"Money Talking Blues"
My musical journey began at the age of 5 when I heard my first symphony and my father showed me how to conduct along. As a child I became enthralled with the music of Mahler, Debussy, and Beethoven. Around age 10 I discovered classic rock music and decided to start playing. After experimenting with a variety of instruments in school, I got a guitar during my early teenage years and began learning my favorite songs. I began playing with other musicians shortly after. The experience of creating with other musicians profoundly deepened my love of music.
I graduated from the prestigious Berklee School of Music (Boston, MA) in 2006, with a degree in Guitar Performance and Music Production. At Berklee I had the opportunity to study with outstanding teachers, learn the language of jazz, and greatly expand my musical horizons.
After a few years of teaching and playing in bands in New York City and Maryland, I relocated to Portland, OR, to experience its thriving music scene.