My passion for the guitar and genuine interest in music education has been a life-long pursuit of over 40 years. I continue to study a wide variety of materials to further my knowledge of the many styles of music and guitar technique, the art of musical expression and my understanding of the teaching process itself. I am well versed in most styles of guitar playing.

My formal training is extensive having studied with many of the top Toronto area teachers including:

  • George Botly – Berklee College of Music alumnus
  • Peter Harris – Past chair of Humber College’s Jazz Guitar Department
  • Art DeVilliers – studio musician and previously house guitar player at O’Keefe Centre
  • Howie Spring – Toronto New School of Music, York University faculty member
  • Neville Barnes – long-time Toronto jazz player
  • Hank Monis – well known Toronto studio musician and teacher
  • Tony Bradan – legendary Toronto studio musician, arranger and teacher
  • John Perrone – recording artist and classical guitar specialist
  • Brian Katz – musician, composer, arranger, University of Toronto faculty and student of Ralph Towner
  • Ivan Maracle – classic guitar teacher and previous student of Aaron Shearer
As a professional musician for over 30 years now I have performed at public and private venues including:

  • Massey Hall
  • Roy Thompson Hall
  • Casa Loma
  • Ontario Place
  • Royal York Hotel
  • Toronto Dominion Centre
  • Scarborough Civic Centre
  • Hamilton Place
  • Queensway Cathedral - Revival Hour TV show
  • New Faces - live TV show
  • R.S.McLaughlin’s Parkwood Estate
  • The Briars Golf Club
  • Oshawa Little Theatre
  • Ocala Orchards Winery
  • McMichael Canadian Collection Gallery
  • Christine Marshall Gallery
  • The Estates of Sunnybrook
  • 100 Huntley Street – live TV show
  • Cullen Gardens
  • National Golf Club of Canada
As a performer I have provided live music at many types of events including:

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Private parties
  • Live music on parade floats
  • Funerals
  • Art gallery showings
  • Fashion shows
  • Strolling tables in restaurants - dinner music
  • Product launches
  • Live television broadcasts
  • Conventions
  • Musical theatre productions
  • Church worship services

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