I have been teaching guitar professionally for over 15 years to all age ranges and skill levels. As an active performer in the Seattle area, I have worked as a studio musician for instructional books, instructional DVDs, as well as appearing as a studio sideman on the albums of local artists. I’ve recently performed with the band Theoretics and with local singer songwriter Alex Dunn.
I believe study in the arts is an essential component of a balanced education. Learning music can not only provide an unending wealth of intellectual challenges, but can also cultivate understanding in areas that are otherwise difficult to communicate. Furthermore, music can connect people across any and all boundaries and allow members of a community to lead richer, happier and more compassionate lives.
Music Education History
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Guitar Peformance – University of Washington
I studied classical guitar under Steven Novacek and jazz under Marc Seales at University of Washington and graduated from The National Guitar Workshop’s intern program where I taught numerous classes with the company as a faculty member.
2019-20: Various performances with Alex Dunn
2019: Seattle Repertory Theater “Shout Sister Shout”
2017: Upstream Music Festival with Kore Ionz
2016: Summer at SAM with Theoretics
2013: Sasquatch Music Festival 2013 with Theoretics
2009: Bumbershoot Music Festival with Common Market