Arthur A. Meek LRSM

Inspirational Music Composition & Versatile Concert Performance
Arthur A. Meek

Mentor and Teacher: The late Mr. Simon Kerdachi, previously known very fondly as 'Mr. Jazz' from KwaZulu-Natal, The Republic of South Africa; who was tutored by Lem Colvin and John, "Johnny", Mehegan, 'Juilliard School of Music' - The United States of America.

'The Simon Kerdachi Academy of Music' - Durban & Pinetown Music Studios, KwaZulu-Natal, The Republic of South Africa.  Jazz/Ragtime piano studies included arrangements and compositions by Dave BrubeckGeorge Shearing, Joseph Copeland "Joe" Garland and Scott Joplin.

'The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music' - London, The United Kingdom; graded theory of music and piano examinations.  Bartók pieces from 'Mikrokosmos' and carefully selected piano repertoire including works by Arne, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Burgmüller, Chopin, Copland, Einaudi, Granados, Grieg, Hasse, Haydn, Heller, Ireland, Liszt, Lloyd Webber, Mayerl, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Nyman, Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann and Telemann.

'Phoenix Pianos' at 'Hurstwood Farm Pianos' - Kent, The United Kingdom.

The Thomas More College; 1987 Matric - music department and Kloof Country Club pianist - Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  Baroque harpsichord, recorder and Classical period repertoire with regularly held dinner/dance functions.  Keyboard player at 'Nibble & Natter', Knowles SUPERSPAR - Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

New and reconditioned upright and grand pianos/digital pianos and ensembles; Hammond, Lowrey, Technics and Yamaha Organs with Kawai, Korg, Roland, Technics and Yamaha keyboards/synthesizers and workstations - 'Natal Organ & Piano Company Pty Ltd' - Durban and Pinetown branches, KwaZulu-Natal, The Republic of South Africa.  Classical/Jazz/Light piano, electronic organ and keyboard/synthesizer repertoire included music played by Ethel SmithEvangelos "Vangelis" Odysseas Papathanassiou, Rick Wakeman, George Jacob Gershwin, Paul Desmond, Oscar Peterson, Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller and William "Billy" Martin Joel.

  • Multitrack sequencing incorporating VSTi plugins - 34 years of experience using MIDI technology: Apple, Avid, Blüthner, CME, Hammond (Novachord), Kawai, Korg, Native Instruments, Nord, Novation, Passport, PreSonus (Notion & Studio One), Roland, Sonar, Steinberg, Tascam, Technics, Viscount (Physis Piano & K4 controller), Yamaha; hardware, electronic instruments and software e.g. 'Caustic', 'GarageBand' and 'LMMS'

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Music Projects 2017

News 28.08.2017

Music engraving for technically advanced and complex keyboard projects, composition and MIDI sequencing/mastering techniques used for the production of new music PreSonus 'Notion', iPhone app. with DAW 'Studio One 3 Prime', iMac app. and ...

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

News 16.08.2017

Advanced actualization and rendering of J. S. Bach works for leisure playing; incorporating further extended counterpoint and realized harmonic extemporisation studies at the piano.  A Bach groove - developing progressive jazz idiom and ...

Orchestral Studies

Artikel 21.07.2017

' Grand Canyon Suite ', composed by Ferde Grofé. ' Yellow River Concerto ', based on Xian Xinghai's 'Yellow River Cantata' - a collaborative work. ' A Downland Suite ', composed by Dr. John Nicholson Ireland.