Doug Robinson is the principal and owner of Musical Impressions, based in Needham, MA. He performs solo piano engagements and teaches students of all ages.
You are never too old or too young to start taking piano lessons and acquire the gift of music that will last a lifetime. Students have their lesson plan designed personally to make sure that it is enjoyable and fun, however it does require a commitment to allow for practice time. Once students realize that they can play songs in the most simple form, they enjoy a new-found interest and willingness to spend the time that it takes to improve and make music a part of their daily lives. Oh and yes. we still make house calls in Needham and surrounding towns, just ask and we will try to accommodate.
Music always sets the mood and it can make a large or intimate gathering "the event of the season." Consider the addition of live piano background music for your next event' function or get together and Musical Impressions will arrange to bring its own electric piano that with modern technology that gives us a wide variation of sounds and rhythms to create a memorable occasion.
Anyone can play the piano! I teach students from 5 to 75 years old. All you need is to love music and find a little time to practice. Start playing simple songs from day one and see the possibilities of your goal to have piano become your passion. It must be fun, but you need to be sure to include practice time into your daily schedule. I currently teach at a venue in Needham, but I also make house calls in Needham and surrounding towns! Let's talk about the best time and location for you.
A unique curriculum is developed for each student. We will design a program that is individualized, including basic scales, chords, reading music, utilize different books and sheet music, as well as songs that the student enjoys and wants to learn. The most important part of the plan is understanding what the goals of the parents and students are and then creating a plan that makes sense for their lifestyle and practice commitment.
Doug has performed at many events and venues including hotels, country clubs and assisted living facilities throughout New England including Cape Cod. Doug's musical career highlights include performing with Mary Martin and Arthur Fiedler, as the organist for the NHL Hartford Whalers Hockey Club for four years, and holding the position of Music Director for the TV 38 television show," The Sports Fan" taped live at the Mohegan Sun Casino.
Doug Robinson is the Principal of Musical Impressions and a pianist and teacher living in Needham, Massachusetts.
Doug started taking piano lessons at age 5. He showed interest in piano and when he came home from church he started playing the hymns he had just heard. His mother signed him up for "group lessons". After a short time the teacher told his mother that he was not a good student and that he would never play the piano well and suggested that he stop taking lessons. That was enough fuel to have his mother find a private teacher and as they say "the rest is history". He fell in love with the piano and today it is his passion. He had a great teacher and much family support which enabled him to continue playing the piano. Growing up in Montreal, Canada he continued private lessons and completed taking examinations through the McGill Preparatory School of Music. After moving to the United States he took lessons at Dana Hall in Wellesley before enrolling at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he majored in Music Education and Performance. He has been teaching privately and with groups for over 30 years.
Doug's musical career highlights include performing with Mary Martin and Arthur Fiedler, playing the organ for the NHL Hartford Whalers Hockey Club for four years, and holding the position of Music Director for the TV 38 television show "The Sports Fan" taped live at the Mohegan Sun Casino. He has performed throughout the New England area for Weddings, Country Clubs, Cape Cod Resorts, Hotels and other venues.
"Entre Amis" - Doug's CD
~Time in New England
~Theme from the Titanic
~Theme from the Phantom/Cats
~Such Great Heights
~Star Spangled Banner
~Send in the Clowns
~The Rose / Wind beneath my wings
~Over the Rainbow
~One Tin Soldier / Morning After
~Oh Danny Boy / Daniel
~Morning has Broken
~Love is Blue
~Let it Be
~God Bless America
~Chariots of Fire
~All I do...I Do it For You
Samples from "Entre Amis" CD