Joseph Grienenberger has been coaching performing artists since 1984, in the disciplines of voice,
acting, dialects, and audition preparation.
His specialty is theatre music, for which he has an almost encylcopedic knowledge of repertoire
and performance styles.
Since 1981 he has also provided such music services as transcribing sheet music from recordings,
key transpositions, arrangements/orchestrations, making "part CDs" to help artists learn music
and/or dialogue, and serving as audition/rehearsal pianist for many artists and theatres.
Current and former students praise his attention to detail, the way he gets students to be more
expressive and effective, his sense of humor which makes sessions both productive and fun, and
that his continuing performance career keeps him acutely aware of current trends and artistic
Charged at one-hour minimum, followed by half-hour increments. For individual artists,
an extra 15-minute pre-audition rehearsal is available free of charge to establish artistic
standards [tempo, phrasing, etc]. Sheet music must be in legible condition. Sorry, no
lead sheets or fake books [melody with just chord symbols]. All piano services outside
the Greater San Diego area are at a slightly higher negotiable rate.
Measures with a 2/4 meter may be subject to a 50% discount.
Conditions for transcription services:
CD will include two tracks per song: The first track will be the melody played with the
piano accompaniment, and the second track will be the piano accompaniment only. For
fast songs, an additional track at a slower "learning" tempo will be included free of charge.
There is only a one-song minimum, but after two songs a 50% discount is available.
Client must have exhausted all attempts to secure a copy of the music from a
publisher, composers, or the composer's artistic representative.
Client must provide a CD or mp3 recording of the song(s) before a price quote
can be issued. Upon client approval of the quoted price, a 50% deposit must
be received before work can commence; balance due upon delivery. Discounts
may apply to portions of the song(s), based on any repeated music.
Transcriptions generally require at least two weeks [per song] for delivery, but
rush jobs may be available at a higher rate.
Client will receive a camera-ready master of the sheet music [PDF available on
request] and an audio CD containing the transcription played on piano. Portfolio
of previous work is available for perusal.
|San Diego Opera
Old Globe Theatre
La Jolla Playhouse
San Diego Rep
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|North Coast Repertory Theatre
Moonlight Stage Productions
Lyric Opera San Diego
Starlight Musical Theatre
San Diego Junior Theatre
|Actors' Equity Association
American Guild of Musical Artists
American Federation of Musicians
Theatre Communications Group
Actors Alliance of San Diego
Coaching Session: Short (25 minutes)
Regular (50 minutes)
Long (80 minutes)
Piano Accompaniment (per hour)
Audition Pianist (per hour)
Key Transpositions (per measure)
Recording Transcriptions (per bar)
Repetiteur Part CDs (per song)
Repetiteur Part CDs (dialogue or entire rôle)
Arrangements / Orchestrations