A guitarist since age 5, I have been around music my whole life. Starting lessons at age 12 with Brandon Durham, I immediately fell in love with studying music. While taking lessons through my high school years, I started an original band and started playing live shows and entering competitions. I was featured in Guitar Center’s King of the Blues competition in 2005 and 2007, where I was selected as one of the top 9 blues guitarists in New England both times. I eventually ended up at Berklee College of Music where I graduated with a degree in Music Production and Engineering in 2014. During my time at Berklee I joined the band Mindwalk Blvd. As a band, we have combined YouTube views of over 3 million and won awards such as Best Heavy Rock/Metal act in 2010 by the Boston Music Conference. Throughout my education, I've studied privately with Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders), Jon Finn, Scott Tarulli, Don Lappin, Joe Stump, & Evan Waaramaa. Since then, I've formed local wedding band Down a 5th. I teach full time as well as perform live shows with Down a 5th and produce local artists. I have been teaching full time for 14 years and have worked with students of all ages and skill levels.