I provide peaceful, beautiful music, that fits into many different types of events including: Concerts, weddings, corporate events, background music, parties, and more. I'm professional, easy to work with, and accomplished. I have a Bachelor's in music performance from Columbia College with a concentration in classical guitar, and I'm a performance scholarship award winner. I provide the necessary equipment for most gigs, I show up on time, and I'm dependable. I've studied with some of the best guitarists in the world, and you won't regret hiring me for your event. My repertoire includes different styles of music, including classical, jazz, folk, pop, and some of my own compositions.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
An audience would see a high level musician, who performs a wide variety of music with precision, touch, and beautiful tone. The music is distinctive, but not over-powering. A client would get the same things as an audience member, plus someone who's easy to work with, professional, and reliable.
I'm a classically trained guitarist, with a repertoire that spans five centuries and multiple styles. I spent a year in Los Angeles studying at Musician's Institute in Hollywood. While in L.A, I studied with Grammy Award winning classical guitarist/composer, Evan Hirschelman. Evan helped me to become a more technically sound, well-rounded, and expressive musician.
I continued my studies at Prairie State College and joined the PSC jazz band in 2008. I won a most outstanding player award at the Lake County Community College Jazz Contest. I graduated from Prairie State with a Liberal Arts degree in 2009, and decided to dedicate myself primarily to classical guitar. In 2013, I decided to continue my classical guitar studies at Columbia College Chicago. I'm a performance scholarship award winner at Columbia College and in December 2015, I graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance degree.
I've developed a repertoire of over 40 solo guitar tunes. My repertoire is versitile, and includes classical music, jazz tunes, popular songs from many different decades, and a few of my own compositions.
Currently, I'm teaching guitar at Beverly Arts Center, and I travel all over the Chicagoland area teaching and performing. I've been fortunate to study with some of the world's best musicians, and I couldn't be more passionate about sharing what I've learned through performance and teaching.
Additional Booking Notes
I need a normal chair with no arms or wheels, and that's it.
Past Booked Events
|October 01, 2016 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
Rudy Theme Song
Bach Prelude from Cello Suite No.1
Villa Lobos Prelude No. 1
Leo Brouwer El Decameron
Those Sweet Words
Something She Said
Influences & Inspiration
I have a very wide range of influences. I'm passioniate about many styles of music, including; classical, jazz, rock, pop, funk, metal, fusion, film score, blues, and more. Some of my favorite musicians are The Beatles, Guthrie Govan, Bela Fleck, Steve Wilson, Tori Amos, Ron Thal, Maynard James Keenan, Dave Grohl, Hans Zimmer, Evan Hirschelman, Matt Palmer, Shaun Lane, and more.
I provide all of my own equipment, unless I'm required to fly to a different city. In which case I'd require a P.A system, and a couple microphones.
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