I started playing in the 5th grade and in middle school started playing in rock groups. When I began going to high school I started teaching in some of the local music stores in the area. At the end of high school I started classical guitar lessons with an Andre Segovia student and soon started taking from Warren Nunes, a top jazz guitarist in the Bay Area. While continuing to take lessons in both types of music, I majored in Music at the local college. There I played in the jazz band and in guitar ensembles. . After receiving my A.A. degree, I took classical guitar lessons with Larry Ferrara at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco. At this point I transferred to San Jose State University and got a B.A. in guitar performance and a B.A. in Psychology graduating with honors. I played in the worship band at my church for several years. I now play in the rock band Moho Mojo. I’m two classes away from getting a Master Guitar certificate from Berklee College of Music.