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Darlene Miller

Englewood, OH [Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening]

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Concerto Night! CD
I started at the age of three playing the piano. Piano lessons began at the age of 5, with Jane Brown from the Cincinnati Conservatory in Music, and violin lessons at the age of 11 with Dr. Piowstrowski, and Dr. Holeshofski; and Dr. Katz (conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at that time). At the age of 8, I won the International Music League held in Sandusky,OH with a total score of 98. I have received many Superior awards from the International Music Guild Association. At the age of 14, I was guest pianist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra as well as other orchestras, studied with the Wasson Studio and received a few lessons with Van Cliburn. I represented the United States at the Eastern Music Festival, studying under Dr. Rich from Britian. At the age of 15, I had been accepted to study at Julliard in New York and Curtis in Philadelphia, but my family felt I was too young and wouldn't allow me to go. I was awarded the McCarthy Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University where I studied under the leadership of Jerome Rose, artist in residence. For years I have been the pianist for World Premieres, guest soloists with orchestras, bands, trios, quintets, Chamber Orchestras, pianist for hotels, restaurants, performing and arranging plays, and weddings; the pianist that entertained Robert Dole and his wife while visiting the Dayton, area; pianist for private parties held by the Legal Society in Dayton, Dental Association of Dayton, as well as other private parties; and teaching in the Dayton School system. For a short time, I instructed my own students in my Miller Piano Academy. I graduated with a BA in music (piano and violin performance) and BS in nursing from Wright State University. Studying the classics developed technique and sensitivity. Now I can perform and allow the emotions of the piece to take over. I have been educated to not get up on stage unless you had something to say[/color]; for anyone can play pretty music. Every note has breath and meaning and should take you on a trip without you ever leaving the farm. It is total atmosphere. I really feel each and every note I play. It all has so much meaning. I tell people that I play from my toenails....because the heart stops too short in the chest...LOL !!!!

My dream is to perform and allow God to light everyone's heartstrings[/color] all over the world. Please, when you hear me perform bring a penlight so I can see with each piece performed whose heart has been touched. I love to see every penlight in the audience come alive. I'll be asking, "Who's Lit tonight?" LOL If the piece touches your heart then light your penlight so I can see it. To look out into the audience and see nothing but the glow of lights, is heaven for the artist and heaven for the audience... What a way to connect. Enjoy listening to my selections that I have arranged and performed and tell me which one was your favorite...

I love Follow Me which melts my heart; Summer of 42 with its mysterious atmosphere; Love Story and its romance; My Heart Will Go On that is driven by the bass and the haunting melody; and I tried to capture the emotions of Lionel Richie singing Truly..

I hope to be a light that shines with opportunities to allow God's music to play through me, being a vessel for peace, love, and joy; producing music that touches the heart...reducing stress and tension throughout the world!!!!... Darlene

I have added two of my favorite concertos to share with you. The violin picture was taken backstage. I was concert mistress of the orchestra and had to lay my violin down in order to play the piano with the orchestra. Hope you will listen to both concertos and give me a chance to show you how I can really play:

The Beethoven Concerto starts out with a long orchestral intro, but the cadenza where the artist gets to show off is at the end. See if you can hear where I tried to make the piano sound like a harp. When I walked out to perform this, my husband (but now ex)was sitting in the front row with his arm around his mistress, what a way to have to perform. It was a true Beethoven moment-truly ferocious, and truly sickening sweet as the hurt poured in. There are sections that the piano plays smoother than a flute, and ends sounding like heaven opened up right after the cadenza.

The Saint Saens Concerto begins about a minute in time after you hear my footsteps actually on the stage. It starts out with a Cadenza; but the most exciting, technical section of this concerto appears in the middle, right after the most beautiful melodies ever produced; and does it ever get down. It was my hook your wagon to the stars technical piece that I first heard at the age of 15; and it took a good portion of my life before I could play it. My family says I killed the orchestra...LOL Enjoy. This was the last piece my father heard. He died just before he could hear it with the orchestra. This was in honor of my father.

For the holidays I have added Christmas music for your enjoyment also.

