Eliab Sandoval is a pianist from the city of Cúcuta – Colombia who loves to play piano scores and also play with only one ear. He has a promising talent, and is passionate about good music. He began his musical career and played the piano at the age of 7. At the age of 16, with only 3 years of formal training, private lessons and countless hours of rehearsal, he has achieved a high level. He currently has his YouTube channel where he shares videos and Tutorials, where you can find in the description of them the scores of his covers, I hope you visit him.
He loves to listen to all kinds of songs and then create his own arrangement for them. On his YouTube channel, you will find videos in which Eliab interprets a variety of piano adaptations.
frequently asked questions
I started when I was 7 years old!
I study in high school, I haven’t graduated yet.
Chicken rice 🙂
Currently I have 2 pianos, one is the Yamaha Arius YDP – 141 (with this piano I make the videos), and I have the Yamaha P-125, I use that one to practice my arrangements because the other is very old and the keys don’t have a good response.
Yamaha Arius YDP – 141 allows USB connection, so I record my performance (Audio or Midi) directly into a USB drive to ensure the highest sound quality. The VSTs that I am using are The Grandeur / CFX Lite.
My videos are really simple due to budget constraints. The sound is generated by the computer, then I record the video with my phone (iPhone 8 Plus) and take a second shot with my Nikon D3200 camera … and that’s it! I hope I will be able to improve the videos and get better equipment, though. If you wish to support me, please consider making a donation!
I make my own scores! I usually listen to a song, then I prepare the piano arrangement by ear. When I’m happy with the arrangement, I write the transcription at the PC using the music theory knowledge I learnt at the music school. I write them all by myself, using a specific notation software called Sibelius. After that, the score is sent to Musicnotes.com for publishing.
I only had a piano teacher when I was 7 years old, he gave me private lessons for 2 years, and after that I learned everything on my own. I have not been to any music school because in my city there are no music schools.
Yes of course I am! Just contact me so that we can discuss all the options. I am available for functions, weddings, or any situation where my extensive repertoire can be suitable. I have my own equipment and a stage piano I can easily transport. I mostly work in Colombia but if you have other ideas, let me know.