I've been intrigued by music since a young age and set a goal years ago to be the best musician, performer, and teacher I can possibly be. Shortly after picking up the guitar at age 10, I started taking lessons which I continued until graduating from high school. I was then accepted into the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts where I studied with John Stropes, Andrew Lardner, and Rene Izquierdo earning a BFA in Finger-Style Guitar performance. For the past five years, I have been able to share my love of music with the elderly while I work at a senior living facility as a music specialist.
I love to perform for people. It has been a dream of mine since a young age and I feel blessed with the opportunity so share it.
I also love teaching music. It allows me the opportunity to hear music through my students, giving me a fresh perspective. Sharing my passion with others is extremely rewarding.
Music transcription is important in preserving music of previous generations. I actively enjoy the transcription of unwritten guitar compositions that are the foundation of finger-style guitar.
To make music my career and to help others to make music a integral part of their lives.
For the past 13 years, I've refined my technique and musicianship while performing and teaching guitar. I have experience teaching children and adults from beginner to advanced in the many styles the guitar offers.
Performing, composing, arranging, transcribing and teaching guitar.
I'd like to share music with you
I'm proud to announce my recent and ongoing collaboration with Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove WI where I play guitar and sing. I am happy to say I have accepted a part in 3 more Sunset Playhouse shows in 2017.
Stay tuned for upcoming shows by "Acousticats," comprised of Sara Hubertz and myself. We perform a wide variety of music from folk favorites to acoustic versions of rock covers from the 60's to the present.
I am recording a new/first album that will be made up of all original material. Updates coming soon!