Please enjoy my jazzy selections that were just added and tell me which ones were your favorites!! Love 720 in the book, Ain't Misbehavin, Get Some Cash for Your Trash,Baby Elephant Walk, and Crazy World~~~~

I want to be known for the emotional ride that people feel when they listen to my music. I want you to fill your heart with God's love, peace, and joy; and touch your SOUL!!!

I want to change the way the world listens to music. I don't want to play the classics traditionally for most sound like very fast exercises, COLD with no breath, depth, tone qualities, or textures that touch the heart. Please forgive me for not performing some pieces as fast as tradition has them playing, for you wouldn't get much food driving through a restaurant at 80 miles an hour. So, I have decided to trade that in for more meat and potatoes...LOL I want to trade tradition and speed for the emotions, excitement, tone qualities that the pieces really do have in them. I want you to really feel the beauty and the soul the masters put in their pieces. They were all vessels for God to pour heaven's beauty out for all of us to hear.

So, when you listen to my performances, bring a tissue and allow the emotion of the piece to touch your soul. I don't want you to hear it. I want you to feel the piece. I want it to come straight off the page into your heart.

We will connect with music. How I feel is what you will feel.

I want God to touch your soul....

Thanks for visiting my showcase and hope you were entertained. Please drop me a line and tell me which ones you enjoyed the most, which ones touched your heart[/color], and which ones brought you peace[/color].

Come and email me at:[/color]

Darlene Miller Music LLC[/color]

While you are there, signup as a fan so I can keep you posted of events....and give you discounts, buy music from my website, and customize[/color] your ringtones to hear the parts that appeal to you. Isn't that unique???....Love, Darlene

In honor of my mother:

