Palos Verdes Strings - Private Lessons, Group Ensemble & Orchestra Performance

 Biography Jeff Urband



Jeff Urband
Palos Verdes Strings
Music Theory Teacher
&
Pianist


I have a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and have been a musical director, accompanist and vocal coach for the past 25 years. I have been an accompanist for John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt, Constance Towers, Joanna Gleason, and many other performers. I arrange, orchestrate, transpose and play in all styles including opera, musical theater, rock, soul, jazz, gospel and improvisation. I am an excellent sight reader and own my own recording studio in North Hollywood, CA. I have been a studio musician for many years, composing for stage, film and television, arranging for and accompanying singers. I can musical direct, conduct and accompany auditions, shows, concerts and have many references. I have appeared at the Hollywood Bowl with Bonnie and John Raitt, played and conducted at the Anson Ford Theater, UCLA, USC, and toured extensively in the U.S. and abroad. I also book performers for various projects and venues producing events. I am also reasonably priced and easy to work with. I can help prepare musicians/singers for auditions and shows and have an extensive music library. In addition, I have access to a theater in Hollywood in which to stage events. I own state of the art equipment including video and can provide studio facilities including a grand piano for coaching, backing tracks, scoring, orchestrating, accompanying or preparing and recording you for your next event. I work with established performers, beginners, actors, singers, and dancers, coaching and mentoring their careers.

I am currently working with "Palos Verdes Strings" students teaching Music Theory Sundays at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.  I am preparing students for the "Royal Conservatory of Music" yearly Exams held in December of 2016.  I will be mentoring as well as accompanying many of these students at their Exams with the Adjudicator.






Palos Verdes Strings
Violin . Viola . Cello & String Bass