What's On Tap With PiperVibe
The new PIPERvibe site is still under development so please standby while we move forward with our mission statement - Good Vibes Resonate @ PIPERvibe.com
One of the new features I plan to add is the PIPERvibe.com store where you’ll be able to purchase mallets, audio and video recordings, written music, lessons and technical exercises applicable to most musical instruments as well as vibraphone-specific upgrades, retrofits, John Piper signature mallets by Vic Firth and the opportunity to customize your dream-come-true personal vibraphone.
I want everyone who needs anything I can provide to have it. If you can't afford it, I will help you find support so you can purchase it. In staying true to my mission statement (Good Vibes Resonate @ PIPERvibe.com), I'm developing a new concept aimed at those who love music and are not afraid to support it. I plan to find donations for gifted struggling musicians who need supplies such as books, mallets, lessons, upgrades or anything I offer to help offset the cost of their purchase.
The road less traveled: As you may know, I took a long hiatus from the professional music scene and worked in the Fire/Rescue business for over 12 years. Now I’m back fulltime in the music arena. I guess you could say I retired from music to work as a firefighter and now I’m retiring from firefighting to work in music.
As a day gig for several years, I worked as a professional firefighter/paramedic in the Dallas Metroplex answering all types of 911 emergencies and then spent five years working at McMurdo Station and The South Pole, Antarctica as a Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic with Antarctic Fire Department and also as paramedic with the Antarctic Search and Rescue Team. I have a lot of stories to tell.
In 2016, I built my South Pole Vibe. It is the only vibraphone ever to reach McMurdo Station and the South Pole Antarctica. I performed many concerts for some of the best scientists in the world at the while deployed. No other vibraphonist can say that! I consider my unique experiences to be well worth the struggle. I believe those unique experiences added to my life experiences which in turn contribute to my musical expressions.
While we get our act together back here in the real world, please keep in touch. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need something for your vibraphone or you have questions or problems with your instrument or playing. I'll do my very best to have answers and options for you to choose from.
Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you and playing for you soon.