The Early Years
A guitarist of 24 years and teacher for the last 8 I began playing at the age of 16 which was a pretty late start but thanks to a strong passion for the instrument and dedication to practice, I bloomed quickly and was playing in bands by the age of 17. Performing at parties and in high school talent shows kept me active in the teenage musical community of Brockport, NY meanwhile attending weekly guitar lessons in nearby Rochester, NY. Having started in the late 80's era when a high level of guitar ability was required to play in rock bands I needed to keep chops up as competition was somewhat fierce.
Moving On Up
Eventually I developed my own solo act as a guitarist and singer as well, performing fulltime as a "one man band" doing classic rock and blues standards. In doing this my improvisation skills improved tremendously as none of my guitar solo's were the same each night. After doing this act for several years, the opportunity to perform on Carnival Cruise Lines was presented to me. This I did for over one year.
I feel very fortunate that my talent and dedication to my instrument gave me these opportunities and I continue to enjoy passing on my knowledge and experience for others to take their own talents in their own individual direction. You will not find a more patient and encouraging coach than myself.