A Brief Bio


 photo courtesy of Barry Levy   

Started playing at age 10, then took lessons at the local music store during junior high. Had to quit after 2 years cause my mom couldn't afford the hike in price per lesson form $2 to $3. This was 1968 when gas was still 25 cents a gallon. Played in various rock bands thru high school and college before starting formal classical training in 1975.

After completing a bachelor’s in guitar performance at MSU in Wichita Falls, I continued my studies at UNT in Denton earning a master’s degree in guitar performance in 1983.  I was fortunate enough to play for such visiting guitar dignitaries like Oscar Ghiglia, David Russell and Pepe Romero while at UNT. There is where I  started on a career of playing various venues in the DFW area, primarily playing music studied in college. 

Now based in Wichita Falls, I still perform some in the DFW area and have even been known to travel as far south as Austin and even Houston on occasion though not all that often now. You might be able to catch my act now at the 6th Street Winery in Wichita Falls Saturday nights when I play. Sunday mornings are reserved for early service at First United Methodist Wichita Falls. I play most Sundays with the incredible Kiyo Wattenabe guiding the way.





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