I have played music for my entire adult life, and started on guitar at the age of 16. The US NavyBand is my main job, where I work as a classical and jazz pianist, and occasionally play guitar and bass as required for the job. I have been there for 13 years, and hold the position of presidential support pianist, for the White House and other official VIP functions.I am a student of music history and music theory, and believe every music student should have a well rounded approach to playing music. If you play by ear, I can help you read and understand what you are playing. If you are a reader mainly, I can help you improvise and use your ear more!I have taught music since 1995 to private students, and hold a degree from NVCC in music performance. I have studied privately with many great musicians, and continue to do so.I have recorded over 28 CDs with local and national artists, and am currently working on a new Jazz project to come out October 2015.