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Darlene Miller
{ 02-09-2015 02:26 }
I wish to thank each and every one that took the time to listen and for the tender comments. Thank you all !!!!!! Love, Darlene
Gbluesy says:
{ 10-08-2012 21:20 }
WOW ! Had a realy great time spent here listening to your spirit and tallent. Thanks for sharing. I\'ll be back for more later. Thanks. :-)
Charles Kohlberg
{ 10-08-2012 13:04 }
My penlight is lit! Beautiful playing!
Keith Wallace
{ 11-27-2011 11:11 }
Heavenly music...blessings to you for sharing
Trevor James
{ 11-26-2011 07:04 }
excellent music - very talented musician - keep it going -5 stars from me
JROB says:
{ 09-10-2011 05:48 }
thanks for blessing us with you world class music, please keep giving the world this great music.peace
{ 08-20-2011 15:07 }
Darlene, wonderful interpretations. Can't get them ot of my head. Vote 350 for 5 Stars.
Mr Mantis
Mr Mantis says:
{ 05-01-2011 14:29 }
Hi D, Loved your showcase, your interpretations of "IF", "Summer Knows", "Mahogany", "Love Story" touched me. You stirred up memories of the past, of love won & lost, happy times, sad times. 55555 Thank you!
Vanessa Moses
{ 09-09-2010 20:06 }
Hi Darlene.. how are you? I pray that everything you do in music is blessed abundantly through our Lords love! God bless you! Keep in touch. Luv & peace, Vanessa Moses
Keith Wallace
{ 09-06-2010 15:04 }
World class musician... Heart felt glad I chanced on your give you a 5 is an insult...100 is closer to the mark, so I give you 5 x 20... Bless you and thanx for the quality music
Stan The Man
{ 08-05-2010 10:02 }
Hello my friend! i hope all is good with you, your family, and your great music. May God continue to bless you always STay in touch
Ron Ouellette
{ 07-05-2010 09:00 }
your my favorite musician ,of all the thousands of showcases only your beautiful music does it for me.
Dash Too
Dash Too says:
{ 05-25-2010 15:18 }
as One Who Touches The Fringe Of Piano Playing ; I am Basking In The Warm Glow That Shines From UR Page; Leaving a 5 for UR Showcase:
Michel says:
{ 04-17-2010 10:01 }
I feel like I'm in heaven, there's so much emotions in your music!
Delete says:
{ 04-08-2010 17:10 }
Darlene ! Just spent a while on your Showcase so a big thank you for the music .You play with such feeling and emotion, absolutely spell binding. I shall be back for more when I need a cry or a happy memory.V5 from Dave
Air Echo Music
{ 04-03-2010 11:47 }
HaPpY Easter Sister!! Wish U & Ur Family Happy + Good Health!! God Bless U!! Love Peter
Air Echo Music
{ 03-03-2010 11:19 }
Very Great Performance Video! 555555 all life long from me! Love this song basically in my heart, But ur paino skill tells even more! ~>like a story
Air Echo Music
{ 03-03-2010 11:18 }
Very Great Performance Video! 555555 all life long from me! Love this song basically in my heart, But ur paino skill tells even more! ~>like a story
KG Goodwin
{ 02-15-2010 19:36 }
Hi Darlene Hope all is well? Just posted a new song all about when life gets you down, 'spread your wings & reach for the star's' a special thought for you ... Lot's of Love KG
JPmusic says:
{ 01-29-2010 10:28 }
I like Baby Elephant Walk and Saint Saen's Concerto. I would love to see you in concert. Your playing touches my heart. A 100%. I tried to vote a 5, but it won't take my vote. JP
{ 01-18-2010 21:00 }
David Kelly Music
{ 01-01-2010 11:24 }
Hi Darlene, you are simply wonderful. All the very best to you from your friendly Piano Wizard, David
Air Echo Music
{ 12-01-2009 20:01 }
Even the plants grow 2 b strong when they hear ur music!! So Keeping Ur Faith!! Go Straight ahead! U will get ur Goal!! God Bless U!! Love Peter
Gary O Heaire
{ 11-30-2009 17:04 }
Evergreen- beauitiful and fresh breath right from heaven thank you for your inspirational peacefull and heartwarming music dont have a mark high enough and dont think you need one God Bless
VoxLirica says:
{ 11-17-2009 13:46 }
Its been a while since I visited yr page my dear! I realize what Iv e been missing! your additions are wonderful as always being performed by you Darlene! I always awe at yr talent sweetie!Charmaine xoxoxo
Air Echo Music
{ 11-12-2009 20:34 }
Ur Bio is Perfect! Outstanding!! Perform more my Sis!! God Bless U + Ur Family!! (º.º) Love Peter
Stephen Michael Minnick (Vietnam War Hero)
"Happy Halloween!" My Sweet Sister I love your music and I hope all your Children had a wonderful Halloween and got lots of treats? We are enjoying all the costumes here and I just had to wish you A Fun Evening too. God Bless DJ
