Though you will find much information about who I am in this site, it is what I am and what I hope to become that motivates me. I view my role as a musician as that of a servant. Being a servant is to me a lofty function and one to which I devote myself each day. The music I serve will always remain greater than I no matter my accomplishment and it is about the music and its message that I dedicate my life.
The discipline and devotion required of musicians is never ending. Like other high level functions that combine physical activity and intellectual thought, patience is the essential ingredient in the process behind the achievement of excellence. To approach reliable precision, the process of creative performance demands attention to detail. Music becomes a conduit reaching into our souls through expression of sentiment. All human kind implicitly shares an understanding of the importance of emotion and sentiment in life. In this way, music has the power to transform us for the better. It brings us all onto a shared plateau that has specific and realizable meaning to each one of us as individuals and affects each one of us as contributors to a social and communal existence greater than ourselves. Music is small enough and big enough to make a difference in our lives.
The revolution and evolution of social media spurs the need for a web site such as this one. It demands of us all new way of communicating so as to improve the quality of our lives. Ironically it is this very ease of communication which can easily overload our lives, paralysing us with too much information and allowing us to hide behind a virtual and literal screen into a bubble of isolation. Without direct human contact, the ability to look into one another’s eyes and to feel the physical presence and aura of one another, true communication cannot be realized.
May this site serve a purpose but not be a means to its own end. May it stimulate interest, spur curiosity and maybe even inspire growth and increase understanding. May it be a portal to stimulating your active participation and whetting your appetite for the gift of music’s message, inciting you to actively experience the personal enlightenment music offers each and every one of us. It is yours for the taking.
I remain your devoted musical servant!