Welcome to my site!
Here you can find information about my background, listen to some samples of my playing, and get in touch about taking guitar lessons with me in Haddonfield, NJ.
A bit about my background-
I started playing the guitar when I was 12 years old. I was originally drawn to the instrument by the rock bands of the early 90s. As soon as I started playing it became my passion and I wanted to spend as much time as possible with the guitar. A few years later I began taking lessons with Vincent Bredice, who introduced me to jazz and classical guitar.
In college and grad school my focus was on classical guitar, and I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. and Europe to study with some of the most sought-after teachers in the world. I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degree in guitar performance from the University of Arizona, where I studied with Tom Patterson. In 2004, I was granted a Fulbright scholarship to spend a year studying at the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar, Germany. During my time there, I had lessons with Monika Rost and Thomas Müller-Pering. I received my doctorate from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in December 2013, majoring in guitar performance and minoring in music education and jazz studies.
Over the years, I have performed as a soloist and also with various groups throughout the U.S., Germany, and Brazil. Some recent highlights include a recital with my wife, harpist Megan Landfair, a performance with violinist Molly Christie in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Member’s concert, and performances as a guest soloist with the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra.
Last summer, my wife Megan and I moved to Haddonfield, NJ so she could start a new job as the manager of the Virginia Harp Center. Since then, I’ve been playing a few gigs in the area and building a studio at the Haddonfield Center and School for Performing Arts. I teach classical as well as popular styles of guitar playing, and work with students aged 6 and up.