Back in 1977, I began learning piano with some simple instruction from my sister. Most of my brothers and sisters took formal music lessons, but I did not. Intrigued by the emotional styles of Elton John, Billy Joel and Scott Joplin, I began my journey of pursuing my musical talents.
I learned everything I could by sheet music and learned the rest by ear.
Meanwhile, I continued the search to develop my own style. I started to experiment with different chords and hand runs. Life evoked heartfelt emotions which were put to music and my first song was written.
Over the years I've written various pieces at different emotional stages in my life. Each one of these pieces represents a moment in time; times I've tried to capture like pictures in my life.
Just released my new CD - Thought Vibration. Its meditative ambient space music to help relieve stress and hopefully bring a sense of calmness to your busy life. Enjoy!
I grew up in Iowa and moved to Chicago in the 80s. While living here, I've pursued music in many forms. I was in various bands of different genres, but have always been in love with laid back music of the New Age piano category. I believe it brings out our emotions and heals the deep feelings that we all have inside.
The music that I compose are themes that I hear in my life. My training is by ear and I am not classically trained. I just play what I feel. I've been doing this since I was 10 years old in 1974. I composed my first two pieces when I was 13 in 1977 and have been putting down my feelings and emotions on the piano ever since then.
I hope that my music brings you peace and that it helps you through difficult times in your life.