Instrument(s): Piano, organ, bass, drums, guitar, and vibes
Teachers and/or influences? Dennis Foster, Frank Rehak, Al Bauman, and Jim Pappageorge from my high school days!
I knew I wanted to be a musician when... I heard the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
Your sound and approach to music: I am a jazz musician at heart, so everything I play is influenced by that aesthetic. I compose melodic music that is accessible without being simple-minded. Although I am jazz musician through and through, I love all music and some of my work would fit in a quirky film soundtrack, as well as a club.
Your teaching approach: Do what I ask you to do or find another teacher. Once we get past that, there are no wrong notes. Even bad notes choices can lead to amazing adventures.
Your dream band: I've been lucky enough to play with some of my all-time favorite musicians like Peter Erskine, Dave Carpenter