I grew up in California and have been studying music since about 10 years of age. I became interested in composers especially Beethoven and Mahler. Majored in bassoon in college and fell in love with an Okinawan girl during a rehearsal. I moved to Okinawa in 1998 and lived there until early 2007. I moved back to California where I now live with my parents. Thank You for looking at my efforts.