I've been playing guitar since 1995 and teaching since 1999. I started playing in middle school in general music class. I picked things up fast and eventually got a used classical guitar for Christmas. After years of lessons, a BA in Music Education, and years of teaching/band/performance experience, I am a decent guitarist.
I like writing neat chord progressions and improvising. I like spontaneous solos rather than written out ones. This comes from laziness and maybe a little creativity. I love music theory and appreciate music that shows creativity in this way. I'm very good at hearing things by ear and learning them on guitar. I'm not such a good music reader. I also have experience recording and mixing stuff using GarageBand and Logic.
I've been performing recently with Jon Langberg, a great musician. Jon writes his own songs, and we also play covers.
The following are songs I co-wrote (or covered) with Katie Enlow. She has a beautiful voice and writes amazing songs/melodies.
Jill and I were in a band together from 2008-10 called Sugar Road. A couple of our house church/high school friends are really talented: Ryan plays bass and Hannah sings, writes, and plays keys/guitar. We had lots of fun practicing/recording/playing together, and we got to play a few gigs in local coffee shops. We released one album together (100% Juice), which sold out rather quickly (we only made 50 copies). Here are the original tracks from the album plus some other tracks we got recorded.