I'm a guitarist, composer/arranger, and educator based in New York City. I'm a versatile performer with experience playing jazz, classical, old-time, folk, hip-hop/R&B, rock and pop music, new music, and early music. I also play tenor banjo, mandolin, renaissance lute, and theorbo. I’ve played in countless large ensembles including the Pittsburgh Opera, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and over 70 musical theater pit orchestras. I currently hold the banjo/mandolin/ukulele chair on the 2022 National Tour of CHICAGO: The Musical.
I received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina (2016); a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Yale School of Music on a full tuition fellowship (2019); and a Master of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music on a full tuition fellowship (2020). I am currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University. In July 2022, I attended the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana to study with Maestro Oscar Ghiglia.
I have over eleven years of experience as an instructor and I teach a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, rock/electric, folk/acoustic, and more. I'm currently accepting students for lessons via Zoom or in-person in the New York City area. If you're interested in private lessons, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.