Behind The Music ...
Once upon a time there was an old man that loved to play guitar
in the alley just outside of his home in Brooklyn, New York. He had
enormous natural talent and played with a joy that was infectious.
He became my mentor when I was just 8 years old.
Through the years, I dabbled in many different styles of music in
search of my own sound ... which ultimately became a blend of
everything I enjoy.
When music comes to me, it seems to tap some deep, obscure
emotional energy that randomly surfaces to have its say. Words
can't describe the profound experience of playing masterfully
without over thinking what you are about to play. When it flows
out naturally, the session becomes magical.
My mentor gave me a lifelong gift. A shared passion for treating
music as a creative art and the joy in finding the state of mind to let
it flow ... uninhibited by rules and expectations.
The process of becoming a musician is a journey. We don't create
music, it flows through us. We are merely conduits in the universal
scheme of things.
So be in the moment and enjoy what comes to you. The secrets
reveal themselves slowly over time. No one can sell them to you.
They are uniquely yours to develop in your own way.
The backdrop we provide is nothing more than a canvas for you to sketch on, over and over again. Great players practice and experiment as much as they can, which is the secret to their greatness.
We are all born from the Universe. It watches over us and sends its gifts when we are open to receiving them.
Wishing you all the best in your musical endeavors.
Ciao for now,