B.A. in Music Education and Classical Guitar from Towson University. Over 30 years playing experience. All-county and all-state guitarist . Performs regularly with various rock, funk, jazz groups, and as acoustic guitar soloist. Former students include current Peabody Conservatory staff and guitarists of Subtle Hustle, Fake Flowers Real Dirt, Kelly Bell Band and Jimi's Chicken Shack. 23 years private teaching experience, current roster is 60 students per week. Public school teaching experience at Broadneck High School and private school teaching includes Friends School/Baltimore. Specializes in classical, jazz, blues, rock, rockabilly, R&B, modern pop/rock, reggae, and folk styles.
Performs with members of Foreplay, Laughing Colors, The Cheaters, Soul Island Rebels, 8 Ohms Band, Fake Flowers Real Dirt, Music Room, Pat McGee Band, Crack The Sky, and various military bands.
Personal influences/favorites include Rush, Steely Dan, Yes, John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Brian Setzer, Monte Montgomery, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Bruno, George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire, Isley Brothers, Beatles, 311, Bob Marley, Jason Mraz, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andres Segovia, Paco De Lucia.