For over two decades I’ve been performing, teaching, and living throughout the United States. In 2014 I returned to my family roots in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of central New York. Since then I have been devoted to music, community, and family.
I started teaching privately in 2001. Since then I have taught every situation you can imagine—Private lessons, independent music stores, community music schools, public schools, enrichment programs, and retreats. I was even a mobile music teacher delivering lessons in a converted minivan. In 2014 I opened Gonzo Music School in downtown Geneva, NY. That grew from a handful of private students, to adding more teachers, clinicians, and workshops. In 2017 we absorbed the students and teachers from AREA Records and Music when they announced their plans to close. The new school is now called Ostaga Music School.