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Summer Classes at Piedmont Council for the Arts
112 West Main in York Place
Contact info@charlottesvillearts.org to register

Butch Taylor – Modern Piano Techniques

The focus is contemporary jazz. Although the the name of this class suggests piano, the techniques that Butch will be demonstrating apply to guitar and arranging as well. This is an Intermediate to Advanced level so students should have some preliminary background with music.

Butch Taylor is perhaps most widely known for his regular appearances as a keyboardist with the Dave Matthews Band. Taylor continues to play with other popular groups such as Robert Jospé Express, John D’earth, and Carbon Leaf. Additionally, Taylor is a talented composer, writer, and is the chief engineer and producer at Ravensworth Studios. He has written musical scores for advertisements of many recognizable businesses including Sprint, Holiday Inn, and Miller Lite. Some of these scores have been aired worldwide, most notably during a Super Bowl. Moreover, Taylor composed, performed, and produced an original song for the musical comedy-drama film “The Fighting Temptations.”

The classes are offered consecutively on Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28 from 10:00am – 12:00pm and from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Student can opt for one or both per day. Each individual session is $75.
Group is limited to 6 students to provide individual attention. (Checks should be written to Butch Taylor)

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Fantastic jazz pianist – Steve Kessler – coming to town from Canada for a trio performance in July.  Performance will be in an intimate setting in a downtown loft. Get your tickets early as there is limited seating.  Tickets: http://SteveKesslerTrio.eventbrite.com

Poster Illustration by Martin Phillips

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