Music has always played an important role in Doug''s life. He was called to it at a very early age. His parents noticed this (at age three) and he began piano lessons at the age of six. He had some great teachers in Contemporary and Classical styles of music.
He began composing songs (mainly Pop) while in High School. He went to Berklee College of Music in Boston on a partial scholarship and studied Songwriting, Commercial Arranging, and Jazz. He helped put himself through school by doing solo piano gigs at local bars and hotels and at Boston''s Faneuil Hall. In fact, for awhile, he mostly lived at Faneuil Hall, playing at three establishments, sometimes putting in 12 hour days! He learned a lot of standards and contemporary songs that way. Because of his composing skills, he gained a lot of studio experience at Berklee, as the Music Production majors needed material to record.
Doug has always enjoyed the recording and production process and later decided to open his own project studio and production company, Dreamworld Productions. During this time, he was getting involved with accompanying many local singers. In time, they would also work with him in the studio. Doug would add production and engineering to his list of abilities. His company grew and later included his wife Emmanuelle''s Graphic Design talents, which now became Dreamworld Productions and Design.
They moved to Lynn (just north of Boston) and built and opened a larger studio in 2000 which included a new Schimmel Concert Grand piano. Doug worked on a variety of projects such as CD''s, jingles, soundtracks for film, TV, and radio, music for corporate events, and so on. He produced many local artists in many styles, including Cabaret, Pop, Rock, Folk, Jazz, R & B, African, Haitian (Compa), and Classical. He has also produced some guided meditation CD''s with various speakers.
Doug was composing his own music in this time as well. At the end of 2007, his solo piano CD, Solace, was finally released. 2008 will be an exciting year with some releases of music from his catalog, as well as new recordings. Please stay tuned!
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