Top Pro Keys: The Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Ricky Nelson for $300

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Top Pro Keys: The Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Ricky Nelson for $300

Hi. I am Elmo Peeler, a conservatory-trained professional rock pianist/arranger/conductor/composer. My passion in life has been the piano - playing it and composing for it.

Over the years I've toured the world, playing and arranging for three Hall-of-Fame rock artists: The Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, and Ricky Nelson. I also teach piano, music theory, composition, and ear training via Skype. My students have included members of "Vampire Weekend", "Incubus", "Weezer", "The Strokes", Jason Schwartzman, Courteney Cox, and others.

I joined my first rock band at 14, began recording at 15, won the Mississippi State Piano Competition both my Junior and Senior years of high school, graduated as a National Merit Scholar, and got an education at The Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY) and Interlochen Summer Arts Camp.

In my early 20's I moved to L.A., where Carl Wilson asked me to join the rhythm section of The Beach Boys, with whom I toured internationally, playing piano, B-3 organ, and synthesizers, plus writing arrangements for their five-piece touring horn section. During these years both Carl and Dennis Wilson asked me to write arrangements for their outside-The Beach Boys projects as well, including Dennis' first solo album, "Pacific Ocean Blue".

However, The Beach Boys had a bad habit of in-fighting and once actually broke up. Immediately The Sweet Inspirations, Elvis' back-up singers, asked me to become their Musical Director (pianist/arranger). Their 1960's hit, "Sweet Inspiration" had been a favorite of mine as a teenager.

When The Sweet Inspirations became the opening act for Ricky Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band, Ricky heard me play and asked me to join his band. Fortunately I decided to leave before the plane tragedy.

Then one day the phone rang and a friend asked if I'd be interested in touring with Rod Stewart, as arranger/conductor/keyboardist for his "Unplugged" tours. It was a fun situation where every afternoon a different group of twenty-one men and women - members of the local symphony orchestra, who preferred Bach to rock - would let me teach them the arrangements for a two-hour show to be performed that evening before audiences of 20,000 to 200,000 (we set an attendance record at Wembley Stadium of about 81,500).

If you need superior piano-playing (or organ or synths) and/or arranging, feel free to contact me. I have a Steinway B Grand, plus lots of VSTi's. Very computer literate.

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