Music should capture the senses and drive your soul to the deepest essence of the emotion its goal is to convey. Consequently music needs to be as global as the people this world holds in its fragile palm. My first instrument was a Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar that I embraced at the tender age of 8 years old, but my musical journey only began in the waters of the Pacific. My Rocky Mountain high began in grade school where I sang in the church choir and later in high school with the Russian Glee Club. I've played lead guitar in a psychedelic rock band and bass guitar in a country group. I purchased my first synthesizer years ago and have kept pace with the steep technological curve through various incarnations and samplers. Never losing my love of pure acoustic delight I learned to play clarinet and tenor sax. From new age to rock and smooth jazz to classical I delight in melody and harmony and try to craft every song so it takes you on an emotional ride with or without lyrics.