Andrae, as a former member of a Marine Corps Band and Presidential pianist in The United States Navy Band of Washington D.C., has performed for the Crown Prince of Norway and countless other government and military officials. He is an accomplished musician, songwriter, producer, author and performer who has performed in Norway, Ireland, Japan, England, France, Egypt, Spain, the U.S. and many other countries.
Andrae has performed with or opened shows for artist such as Patti Labelle, Estelle, Musiq, Justo Almario, Common, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Kelly Price, Michelle’, Claudette Ortiz, Dawn Robinson, Chante Moore, Kenny Lattimore, Chrissette Michelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Lil’ Mo, Ledisi, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Beverly Crawford, Alvin Slaughter and others.
Andrae has been musical director for 2(two) gospel plays, “Ms. Aretha”, and “The Life of Miles Davis” and arranged music for the musical, “The Audition” and has also performed in the Off Broadway Show, “Enter Redemption” starring Maritri Garrette. Andrae has performed at such venues as the Blue Note (NY), The Cotton Club (Japan), The Hit Factory (NY), B. B. King Blues Club and Grill (NY), the Brooklyn Arts Museum all in New York City, the Kennedy Center, the National Mall and a NASCAR race in Martinsville that was televised to millions of viewers.
As a musician, he has been on shows, such as “The Ellen Show”, “The Jimmy Kimmel Show”, “The Jay Leno Show”, “B.E.T. Presents”, “The Today Show” and recently TV ONE’s “R&B Diva’s LA”. Andrae is also featured in GLC and Kanye West’s video, “Big Screens” and Vanessa Hudgens song, “Last Night” on her Identified! Album. As a Producer on Grammy Nominated Raheem Devaughn’s album The Love and Masterpiece (Deluxe) on “Super Hero” and Cam Meekins’ album, Peace on the song “Good”.
Recently, Andrae has done music for a Debbie Allen presentation of the musical “Hair”, been in the studio with the three time Grammy winner No I.D. working with Estelle and Common as a featured soloist on their collaboration “Victorious”, has finished his piano course entitled, “OMG Piano course” and has written, directed, and scored a relaxation CD and DVD entitled, “Entrance”. Andrae Alexander is currently the musical director at Wendy Raquel Robinson’s “Amazing Grace Conservatory” and a frequent collaborator for the hit songwriter (September, Boogie Wonderland, the Color Purple Musical…), Emmy and Grammy winner Allee Willis with whom he has written the unofficial/official theme song for the city of Detroit.
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I designed this course for singers, songwriters, and music producers who were tired of not being able to play the piano for themselves. To get you playing the piano fast, I start off by teaching you to play chords first. After you learn chords, we put the chords together to play chord progressions; chord progressions are what most songs are made of.
There are 3 (three) books provided in pdf form along with audio clips that support the video lessons. You watch the video(s) and then read the corresponding section of the book, you can also listen to audio clips of what you want to learn next. Watching just the videos, you will be able to play the piano, the books and audio clips are for those who want to learn more chords and progressions.
This is a self-paced course, it will take from a couple of weeks to a few months to finish. As with any instrument, you will have to practice to develop your ear for hearing and skill in playing the piano. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
The course is broken into 8 (eight) sections. You will go from the basics, including how to play chords, tricks to sounding professional and how to find the key of a song to playing advanced chords in a matter of weeks.
Take this course to give yourself the musical freedom you've always wanted.
This video will show you how to prepare to play the piano by stretching your hands and other muscles.
This video teaches you how to play a large number of chords. This video, along with the material provided, will have you playing a large number of chords in all keys.
This video tells you what to practice as well as how to practice.
This video teaches you the importance of learning progressions.
This video shows you progression 1 of 4. If you want to learn the other progressions, they are in the book provided.
This video gives you tricks to sounding professional.
This video shows you how to know what key a song is in.
This video will teach you how to practice what you've learned so far.
This video teaches you how to play scales.
This video shows you how to play pattern 1 of 9. After learning this pattern, you can learn the other patterns in the book provided.
This video will give you a basic idea of how to create a chord chart.
The teaching was very helpful.The video material was covered in more detail in the attached PDF so it made it worthwhile to go thru the PDF also. Thanks Andre for the nice course.
I was on the fence about whether or not I should sign up for this class as I never actually had much experience playing piano, but it was totally worth it! Andrae breaks piano playing down and makes it look incredibly easy! He is a fantastic teacher and I would definitely take another one of his courses in a heartbeat.
I have been trying to teach myself piano for about a year and a half now, and I haven't been able to do much with it. This course really taught me more about chords and progressions and really helped with being able to widen my horizons and play so much better! Thank you so much for this course!