GARY ALAN ACCOUNTANT
Bachelors of Science Degree, California State University Northridge (CSUN), Business Administration & Accounting, Summa Cum Laude.
I grew up in West Los Angeles, on the west coast, in Southern California. From a young age, I was good at math. My dad was a successful dentist in Beverly Hills and he later relocated to a new exciting high rise development, Century City. He said, if I wanted to become a tax attorney someday, “I could make a lot of money.” That sounded promising at the time.
I HAVE been an accountant for 15 years and HAVE completed extensive tax returns. However, I learned that money is not a primary reason to choose a profession. It’s better to find your talent or “gift,” what you love to do. Performing a service to help others in a field that you are good at and enjoy offers a greater possibility of earning financial reward.
Since age five, I experienced a deep gift for piano. I started traditional classical lessons, practiced and played piano for years. Then I also played an electric (portable) organ in a rock ‘n roll band in junior high. I remember having no real feeling how to improvise on the keyboard at that time. My emotions were suppressed and I was not accustomed to expressing myself openly, which showed up in the rock ‘n roll genre.
In my 20s, I heard jazz pianists Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Bill Evans. I saw that their ability was way beyond a rock ‘n roll musician. There was no comparison, the knowledge they had and what they could perform on the keyboard.
However, I later appreciated that a rock ‘n roll musician, though not as technically knowledgeable as a jazz artist, had other abilities which were unique and appealed to large contemporary audiences and often brought them much more acclaim and money.
My attraction to the above artists led to my private studies in jazz harmony and improvisation. I played standards, classics, popular tunes that are greatly enriched by jazz chords and make songs sound fantastic.
I studied privately one-on-one with the best teachers in Los Angeles, Mike Asher and Terry Trotter, and an even more renown teacher in San Francisco, Peter Horvath, who is still successful, playing, producing, and teaching professionally in the bay city. I currently enjoy many styles and cultures of music.
In childhood, I was interested in deep questions about the ultimate meaning of life. I read many self-improvement books and studied several contemporary and past spiritual teachers.
This led me to start the technique of Transcendental Meditation (TM) when I was 17 years old. TM, as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from India, greatly influenced The Beatles rock ‘n roll band, celebrities, athletes, and millions of people throughout the world, even today.
In high school, I was drawn to holistic health, especially diet and nutrition. I read every book I could get my hands on in health food stores and was greatly impressed by individuals who had abundant energy and clarity from living a healthful lifestyle.
These have been main influences in my life.
I am currently invested in a major breakthrough new “smartphone” and “computer” technology invention which has the comprehensiveness and unification to replace ALL other digital communication devices and operating systems.
It will finally provide fulfillment to individual desire in communications, with implications that expand to worldwide commerce and business in every area. Please note: NOT AI (Artificial Intelligence), the “popular” trend today, but the TRUE SOLUTION that supersedes even AI!
All the best!