Started playing guitar in the early 1960's, as a young teenager. Mainly influenced by the British Invasion, and American blues. Formed a hip, but mediocre rock-blues band, playing Butterfield, Hendrix, Animals, Stones and such, with energy, but not much talent. Quit the band soon after, frustrated with my musical limitations, and hit the books, teaching myself to read music, and basic theory. Moved to Toronto in the late 60's, and studied privately with studio jazz pro, Hank Monis , working through the Berklee Method books. Enrolled in the new Jazz Program at York University, as a Music Major, and was introduced to all kinds of World Music, including East Indian, traditional and modern Classical, and Jazz. Started studying Classical guitar while at York, and privately, for the next few years, with Ted Lebar, a prominent local teacher. Passed Grade VIII Classical guitar exam, and Grade II Theory, at the Royal Conservatory, in Toronto, around this time. Realizing that I had neglected Ear-Training through the years, I put the books away, and started composing solo, fingerstyle guitar arrangements, strictly by ear, of mainly Beatles and Motown tunes. Later, I discovered the excellent Relative Pitch Course, by David Burge, and my ear gradually improved, to a slow, but usable level. It was around this time, that I started writing original tunes, Pop influenced at first, and later, new Country...Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum. While attending a song-writing workshop, in the late 80's, I met another singer/songwriter, and we started writing, and recording together. It was during this time that I started working on Vocals, as I had never considered myself a singer. After co- writing and recording a few good tunes, we went our separate ways, and I continued on my own, having ' found my voice', literally, and figuratively. The process continues, and through NSAI, hopefully, something I've written will catch the right ear.