Born and raised in Detroit. I received my first keyboard when I was four years old. I began taking formal lessons at the age of twelve. That’s when I received my first piano. My instructor at the time was David Proctor. His skill and patience motivated me. David passed away a year after becoming my instructor. However, another accomplished musician, Mario Marcus took me in.
Like David, he never acknowledged my disability but, motivated me to be a better musician by giving me challenging pieces of music.
In 1997 I was hired into my first project for the City of Detroit summer youth program. It was there I met Harold McKinney, the jazz man, awarded the “Jazz Master” in 1990. Working with Harold cultivated my skills and set me on a new horizon for music of all genres.
Currently I am the head musician at the Macedonia Baptist church (Pastor Charles D. Twymon) and an accompanist pianist for Cornerstone Schools. Although we’ve played in several programs starting from 2010, (New Salem Baptist Church broadcast), it was June 2013 the Lord would have me to walk down a scary road called Clayton Savage. It seems we were compatible in our thinking in the way the Lord should be lifted up. I shared with him that Gospel music spreads love and goodness of Jesus Christ. For this reason I would join him in his quest, Spiritual Therapy.