I came to songwriting early. When I picked up a guitar as an adolescent, I was more interested in creating my own material than covering what was on radio and MTV. While The Beatles and Beach Boys were formative bands for me, The Band became a favorite as well and they helped open a new door to me of Americana and roots-based music. Like the lyrics of a song, I’ve traveled extensively and the music has always gone with me.
As a teacher, I focus on acoustic folk and blues music, but I teach other genres including bluegrass, rock, and country. Whether it’s songwriting, guitar or uke playing, or in an ensemble setting, I guide students to develop their musical skills in an approachable and conversational style.