L@i@ says:
{ 09-23-2009 02:38 }
Gorgeous piano, Darlene, and played with such tenderness, in all of your songs. Soothing to the soul. Five all the way.
Air Echo Music
{ 09-19-2009 11:59 }
Look out there~ Ur mom's Soul sleeps among the cotton clouds enjoy ur Evergreen piano playing! may b someday u c my face among the clouds 2 < stevie wonder! God Bless U!!! B Strong my sister!!!!! Love Peter
John Davis
{ 09-17-2009 06:58 }
Darlene you sure have some nice music.very peacfle to listen to. V5 for sure.
Dan Clepper
{ 09-17-2009 00:06 }
Such beautiful music..! mother must be very proud...of you..! *prayers and blessings...
KG Goodwin
{ 09-15-2009 03:32 }
Your talent is always a 'BIG 5' in my book Darlene - Go For It!!! Love KG
Stephen Michael Minnick (Vietnam War Hero)
Sister! I got to vote another 5 Vote for This New Year for You! I wish you The Best this Year and I'm praying for Your Family/Mother/Brother etc... I Pray for Your New School to be a success and I just know it will be, you are such a success Yourself!
{ 08-26-2009 21:30 }
Man Darlene your really good, I just had to stop by and listen to all of my favorites... What a great pianist you truly are! ! ! Ralan
junior"s says:
{ 08-02-2009 14:31 }
Blessings & Bounty Sweet as rain in the morning... very peaceful... Thanks for turning me on... Come visit me soon... new video of new song posted... need your feedback Peace & music Sharon Brown I Specialize In Love
{ 07-21-2009 01:08 }
stupid comment things wont allow you to post more then 255letters >:| love kt
{ 07-21-2009 01:07 }
i loved your performance at snell island and concerts at wsu your should have a concert surrounding your playing. not so much of others lol id pay $400 to hear you play!!! honestly!!!!!!! give me updates woman ..hahaha much love :.ktwafflez XD T4L
{ 07-21-2009 01:07 }
your really feel your music from your head to your toes ..hahha
{ 07-21-2009 01:06 }
all i have to say is W00000o0w!!!!!!!!!!!! i love your music. XD and i love you!!! happy birthday darlene
Robert Stefan
{ 07-06-2009 13:37 }
Hi there Friend! I love what you added to your bio.I think as artists we would all love to be known for those actions..But I would add only one...Laughter,then you have it all!Best of luck and keep up the great work.Robert Stefan
Nance Jayne/Njal
{ 06-22-2009 20:52 }
Yes Sister, this is most wonderful and excellent. Emotions are felt in your excellent playing. I know God is pleased and I am pleased.
Stephen Michael Minnick (Vietnam War Hero)
Darlene You Showcase is so beautiful and rich with enlightenment and quality of Excellence and like no other for sure! Packed with such quality I never have heard before and all in one sitting? Wow! You are much more accomplished than you know.
KG Goodwin
{ 06-19-2009 23:52 }
Thank you Darlene for all your support - but especially for your 'unique talent & Beautiful Music' ... Wishing much success in 2009! KG
The Council
{ 06-19-2009 22:43 }
If music is the international language , you have surpassed most, for your music has touched my soul ,with warmth and faith in all righteousness and good that man may offer/peace/chaz
Country Mania \\\"Tinoco Trio\\\"
{ 06-19-2009 22:03 }
Very nice and relaxing sound. Wish you all the best. Joe Tinoco
Ron Ouellette
{ 05-04-2009 17:19 }
i stopped back to hear you again and i loved every note you played.
Sean Achilleos / Singer Songwriter
{ 04-25-2009 10:01 }
Lovely!!! I could listen to you all day long. Love it - rated you a well deserved 5!!! Sean Achilleos
{ 04-22-2009 12:28 }
absolutely blown away by your talent! i would love to work with you one day :) 5555555555555555 alllll the way! check out my tunes and let me know whats your thing love, djspittah
Perry Barnes
{ 04-19-2009 22:39 }
peace and harmony, i would like to do a song with you too i can write lyrics for one of your current compositions
Cem Adrian / Vocal Virtuoso
{ 04-18-2009 16:18 }
Very inspiring music, peaceful and calming, it was great to listen to. Regards, from Turkey; team.
Nance Jayne/Njal
{ 04-18-2009 10:51 }
God Bless you Darlene, Lord I ask you in Jesus Name to bless sister Darlene with more music, and more music jobs for her, to play for you more in a world that needs to listen to your artist more, Thank you Lord for your answers.
{ 04-16-2009 05:41 }
Darlene hi this is such inspiring music you made me cry God gave you an amazing talent He loves you so and so do others blessed are you come check us out to love shaz
Air Echo Music
{ 04-04-2009 07:24 }
