- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I have been playing since I was six. I was raised on classical piano and voice lessons until I picked up the guitar at age ten. By my senior year of school I had learned how to play bass and drums, was writing and recording my own material, and had formed my own band called Ascension. As a result I managed to land an audition with Five Finger Death Punch and got the gig on the spot. I played with the band for two years and earned two gold records for writing/playing/engineering on their first two albums. As a result I was hired by numerous acts to produce/engineer/mix their records and gained enough exposure as a musician to be hired by several notable bands as a session player on tours throughout the US/Canada/UK/EU. I am also fortunate to have worked with acclaimed rock guitarist John Sykes for two years and as a result have worked with many notable musicians including drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Billy Sheehan, manager/A&R Derek Shulman, and veteran rock producer Andy Johns.+ Read More
Ran, produced, engineered, edited, mixed and mastered recordings for numerous bands/artists/producers in the greater Los Angeles area at studios including: Sound City, Sunset Sound, Sound Factory, Mama Joe's, Stagg Street Studio, etc.
Writing/Producing/Engineering/Playing/Singing for Ascension.
Taught private voice, guitar, bass and drumset lessons to students age 8 - adult.
Toured with Ascension throughout the US.
Worked for upstart label King's Throne Records seeking out/writing material for artists and TV/film placement as well as production and engineering duties.
Wrote, produced, engineered and played on the album "The Order of the Silver Compass" for Ascension.
Toured with Zonaria throughout Europe. (Listenable Records)
Engineered for bass player Billy Sheehan. (Mr. Big/David Lee Roth/UFO)
Toured with Melechesh throughout the US/Canada. (Nuclear Blast)
Engineered for drummer Mike Portnoy. (Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold/Stone Sour)
Engineered for producer Andy Johns. (Rolling Stones/Led Zeppelin/Van Halen)
Engineered a yet untitled album for John Sykes. (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake/Blue Murder)
Guitarist John Sykes' (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake/Blue Murder) personal engineer and assistant at his large format analog home studio.
Toured with Zonaria throughout Europe/UK. (Century Media)
Had a single, "Succubus" (Five Finger Death Punch) appear in the film "Season of the Witch" starring Nicholas Cage. (Firm Music/EMI/Relativity Media)
Engineering credits on the album "Arrival of the Red Sun" for Zonaria. (Listenable Records)
Toured with Zonaria throughout Europe. (Century Media)
Worked for various signed and unsigned rock/metal/punk/blues/jazz/ska/indie/prog bands and musicians as assistant Producer/Engineer/Mixer in both studio and live performances.
Engineering and additional production credits for the self-titled album "Dååth" by the band of the same name. (Century Media)
Wrote for the Billboard charting (and now also gold-selling) album "War is the Answer" for Five Finger Death Punch. (Firm Music/EMI)
Wrote, produced, engineered, and played on the "Behind Enemy Lines" E.P. for Ascension.
Engineering credits on the Billboard top 10 charting singles "Never Enough" and "Stranger Than Fiction" for Five Finger Death Punch. (Firm Music/EMI)
Playing, engineering and writing credits for the Billboard charting (and now gold-selling) album "The Way of the Fist" for Five Finger Death Punch. (Firm Music/EMI)
Played guitar with Five Finger Death Punch