Instepmusic now offers music notation services. We have the latest version of Sibelius – the leading music composition and notation software.
New equipment added to instepmusic arsenal. We now have the Universal Audio Apollo audio interface.
Created by SiteGround Web Hosting
Sound cloud is an easy way to share you music or audio files. It is very easy to upload files to their server. Many web servers don’t have streaming audio, so this is a great option.
Instepmusic also offers web development. I specialize in WordPress and PHP web sites. WordPress is a popular content management system that allows the non programmer to easily change content on their web site. Rates range from $300-$15,000 for web site programming and design.
Below is a list of this sites I have developed.
This site is for wholesalers who qualify to purchase
these products. I programmed this site so that the shopping cart
data is displayed only for qualified users.
This is an ASP site that I helped program. I also did
some sql programming to get detailed sales reports.
I was given a design and had to program the wordpress theme
to the exact specs.
This was my most challenging site. I used css to create an image map on the home page.
In addition I incorporated the magic-zoom plug-in to single product pages.
This site also uses the wp-ecommerce plugin. I have used this plug-in successfully
on many sites as a online shopping cart solution. I charged $1500.00 to create this
dynamic wordpress site based off the mock design from a graphic artist.
This is a site that I created to help promote my passion for jazz piano.
This site features a new artist every month with audio samples, slide show.
and small bio. It also features a social network plugin called Mingle that is
a micro version of facebook. In addition, the site features a directory of musicians.
This is a wordpress site that I developed from the twenty-ten default wordpress theme.
I programmed the css. I am currently working on this site.
This is a wordpress site that I developed to promote my audio recording services.
This is a PHP site that I created with pages that reside outside of the wordpress loop. I use wordpress as the content
management system so my client can easily update page content from the wordpress
This a PHP site had many static pages that I was able to make dynamic. This involved
some difficult php coding. It also uses wordpress as the content management system.
This is a wordpress site that features audio samples of Mexican bands. It features
dynamically generated drop down menus and audio samples associated with the artist.
I also created a login area for artists to check sales records.
This is a wordpress blog that I installed and programmed. I am currently the administrator
for this site.
I am currently the administrator and web programmer for this site.
A nice feature of this site is that it translates English to Spanish
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As I am looking back in my music career, it is always fun to remember some of the times I was able to perform with world class musicians.
While attending Sunset High school in Beaverton Oregon, my jazz band was invited to perform a concert for the non profit organization called grammy in the schools. We did a concert with 3 grammy award winning artists that included Brenda Russell, George Howard, and Stix Hooper of the Crusaders.
It was an absolute life changing moment to play piano with these amazing artists.
Another memorable encounter was when I was playing a trio gig at the Tigard Oregon jazz festival with some amazing local, or should I say, world class musicians. The musical line-up included bassist Tim Gilson, and Drummer, Charlie Doggett. One of the audience members on the break asked me if her friend could sit in on a tune. I was a bit skeptical when she said that he was the world’s most recorded drummer. It turned out to be Bernard Purdie who sat in a played on the tune Groove Merchant with me.
Whenever I get the chance to train with world champion runners or play the piano with world class musicians, I feel like I am elevated to another level or transported into another dimension.
My track coach, Dr. Ken Forman, once told me “Surround yourself with champions and you have a greater chance of becoming one”.
I just upgraded to an RD-700. I love the realistic piano sound and action. It hard to find a keyboard that I like after practicing hours on a Yamaha s6 hand crafted piano. I am sure this is a good investment and will be great to have on live gigs.
This music was recorded and arranged by Jonathan Swanson at Instepmusic. It features the beautiful vocals of Allie Timm.
It takes a special performer to channel the talent of Bette Midler, and that is exactly what former Oregonian Cassandra Hohn does as she brings her acclaimed performance (a tribute to Bette Midler) to The Headwaters Theatre in Portland Oregon.
Her band features Portland drummer, Ken Paine and Portland pianist, Jonathan Swanson.
This fantasy tribute runs October 13th-16th Called “Bathing in Bette”, the show recreates Bette Midler’s early performances at the Continental Baths in New York in the 1970s. Written by Ms. Hohn, the show was performed to sold-out audiences in Upstate New York, Florida and New York City.
Ms. Hohn, who has performed with Norah Jones and Tony Bennett, has had great success in the New York City Cabaret Scene, where she has been crowned “The Queen of Sass.” “Bathing in Bette” will make its international debut later this year when it travels to Sydney, Australia.
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW
or get your tickets at the door. ( Based on availability)
$20 per ticket
THURSDAY 10/13/11 7PM
FRIDAY 10/14/11 8PM
SATURDAY 10/15/11 2PM and 8PM
SUNDAY 10/16/11 2PM