With a background in piano and music theory, I can provide
the following services:
Performing Background Music for Events
Guy has been providing piano instruction for 17 years
by traveling to the homes of students for 30-minute
lessons. These have entailed learning how to read
music, developing the skill of picking up musical
passages by ear and becoming familiar with music
theory and how it can be applied in various
Guy covers San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga,
Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Milpitas.
- The rate is $35 per 30 minute lesson.
Prior to starting lessons, Guy meets with the
prospective student and a parent, or parents, for an
informational meeting to ensure that everyone is
comfortable with going forward with lessons. While the
vast majority of Guy's students are children, he works
with adults as well.
Collaborating with Songwriters
Guy provides elegant, relaxing arrangements of popular
classics from the 1930's to the present to add
atmosphere to special events.
For the past 19 years, Guy has played for events like
wedding ceremonies, industry association banquets,
Mother's Day brunches, celebration of life gatherings
and functions honoring leaders in various fields, to
name a few. Notable clients have included the Sunol
Valley Golf Club, the Silver Creek Valley Country
Club, the Santa Clara Historical Home Tour and the San
Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.
The rate for such performances is $200 per hour, with
a one-time fee of $25 for transportation of equipment
plus an additional $5 for every 50 miles traveled.
Guy has been writing both lyrics and melodies for
songs in recent years, and he is interested in working
with lyricists who are in need of melodies and chord
With some past training in the area of vocals, Guy can
also provide suggestions for lyrical changes that may
Though Guy primarily writes Adult Contemporary and
Pop-based material, he welcomes the opportunity to
write for a variety of other genres—from R&B
to Country, to name a few.
Rates are not applicable to this situation. Matters
pertaining to credits and rights would be discussed
with the prospective writing partner prior to