My road in life has taken me all over.
I began playing music at a young age.
In High School and College music became an outlet and a healthy way to communicate my thoughts.
I majored in Sports Medicine Physical Therapy because it seemed like a fun job. I flunked...
Went back to school for Tourism and Hospitality Management because it seemed like a fun career.
After college I moved to CA and worked odd jobs in my field. I couldn't stand any of them!
Got a job with RTN and went on two tours promoting for the series.
I realized on the road that music was my passion and I needed to pursue it to be truly happy.
I moved back to PA and started my studio while working side jobs. 3 years later, I have a career.
Keep following my journey


Czar of Rock

I run a Rock Music School and Recording Studio.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I typically get to the studio around 10:00-11:00am. I settle in and answer emails, phone calls and organize the schedule; then work on some recording projects or administrative tasks for a few hours. Our students don't start coming for lessons until 3:00pm, so I have most of the day working on my own. We have lessons from 3:00-9:00pm including our Rock Band sessions in the evening. Some evenings a recording artist will come in to do work in the studio.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Make a decision to change your life... and then commit to doing it. I didn't really know how to run a business or teach music for that matter, but I was determined to be the best I could be at both. It was not easy for a long while, but as I always tell my students "If it were easy, everyone would do it!" I had to live in the studio for my first two years and work 14+ hours a day, 6 days a week to build the studio that I envisioned. It was worth having no life for two years for what I have now.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Music Teacher Education


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"My parents offered to pay for my college education as long as I didn't study music. They have always believed in me, but didn't really believe I could make a living as a musician. My mom in particular plays the devil's advocate in my life and challenges my big ideas and plans."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
Drugs / Addiction