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Top player/singer performs, composes, arranges, records, and teaches (Far south Reno)

Hi. I'm Kerry Shacklett. I've been a pro keyboard player since 1969. I play in several bands around Reno and elsewhere, including a band tentatively named "CBS", with three original members of Jefferson Starship: Craig Chaquico, Johny Barbata, and Pete Sears. I have performed solo on major cruise ships, and major casinos, singing while playing keys or guitar with tracks that I produce entirely. I sing regularly with the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and the UNR Chorus. I'm well known around the world by thousands of prog rock musicians and fans due to my youtube covers of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, also by playing with prog band, "Presto Ballet", and more recently having my music featured in a world collaboration of prog musicians called "Samurai of Prog", whose latest album was named after my composition, "On We Sail". This collaboration has featured Jon Davison, lead singer with supergroup, "Yes".

I have taught nearly 200 piano, guitar, drum, and music technology students one on one over the past ten years or so. See my ad in Lessons and Tutoring titled, "PIANO, GUITAR, DRUM LESSONS from top pro".

I have a well equipped recording studio in my home, including a 7'6'' Yamaha grand piano, Hammond A147 (keyboards and tone production same as B3) and Leslie, high end synthesizers, high end drums and cymbals, high end Gibson, Fender, Martin, and other guitars. I record on Apple Logic, and Steinberg Cubase. Besides engineering, I also have arranged and performed music for many of my clients.

What can I do for you? I can do gigs with you, perform, arrange, and record your music, or teach you piano/keyboards, guitar, drums, and music technology, including digital recording and synthesizer programming. I'll negotiate pay for gigs. For everything else I charge $50 per hour, including the use of my studio and and all the instruments in it. Not bad, eh?

Here are addresses of me playing "Hoedown" by ELP:
Playing guitar and singing on "Thick as a Brick" by Jethro Tull:
Parts of my prog composition, "On We Sail" at 0:18 and 11:30:
Playing part of one of my piano compositions:
And some controlled chaos on drums testing out my then new camcorder:

The photos are: A recent mugshot, performing with Presto Ballet at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon, group shot with CBS, performing with CBS at the Fenix nightclub in San Rafael, CA, and a couple shots of my studio.
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