ImproviSinger
28 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I'm Stoddard! My name means keeper of horses. Explains why I love animals.

I'm a singer/songwriter/pianist/improviser. I teach music to kids by day, play shows by night, and occasionally, piano bars by dawn (Brandy's on the UES). I have a Podcast called The Stodcast, which is basically a show with musical interviews, improvised stories and songs.
Also, I desperately wish I had a dog, ocean runs in my blood, and I have 13 senses of humor.
I'm a humanist. Used to identify as an atheist but I decided I didn't want to define myself with the negative of something I find irrational. The idea of "a God". Doesn't sit right with me. We are "God". Everything around us. The universe. Not some outside, irrational, supernatural force!
Also, Astrology rubs me wrong. I believe that it is "month-ist". Unless it's just for fun. ONLY then will I enjoy it.
I have an E.P. out and I'm currently working on a song cycle (a la Last Five Years).
What I’m doing with my life
Writing, performing, acting, teaching, Stodcasting!
I’m really good at
Giving massages (piano-hands)
Making improvisers feel comfortable on stage
Making a crying toddler smile
Writing music that sounds like Ben Folds mixed with Jason Robert Brown
Getting a room of kindergarteners to idolize me
The first things people usually notice about me
My whimsical charm.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: From Rowling to Oates.

Music: From The Beatles to Pink Floyd.

Movies: From Slapsticks to Horrors.

Shows (Musicals): From Menken to Jason Robert Brown.

Shows (TV): From Dexter to Six Feet Under.

Food: From pizza to gioza.
The six things I could never do without
Improv
Love of all kinds :)
Comedic insanity
Nebulae
Doggies
The gift of flight
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How fucking amazing it is to be alive.
On a typical Friday night I am
A) With friends.
B) Watching movies.
C) Editing/recording/writing/performing.
D) Blazing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love The Notebook.
You should message me if
You would dance with me in a rainstorm.
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