Pianist, composer and teacher Bill Gordon started playing professionally at age fourteen as drummer and leader of his soul showband in Baltimore. He later studied piano and composition at the Wiesbaden Conservatory in Germany, graduated Berklee College of Music, and since has composed, performed and produced mainstream jazz, a quasi-avant-garde funk fable, evocative solo piano ballads, quirky pop songs, written for film and TV, and enjoyed decades of teaching.
Bill has recorded extensively, appeared as soloist, accompanist, music director, band leader and sideman throughout the United States and Europe, and taught music privately and at colleges in Boston, New York City, Raleigh, Los Angeles, Miami, Vienna and now back in Baltimore. He currently writes and performs with jazz, soul, and indie-pop singers and songwriters, does European tours, and continues composing background film and TV tracks (Daredevil, The Glass Castle, Nashville, CSI, Entourage, etc.). Bill teaches Song Deconstruction and Music Business Basics at Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts, and worked at SAE Institute media school in Miami for ten years, writing and teaching their music and music business courses. He presents song, performance, and music business workshops at a wide variety of schools in the U.S. and Europe, and has published the DIY textbook It’s Music, Not Theory, Damn It! along with its companion online ear training course, as well as the online music course Music, No Theory.