SERVICES I PROVIDE

I play mandolin, guitar, tenor mandolin, tenor banjo, pennywhistle, tenor
sax, keyboards and various ethnic flutes.  I also sing and can harmonize
well.

DIFFERENT STYLES PLAYED

Over time I have come to love diverse styles of music and been lucky enough to find
pleasure and enjoyment in them.

1.        JAZZ/SWING – Currently performing on the mandolin with a cool combo called
THE HOT CLUB OF ALBANY.  This group performs Gypsy Jazz influenced music a
la Django Reinhardt et al.
2.        CLASSICAL – I have performed in configurations ranging from solo
performances to a 180 piece mandolin and classical guitar orchestra at the 2004
convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.  Performed regularly in the
South Jersey and Philadelphia areas with a classical duo named String Breezes.  Gave
a critically acclaimed performance of Vivaldi’s Mandolin Concerto in C Major  in 2003.
3.        CELTIC – Performed on mandolin, mandola, guitar and pennywhistle with a
popular South Jersey Celtic duo named Dorian Aire.
4.        BLUEGRASS – I have been performing with various bluegrass groups for many
years.
5.        NEAPOLITAN – Since the mandolin was invented in Italy I have made it a point
to become acquainted with the music of its originating country.  I have performed as a
soloist in many fine restaurants and at festivals.  Last year I made a presentation and
demonstration at the 2007 Mercer County Italian American Festival in West Windsor,
NJ entitled Introducing the Mandolin Family.
6.        UKRAINIAN, GYPSY and OTHER ETHNIC STYLES - My musical roots
derive from my native Ukrainian culture and my early exposure to gypsy music.  I have
developed a love for these styles and other styles that are characteristic of their ethnic
origin.
7.        CLASSIC ROCK and COUNTRY– I have performed and recorded with groups
of this persuasion for many years and am currently involved with a “modern country”
project.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE

I also perform as a singer-.songwriter accompanying myself on guitar, 12-string guitar
or tenor guitar. I perform originals as well as cover material.  A sampling the artists I
cover is listed below:
        Gordon Lightfoot
        Jim Croce
        Eric Clapton
        Paul Simon
        Cat Stevens
        Jimmy Buffet
        James Taylor
        Willie Nelson
        Bob Marley
        The Beatles
        Bee Gees
        Grateful Dead
        Credence Clearwater Revival
        Bob Dylan
        Crosby, Stills and Nash
        Emmylou Harris
        Bob Seger
        The Eagles
        John Denver
        Neil Young
        America
        Dan Fogleberg
        Johnny Cash
        R.E.M.
        Peter, Paul & Mary
        Roy Orbison
        Rolling Stones
        Van Morrison
        And a host of others

I teach mandolin, guitar, vocals, improvisation and music theory.
Services
LESSONS RATES

1/2 HOUR IN MY STUDIO - $30.00
3/4 HOUR IN MY STUDIO - $43.00
1 HOUR IN MY STUDIO - $55.00
1/2 HOUR AT YOUR LOCATION - $35.00
3/4 HOUR AT YOUR LOCATION - $48.00
1 HOUR AT YOUR LOCATION - $60.00