Address: 2738 N Troy, 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL 60647
For the past thirty years, I've been involved with music. I have a passion for performing, teaching, and learning. Currently, I'm finishing a Bachelor of Music degree at Columbia College Chicago, I teach guitar lessons to a dedicated group of excellent students, and I perform weekly with my band The Kingfish.
Guitar (acoustic or electric)
Electronic Music Production
Instructor - North Shore Music Institute
2013 - present
I am excited to announce my affiliation with North Shore Music Institute! NSMI offers the finest music instruction on a variety of instruments in the northern suburbs of Chicago. I'm teaching guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar.
Instructor / Retail Associate - Gand Music & Sound
2010 - 2013
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I have taught guitar lessons at Gand Music & Sound in Northfield, IL since September, 2010. I love to teach budding guitarists the skills they need to stand apart from the crowd. My students are fantastic - many times I learn from them as much as they learn from me. It's an honor and a privilege to be able to teach the ins and outs of guitar playing.
Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals - The Kingfish
2003 - present
I've been a member of The Kingfish since it's inception in 2003. Since then, we've performed at bars and clubs throughout the midwest, as well as festivals, charity events, and weddings. As musical director for the band, I've been in charge of putting together set lists, arranging new songs, and general maintenance and upkeep of the band's continually growing catalog.
Co-owner / Co-founder - 3 Fish Entertainment, LLC
2010 - present
In 2010, I and the other founding members of The Kingfish decided to form a company to handle our business. Since then, we've grown into event coordination, running live sound and lights, DJ services, and other related services. The company continues to expand, and as we meet new challenges and obstacles, we always find ways to overcome them.
Bachelor of Music - Columbia College Chicago
2011 - 2014
In 2014, I completed my Bachelor of Music, (Contemporary, Urban, and Popular Music) at Columbia College Chicago. When I made the decision to return to school, I wanted to make sure the school and program was right for me. Columbia has been an incredible experience. I've learned more about music and my instrument in the past few years than I ever believed I could.
Bachelor of Music - Lawrence University
1996 - 1999
I studied music and saxophone performance at Lawrence University. Although I learned much, the hardest lesson was that I wasn't in the right school at the right time in my life. However, I made many lasting relationships there, and it ultimately led me to meeting my amazing wife. So, even though I didn't complete my degree, I still received the highest honor possible.