ABOUT ME

I was raised in rural VA and went to college in Morehead KY and I still have the accent to prove it. I moved to Los Angeles right after graduation and have lived here since. Currently I live in south Redondo Beach with my wife Carina, our daughter Ella and the 'old man of the house' my dog Adagio.
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During my waking hours I'm involved with one of the following:
Riviera Village Music
I am the owner of this small music school in Redondo Beach that was opened in December of 2012. Besides being the secretary, janitor, and web designer (what every small business owner dreams of doing right?) it's also where I teach guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, and banjo. I have been a music teacher since 1995.
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MTSofLA - Music Transcription Services of Los Angeles
HISTORY: As a sideman, I had been living with the reality of reading bad charts on the stand for years, which is pretty typical for singer/songwriters and working musicians. Once before a gig, I was given a photocopied page of scribble so illegible that I could not follow it and the musical result result was unacceptable . The next day I made a lead sheet for myself, the bass player asked for a copy, and the artist (band leader) being pleased with my work, asked me to make more. A few months later, after writing charts for all of his tunes, and leaving the band, other musicians saw the work, and recommended me to other bandleaders with bad charts. That was the our start in 2002. Since then we have worked on materials for Los Angeles Music Academy, Jackson Browne, Silva Artist Management (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age), music publisher Hal Leonard, string quartets for weddings, piano arrangements, solo guitar arrangements and hundreds of lead sheets for independent artists in Los Angeles and across the nation.