I started playing music (The Piano) when I was 6 years old, and played it exclusively until I was a teenager. I then bacame interested in rock music and started playing my moms acoustic guitar and the rest is history. I played off and on until I was twenty three years old, which is when I started getting serious about it. I played eight hours a day. I started takeing guitar lessons from Darin Morris who is a GIT grad where I studied with him for about two years. I then met Joey Taffola the Shrapnel Recording artist through a friend and I took lessons from him for over two years. Under his direction I worked on my right and left hand technique, I worked on my sweep picking and studied the applications of arpeggios, modes, and other theoritical things to rock music.
- Yngwie Malmsteen - John Petrucci
- Paul Gilbert - Tony MacAlpine
- Vinnie Moore - Joey Taffola
- Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out
- Dream Theater - Images and Words
- Dream Theater - Awake