A native of New Hampshire, I now call Wakefield, MA home. I am a husband and father of two boys, who has been actively playing guitar for 30 years.
My professional teaching career began more than 14 years ago, mostly through Daren’s Music in Derry, NH (business sold in 2016). At Daren’s I also worked in instrument and electronics repair service (and occasionally sales- which I was never good at). In addition to teaching guitar, I also teach bass guitar and ukulele. While not my strong suit, I do enjoy playing the banjo, mandolin, piano, organ and drums.
My degree is in Music Performance and Sound Recording Technology from UMass Lowell, graduating Cum Laude in 1999. I have continued to professionally maintain the sound recording studios there since 2003.
Prior to my work at Daren’s and just after completing my college degree, I traveled the country installing and fixing recording studio equipment, clients I did work for included Brian Wilson, Jay Z, Godsmack, Bon Jovi, and mostly guys you’ve never heard of whose names are buried somewhere in the record’s liner notes.
My studio houses an assortment of instruments, including drumset, organ, keyboard, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, a trombone, ukuleles, bongos and an assortment of percussion toys.
I am a baseball enthusiast (proudly part of Red Sox Nation), enjoy spending time with my family and teaching my own children to appreciate music.