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Steve Weiss Mallet Workshop

 

 

Birth Name - John Mark Piper / Google Name - PIPERvibe  / Street Name - "PIPER" 

 

Bio

  • Early Music:

    • Berklee College of Music

      • Studied with Gary Burton, Alan Dawson, Gary Chaffee and many other great musicians.

    • Toured playing drum set in Pop Cover Bands

    • Las Vegas

      • Music Director for comedy review

    • Los Angeles

      • Played drum set in top 40 cover bands

      • Street Performer: Solo Vibraphone

    • PIPER Vibraphone:

      • Designed Musser/PIPER M58 Vibraphone

      • Awarded Three World Patents

    • Frame and Fortune:

    •  “Just A Step Away” (solo vibraphone CD)

    • Feature Guest Artist/Clinician/Master Classes at Colleges and Universities in the USA, Mexico, South America and Germany

  • Intermission - Music Hiatus

    • New Adventures  and Balance 

      • Joined the Fire/Rescue Service Dallas Fort Worth Metro

        • Worked as Firefighter/Paramedic Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex

      • Joined the Antarctic Fire/Rescue service.

        • Designed and built “South Pole Vibraphone” for Antarctica. It’s the only vibraphone to reach the South Pole and McMurdo Station Antarctica.

        • Spent 5 years on ice – South Pole, McMurdo Station Antarctica

        • Became a member of JSART (Antarctic Joint Search and Rescue Team consisting of members from USA and New Zealand in Antarctica)

    • Back to Music

      • Started www.PIPERvibe.com “Where Good Vibes Resonate”

        • Working to improve the music arts industry

        • New Products for vibes and marimba

        • Shapes and Patterns of Music Revised Edition

        • Shapes and Patterns of Music Prologue

        • Goal of offering new frames for old bars and resonators

        • Create new audio/video recordings for body of work

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Springless String Mounting Video link Blog entry 09/24/2021 - 08:10
FREE Musser Bar Mounts Blog entry 09/19/2021 - 08:34
NEW from PIPERvibe - Springless Bar String for Vibraphone and Marimba Blog entry 09/17/2021 - 11:31
PIPERvibe Gel Pad Update Blog entry 09/11/2021 - 13:44
Dreams: a new way of doing business (is working) Blog entry 09/10/2021 - 05:26
Dreams Blog entry 09/06/2021 - 08:46
Good Vibes for Jen Martinez-Bre Blog entry 09/05/2021 - 08:26
Dreams Making A Difference Blog entry 09/04/2021 - 06:58
Why is the vibraphone so dang cool? Blog entry 08/23/2021 - 09:28
Mbraces and M55 pedal upgrade install Video Embed 08/16/2021 - 13:50
Vibraphone stuff (repairing an M55) Video Embed 08/02/2021 - 21:16
The most insignificant part of the vibraphone may be more significant than you thought... Video Embed 08/02/2021 - 16:15
A440 vs A442 (does it matter?) Video Embed 07/31/2021 - 11:44
NEW PIPERvibe Gel Pad preview Video Embed 07/22/2021 - 12:58
Improvising music - a different way to look at Music Vocabulary- Cm7b9#11maj7/13 Blog entry 07/07/2021 - 09:42
Thank you for attending today's coffee hang Story 06/06/2021 - 14:18
Biggest Complaint about your vibraphone Blog entry 05/23/2021 - 08:03
Musser Model 48 (one niter vibe)? Blog entry 05/14/2021 - 10:55
Did you know (studio stuff on a tight budget) Images 04/11/2021 - 10:12
Looking for vibraphone players in need Blog entry 02/10/2021 - 12:20
Mics for vibraphone Blog entry 02/05/2021 - 08:02
Music Reading On The Vibraphone Blog entry 01/24/2021 - 11:10
Excellent Acoustic Sound Control on a Budget Blog entry 01/20/2021 - 09:14
I'm looking for a beat up M55 to buy Blog entry 11/20/2020 - 18:32
Pop Goes The Weasel - PIPERvibe Video Embed 03/25/2020 - 19:05