MrEvan's Teaching Bio

Teacher, Coach and Entertainer

Mr. Evan.... Teacher

MrEvan's music teaching career began 35 years ago at UCLA, teaching fellow students. After graduation, he performed and taught piano, theory and harmony for a decade at the Eubank's Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. He trained at CSUDH for his Credential in Music Ed, conducting high school and middle school band and chorus under Joe Nazzaretta, Conductor Culver City Community Orchestra. Additionally he trained with and Leon Guide, Director of the La Mirada Symphony.

MrEvan served West Middle School as Music Director for beginning thru advanced band, jazz band and Chorus. His knowledge, communication skills and approach creates is the reason for his piano students exceptional performance. He is approved for Homeschool Piano Lessons with Eagles Peak and Sky Mountain Charter Schools Ilead, Riversprings and Excel Charter Schools. MrEvan teaches all ages and levels in their home or his home studio, and is known for an exceptional gift of communication and inspiration with students.

Mr. Evan....Performer:

 Venues for this recognition include the Music Teacher Association Baroque Festival and Certificate of Merit programs, local school band directors, Disneyland Band Competition Program, and Orange County High School of the Arts. MrEvan's student's have auditioned for the Music Department of UC Stanford, CSU Fullerton, and Beloit College and have been accepted. MrEvan enthusiastically applauds his student's recognition and success whether large or small.. He is proud that so many have reached high goals in their music. Recordings done at MrEvan's piano studio.

Mr Evan became fascinated with the piano at a very young age. At college level, he placed in the UCLA Frank Sinatra Competition for Popular Music and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1979 from UCLA and a preliminary teaching credential in music from CSU at Dominguez Hills in 1996. Mr Evan continued extensive study as a young pianist under the personal direction of concert pianists Mona Golabek, Earle Vooreheise, and Howard Richman in later studies with renowned Jazz pianist, Harry Fields., he developed improvising, arranging and accompaniment styles at the piano, which led to many "gigs" in restaurants, church meetings hotels, and featured solo and duo performances. MrEvan performed nightly at hotels like the Century Plaza, and many many others. Princess Cruise Lines picked him as Solo Pianist for the Sea Princess where he entertained enthusiastic audiences travelling to and from many different parts of the world including Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Russia, China, and Alaska. Mr Evan continues his musical life as dedicated teacher of very young beginners (4-5yrs) thru advanced performers. Inspiring his students and guiding them to be the best they can be, MrEvan is very very proud of their numerous awards in classical/popular/and jazz.

MrEvan's Resume

Evan Sachs

Piano Instruction, Piano Performances


BA UCLA Music, 1979, CSUDH Credential 1997


949-369-8516 | 949-374-3864 | 


PIANO CONCERTS, PIANO-VOCAL PERFORMANCES AND VENUES

1995 to Present -- Private Party Performer San Clemente, California.


2014- Pregnancy Resource Center – Perform for Pregnancy Resources..Jane Wahl President, San Clemente, Ca

2013 -Special Event Performer – accompanist for Megan Theodoreau -Performance for Courtney Sandcastle Park for Disabled Children, Michael Kaupp..Director, San Clemente City Council Member


1995-Present Church Choral Director, Pianist LDS Church Santa Monica, and San Clemente, CA

1995-6 Accompanist for Linda Lyons, The Holiday Inn, Hollywood. 5 nights solo, 3 nights, Rock, Country Western singer. 

1995 Concert, LDS Visitor’s Center, Los Angeles, Ca


1995-96 Marriott Hotel (L.A. Airport, Ca


1983-96 Century Plaza Hotel, Century City -Pianist for La Chaumiere, Lobby Court and Tower Lobby


1987-91 Princess Cruise Lines, The Sea Princess…Martin Hall, Musical Entertainment Director Princess Cruises


1982-83 The Crossbow Steakhouse, South Pasadena, California…Greg Avedesian, Owner


1985-98 Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey, Private Party Bookings, Castle Enterprises


1984-85 Royal Cruise Line,The Royal Odyssey….Allan Lloyd, Cruise Director, Castle Enterprises, Agent


1986-94 Western Cruise Lines,The Azure

Seas…Castle Enterprises

TEACHING AND PIANO INSTRUCTION

1996-7 Band and Choral Director, West Middle School, Downey Unified School District, Band, Jazz Band, Choral, General Music.

1979-P Evan Sachs Piano Performance Studio, (MisterEvan.com- website) – Private instruction, beg – advanced, all ages, all styles

1995-98 Performing Arts Laboratory, Mission Viejo California – Group and Private Piano Instruction, theory, harmony

1996-97 West Middle School, Downey Unified School District, Downey Ca – Band, Choral and Exploratory Music Director

1979-87 Eubanks Conservatory of Music, Los Angeles, Ca – Studio Piano Instructor, Theory, Harmony

1979-87 Krell Music Studios, Westwood and Malibu Studios Ca, Piano Instructor, All Styles


INSTRUMENTAL EDUCATION, PIANO

1998– Present Frank Collette – Jazz performer, recording artist, jazz repertoire and training

1985–Present Howard Richman, Technical training, professor California Institute of the Arts

1982-89 Harry Fields – Jazz, Phd Juilliard, World recognized Jazz instructor|performer, jazz repertoire and training

1981-83 Robbie Gilman, Rock n Roll, Country Western Styles

1980-82 Earl Voorheise Classical technical and repertoire training

1979-81 Mona Golabek- Performer Hollywood Bowl, Classics Training, repertoire

1965-79 Alex Dmytriw, Masters of Music in Piano Performance, USC

1959-65 Rosalind Zweibel, Piano Teacher, Graduate Juilliard School of Music

VOCAL TRAINING

2011-13| Toastmaster’s International, Area Contest Award- Humorous Speech Contest

1997-Present| Church Choral Director, Pianist 1994 | Music Teachers Association of California

1995 | Recorded “Hard Times” for Country Western singer/songwriter Roger Cook

1987 | Recorded “Evan Sachs Plays” For Sale in Boutique Shop aboard Sea Princess

1979 | University of California, Los Angeles, BA in Music Performance, Winner, Frank Sinatra Popular Music A


MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

2016 - Megan Theodoreau

1996-1997 Dana Greene – Jazz

1989-1994 Frank Day – Piano Bar Styles

1987-89 Jack Halerin – Dick Grove School of Music

OTHER PIANO AND SONG VENUES

Leigh Castle Enterprises(Agent)

Chuck Harris Visual Arts Group

The Bel-Aire Sands Hotel, Los Angeles

The Bel-Air Hotel, Bel Aire, California

The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina Del Rey

The Ibis Hotel, Anaheim

Holiday Inn, Hollywood

Holiday Inn, Brentwood

Sheraton Hotel, Brentwood

Harikawa, Los Angeles