Rick Maltese, from Toronto, Canada, is an accomplished pianist,composer and arranger. His twenty years of teaching experience includes piano, vocal coaching and song-writing. He has an eclectic style drawing from classical, jazz, blues, popular and folk. As a long-time accompanist and composer he has been highlighted on local radio. He has acted as musical director and conductor for Musical Theatre and Choir settings. As Musical Director at the Royal York Hotel he was in charge of hiring and acted as both the coach and accompanist.

He regularly accompanies, composes and performs for soloists, ensembles, private functions, weddings, dance schools, musical theatre and the entertainment industry.

As an active recording musician he specializes in performance, producing, audio engineering and multimedia applications.

He loves to inspire his students with a love for music, piano, singing and songwriting. He encourages developing strong technical skills, ear training, sight reading,

He also incorporates his skills as a multimedia artist in his web development projects. He is always busy learning the latest innovations.

 

Rick Maltese’s Music Resume

Can be contacted at rick@rickmaltesemusic.com or call his cell at 647-379-9655

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Beside regularly playing jazz, blues and pop, he has accompanied operatic performers in classical recitals, played for the National Ballet School, played in jazz and rock bands and was Musical Director for shows like Godspell, I Do I Do, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, Sound of Music and Anne of Green Gables.

  •     But Beautiful
  •     Moon River
  •     The Nearness of You
  •     So In Love
  •     Somewhere In Time
  •     Unforgettable
  •     Windmills of Your Mind
  •     When I Fall In Love
  •     Someone to Watch Over Me

    20 Years of teaching for Conservatory and other styles.
    Piano, voice and theory. Prepare for exams or a recital.
    See RCM exam requirements. Home lessons. Learn to sight read.
    Play by ear and more.

Party Fun/Up Tempo

    The Joint is Jumpin' (Fats Waller),
    Honeysuckle Rose (Waller),
    Ain't Misbehavin' (Waller),
    What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Great American Song Book

    But Beautiful,
    The More I See You (H Warren),
    Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin),
    Everytime You Say Goodbye (Porter)

60's & 70's Nostalgia

  • Yesterday, Blackbird, Here There and Everywhere, Hey Jude (Beatles), Imagine(Lennon),
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water (P. Simon),

Broadway and Film Musicals

    Somewhere In Time (Barry),
    Moon River (Mancini)

Sultry/Sexy/Bluesy

    Willow Weep for Me,
    Honey Suckle Rose (Waller),
    Do It Again (Gershwin),
    I've Got a Crush on You (Gershwin),
    The Way You Look Tonight


Overall Satisfaction:
5.0 stars
Professionalism:
5.0 stars
Accommodating:
5.0 stars
Overall Talent:
5.0 stars
Recommend:
5.0 stars
Gig ID#: 531348

I had Rick at my mother’s 80th birthday party and it went very well. The music he chose was ideal and everyone just loved it. I would highly recommend that you hire Rick to play at your next event Donna

Donna L, 5/9/2009, Birthday Party – Adults, Hamilton, ON

Overall Satisfaction:
5.0 stars
Professionalism:
5.0 stars
Accommodating:
5.0 stars
Overall Talent:
5.0 stars
Recommend:
5.0 stars
Gig ID#: 337519

Rick was a pleasure to have in our home, we had a Christmas party for 40 friends and business assoicates. Rick played all the requests, he was congenial and accomodating. He is clear a skilled musician with a focus on pleasing his customers.

David E, 12/21/2007, Private Party, Toronto, ON

Overall Satisfaction:
5.0 stars
Professionalism:
5.0 stars
Accommodating:
5.0 stars
Overall Talent:
5.0 stars
Recommend:
5.0 stars

Dear Rick, Thanks to you, the birthday party was a huge success ! You really managed to turn a standard adult party into a stunning singing event ! My guests were very happy to sing along and we all truly enjoyed ourselves ! I really want to repeat the experience. You were a real trouper and it didn’t go unnoticed.Vincent T., 8/8/2009, Birthday Party – Adults, Toronto, ON

 

Playing on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at

Gate 403

403 Roncesvalles from
5pm to 8pm


 

Playing every Thursday at

Red Lantern Pub (ON BREAK UNTIL SEPTEMBER)

228 Merton St. from
7pm to 9:30pm