I have been playing piano all of my life. I started at age 8 with 5 years of private piano lessons in South San Jose with Eudora Hart and Susan Wirth. This gave me a foundation in Classical music and a strong training for reading music and playing the piano. From 1984 to 1989 I studied music at West Valley College and San Jose State University taking classes in music theory, piano performance, music appreciation, recording, and popular songwriting. At the same time I was the keyboardist in a local rock band The Recruits and for 3 years we performed at nightclubs and parties. In 1987 I began composing solo piano pieces and later released my first CD in 1994 entitled LOOKING BACK. In 1989 I graduated from San Jose State University and throughout the 1990's worked as a video and audio technician for various Silicon Valley companies. I continued to compose and record piano music in my home studio. In 2000, I began teaching group piano lessons at Sherman Clay in Santa Clara. In 2001, I started teaching exclusively private lessons. I also continued to write music and have composed over 100 piano and vocal songs over the last 25 years. In the past five years I have also received advanced piano training from teachers Martan Mann, Holly Lasky, Eileen Shaffer, and Eudora Lee. I have attended piano workshops with Randall Faber, Melody Bober, Lori Bastien, Carol Matz, Mona Rejino, Lee Evans, Christos Tsitsaros, Phillip Keveren, Tom Gerou, and Kevin Olson. I am married, the father of two children, and reside in Campbell, CA. I am the pianist at my church, APEC in Santa Clara and I have been teaching piano lessons full-time since 2000 and currently teach 45 students.