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Elmhurst College (BA Music)
Music inspires me and has brought so much to my life. I love to share that passion with my students and inspire them to kindle their own musical fire. I have extensive knowledge and performance experience but my ability to inspire students is my greatest asset.
I have 20+ years of teaching experience and as a performer I have toured across the USA, Europe, Africa and Latin America with notable performances at the Kennedy Center, the Mexico City World Music Festival, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival and the Cervantino Festival.
I have won several awards including 1st Place in "Chicago's Hottest Guitarist" 1989 and was a top 3 international finalist in Yamaha's "Six String Theory" Competition Blues Division in 2011. Music inspires me and has brought so much to my life. I love to share that passion with my students and inspire them to kindle their own musical fire. I have extensive knowledge and performance experience but my ability to inspire students is my greatest asset.
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I have a BA in music that focused on Composition. I have released 3 CDs of my compositions and performed them all over the world. I have 35 years of professional experience as a composer.
I have a BA in music. I have 35 years of professional experience as a performer and composer.
I have taught guitar for over 20 years to students of all levels in both private classes and clinic/masterclass settings. In 35 years as a professional guitarist I have performed on four continents. In 1989 I was voted "Chicago's Best Guitarist" and in 2011 I was voted a top 5 international Blues Guitarist in Yamaha's "Six String Theory" competition.
I earned a BA in music with guitar as my primary instrument.
I owned and operated a music recording and production studio for 10 years and still operate a home studio. I have engineered and produced 3 CDs of my own compositions during my 25 years professional experience as a recording artist.