I caught the music bug at an early age singing into a carrot (my microphone) for family members as a young boy. I can remember the first album I got at age 4 (The Joker by Steve Miller). It would be a while before I became a musician, but my love of music has been life-long.
By the time I was 16 I began to study music and play out with my band at the time, we were rockers! As I grew I began to listen to many styles of music (progressive rock, hip-hop, folk, soul, funk) and would imitate them on my guitar. In this period I debuted original music in the Waterbury, CT area and composed a score for a Greek play named Madea.
At 18 I began my studies with Joe Beck, a prominent studio guitarist who recorded sessions for Paul Simon and arranged music for Frank Sinatra. Joe introduced me to the colorful world of jazz. Around this time I also began performing as a classical singer and contemporary bassist. Since this time I’ve been an active performer primarily as an electric guitarist in jazz combos, pit orchestras for musicals, and general business gigs.
I arrived at Berklee in 2009 at the age of 20 to begin the most recent chapter of my life. Here in Boston I find myself an active hip-hop/soul/jazz guitarist and a Music Production and Engineering Student. I’m dedicated to music and look forward to seeing where the path will take me.
Experience & Education
Assistant to the Admissions Processing Team for Berklee College of Music AdmissionsFebruary 2010 to Present (about 10 years)
Records keeping, data entry, customer service
Guitarist: Performer/Private Instructor for Self-EmployedSeptember 2007 to Present (over 12 years)
Professional experience as general business guitarist playing styles such as jazz, soul, funk, rock, hip-hop, experimental classical, musicals, and pop. 2 years experience as Private Instructor. Email email@example.com for references!
Office Manager for Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeSeptember 2008 to May 2009 (8 months)
PR, Copyist, Records Keeping
Singer for Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeJanuary 2007 to May 2008 (about a year and a half)
Performed Schubert's Mass in Eb, Mozart's Requiem, Arvo Part's Beatitudes, Mendelsohn's Messiah, and more
BA in Music Production and Engineering, Acoustics, Guitar at Berklee College of Music2009 to 2013 (4 years)