American Still is a multi-genre musical exploration of American life I created for my Master's Recital at Purchase College. The EP is live on all streaming platforms, and the full project is available on Soundcloud. Check out the lyric video for the first song, "Searching" animated by Marc Patrick Prescott!
I am a multi-instrumentalist (piano, keyboards, vocals, bass, guitar, trombone) performing and accompanying in a wide variety of settings- from bar band shows to acoustic performances, lounge music, religious services, and more. Music in New York and the Tri-State area.
I work as an audio engineer and producer at my studio in Soho, NYC. My diverse musical tastes and experiences help me work with artists of all genres. I also record podcasts and voiceovers. All in a beautifully treated space, conveniently located in the heart of NYC. I can also travel with high-end recording gear and set up a mobile recording studio at any site!
I compose and arrange for a wide range of ensembles, including a cappella groups (male, female, and mixed), choirs, jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, rock bands, and solo performers.
I am available for private lessons in piano, composition, songwriting, and production. I am also currently an adjunct Professor at University of New Haven, teaching "Music and Global Cultures."
Robby Schwartz is a Brooklyn, NY based musician, composer, producer, and educator. He is a 2016 graduate of Fairfield University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree studying Music and Biology. With a passion for teaching, he spent a year after graduation as a volunteer in Quito, Ecuador teaching music, english, adult education, and special education at the Centro del Muchacho Trabajador (Working Boys' Center). Robby has been an active composer, arranger, pianist, and singer for many years, performing as a bandleader, Musical Director, and solo performer. This strong passion for music and performing led him to pursue his Master of Music degree in studio composition at the conservatory at Purchase College (2019). While at Purchase, he released his first solo album, "American Still," a multi-genre musical exploration of American society. Robby has taught for many programs, including Education Through Music and Fairfield Performing Arts Studio. In addition to performing and composing, he currently runs Firecat Audio/Soho Recording, a small full-service recording studio in the heart of NYC, and teaches at University of New Haven.
You can hear some of Robby's songs, compositions, and arrangements on this site and also at https://soundcloud.com/robbyschwartzmusic