ai été enseignant depuis 2003 à plusieurs écoles, dont l'Académie de Musique de Montréal, Académie de Musique Lasalle et Collège Jean-Eudes. J'enseigne maintenant entièrement en leçons privées.

Pourquoi prendre des leçons avec moi?

  • Enseignant est un musicien de jazz professional, multi-instrumentaliste
  • Enseignement disponible pour tous styles de musique, à tous niveaux, à toutes âges, en anglais ou en français
  • Cours en improvisation, composition, et théorie de jazz disponible pour joueurs de n'importe quel instrument
  • Emphase sur les compétences et conceptes musicales universelles en même temps adjustant les leçons pour tes besoins et abilités personelles.
  • Concert annuel d'étudiants (optionel mais fortement recommandé à tous) incluant l'opportunité de jouer avec un band d'accompagnement formé de musiciens de calibre professionel.
Si tu cherches apprendre le piano ou saxophone dans n'importe quel style de musique, ou si tu cherches des leçons en théorie de jazz, mes années d'expérience sur la scène ainsi que comme prof seront adaptés pour vos besoins.