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Meet Starling Jones Jr. of SmoothChords

Today we’d like to introduce you to Starling Jones Jr.

Starling has over 25 years of musical experience and training. Starling began playing the piano at the age of 12. Starling was active throughout high school and college where he participated in talent shows, gospel choir concerts, theater, musical training and band. Because of his passion for music, Starling along with other musicians formed a Gospel Group entitled “The Heavenly Tones”. The 5 sometimes 6 man group was comprised of several college band members. While attending college, Starling played for various colleges, churches and social functions. Starling was also an active musician, Jr. Deacon, and choir member at his home church, Zion Gate Missionary Baptist Church, Pastored by Rev. James A. Boyd.

As an accomplished musician, Starling’s had the privilege to play at the Baptist Conventions, Conferences in state and abroad, while serving in the United States Army. Starling continues to serve God as a musician. He is currently available to serve as musician for local church services and organizational events.

Starling has gleaned from many teachers and musicians. Some of Starling’s musical influences are Ben Tankard, The Late Timothy Wright, Hezekiah Walker, Richard Smallwood and James Cleveland, etc. Starling’s inspiration for song writing comes at various times.

Has it been a smooth road?
There are always obstacles and challenges. Each situation(s) is unique and must be approached differently. Some examples are: business relations, lack of cohesiveness, personal disappointments, cancelled appointments, disorganization and flexibility. I have learned to appreciate each challenge because it has matured me individually and as a musical entrepreneur.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with SmoothChords – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
SmoothChords provides Piano Instruction/Tutorials for beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians. Starling is available to provide music for various occasions/events.

SmoothChords markets performance tracks, customized piano lesson instruction and an affiliate program.

I specialize in teaching and playing (Piano/Keyboarding). I am most proud of being able to empower others as they embark upon on their musical journey. What sets me apart is that I strive to develop a personal relationship with my clientele. My clients speak directly with me when they call rather than an automated system…they are usually surprised.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Diversity is what I like most about my city.

Traffic is what I like least about my city.

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