Hey Sis! Wish U running smooth in all ur rehearsels & perform Excellent in ur Concertsss! Me + Lou just LONGING 4 Ur Video here! Hey She has a New Dynamic Teacher 4 her 8 grade! Expensive but Great! Of Course she also want U 2 teach! God Bless U+Lee! Xp
{ 04-03-2009 20:20 }
stopping threw to show some luv ,i give you a 5 for that fire you got on your page
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 03-31-2009 23:29 }
Darlene, You just keep on Playing your Excellent Works and know that God sees and knows all. He never misses anything and those that fail to see and know him will one day be amazed, when he dumps a load onto them?? Ha!
jay says:
{ 03-16-2009 22:55 }
hey sweety i love ever green even though i have lol a hard time singing it havnt though for yrs just simply beautiful loved it 55s of course love jay xoxo
Realms says:
{ 03-09-2009 01:34 }
Lovely...thats all i can say.......Take 5.
Dj Twain
Dj Twain says:
{ 03-07-2009 05:23 }
Beautiful is all I can say about your music. Well done. 5*
Air Echo Music
{ 03-02-2009 20:57 }
sisDarlene I Pray 4 Ur Concert Be Hot! I Pray 4 Ur Mom! God B with U+Ur Family Always! Hey Girl, Bruce Ryder invited me 2 collab with him on his Great Song Abba Father, if 've a few mins go check it! me just little harmonica
Air Echo Music
{ 03-02-2009 20:56 }
sisDarlene I Pray 4 Ur Concert Be Hot! I Pray 4 Ur Mom! God B with U+Ur Family Always! Hey Girl, Bruce Ryder invited me 2 collab with him on his Great Song Abba Father, if 've a few mins go check it! me just little harmonica
Air Echo Music
{ 02-17-2009 19:44 }
Wednesday Concert willBVery Brilliant! B Confident & let Every Notes Touch the Audience Hearts! U R Muisc Master! please, record it by Vcam... Use tripod,, and put it on here, sorry I'm in Hong Kong! How I want 2 seeU perform! God Bless Ur Concert! Xp
Alyshen says:
{ 02-13-2009 23:04 }
You are so so GREAT!!! I just heard your music and Im touched! Thank You! You bring a light to our world! I wish You to have a great success on Your concert! Love
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 02-13-2009 17:06 }
V-5 Dear Sister, I wish you the very best at your Concert and I pray you have the best success there! I just know you will be a real hit and I am praying for you and all your family/friends and you Live Your Dream!! God Bless you!
{ 02-13-2009 13:26 }
Best of luck with your concert on Wednesday.Air Echo Music mentioned it to me.
jay says:
{ 02-13-2009 00:13 }
hi darlene you have a god gifted talent that is for sure a friend told me about you n to listen well lol i can only sing well try please come n say hello would love to meet you god bless darling loved my listen a 5 definately love jay
Darrell Glen Carlisle
{ 02-12-2009 23:15 }
What exceptional, beautiful music that goes so far beyond expectation leaving the listener in awe of the talent expressed! Bravo!
John Davis
{ 02-12-2009 22:27 }
Well Darlene it sounds like you have played the piano for more than just a few least long enough to get good at it.v 5
Air Echo Music
{ 01-20-2009 20:39 }
SisterDarlene ThisYr2009is4U! LetsPray4theGoal with ur hardworks & BrilliantSounds of urs 2 the Lord, Let the World hear&Sooth&Touch by them So the haters will drop their weapons & come 2 Peace! A New Era is Here! So lets do it well! Bless! Love Peter
Jozua K.
Jozua K. says:
{ 01-19-2009 12:56 }
Hello Darlene, HP new year at home. Bring you happiness and warm with Peace and Luv for the music here. Cheers by...JK.
{ 01-17-2009 13:42 }
good stuff , i like it. keep it up thanks for the comment your friend folkartlullaby
Boogsie says:
{ 01-11-2009 04:35 }
You play the piano well .Better than me too, .Do you chat on skpe for eg. ?Its hard to find musicians online who want to chat ..Thank you for the vote ,hoping to do movies sountracks !stay in contact please ..Bye.. 555555 to you !!
Strange State
{ 01-09-2009 20:26 }
This is a great site to be able to tap into talent that has yet to be heard. I am pleased to be able to listen to a lifetime of growth 5 vote is less than you should have but 5 is the top, very good.
Stan The Man
{ 01-05-2009 23:29 }
Extraordinary Talent! a Gift indeed! I loved your music, so emotionally done! May all your dreams come true, for you're the gift of music! I give you a top, over the top 5 times over and over! Peace and many blessings
Ditmares says:
{ 01-05-2009 18:10 }
Impressed. Thats all I can say. I wonder how many songs can one have. My guess would be " as many as you want" . I hope the best for you. I would be honored if you would comment my showcase. Blessings.
