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I am a Boston native, originally self-taught musician and singer-songwriter. My vocal ability came from singing in Choirs all my life, along with some classical vocal training and performing with top-notch musicians. My passion to learn more about music drove me to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. where I developed new composition and arrangement skills by studying Jazz standards. I play, study and teach piano/vocal, including chord theory and arrangements. Plus I love to play guitar, it's the first instrument I reach for when I'm writing new songs.
My many influences include the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, J.Geils Band, Jeff Beck, plus Blues and Jazz innovators from back in the day, as well as newer artists such as Sophie Milman, Peter Cincotti, Jamie Cullum, and new Pop Opera Artists... Some HUGE influences are Elvis, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bill Evans, Nina Simone, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and a very long list of R&B, and Motown Artists...Songwriting remains my passion! I'm hoping to complete some songs I still have in the studio, and to build a new catalog of material to perform live as well... Stay tuned there's more to come, MC!
For piano/vocal Instruction: vistit: http://www.facebook.com/marycarmelsingersongwriter and leave a message.