I attended Capilano College in North Vancouver, British Columbia to further my studies. Here I had the privilege of being taught under Juno winner Brad Turner, Miles Black and Ross Taggart. Brad gave me inspiration and was the first teacher who was very honest about my playing. Without him, I doubt I would still be in music.â
After college, I decided to join cruise ships and traveled around the world playing in different scenarios such lounge quartet, solo piano and showband. Through this experience I was able to accompany Regis Philbin and entertainers who appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show. Soon after my tenure on cruise ships I began playing with a jazz trio and various other pop and rock bands back in Vancouver. I quickly realized that my real love was playing jazz and I decided to make jazz my most prominent style of music to play. Soon after that decision was made, I was able to obtain bookings at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Pender Jazz Festival and other local work in town.