To be honest, I thought I was going to grow up and be a piano player. I started piano at a young age, but being in a military family and being uprooted every six months to two years made consistent study pretty difficult. I eventually gravitated to guitar and it just seemed to be a better fit. Though after years of guitar playing, the learning never stops...music is an endless study. Throughout this musical journey, my stylistic performing and teaching genres have included: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Popular, Country, Songwriting, fingerstyle, Brazilian (my favorite) and other Latin styles. Though I don't really like putting a title on everything, but I guess for general perception everything needs to put into a neat genre box for the most listeners. I agree with one of Willie Nelson's quotes: "there is only good music and bad music"...and they can pretty much exist in any genre. I did study music in college and earned two degrees (B.A. & M.M), but the real education begins when you start working.
Currently, I perform frequently as a soloist (throughout the southeast), but I also perform with other talented musicians. Diversity will keep a musician busy and employed. I also work as a music educator trying to spread the seeds to the next generation and lately I have been completely blown away with some of my talented younger students. They truly are mind blowing and I'm sure you'll be buying their music in a few years.
This musical journey I'm on has lead me down many paths...studio work, performing, film composing, songwriting, collaborations, accompanying, off-broadway musicals, my solo CD "SoloMe." What's next for me musically...stay tuned.