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Taylor graduated in 2005 Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Although Berklee is known worldwide as the gold standard for the study of jazz and contemporary music, Taylor's musical training had been classical piano for 11 years. However, she also composed, wrote lyrics and performed her own compositions. Berklee awarded her a partial scholarship to pursue her songwriting and piano. She survived the Boston winters, studied jazz piano under Bob Winter (who also taught Diana Krall) and graduated as a Songwriting Major and Piano Principal.

Taylor was selected to join the Virginia Ambassadors of Music during the summer of 1999. She performed in cathedrals, gardens and chapels throughout Western Europe. Inspired by that trip the following summer she was accepted into The New England Music Camp (NEMC) where she studied voice, piano and performance. After graduating from The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia. Taylor recorded and produced her first album, "Genesis", a compilation of original music and lyrics.

She has had the opportunity to perform original compositions for many prominent citizens, senators, and dignitaries, including Leah Rabin, wife of Israel's former Prime Minster and James Baker III, former Secretary of State under President Reagan.

After moving to Los Angeles, she was fortunate to meet and play for David Foster, perform with the Bel Air Presbyterian Church worship band, and now continues to explore different musical styles and compose. She wants to help others learn and love music the way many gifted teachers inspired her.

Taylor is also a member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) under the West LA Branch.

Education:

Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA Cum Laude 2001-2005
Bachelor of Arts; Songwriting/Piano Principal

The Madeira School
McLean, VA 1997-2001

Selected Performance Experience:

2011
Pacific CrossRoad's Church Worship  

2007-2008
Bel Air Presbyterian Church Worship Band  

2003
Harvard University, Park Street's Real Life  

2000
Virginia Music Ambassadors, Select European capitals  

1999
New England Music Camp (NEMC); selected as soloist for final performance  

1999
A Gathering of Friends, Millennium Celebration Amman, Jordan. Dignitaries and attendance, Former Secretary of State James Baker III, Congressman Tony Hall (D) Ohio - solo performance  

1999
The National Prayer Breakfast, DC. The Middle East Dinner held by President Clinton. Performed original composition "A Cry For Forgiveness" for attendees from the Middle East, including Leah Rabin (wife of former Israeli Prime Minister), Yitzak Rabin, Chairman Yasser Arafat, several US senators and other Dignitaries

Recording Experience:

2004
Producer and arranger for several pieces recorded at Berklee's studio B  

2001
Arranger/music director for studio recording sessions:
Producer and arranger for the album "GENESIS"
Independent Recording Artist: "GENESIS" album

Training for PIANO:

2003-2004
Suzanna Sifter (internationally acclaimed jazz pianist)
www.suzannasifter.com/bio.html   

2002-2003
Ray Santisi (internationally renowned pianist who has played as feature soloist with Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Natalie Cole to name a few)
www.aahome.com/santisi/   

2001-2002
Bob Winter (pianist and recording arstist of Boston Pops Orchestra under John Williams, as well as performances with Henry Mancini, Luciano Pavarotti and Buddy DeFranco)
www.berklee.edu/faculty/detail/bob-winter
  

1989-2001
Marianna Vera (began teaching her daughter at age three; who is a world famous concert pianist and had her debut at age eight)
www.ana-mariavera.com/

Studio Location
West Los Angeles, CA
 
Phone
(310) 903-9569
 

 
Website
www.taylorbowis.com