My first professional guitar recording started with Mona Golub and her Second Wind Productions. The album was called LightTouch. My interest in recording and composing started in 1985 and became a reality in 1990 with Mona Golub's generosity and genuine love for music.
I eventually went back to school to study classical/contemporary composition at the University of Arizona. I was restless and moved around on almost a yearly basis from 1995-1997. I eventually ended up where I had always wanted to settle down,Seattle, Washington. I loved living in the Pacific Northwest. During my long 'stay' in Seattle I gave guitar and piano lessons,worked for a couple years at a music store and recorded two albums with the rock band, Nature Boy Saints. Playing electric guitar with a band was the best experience I ever had as a performing guitarist. I learned a lot about serving the music and not my guitar ego. During that time I did a hand full of solo guitar gigs but I wasn't ready to perform exclusively as a solo musician.
I came back to Schenectady, New York in 2005. I was studying at the College of St. Rose, and I took some graduate classes in their Music Technology program.This is where I discovered the guitar genius, Jack Fragomini.Jack is the best teacher I've ever studied with. I only took about 30 hours of lessons with Mr. Fragomini, but that is where I started to get the guitar bug. Still, it took some time before I picked up the guitar again and so I went back to Seattle Washington. In 2007 through 2009 I studied at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program in Seattle, Washington. It was a humbling and an eye opening experience.The program is amazing and I'd recommended it to anyone who is serious about film scoring.I didn't finish the program but I'm still using what I learned in the first three semesters. Hummie Mann,the director for Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program,is an amazing composer, teacher and human being. All of the theory, and music composing information he passed on can be used in every aspect of music.
Jack Fragomini's guitar lessons and my Seattle experiences have become the fuel that feeds the fire for my future interest in composing, recording and performing.
It's good to be back home with guitar in hand! I've been in Schenectady, New York, since August of 2010. I had taken a five year break from performing professionally. And now I have the guitar bug. I've gone full circle. I'm back to where I started when I was 15 years old, and all I wanted was to play the guitar.
I look forward to playing for you!