John has been a music educator for the last 16 years. His primary focus is on helping each student achieve their individual goals while leaving them with a strong fundamental understanding and appreciation of music in general.
John earned a BA in Music from the University of South Carolina, after which he toured the US with various rock/pop groups performing in or with bands like Edwin McCain, Hootie and the Blowfish, Cracker, etc. Starting in 2006, he ventured out on a solo career in which he composes all the music & lyrics and holds down the role of Keyboardist, Singer, and Percussionist.
Since relocating to the Seattle area in 2008, John has been very active performing all over the Northwest in various jazz, rock, and funk groups, including his own band, “Autonomous.”