From my grandmother’s high school yearbook
People at Work: Guitar Teacher
Meet Peter King, guitar teacher. I’ve known Peter about 25 years and he invited me to photograph some of his students while he was teaching guitar- electric, acoustic, jazz, finger picking blues, rock- you name it.
You might have seen his photo on the blog performing with the Fast Friends Band.
Peter holds a Master of Music degree in guitar performance from Duquesne University, performs locally and has released several CDs.
I’m sorry to not have sound to accompany this musical post.
A note from Peter King:
To paraphrase the old Peace Corps ad, teaching guitar is the hardest job I’ve ever loved! The cool thing is — not only do my students learn, but they end up teaching the teacher new tricks as well. What’s more, we have big fun while we’re at it!
Here are some of Peter’s students in his music studio during their lessons.
My favorite shot at the end of the second session. My friend Janice (Peter’s wife) made a cameo appearance/photo bomb.
If you live in the Greater Pittsburgh area and you have always wanted to play the guitar, or brush up on your skills and repertoire, go to Peter King Music website and click on the lessons tab for more information.
Guitar Doc Berlin
Along the Spree River, in a building covered in vines, you can find Guitar Doc. Here’s Anthony working on his 100th guitar. His father being a handyman was always working with his hands so when Anthony was small, he’d look over his shoulder and watch and learn.
There’s a Vintage Guitar Lounge where you can take an instrument from the wall display and test it as you sit and play. Listen to the tone, feel the heft of the polished wood, strum and pick the strings.
A good day for an addition to the People at Work series.
https://www.guitardoc.de/ along the Spree River
Berlin Zoo Organ Grinders
Sunday June 9th at the Berlin Zoo.
You can see the roll of paper with the holes on it that makes the specific notes play, as it is cranked through the instrument.
Standing Ovation for Simon Vullo Underiner’s Pipe Organ Senior Recital
This magnificent photo captures the evening perfectly, photographed by guest blogger, Andrew Wagner.
Everyone standing up and applauding heartily for Simon Vullo Underiner’s Senior Recital on the Pipe Organ. Taken Thursday evening at Holy Spirit Chapel, Duquesne University. The music was magnificent. Congratulations Simon!
Program Pieces – Fantasia in F Minor K. 608 I. Allegro Maestoso II, Adante III. Allegro by W. A. Mozart
Wacahet auf, rüft uns die Stimme BWV 645 by J. S. Bach
Sonata V for Organ IAdante II. Adante con Moto III. Allegro Maestoso by Felix Mendelsshon- Bartholdy
Arioso (from Six Pieces) by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
L’Ascension I. The Majesty of Christ II. Serene Alleluias III Outbursts of Joy
IV, Prayer of Christ Ascending by Olivier Messiaen
Purdue University Choir Sang National Anthem
My six word Saturday. Purdue University Choir Sang National Anthem
My grandson Michael and his teammates got the opportunity to play on the professional basketball court on Friday afternoon. We took a bus from Columbus Ohio to Indianapolis Indiana and the Indiana Pacers and Bankers Life Fieldhouse staff were most welcoming. Since I don’t have permission to post the Middle and High Schoolers photos online, I am showing the Purdue University Choir singing of the National Anthem before tip-off of the Pro game we watched Friday evening. The Pacers played the Pelicans. (click the bold for game recap) Marquette grad Wesley Matthews scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter. Very exciting to watch him tie it up and then go ahead after the Pacers lagged behind for the entire first half of the game. Pacers won 126-111.
We got back to Michael’s school about 12:50 AM and it’s almost 2 AM now so I will sign off.
Brothers Reed House Concert Weekend Pittsburgh PA
Early Saturday Morning, The Brothers Reed, Phil and Aaron, and their friend and cameraman Daniel hit the road for a Saturday night gig in New York City. The brothers from southern Oregon and Daniel in from L.A.
Friday night the brothers played a House Concert at my home. An enjoyable evening of great music, shared with good friends.
Their mom’s high school friend drive down a couple of hours from Erie for the concert.
I’d hosted the Brothers in May 2016, too.
in Photo below-Marc Reisman sat in on a bluesy number, playing harmonica.
Daniel at work filming for a documentary he’s creating.
Earlier in the day we drove around the city. I gave Daniel and Phil an abbreviated tour of the city. I blogged the flooded rivers yesterday. Here’s Phil by Duquesne Incline up on Mt. Washington.
by PNC park and the Allegheny River. Bill Mazeroski statue above with Daniel taking photos.
You can listen to their music and see the tour schedule on their website.
PETER KING AND THE FAST FRIENDS BAND
Marc Reisman and the Strong Way Band at Club Cafe- Album Release Show
Marc Reisman and the Strong Way Band at Club Cafe -This Saturday Night
Album Release Show 10:30 PM this Saturday night -5/21/17
Read 5/16/17 TribLive article by Rege Behe Marc Reisman full of surprises on ‘Strong Way’
Album art by Robert Qualters
Meet Zoe Papadopoulou
Meet Zoe Papadopoulou. My wonderful seat mate on flight from Munich to Toronto. You know, I’m an anxious flier so it was lovely to be seated next to someone who loves the adventure and excitement of flying.
She’ll be singing with two other well known Greek singers in a special concert this Friday in Toronto.