Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.
- Tom Petty
Between the recording studio and touring, I have probably played every style of music during my career, and I've had a lot of fun doing it. From Classical to Hip-Hop to Country and everything in between, I am familiar with the technical differences between these genres, as well as the different attitudes it takes to enjoy playing them. I graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy, and then went on to receive a Bachelors of Jazz Performance for the College/Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. I've been lucky enough to work with folks like Bootsy Collins and Willie Nelson, and I've traveled as far away as Germany to play shows. This breadth of experience boils down to a wealth of musical information that I would like to share with my students.