I started playing music on the piano at 3 years old. My mom, a piano teacher herself, taught me the fundamentals of music theory and I was fortunate to develop a good ear at an early age. However, when I turned 6 my grandmother bought me a small acoustic guitar, and guitar became my instrument of choice.
For the early part of my childhood, I spent time performing at recitals and traveling in a touring boys choir. In my free time, I would often skip dinner to listen to music in my room and practice to perfect my craft. Once I was in high school, I started playing guitar with bands and during Sunday church services. I also began writing music and creating electronic music with Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
Over the years I have studied under many different guitarists, including Craig Anderson and Mike Michaels through the Macphail Center for Music. Currently, I have been teaching guitar for almost 2 years, and I play with the Minnesota based band Crank The Thermostat.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.