Chad is a passionate performer and music teacher. He emphasizes that learning an instrument is a fun and enriching experience. Guitarists at any skill level will benefit as he shares both his musical knowledge and life experiences with music. You can catch him performing around the northwest. He is available for various events and studio work where skilled guitarists are desired. Chad grew up in a family with a long musical tradition. While playing trumpet from age 10 in his elementary school band, he also started playing guitar around the same time, which proved an inspiration that would last a lifetime. A wide array of his musical influences came by way of R&B, Dixieland swing, Rock, Punk and progressive jazz of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Throughout the 1990’s Chad played guitar in various groups, touring throughout the southeast and east coast before moving to Seattle Washington where he attended Cornish College Of The Arts. He graduated cum laude from Cornish College Of The Arts, earning a degree in instrumental performance. Notable music teachers Chad has studied with include Milo Petersen, Chris Spencer, Steve Kim, Chuck Deardorf and Jovino Santos Neto.
Days at Saffron: Saturdays
Days at Klahanie: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays