I started playing guitar when I was 6 years old, but didn’t really get serious until high school. I started lessons learning my open chords and how to read music. Eventually, I learned a few scales and then started learning my favorite songs and solos. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1989, moved to Los Angeles where I gigged for about 10 years, and finally settled in Asheville, North Carolina where I teach guitar, play in bands, teach computer programming/hardware, and write computer text books. I’m grateful to Peter Marks (my first guitar teacher from 6 years old through junior high) and Bob Loiacano (my guitar teacher through high school). They provided a great foundation on which I have built my musical life. Thanks guys. Good teachers are important!