I started playing the drums, guitar, and piano at a very young age. I played the snare drum in several marching band competitions and was recognized for Best Drum line Technical Skills and Performance. I started taking private piano lessons at age 12, and was awarded as one of the top performers with the Tidewater Virginia Piano Association. After playing as a drummer and lead/rhythm guitarist for numerous bands (rock, blues, metal, classical), I composed and recorded my original music arrangements on the piano and acoustic guitar and shared my music around the United States as an independent artist. I have at least ten years experience of teaching children and adults in rock, pop, and expanding on blues and jazz styles.