First of all, I want to thank you for visiting my website! I am very hopeful that the music will be a blessing to you!
I got my start in piano music at a very early age. My grandpa has taught me all my life from the time I was three years old (and still teaches me!) and trained me in classical piano music.
My grandpa was not only the one who first introduced me to piano music in general, but he was also the one to introduce me to Southern Gospel music. The first Southern Gospel song that I really took notice of was a song by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. From there, I decided to explore the genre some more and found groups such as the Cathedral Quartet, Gaither Vocal Band, Kingsmen Quartet, and so many more! I was hooked! As I continued to explore the genre I found so many talented pianists (such as Gerald Wolfe, Josh Singletary, Jeff Stice, Kim Collingsworth, Anthony Burger, Roger Bennett, etc.), grew to love their music, and decided that I also wanted to be a Southern Gospel musician.
In order to play this genre of music, it was very important that I learn to play by ear, since up until that time I had only played sheet music. When I started taking lessons from Josh Singletary, my by ear playing really took off. He and my grandpa were such a huge help to me in learning to play by ear! They have been a huge blessing to me! Since then, my quest to learn how to play by ear has morphed into a love of arranging old hymns!
Looking back, I can see how God has had His hand on me, protecting me and providing me with the people I needed to help me get where He wants me to be: serving Him with the gift He has given to me.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
To Him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV