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As primarily a pianist, I have studied the piano since the age of eight. Previous piano teachers of mine were Mrs. Jeanne Defoe of Buckhannon, West Virginia and Dr. James Miltenberger, a W. Va. University classical and jazz piano instructor and performer. At WVU I was a jazz and composition double major, studying composition under Dr. John Beall. I transferred to the University of Louisville this fall and am now a student of jazz piano instructor Jim Connerley and composition instructor Steve Rouse.

I currently am trying to promote my Funky Rock Band. If you're interested in hiring a band which can provide good live music for any venue or occasion, contact me at (cell) 304 642 8446 or (email) keatingpierson@gmail.com.

Thanks for your interest!

Profile Summary:
Pianist Louisville, KY
Bandleader Louisville, KY
Composer Louisville, KY
More About Me
Film (won Second Place in C-SPAN’s Campaign Cam Documentary Contest August 2004);
Creative Writing : stories, poetry, screenplays: (samples available on request)
Work Experience:
Theatre Accompaniment
Buckhannon Community Theatre Buckhannon, WV Summer 2005
Sole accompanist for rehearsals and performance of Annie.
West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, WV Spring 2006 - 2007
Sole rehearsal and performance accompanist for Hair and Chicago.

Recital Accompaniment
Greg Lauer (french horn), recital for BA Fairmont State College Fall 2006
Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Hindemith.
Senior Musical Theatre Recital W. Va. Wesleyan College Spring 2006
Works by Sondheim, Loesser, Weber, and more.
Adam Loudin (trumpet), senior recital W. Va. Wesleyan College Spring 2007
Jazz tunes by McConnell, Rittenhouse, and Loudin.
Senior Musical Theatre Recital W. Va. Wesleyan College Spring 2008
The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown

Assistant Instructor at Krakow Institute of Jazz Krakow, Poland Summer 2007
Music Director for Damn Yankees Buckhannon Community Theatre Summer 2008
Piano Lessons

PERFORMANCES PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY KEATING

Billy Joel Tribute, W. Va. Wesleyan College Spring 2006
A concert of Billy Joel’s music with backup musicians.
Oxfam Benefit Concert, W. Va. Wesleyan College Winter 2007
A concert of pop and rock music with backup musicians.

OTHER PERFORMANCES

W. Va. Wesleyan College Jazz Ensemble Fall 2006 - Present
Sojourner House Benefit Pittsburgh, PA August 2007
Various jobs with jazz combos at locations around WV
Local Community Service Performances
Campus Inauguration Dinner, National Honors Society, American Association of University Women, Cyrus Vance Awards Ceremony, etc.
Various weddings and memorial services.
Education:
Home schooling 1999 - 2005, 2006 - Present
Buckhannon-Upshur High School (1 year) 2005 - 2006
GED completed and diploma equivalency obtained October 2007
West Virginia Wesleyan College, special student 2005 – 2008
West Virginia University Fall 2008 - Present
Organizations / Affilations:
COMPETITIONS

MTNA Annual Competition (Violin) Morgantown, WV Fall 2003
(Honorable Mention)
MTNA Annual Competition (Piano) Shepherdstown, WV Fall 2004
MTNA Annual Competition (Piano) Morgantown, WV Fall 2006
Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Auditions Winter 2007
MTNA Annual Competition (Piano) Morgantown, WV Fall 2007
(Honorable Mention)

CAMPS/PROGRAMS
Augusta Heritage Center
Swing Week July 2004
Blues Week July 2005
Governor’s School For The Arts (Competitive Program for WV Student Artists) July 2006
Accepted to Interlochen Summer Arts Program March 2007
International Summer Jazz Academy, Krakow Poland July 2007
Pierson Keating is located in Louisville, KY and has the following skills: Pianist, Bandleader, Composer
Music, Event / Party Planning
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Pianist

Category: Music
Description
Piano for any event, any style, any setting, any venue.
Relevant Education / Credentials
EMPLOYMENT Theatre Accompaniment Buckhannon Community Theatre Buckhannon, WV Summer 2005 Sole accompanist for rehearsals and performance of Annie. West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, WV Spring 2006 - 2007 Sole rehearsal and performance accompanist for Hair and Chicago. Recital Accompaniment Greg Lauer (french horn), recital for BA Fairmont State College Fall 2006 Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Hindemith. Senior Musical Theatre Recital W. Va. Wesleyan College Spring 2006 Works by Sondheim, Loesser, Weber, and more. Adam Loudin (trumpet), senior recital W. Va. Wesleyan College Spring 2007 Jazz tunes by McConnell, Rittenhouse, and Loudin. Senior Musical Theatre Recital W. Va. Wesleyan College Spring 2008 The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown Assistant Instructor at Krakow Institute of Jazz Krakow, Poland Summer 2007 Music Director for Damn Yankees Buckhannon Community Theatre Summer 2008 Piano Lessons Summer 2008 EDUCATION Home schooling 1999 - 2005, 2006 - Present Buckhannon-Upshur High School (1 year) 2005 - 2006 GED completed and diploma equivalency obtained October 2007 West Virginia Wesleyan College, special student 2005 – 2008 West Virginia University Fall 2008 - Present PERFORMANCES PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY KEATING Billy Joel Tribute, W. Va. Wesleyan College Spring 2006 A concert of Billy Joel’s music with backup musicians. Oxfam Benefit Concert, W. Va. Wesleyan College Winter 2007 A concert of pop and rock music with backup musicians. OTHER PERFORMANCES W. Va. Wesleyan College Jazz Ensemble Fall 2006 - Present Sojourner House Benefit Pittsburgh, PA August 2007 Various jobs with jazz combos at locations around WV Local Community Service Performances Campus Inauguration Dinner, National Honors Society, American Association of University Women, Cyrus Van
Years Experience: 11

Bandleader

Category: Event / Party Planning
Description
Tight, well-rehearsed band with a five-piece horn section which can play rock, jazz, or funk for your wedding, party, other special event, restaurant, or bar.

Hourly price negotiable depending on distance, time needed, venue, etc.

Members are all jazz majors at the University of Louisville--we are competent and professional! We sell good live music.

For additional info contact bandleader Pierson Keating at (cell phone) (304) 642 8446. Also you can reply to his email: keatingpierson@gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you!
Relevant Education / Credentials
See "Pianist" under EMPLOYMENT.
Years Experience: 2

Composer

Category: Music
Description
I have composed chamber music, big band music, solo piano music, and songs. In 2008 I was commissioned to write a jazz suite about my experiences in Krakow, Poland. The suite is entitled Memories of Krakow.

I would be happy to provide a recording or samples of any of my work.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I am currently taking composition lessons with Dr.Steve Rouse at the University of Louisville. Last semester I took composition lessons at West Virginia University with Dr. John Beall.
Years Experience: 4