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ABOUT ME

Growing up on Long Island, music was always a way for quiet bookish kid like me to fit in and make friends. I fell in love with rock 'n roll as a teenager discovering artists like Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen, the Gaslight Anthem, and countless others. I started taking classical guitar lessons, writing songs, playing in bands, and singing at open mic nights.

In college, I went on to study classical guitar and voice at Ithaca College, eventually earning a B.M. in Music Education. I also played in a band called Pollen that was inspired equally by both Indie Folk and Jam Bands. We played shows all over New York State with some really awesome acts including Eleanor Friedberger, Space Carnival and West End Blend. We ended up recorded 2 EP's and a full-length album called In Transition, of which I remain extremely proud. After graduation, we went our separate ways and I moved back home to Long Island to take a job teaching public school in the NYC DoE.

For the next couple years I performed around the Long Island music scene under the name Coffee Nap. I recorded and released our Dandelion Wishes EP in November of 2019. Eventually, a number of incredible friends joined me and now we are in the process of recording our first EP as a full band.

Currently, I am working on that, as well as my first ever solo singer-songwriter project. I will be putting out my first single, New Love, on October 3rd, 2020. I am also back in school, pursuing a Masters degree in Classical Guitar at Hunter College.

I am excited about what the future holds.