ameristos. musician. human.
I started playing piano at age five, lessons at six when I would play my older sister's lesson by ear. In grade five (approx. 9-10 years old), I started playing alto & tenor sax. By 14, I had my first guitar, left to me when my papaw passed away. In college, I studied and have a degree in guitar and jazz theory and continue learning anything I can today.
Over the years, I've added drums, clarinet, trumpet, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, upright bass and violin to the fold.
Check out the Blog for clips of recent ideas, my Past Projects below for more info and songs. Live videos can also be found in this area.
I adore scales and modes, but since I play in a lot of musical theater orchestra pit productions, my role isn't always to stand out. Ego kills talent. I am a piece of the puzzle, and each piece is different and unique, but also need the other pieces to become whole.