While I am well versed in the theory and performance in many styles of music, jazz and
other improvised forms of music have become my forte. I currently work professionally
as a performer, arranger, and composer in addition to teaching. I am currently the
keyboardist for Bogg, Big Mo and The Full Moon Band, as well as sitting with a wide
range of bands in the North State. I am also a founding member and currently the
Managing Director for Uncle Dad’s Art Collective, a non-profit performance art group
that stages shows at Laxson Auditorium, Sierra Nevada Big Room, and more.
For my students, my main objective is to get them comfortable with the performance
aspects of music and then fill in the gaps with the theory behind what they are playing. I
love “opening the hood” on popular music and having students understand what makes
the songs the like sound the way they do.