I grew up in Australia and started music around the age of five. It wasn’t on the guitar, however, it was on the cornet (kind of like the trumpet’s sister). By the time I was a teenager I had long hair and was trying to be like Steve Vai (what happened!?), then at a certain point, I saw the light. I became obsessed with classical music and the classical guitar. It wasn’t long before I was practicing scales and etudes and I found myself studying at the Sydney conservatorium of music. Skip ahead a few years and I was lucky enough to be accepted to Yale on full scholarship and awarded the first guitar doctorate in over thirty years! Now I am living in New York City and paying stupidly high rent. I have a passion for teaching, and performing, and I work hard every day to have an active career in both.
This site means a lot to me, the people that come to this site and join the courses are amazing. They are kind, and thoughtful and they put in a lot of hard work and get results. Being able to contribute to that success will be one of my life’s greatest achievements. If I can continue to fly a positive and sharing flag in this vast and sometimes creepy internet, I will be a happy man indeed.