Senior Sales Associate
Joined in
2017
Languages Spoken

Spanish, German

Expertise

Keyboards & MIDI, Keyboards

Current Projects

Culturati, Belgicue

Favorite Instruments

Piano, Digital Pianos, Cello, Organ, Synthesizers

Musical Interests

Classical, Baroque Pop, Renaissance, Singer Songwriter, Punk, Grunge, 80's

Michael

Senior Sales Associate

About Me

     Hey!  My name is Michael; those who know me also call me Rufus.  My love affair with music began when I was 7 years-old, taking private lessons from a teacher who would later become a mentor to me.  Little did I know that I would be blessed with two mentors in this area in my life, later down the line!  I attended Fordham University, where I studied both music and philosophy. 

     I studied classical piano performance and theory for over 12 years, fell in love with opera, and while other teens were casting out their angst through punk, I’d lock myself in my dark bedroom, and blast arias and Bach organ works. 

     In my late teens, I began composing music and writing songs, and have been doing so ever since, so much so that I can’t even begin to tell you the number of songs I’ve written or begun!  By nature I divorced myself from genre, and write anything that comes to me, be it a classical setting of a poem or prayer, to grunge, punk, musical theatre, folk, and so on.  Overall, when I’m sitting at the piano writing, my songs tend to have a classical structure to them.  I also try to incorporate other instruments to my music, particularly the guitar, which I’ve fiddled with since my teens.  I greatly enjoy playing my Strat, my Les Paul, and a variety of pedals.  As a musician, I can cite Rufus Wainwright and Cecilia Bartoli as great inspirations for me.  If you haven’t heard of them, I certainly recommend checking them out! 

I can certainly say that music is my first and greatest love. This is why I'm dedicated to assisting your musical journey with Music & Arts. Thanks for taking the time to read and please come visit our store!

Peace to you. 

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