“MUCH OF MY EARLY DEVELOPMENT IN PLAYING GUITAR WAS REALLY FUELED BY MUSICAL CURIOSITY AND A DESIRE TO EXPRESS MYSELF. AND THAT IS WHAT I HOPE TO PASS ON TO OTHERS.”
In my mid-teens I began playing guitar. The process was a bit different than you typically see. I didn’t take lessons, but I was passionate. Instead of Mel Bay guitar books, I had people around me (friends and relatives) who gave me pointers along the way. I loved it. I started to write my own songs, and spent hours learning how to play songs by my favorite musical artists. Eventually, I studied music at a university level, and ‘took lessons,’ but I’ve noticed that as I began to teach guitar (and other instrument) lessons, it was really those formative years of ‘figuring out’ my instrument that has been translated into what I do. Because as I look back at it, much of my early development in playing guitar was really fueled by musical curiosity and a desire to express myself. And that is what I hope to pass on to others.