Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Tom Piggott -One Half Century of Music and More- The Whole Symphony Tom Piggott has spent one half of a century involved in music in every possible scenario. The journey through this period has been extensive enough to result in a book filled with musical experiences. That book is forthcoming. Starting at the age of 7 music has taken him through a career diverse enough to deem him a master of many musical and technological skills. To grasp the depth of Tom?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s experience gained from numerous experiences that have made him one of the world?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s most respected and emulated musicians takes a review of music history from the events of being an educator, performer, and keyboard artist for 50 years. The following artists, educators composers and designers were either taught, performed for, performed or ?¢‚Ç¨?ì jammed with,?¢‚Ç¨¬ù demonstrated to or influenced by Tom as a product specialist and clinician for numerous companies, including ARP, CRUMAR, SYNERGY and more.: Peter Nero, ( concert pianist and conductor ) Stevie Wonder, ( Secret Life of Plants, General Development System ) Nyle Steiner, ( inventor electronic Valve instrument, and Apocalypse Now ) ( Lind McCartney, Vangellis, John Entwhistle, ( The Who )Klaus Schulze ( Tangerine Dram ) T Lavitz, ( Dixie Dreggs ) Wendy Carlos ( Tron, A Clockwork Orange, Digital Moonscapes , Switched on Bach, The Shining ) Dr. Richard Boulanger ( Internationally known composer, Berklee College of Music Professor, former student ) Mike Bergeman ( composer, former student, debuts Carnegie Hall April 14, 2007 ) ) Donald Fagan ( Steely Dan, Nightfly solo album ), Edgar Winter, Tom Coster, Jimmy Page, Roger Powell, Jerry Kovarski ( Korg ), Ed Alstrom and many others. University, institutional concert venues, special educational presentations and accredited courses for graduate teachers, Kansas State University( Manhattan, Composer Hanley Jackson ) University of Ohio, University of Kansas ( Lawrence, ), Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin, Lowell State College, NY state University ( Potsdam,) Symphony Hall ( Boston Massachusetts, guest artist, Arthur Fiedler,) Percy Grainger Museum ( Australia,) Museum of Science and Industry ( Chicago, for U.S. government, astronauts and cosmonauts Apollo Soyuz mission,) Audio Engineering Society ( pioneering synthesizer performance and recording with Roger Powell and Mike Brigida, associate prof. Berklee College of Music ) Audio Recording Technology Institute ( taught certified courses in MIDI and audio recording technology ), Numerous concerts for Music Educator?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s National conference and Consumer Electronics Industry shows. Degrees, Certificates, Awards, and Recordings: B.S. Music Education, Lowell State, Lowell MA,, Graduate certifications in Music Education and Music for Special Education Students, Over 1,500 certified clinics and courses in almost every music store in the U.S., Italy and France, winner Chaminade scholarships three years, co-winner Ars Electronica Competition, Linz Austria, Nominated for a regional Emmy by Univ. of Ohio for televised educational show called ?¢‚Ç¨?ì SYNTHESIS?¢‚Ç¨¬ù, winner Casio international product specialist competition,. In addition to work with the above artists, more than 250 compositions have been written and over three million instructional records, CD?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s, videos and DVD?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s have been released in support of music and consumer industry products of all technologies. Tom has also sold more than 1 million Casio keyboards on HSN alone, Home Shopping Network ) and it is estimated he has sold 2 million worldwide of mixed brands and models. In 2007, Tom will release dozens of music CD?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s, two books now in final draft, and will produce dozens of instructional DVD?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s. His ?¢‚Ç¨?ì WHEN ONLY LOVE HEALS ?¢‚Ç¨?ì album is now being distributed by Goodsphere UK under the album name: A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, as found on the Goodsphere web site.