I come from a family of musicians. My grandfather's brother, Louis(Lou) Panico was a well known Trumpet player from the 1920's who played with the likes of Louis Armstrong and many others around that time. Ever since I got my first guitar and handheld recorder when I was 8, I've been making and creating music as a passion. it has become quite a disciplined lifestyle because in order to progress and stay on top of your instrument, you must practice at least several hours a day. I believe my experiences growing up learning to play and my time spent at The Art Institute have really given myself a balanced knowledge of music: Pitch, Rhythm, Timing, Repetition, Quality, and most importantly a drive to want to help others achieve there goals as well. These are just a few of the reasons as to what makes my work stand out from others in the same industry.