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Bio and Information

Everything you need to know about Michael Leggerie

Michael L. Leggerie Sr.

Education

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Bachelor’s Degree (Dual Major of Jazz and Classical- 10 semesters) in Piano Performance, Graduate May 1991

Other Major Studies include Classical and Contemporary Art forms in Performance, Large Ensemble Arranging & Scoring (big band and orchestral, etc.), Songwriting, Film scoring, Conducting, Composition, and all other general music and academic courses.

Professional experience:
1989-Present

Piano/Keyboard and Songwriting instruction for all ages.
Early beginners through very advanced levels in all styles of Music specializing in Jazz and Classical.
1989-1991 Private Instruction, Boston, MA Self-Employed

1991-1993 Private Instruction in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware: Self-Employed and Employed by Howard Herbert’s Music Center.

1993-1998 Private Instruction in Tri-State area: Self-Employed and Employed through The Conservatory Without Walls, Anthony Casario, Director.

1994-Present Self-Employed at Michael Leggerie Piano/Keyboard Instruction and Songwriting Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

1989-Present Performing in many various settings for solo, small and large ensembles at casinos, clubs, concerts, restaurants, hotels, places of worship, museums, conventions, political rally’s and other public and private functions, including weddings, corporate affairs, parties/celebrations (anniversary, retirement, birthday, holiday, religious, etc.)

1992-Present Pianist with THE HEARTBEATS (Coctail hour/Ceremonies) as an independent contractor

1999-2002 Former Keyboardist/Vocalist with LOVE SAVES THE DAY original rock group on Bodyguard Records music label with former National act band leader Dean Davidson of Britny Fox.

2009-2010 Pianist and Vocalist with SEPARATE WAYS THE BAND (Journey Tribute Band) 

2014-Present  Piano/Music Theory/Improvisation Instructor at Grisafi Music Institute, Bensalem, PA

2014-2018 House Pianist at Laurel Creek Country Club, Mt. Laurel, NJ

2014-Present Bandleader/Pianist/Vocalist of House Band at Dog and Bull Brew, and Music House, Croydon, PA for Saturdays Brunch

2014-2015 Full time Music Theory Instructor and Assistant Choir Director/Pianist at Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, A String Theory Charter School in Center City, Philadelphia, PA (Grades 5th-10th)

2014-2019 Pianist/Vocalist at Fries Rebellion Restaurant, Weekend Jazz Brunches, Quakertown/PA

Additional professional activities:

Musician/Composer/Producer/Music Typesetter/Transcriptionist/Copyist/Studio Musician/Arranger

Piano Instruction to hundreds of people, including professionals (or family of) such as: musicians, actors, artists, lawyers, police, firefighters, doctors (and many other people in the medical profession), people in professional sports, broadcasting, government, politics, education and many other occupations.  (More on file)

Piano Instruction to Special Needs children and adults.

Recording Artist, Producer, Engineer, and Arranger on numerous records/CD's.

Jazz/Classical Pianist, Bandleader of Jazz trio and other duo/trio/quartets performing in tri-state area of Philadelphia.

Singer/Songwriter and Performer @Michael Leggerie Entertainment 

Songwriter/Co-Writer, Performer, Recording Artist with many musicians/bands in many various genres of music including country, folk, blues, jazz, and alternative art forms.

Performed on Live Radio 97.5 WPST, Philadelphia, PA

Performed live on Major Television Networks ABC, CBS, and FOX (pre-recorded), and several cable networks along the East Coast.

Featured on WEtv's My Fair Wedding and worked with producer David Tutera. 

Featured on the Nationally televised Rachael Ray Show 2018, ABC Network for the NFL

Opening act for the Legendary Rick Springfield, Poconos, PA in 2011

 

Featured on WMGK radio, Philadelphia, PA Business of the Month

Performed on International Cruise Lines

Performed for many noteworthy charitable organizations and events

Ace Center
Lafayette Hill, PA

Garces Events at Chubb Hotel & Conferenc

Aldie Mansion

Doylestown, PA

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Arts Ballroom

PhilaPA

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Ashford Estate

Allentown, NJ 

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Auletto Catering

Deptford, NJ

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