A BIT ABOUT ME...
*studied classical guitar/composition at the University of Ottawa & graduated with an Honours degree
*taught rock and classical guitar for many years
*played in several rock bands and performed regularly in a flute/classical guitar duo
*was an elementary school teacher for 26 years
*began by mostly writing songs for others to perform
*released many self-penned, home demo projects
*starting 2006, released three albums in the singer-songwriter/pop/folk-rock genres
*2012--switched genres into mostly guitar-based, evocative, instrumental music (smooth jazz) with the release of SHH.
*2014’s instrumental release, THE SAND IN MY SHOES, I began using elements of Caribbean music I had grown up with
*2015’s instrumental EP release, BLUE.GREEN.AQUAMARINE. continued this newly forged path
*2018's THE TROPICAL DREAM--concept album detailing a tropical vacation, written while recovering from a back injury
*2019 released an instrumental single, RUMJARO 360, combining elements of rumba, jazz and rock
*2022 released two piano-based singles, ELEGY (ballad) and STEEN'S REVERIE (jazz)
*2023 soon to release an animation video set to an unusual rock soundtrack called, DARK RIDERS
I am a registered member of SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada).