Tuesday, April 23, 2024

From CHIC to Madonna to Musicals

April 6, 2012

Playing a song today in my kitchen from a new musical I'm composing

Since being attacked by cancer around a year and a half ago, I've tried to live life to the fullest. Part of living what I'd call a full life is giving back. I wouldn't be where I am if people hadn't given so much to me.

I've had many great teachers along life's road and I cherish those lessons. When I compose or produce, I open a vast bag of tricks that live deep within my brain.

At 7 p.m. on April 10, at NYU's Frederick Loewe Theatre, I'll do a Songwriter's Hall of Fame Master Sessions event. I'm going to share some techniques I've used over the years and even play some of my new work. It's open to the public and it's FREE! I'll cover everything From CHIC to Madonna to Musicals.


NYU Steinhardt Poster

One of my music teachers, Ted Dunbar, doing a Master Class

My 2nd CHIC album "C'est CHIC" - There are many stories to tell about our biggest selling record

Madonna's "Like A Virgin" album is her biggest seller

Diana Ross' "Diana" album is her biggest seller

David Bowie's "Let's Dance" album is his biggest seller

Actors at my musical "Double Time" rehearsal at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival