Background & Experience
I have been teaching music lessons for 9 years on guitar, violin, mandolin, piano, viola, bass, songwriting, recording technology and music business. I have a Masters in Jazz Composition from DePaul University. I am a very active performer in a wide range of groups playing everything from jazz guitar, bluegrass mandolin, rock n roll and hip hop to classical violin. I have toured the country playing my own original music with my bands Falldown and The Hue, which have been featured on nationwide radio and received praise from American Songwriter Magazine among others. I have shared the stage with some of the world's greatest musicians including Fareed Haque, Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Joe Satriani), Ray White (Frank Zappa), jazz legends Jimmy Heath, Jeff Hamilton, Bill Watrous, and many others.