Marshall Anderson
{ 01-05-2009 17:10 }
Thank you for the kind words. Especially meaningful coming from someone with such am impressive bio and showcase of beautiful music. It crosses all boundaries. Thank you for the experience. 5++++ Marshall
{ 01-05-2009 07:19 }
Your comments make me blush. Thanks all the same. I had a listen to your playing and wish I could do the same but enjoyed listeneing. You seem to be keeping busy entertaining others which is what counts. Brooksy x
{ 01-04-2009 22:04 }
Air Echo Music
{ 12-31-2008 11:53 }
I am in the Far East Let Me do the count down 1st! 3 2 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! WISH U EVERYTHING RUNNING SMOOTH! God Bless U! Love Peter
Vanessa Moses
{ 12-29-2008 06:50 }
Hey mate.Ive been nominated for best international act for the Independent Asia Voice Awards VIMA 2009.horaayy, Im so excited. If you do have time please go to and you can read my feature and vote.Thanks a lot.Luv
Vanessa Moses
{ 12-29-2008 06:49 }
Your music is lovely,,, praise god for your talent
A Cup Of Joe
{ 12-26-2008 08:01 }
Appreciate all the nice comments hope you and your family are having a blessed holidays JOEY
Air Echo Music
{ 12-23-2008 20:58 }
!~~MERRY CHRISTMAS + HAPPY NEW YEAR~~! Lets Pray 4 the Whole World, V all Join Our Hands. 2009 will b Much Better, Human face odd together There V see what is Brotherhood! Silver ahead of Us God Bless You + Your Family! (º.º) Love Peter
velveteen rabbit
{ 12-22-2008 14:34 }
awwww. this is beautiful :) thank u
Leo D
Leo D says:
{ 12-22-2008 07:02 }
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! A 5 from me Leo
Air Echo Music
{ 12-21-2008 03:09 }
Hello Sister, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wish U + Ur Family all he Best in the coming Year!! God Bless U all! (º.º) Love Peter
Marissa Colombi (songwriter)
{ 12-20-2008 17:19 }
Amazing! I love piano music and yours sounded so beautiful! I put you under my favorites and gave you a 5 vote. I would love to hear you play Time to say Goodbye. I know you would be excellente!
Culture of Sound
{ 12-20-2008 07:15 }
Talant,brains & beauty. High 5. Our guitarist is from Lorain Ohio. Peace Mya.
closed says:
{ 12-19-2008 15:17 }
Wonderful as ever. Have a very happy Christmas and new year, high 5
Tracy Mae
Tracy Mae says:
{ 12-18-2008 10:43 }
Thank you so much for your comment and encouragement. I absolutely love your music,so much God given talent and hard work,no doubt....I gave you a much deserved 5,absolutely. God bless, tracymae
Charlie Leonard
{ 12-14-2008 01:48 }
Hey sister you're what I call a real musician. Refined music. "Love Story" is a treat. 5 Rating. Thanks for your feed back on my song. Cheers Charlie.
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 12-06-2008 03:50 }
Wow, you play with passion from the soul and we are waving our penlights. Top marks from us and we wish you every well deserved success. Many thanks for your kind comments.
Mike Melton
{ 11-26-2008 22:46 }
Wonderful arrangements,very relaxing,medicine like music,Five all the way!
MusicWorm says:
{ 11-26-2008 20:23 }
V5A ur Cool Beautiful music! Now ur v became 299! Happy Thanksgiving Day!! All Best Wishes to ur Family!!!
Air Echo Music
{ 11-22-2008 20:42 }
I Always Love Ur sound, It heal my pains! Thank you so much, it helps me to have a clear mind when I'm working!! Love ya sis!! God Bless U!! (º.º) Love Peter
D-1 Formerly P.D.
{ 11-08-2008 16:21 }
Thank you for the comment and I enjoyed listening to your work. I would love to have as many tracks as you one day and also the quality of work as well. Best of luck and God Bless!!!!
Nance Jayne/Njal
{ 11-04-2008 08:49 }
P&D sent me to Pray for you and your mother,Lord Bless Darlene & her mother today,in all there needs as you know what they need, I ask you for that now in Jesus Name. I thank you Lord for your blessing for them. amen
{ 11-02-2008 20:22 }
Hi Darlene Peter sent me to listin, I enjoyed it all , you are talented indeed V5 for you, Bless You.
The FACES says:
{ 09-22-2008 22:35 }
You are very talented,and this is very important!5 5 5 5!
krystle beltran
{ 09-14-2008 01:29 }
love your music and i have someone else to listen to besides 5 *krystle*
A Cup Of Joe
{ 08-18-2008 19:28 }
wow what a great compliment, You where also very generous when I first started on this site. You are very talented I mean classical and all, Can you help me at all. Not getting a lot of hits from producers etc. Thx Joey