I began my Classical Guitar life at Metropolitan State College of Denver, where I studied with virtuoso guitarist Alex Komodore. During my studies, I had the wonderful opportunity to perform in several master classes with world-class artist such as David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Paul Galbraeth, Adam Del Monte and more.
After Graduating with a B.M in Classical Guitar Performance in 2005, I moved to Spain to further explore the music I have loved and devoted my life to.
My two-year journey began in Spain’s southern region of Andalucía, where I spent several months performing (Classical) and studying Flamenco guitar from various teachers in Malaga, Granada and Sevilla. I have been fortunate enough to play the Recuerdos de La Alhambra while on the river beneath the actual fortress. I eventually settled in Barcelona and learned to just relax and enjoy every note I play, whether it be days of playing on a boat in the Mediterranean, or learning new styles from great musicians from around the world.
My inquisitiveness and unending wanderlust have now led me to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Based in Eugene, I am currently building my practice here through teaching and performing my life’s passion.
Throughout my musical career and many trials and travels I have been influenced by numerous styles besides Classical Guitar, such as, Flamenco, South American, World Music, Jazz etc… “I play from my heart and consider myself continually a student as well as a teacher.”
“The song of the bird in the open tree is the one that brings true music to the ear, while the one in the cage is but a sad imitation”.Ed Ahenakew, Cree Nation