Starting playing guitar at the age of 12, Major in Music in High School, Played out for money at the age of 16, Graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood,CA in 1989, Played in top 40 bands in the 1990's and began working in local music stores. This is when I started teaching guitar with my own method books. Wrote 3 Method books, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Worked in music stores learning customer service skills, management and became a Luthier in all stringed instruments. Opened my own Lesson Studio in 2006 called School of Tone and completed making all my method books into digital form where now the students can view them on a large flat screen t.v. Graduated from Berklee's Advanced Guitar Course and became a Berklee Certified Instructor in 2009. The School of Tone continues to grow each year. I continue to record, teach and repair stringed instruments.