I am both a student and teacher of music and I believe in the power of music to touch lives. I have been studying guitar for fifteen years, with emphasis on classical guitar. I am also currently pursuing a degree in music composition at Columbia College, Chicago. I am a songwriter and I perform my originals around the Chicago area. As a songwriter, I've drawn inspiration from an eclectic array of artists, including Bob Dylan, Bach, and Pearl Jam. I also teach guitar, both private lessons and free, public lessons available on YouTube. As the son of two teachers and the father of a beautiful daughter, music education is something very close to my heart; I think everyone should be given the opportunity to learn music.