I'm the guy that comes into the studio and says "what's missing? Sure, I'll play that". My favorite role to play is the glue that brings everything together. I'm primarily a bassist, acoustic guitarist, and singer, but can help sit in on any role your project might need!
My music journey started in rock music on the bass, learning hits across the spectrum from Nirvana to Santana in the 90's. Later, I became a Christian and started learning how to sing and play guitar to be effective in that context. Guitar slowly became my main instrument, though I've always (and still) feel like bass is my home.
In college, I started learning piano and drums to round out my skill set. I hit a wall on guitar so I started learning jazz. This dramatically influenced my growth in musical tastes (put a major 9 in everything and I'm happy).
I also got into barbershop singing a number of years ago, where I learned how to listen to music at a much higher level, and developed a love for microtuning (barbershop singers are obsessed with "the lock and ring" which requires tuning overtones). Barbershop gave me an outlet for being obsessive about pitch and tone.
In barbershop I learned more about the fundamentals of singing and became fascinated (read: obsessed) with vocal pedagogy. This journey led me to teach voice lessons for intermediate singers.
Basically, I've always been a music nerd and between rock music, teaching, playing all the instruments, and barbershop, I've given myself lots of outlets for my nerdiness to shine
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