I had a really exciting life until I turned five. Not that things became boring at six. I've lived in four countries and five states. I've seen wildlife in a way that few people get to experience. I've jumped out of an airplane (with a parachute). I also have a wonderful wife, a fantastic daughter, and some great friends.
I started playing piano when i was sixteen. I struggled through a few months of lessons that didn't take, and then I started learning by ear on my own. In college, after I'd spent some time learning to improvise, I took a jazz improvisation course. The irony was that this course forced me to play with much more structure than I had in the past because I was playing with other people. It was a great experience.
Eventually I spent less and less time on the piano and more and more time focused on other pursuits. I returned to the piano about three years ago and quickly realized how much I'd missed playing. It wasn't long before I started improvising again. I'd always loved the solo contemporary piano sound. College was spent listening to artists like Dave Matthews and Billy Joel, but I also listened to David Lanz, George Winston, and Jim Brickman. In time, I discovered other solo pianists and I decided to put out my own work.
The piano has always been a way for me to channel what I'm feeling, and to mark the important experiences in my life. "Milestones" is something I have always dreamed of making. The album reached 3rd on Enlightened Piano Radio's monthly chart and as high as 9th on One World Music Radio's top 100 chart. It was also runner up for One World Music"s 2016 Solo Piano Album of the year. My music can also be heard on Pandora, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Youtube. Thanks for checking it out!