".......our astounding pianist Robert who is so magical, as soon as he starts to play, all the harmonies are remembered, all the words make sense." (Laurie Hurst - soprano)

Accompanying is a lifelong passion of mine and I have a great deal of experience as an accompanist - both with singers, instrumentalists and dancers. I have worked as a freelance accompanist and/or vocal coach for many years and have worked as a freelancer for Queens University, the University of Western Australia, Sheridan College, Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts, and George Brown College, Canadian Children's Dance Theatre, and The Ontario School of Ballet amongst others.

I am always keen to explore new musical collaborations in this area. I am an excellent sightreader, a quick study, and fluent in all styles of music from classical to pop and rock. References are available upon request.

For several years I worked part-time in the Music Theatre Performance Program at St Lawrence College in Brockville in the role of vocal coach, accompanist, lecturer (and amateur psychologist).

Since arriving in Toronto I have played for numerous auditions and vocal masterclasses, including the following entities:

The Directors Series (Tracey Flye)
Stephanie Gorin Casting Inc
Dayton/Walters Casting Inc (Book of Mormon)
Port Hope Festival Theatre
Showboat Festival Theatre
CATS Mainstage Theatre Company
Etobicoke School of the Arts
Big Voice Studio (Elaine Overholt)
Micah Barne's Singers Playground
Bremen Rock City
Musical Works in Concert
SEOK Productions

I also offer private vocal/repertoire coaching sessions for singers of all kinds. If you are preparing for an audition, struggling with a harmony line, need a recording, or looking to find some new repertoire (I have a huge selection for men AND women, particularly in the Music Theatre, pop and jazz, genres) then please consider me.  I also offer general musicianship classes for singers who want to improve in that area.

Here is some video from a recent concert featuring Toronto pianist and conductor Oksana Vignan performing a duet of Greig's Peer Gynt Suite, followed by a video of me performing a mixture of classical, jazz, light pop, and ballads (piano solo pieces):



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