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June 23, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm

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Born in Caracas, Venezuela. I benefited greatly from the support and inspiration of my father (Luciano Gherardi), who was a music teacher, arranger and multi-instrumentalist musician. During my early childhood my father introduced me to the world of music by exposing me to symphony orchestras, choirs, recording sessions and various musical activities.        My musical adventure began at the early age of four when I started studying the accordion with Profesore Doménico Doglio (Orquesta De Acordeones De Venezuela) and the Venezuelan cuatro (a 4 string Venezuelan folk instrument) on my own and exploring other cuatro players and later starting studies on the piano at the age of nine. I continued my musical education at the "Conservatorio De Música Juan Manuel Olivares" in Caracas, where I also had the oportunity to learn and play many other instruments including percussion as well as basic musical arranging / notation / caligraphy and scoring, later expanding and experimenting with my studies regarding writing lead sheets and orchestral arrangements. In 1979 I moved from Venezuela to Miami, Florida, USA, where I majored in music / piano at the "Miami Dade Community College" and began my career as a Private Music Instructor at home. While in Miami I had the oportunity to enrich my career as a musician by performing with Arturo Fuerte and our band "Génesis" and performing with many other musical organizations as a pianist and vocalist.         In 1985 I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where for a period of 13 years I exercised my career as a multi-instrumentalist musician at numerous casinos, events and shows, including recordings and tours with my coleague pianist Giovanni Marradi and other great musicians like Ernesto Franco, Adrián Barreto, Mike Di Bari, Toto Zara, and many more, recording for various clients and maintaining some students. I also had the pleasure to participate as an orchestra conductor for the "Oti Festival" in Miami, performing my musical arrangement with the singer Miguel Carmona and composer Guillermo Mazón. In 1998 I moved to Temecula, CA., where I started exercising my career as a Private Music and Multi-Instruments Teacher on a full time basis at the music schools "Sounds Of Music" for 10 years and "Temecula Sounds"  for 5 years, and currently doing private home lessons. Students with physical or mental dissabilities are welcome. Spanish and Italian languages lessons available upon request. I am a multi-instrumentalist and a  vocalist. My repertoire includes songs in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Hebrew, and I am currently maintaining an active career as a musician performing at different venues and events in Southern California.