My road in life took a while to figure out.
Picked up the guitar at 16.
Met my wife, a producer.
Got married at 18 & had to postpone school for kids.
At 26, went to college for the first time.
Moved back to LA after college.
Studied privately under composer Christopher Young.
Found Twitter.
Got an agent.
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Music Composer and Arranger

I'm a composer for TV, Film & Web.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

I'm up at 7am, and I use the first few hours of the day to answer email, write blog posts, and network on social media. I don't start writing music until around 10 or 11am, break for lunch around 2, and then keep writing until 8 or 9pm, when I stop for dinner. If I have an intense deadline, this changes - I can write in the morning if I need to, and I'll stay up as late as I need to in order to finish a project. Sometimes, that's 6am.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

They don't tell you in school that, in the beginning, you're your own small business. You need to know Marketing and Accounting in order to move forward. Also, networking is the biggest part of my job. Learn where people are meeting, and go there. Of my job 40% is writing music, 60% is everything else.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should find a stable job, you'll never make enough money writing music."

Challenges I Overcame

Single Parent