My music career started a little later in life. I began piano lessons when I was 8, but it wasn’t until I was 14 when I got my first guitar. That’s when I really began to love music, and I was hooked. I remember teaching myself some chords, and I was horrible! I would show everybody I could that I knew how to play a couple of songs, but I barely knew how to play them. I was persistent. I worked hard, and I kept getting better and better. I even started playing with a couple of bands. Because of my early struggles with music it is real joy to see a kid get a song for the first time, play their first concert, and have some early success with music. Music can be this big, amazing journey. Being a guide on that journey and watching them grow
is the reason why I love what I do. For me, music lessons should be fun, not just a chore and I love making lessons accessible and attainable for all.
I enjoy listening to Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, and U2. I can listen to them over and over, for months at a time. Having played in bands since I was 16, mostly original bands and a couple cover bands. I’ve found that playing with a group and learning how to work as a team, is one of the best ways to get better. Some of the bands I’ve played in are ‘Different’, ‘Hewson’, Electric Stayt’, ‘She Said’, and ‘The Disclaimers’.