The breadth and depth of Geoffrey’s musical passion and experience become evident the moment you share your musical interests with him. He is generous with his time, talent and skills – always looking to bring others together through music. Geoffrey’s penchant for blending both the technical and experimental drive the notion that the pianist, composer, and sound designer makes music in the moment for the moment. Each performance or class period is unique–a spontaneous, structured response to the possibilities of music making among all who are present.
Geoffrey was a piano performance major at Indiana University before moving to Boston to study contemporary music at Berklee College of Music. He earned his Bachelor of Music with a major in professional music in 1987.
Since then he has released five albums of original music and played as a side musician on many recordings. He has performed across the United States and in 18 countries around the world.
Geoffrey is an established sound designer and synthesizer programmer. Through the 1990’s, as a senior soundware engineer at Kurzweil Music Systems, he played a key role on the design team for some of the most acclaimed synthesizers and digital pianos of the day. More recently he created his own software instrument, Plectrum, which has been embraced by leading musicians and film composers for its beautiful acoustic timbres and playable voicing.
He has held faculty positions at Berklee College of Music, North Reading Middle School, the Center for Arts and Education in New York State, and now enjoys his role as Upper School Music Director at Long Trail.
He lives with Kimerer LaMothe, and their five children on a 95-acre homestead in Hebron, New York, where they milk cows, grow much of their own food, and prepare for their regular performances in the area as the LaMothe/Gee Family.