Do You Want To Play Properly, Quickly And Beautifully?
Do You Want To Get Compliments On Your Piano Playing?
This course focuses seriously on two often neglected topics: piano technique and improvisation. Most piano and other keyboard players don't even know how much they are lacking in these two key areas. When you have a solid technical base, everything becomes easier. And improvisation is an essential skill for any serious musician.
The course is designed to be modular and flexible, so that you can quickly learn no matter what your initial level is. The only thing you have to do to guarantee yourself success on the piano beyond what you previously thought possible is to put in the time, as described in the course introduction.
Born in 1973 in Canada, Rubio distinguished himself at a very early age with his
musical abilities. At the age of eight, he won a scholarship to study with Kawai, and at
age ten he was winning prizes in music festivals at the national level and recording
classical music for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
As an adult, he played with several Canadian recording artists, including Kenny Shields
(from Streetheart) and Ray Lyell. In 1991, he moved to Toronto, where he kept on
broadening his horizons.
In 1994, he started playing salsa with the internationally acclaimed singer Lalo
Rodriguez, and from these concerts, he started getting more work in the areas of salsa
and merengue. In 1997, he made a definitive move to New York City, where he lived for
the next eleven years. During his time in New York, he held various positions as director
of music in various churches, playing mainly gospel music.
In 2008, he moved to Bogota, and currently Works as a musician and independent
producer. Since January of 2009, he has also been working as a professor at the
prestigious EMMAT, member of the Berklee School of Music International Network.