In his own words:
“Music Center of the Northwest is a self-determining, supportive, open environment where, no matter what your musical interest is, you can find an outlet for it. I teach here because I have been able to build my own jazz, rock, and guitar program from scratch (in collaboration with our previous executive director Michael Alstad) and I have had a blast doing it. I would also like to thank our current executive director Chas Arnold for continuing to support my vision.
Guitar is my main instrument (electric and acoustic, classical and pop); my studio includes electric bass, beginner and intermediate level piano, and beginning drum kit. I also teach jazz and rock ensembles, jazz and classical music theory, basic audio engineering, and have a Ph.D. in music composition.”