My musical quest began with cello and banjo in middle school but quickly & sadly ended when I stepped away, due to the upcoming teacher. This stuck with me as I entered college to study early childhood education and psychology at Kent State University. I wanted to provide a fun environment for students to learn and be encouraged to pursue their passion and dreams. I believe every child has a story, and it deserves to be heard. I got my first guitar and studied folk guitar under George Bachman. I ended up with more than just a degree. I had a firm grasp on child development, a passion for music, and an understanding of music therapy.
I took what I learned in the classroom and applied it to my own life, which led to a career in the performing arts. I played with bands ranging from but not limited to: bluegrass, rock, folk, country, funk, blues and performed on stages at music festivals, weddings, night clubs and theater halls. I experienced music as a touring and recording artist as well as volunteering within my local music community. I hosted open mics and busked on the streets. I was knee deep in music and I knew there was no turning back.
Currently, with 15 years experience in music on guitar and bass, and 10 years experience in teaching and coaching, my primary focus lays with teaching and residing in my home studio where I work on my own compositions.