about.

     Since moving to Seattle in August 2018 I've taught more than 3,000 lessons but I think it's important that you know a little bit more about me as well.

 

 One of my earliest memories is dragging around my Dad's Candy Apple Red Fender Stratocaster through the house at three years old because I wanted to be like him. My family has a rich history of musically gifted people, so naturally, I was drawn to that. My dad had many guitars around the house, so I learned pretty quickly. I started playing around eight years old and started forming bands in middle school with my friends. As soon as my uncle and father would let me, I would join them on stage every Sunday and play alongside them at our church. St. Mary's 12:30 pm Mass is where I learned to play well.  By high school, I'm sure I was annoying my family with really loud band rehearsals in our garage. That's when I started playing shows pretty regularly around town. 

 

      At the age of 21, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to the prestigious Musician's Institute (M.I.) in Los Angeles California. I studied music theory with an emphasis on guitar and learned from some of the greatest musicians on the planet. Not only did I learn how to be a musician as opposed to simply a guitarist but I learned how to be a professional. After studying at M.I., I landed some cool gigs working under Engineer Ryan McClure (Childish Gambino) and Dave Darling (Brian Setzer, Brian Setzer Orchestra). I also started scoring a web series called "Death As We Know It" for my long time friend and popular stand-up comedian Daniel Eachus. I also found work scoring music.  

 

      From there, I moved to Hawaii and started teaching four music classes a day for DoReMi Music under Arkom Suankum at different preschools around the island of Oahu. Teaching 20 classes a week taught me patience with children. I also started building my home recording studio at this time. Since 2013, I've been working at Guitar Center by day, teaching music as much as possible, playing in recording sessions, evaluating large private musical collections, writing songs with Aubrey Road and playing all over the state with Zee Will. 

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