I've been performing professionally as a rock and jazz guitar and bass player since the early 2000s, and have enjoyed performing in St Louis' best-known venues as well as on tour. I've also taught individual lessons and directed student bands since around the same time. Many of my private students have achieved musical distinctions such as attending top music schools and being selected for the School of Rock AllStars tour. As Music Director for the St Louis area School of Rock locations, I direct two audition-based bands of advanced students and get to work with some of the most dedicated and capable young musicians in our community.
I teach students by helping them find and foster their own love of music. If I can help my students want to pick up their instrument and play, I know they're making progress and can build theory, technique, ear training and other knowledge and skills on top of the foundation of that connection.