Music. Passion. Period.
I have been playing the guitar for most of my life. It is my passion and my profession.
At an early point, I decided that my approach would be to sharpen my skills in as many musical genres as possible. I wanted to be able to step in whatever the circumstances.
But I enjoy – and see it as an obligation – to also pass it on to the next generation. And I get plenty of opportunities for doing so every day through my position as Assistant Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark.
In short, developing educational material is as meaningful to me as it is to gig regularly.
I consider great technique important. Not for the sake of playing flashy stuff all night. But it is just sad to hear a musician with great ideas without the ability to express them.
There is more to Rock than power chords.
There is more to Jazz than scales.
There is more to Country than 'twang'.
You are never done learning music!
Composer and Producer
Improvising is like composing in realtime. But structuring music bit by bit also represents a beautiful musical process of creation, as does recording and producing it.