Hello, I’m Greg, a versatile professional with a unique blend of skills and experiences. Originally from the Midwest, I earned a BA in Piano Performance at Columbia College in Chicago and later spent a decade living in Osaka, Japan.
My passion for music and my background in Information Technology make me a well-rounded candidate for your needs. Whether you’re looking for IT solutions or live music performances, I bring a multicultural perspective and a commitment to excellence to every project
- ResidenceGalva, Illinois
- Address119 SW 3rd St.
- Phone+1 (309) 714-8361
What I Do
Greg and Will were fantastic. They intuitively understood the mood and tone that we sought for the reception, and they were extremely kind while discussing it before hand. With the pandemic going on, their patience and flexibility were paramount. The venue that we were at had already hosted them previously and gave them rave reviews. Needless to say, they are extremely talented musicians. They can play almost anything upon request. They are versed in nearly every genre, and can suit the songs to your liking. They kept our guests dancing the entire night, and, unlike some musicians, they were not raunchy or annoying. Unlike full bands – which can be egregiously expensive, too – they are not haughty and will engage and speak with the guests. In sum, we are thoroughly content with their performance and would recommend them without hesitation.
Working with Greg Percifield has been a game-changer for our business. His IT know-how is top-notch, and he's always coming up with clever solutions that make our work smoother. Thanks to Greg's dedication and tech wizardry, we've saved time and money while staying ahead of the game. I can't recommend Greg highly enough!
Years of Work with Internet Technology20+
Years of Work in Music Field30+
Songs Hummed While CodingCountless
1994Columbia College, Chicago
BA Jazz Piano Theory
At Columbia, I received a comprehensive study of jazz harmony, improvisation, and performance techniques. This educational track encompassed the historical aspects of jazz, advanced piano skills development, and a thorough understanding of the theoretical foundations of the genre.
2012 - CurrentFelix and Fingers Dueling Pianos
Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, I have implemented various automation solutions, such as automated messaging solutions, mileage calculations, and payroll processing, leading to substantial business growth, while developing complex WordPress customizations and collaborating with a team using Scrum methodology.
2004 - 2012Music Forte
I launched the platform as a social network for independent musicians, introduced products for artists to sell music online, and provided music promotion services in Japan. Additionally, I expanded the e-commerce segment to include sheet music and downloadable products, managed a vast library of independent MP3 selections, opened the first Music Forte physical store, and collaborated with a small development team using the Symfony framework for website updates and agreements with instrument manufacturers.
2004 - 2005Noblivity
Senior Web Developer
As a Senior Web Developer at Noblivity, a startup selling women's clothing, I was tasked with building a secure e-commerce website to enhance the company's fundraising efforts. I successfully developed a fully functional e-commerce store with advanced filtering capabilities to improve the customer shopping experience, collaborating with a team of three other developers during the project. From our efforts, the company was able to attract the necessary investments in order to move forward with a new team.
User Experience (UX) Design
Content Management Systems (CMS)
Other Skill Sets
- Chat GPT
- Social Media/Networking
- Touch Bistro
- Piano/Vocal Performance