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What drives me?

I grew up with a piano in my home. I played it from the time I could climb on the bench and hit the keys. By age 18, I was in my first band. Several bands followed, but it was always the same: cover tunes. I wanted to write original music, but there weren't too many of my friends who were interested in doing that. I got pretty good with playing keyboards, but never was I playing at a truly professional level. By the 21st century, I was figuring out that I had a knack for composing music much more skillfully than I could play it and that has been my focus ever since.

If you had told me in 1984 that someday, I would be able to create and produce music with the quality of a multi-million dollar studio, more efficiently than I ever had and using instruments capable of the most intriguing sounds known to man and do it all at a fraction of the normal cost, I would have said you were nuts. But, here we are.  I've devoted literally thousands of hours to composing, arranging, understanding more and more complex harmonies, note relationships, chord structures and just trying to discover that which is pleasing to my ears, in hopes that it is pleasing to yours, as well.

I'm self-taught in every aspect of my music. However, for every song that you hear of mine that you like, I assure you there are twenty more that will never be shared with anyone. These are not failures, but rather just lessons in what doesn't work. My life as a composer is little more than a journey of exploration and experimentation. There is no winning formula. There is no genius behind what I do. There is only passion, unwavering determination and a love for the endeavor. As they say, if you find a job you love, you'll never work another day in your life.

I am forever grateful for each of you who have chosen to follow me on this journey. For those of you who are new to my work, I hope that you find something here that inspires you and is worthy of your time. 

Cheers and God bless,


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