Several years of private piano instruction under concert pianist Lenora Ford Brown of the University of Utah, whom was top pianist at a Sterling Staff International Competition. He also studied under former Bachauer International Competition competitor Kira Merzhevskaya.
-Private congressional candidate fundraiser dinner for Chris Stewart, where Glenn Beck was a speaker and guest of honor. -Marjorie Hinckley Scholarship donor dinner, in which L.D.S. apostles and Stephen R. Covey were in attendance. -Steinway Pianos donor dinner at Utah Valley University (UVU). -Graduation Ceremony at UVU, accompanying a vocalist as part of the musical entertainment.
-Received a Superior rating in every aspect of piano performance in a Utah Music Teachers Association Evaluation. -Received the highest rating possible for piano on the state level of the Solo & Ensemble Competition for Utah. -Won 3 honorable mentions on the International level of the annual music Composers Guild Competition for three separate piano compositions in three separate years. -Won subcategory "Utah Best Keyboard Composition" for a piece he composed in the international Composers Guild annual competition. -Soloed with the UVU Symphony-Orchestra, and was part of the UVU Symphony-Orchestra as a pianist.