Mac Potts

Mac Potts

Piano

Mac Potts was born blind, with absolutely no vision, whatsoever. He began playing piano at about two. His parents found him a Suzuki teacher a few years later, and he took lessons using that method for 10 years with the help of two teachers. Shortly before ending the Suzuki training, Mac was being coached by multiple people in the art of jazz, Blues, and gospel. His primary instructors were D.K. Stewart and Janice Scroggins. He also was a skilled drummer and was learning the saxophone in the Kalama Middle School band. Mac eventually took his sax skills to New Orleans with the help of Reggie Houston, a New Orleans sax player who moved to Portland. Harmonica, vocals, and other keyboards would soon be added to the list of instruments Mac could play at a professional level. Mac has played at 11 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festivals, and 10 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals. He has jammed with many New Orleans legends and well-known local veteran jazz and Blues artists. Mac studied piano tuning at the Emil Fries school (Piano Hospital), and has been tuning pianos professionally for over 3 years, plus some prior experience. Mac sells used pianos in great condition at reasonable costs when compared to other pianos sold as is on the general Internet market. Mac also enjoys listening to Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. “Seattle have the best football radio announcers ever”. Please contact Mac to schedule a tuning or gig: macpotts@comcast.net

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