Piano and audio production instruction for all ages and levels of experience.
I am a bay area musician/educator who plays piano professionally in a variety of styles ranging from pop, rock, top 40 to latin, jazz, blues, and New Orleans roots. I’ve found that students are more motivated to practice when studying songs they really like to play. Within these songs we analyze the rhythm, harmony, chord voicing, and theory involved which helps make learning more tangible while building a strong foundation of piano skills.
I started lessons at age 10 and my teacher brought sheet music to my favorite pop songs! He later introduced me to jazz, blues and classical and I loved all of it.
I’ve toured as keyboardist with rock guitar legend Ronnie Montrose of Gamma and currently perform with a variety of bands including legendary blues guitarist Chris Cain, Danny Castro, latin jazz artist Ray Obiedo, and singer Leah Tysee. I am the house keyboardist at the famous Blue Note Napa which hosts Pro jams every month.
I teach weekly lessons at my home in American Canyon as well as long distance via Skype. You will need an internet connection and a device (laptops work well) that can be set up with a view of your piano or keyboard.
Lessons are $45 for half hour or $80 per hour with a 1 month paid commitment. In the event of a missed lesson, a makeup day will be available the final week of each month.
Greg Rahn has created sound and music for over 200 video games including Star Wars: Uprising, Marvel: Contest Of Champions, The Hobbit: Legends Of Middle Earth and The Godfather: Five Families. He has written for and recorded live orchestras in Europe and the US, including a 70 piece orchestra at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound in Marin.
Greg is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and schools on the subject of game audio and is honored to be a member of the Game Music Grammy Committee, which began in 1998 and has now come to fruition with a Grammy category recognizing excellence in video game soundtracks. Greg has also provided consultation on the curriculum for Berklee College Of Music’s Electronic Production and Design program.