Dale Ockerman is a versatile self taught musician known mostly for Rock Keyboards, with a blues base. He has been a professional musician, as well as producer, songwriter, teacher, and recording artist since 1971. His experience on stage and studio has included Doobie Bros, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Bill Champlin, Jerry Miller, Rita Coolidge, Steve Marriott and many more in the Rock World. He currently plays keyboards, guitar, elec sitar, mandolin, trumpet and produces shows, and books the White Album Ensemble, who do the music the Beatles never did live (Rubber Soul through Abbey Road), with symphonies, horns, choirs, whatever it takes!
In Bluesland hes performed with Mighty Mike Schermer, Coco Montoya, Hubert Sumlin & Pinetop Perkins, Albert Collins, Buddy Miles, Gregg Allman, Maria Muldaur, and lots more.
Mostly into Hammond B3 and piano, he also loves Clavinet, Wurlitzer Electric, Rhodes, and has a long history of synthesis from Mini Moog, Early Prophet V, midi sequencing, later hard disk recording, online overdubs with vintage keys.
He also plays lead guitar, slide, electric sitar, trumpet, mandolin, bass, harmonica., has written many songs and produced onumerous artists. He has two solo albums as Dale Ockerman Project- 2005's "A Peace Of My Mind", and 2013's "What If...?" available online or as CDs.
Dale began teaching, and started his own music school, called Musicscool, which in its brief existence has made Dale's reputation (although self- taught) formidable as the students he teaches tend to get real good. James Durbin, American idol finalist, was Dale's first scholarship student recipient, and showed 30,000,000 people what he had to offer- and they loved it. His first album sold 200,000 copies. James, Dale, and a handful of other 20 something musicscool students just had a sold out theatre performance of ( virtually) The Doors, opening for Led Zeppelin! ( snippets on youtube ) as "Destroy the Night".
He teaches theory, technique, history of music genres, band coaching, specific styles of key artists, but mostly how to teach yourself and USE YOUR EARS!
"Give someone a fish supper, and they wont be hungry, for one night. Teach someone to fish, and they will always be fed!"