Check out my YouTube channel for the best overall view of me and my music as well as my videos on the Facebook Group "Socially Distant Fest", where I have a large number of viewers for my dance, panflute, piano, tarot and singing bowl podcasts. I have been on YouTube since 2007 and my top video (a compilation of mostly classical piano) has over 10 million views. :-)
Here are some handy links:
https://www.youtube.com/c/Kamibambiraptor/about (My YouTube Channel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWGHDYZncTk&t=7s (My top video on YouTube)
Binge-watch my videos on SDF! :-D ;-)
https://soundcloud.com/kamibambiraptor (My SoundCloud page)
Classical pianist in background, I am also a decent exponent of Ragtime and contemporary Classical Music (there is a lot of beautiful music written for the piano today). As I have gotten older, I have taken up many other instruments. First amongst these are the panflute, on which I am very proficient especially with Celtic music and improvisation, though I also play a lot of pop and Sacred music.
I play various types of bamboo flute, primarily the Bansuri, an Indian Flute, but also Chinese flutes. Other woodwinds I play include the Quena, pennywhistle, and shakuhatchi.
I took up vocals in 2009 and am now a fairly proficient singer, with a bass - tenor range. My voice has been described as unique (in a good sort of way. ;-) ). Non-musically, I am an engaging and entertaining public speaker & was voted "Role Model of the Year" in the Toastmasters' club I used to belong to. People find me entertaining to watch and listen to and I enjoy entertaining. :-)
Also around 2009 I bought my first drums (dumbeks), and now also have a cajon, several djembes, an antique Chinese Hall drum and other miscellaneous percussion.
In 2015 I fell in love with Himalayan brass singing bowls and started a small company ("Kami Singing Bowls") selling them, as well as later adding gongs and other instruments. (These instruments are used in my recordings and compositions. I have lately been recording a series of World-Fusion dance tracks as well as extended ambient Sleep/Meditation tracks. These have been made using Indian Temple Gongs, Nepalese Wind gongs, panflutes, djembes, cajon and the Chinese Hall drum.)
Lately I have been teaching myself banjo, violin and harmonica.
I have the following instruments at my disposal for creating music:
9' Yamaha F.C. Concert grand piano
1895 vintage Smith & Barnes upright grand piano
Large panflutes in the keys of C, A, E-Flat,G, D, F as well as smaller panflutes in various keys. (I am a musician who believes that each key has it's own distinctive character.)
Vocals (Bass - tenor tessatura)
Silver transverse flute
Several dozen Indian Bansuri flutes
A number of Chinese flutes
Pennywhistles and recorders in various keys
Turkish Mey (a primitive Oboe)
Antique Chinese Hall Drum
A "Purple Haze" cajon drum with adjustable snare
Various smaller percussion
Rain sticks, shakers, rattles, rhythm sticks
A small but sweet sounding marimba (actually a 'gyil' but who knows what that is? ;-) )
A good sounding kalimba
Vintage Kay Tenor Banjo
Antique Matthias Neuner violin
Hundreds of antique and modern handmade brass singing bowls including 3 ultra-bass large bowls.
Dozens of temple gongs from India, with the largest over 33" in diameter and several others over 2 feet.
Several Nepalese wind gongs
Roland JX-8P synthesizer (my only electronic instrument, but it is a classic. ;-) :-) )
My music has been used in a number of documentaries, including "Love Between The Sheets" (a documentary on the Romance Novel industry) and "The Winnipagans", a documentary on the Neo-Pagan community in Winnipeg in the 1990s.