What do you love about music?
Music offers us a limitless opportunity to express our emotions and experiences. It records human history in a way that words alone cannot achieve.
Who is your favorite artist?
I enjoy several musical genres and have many favorite artists and composers, including Maurice Ravel, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, and Kansas.
What are your top 5 desert island albums?
Ravel, Debussy, Faure Piano Trios recorded by Trio Fontenay, Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ Symphony No. 2, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Todd Rundgren’s Hermit of Mink Hollow, and Steely Dan’s Aja.
Do you play in a band or currently perform?
As a professional Music Therapist I perform for and with dozens of clients every week. I’ve been involved in several local theatre productions, including musical direction of Jesus Christ Superstar and playing the lead role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. I’ve performed with a number of local bands over the years, most notably Rumble, an all-original percussion-based ensemble from the Mystical Kingdom of Waynedale.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Business Administration from DePauw University, Randy attended IPFW and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Therapy. While there, Randy also studied vocal pedagogy and began to teach voice lessons while building his private practice in Music Therapy. Randy later travelled to California to study “Speech Level Singing” with world-renowned vocal coach Seth Riggs. Randy combines what he learned from Seth with traditional approaches to voice training and currently offers students a durable and effective technique for whatever style of music they choose to sing.