At the age of fourteen, Chuck started his musical journey by teaching himself to play the bass guitar, immediately composing on it as well. Soon after, he repeated the process with electric guitar and acoustic nylon-string guitar. When he started attending Los Angeles Valley College, he was exposed to blues, commercial and latin jazz as well as taking lessons in classical guitar under the tutelage of Dr. Gregory Newton.  He transferred to Calarts where he will finish his BFA as a Performer-Composer Music Major and is set to continue towards an MFA.  He has been studying with guitarists Stuart Fox and Miroslav Tadic, and composers Michael Jon Fink, Ulrich Krieger, Karen Tanaka, and Marc Lowenstein.

Chuck has been performing as a solo artist, in chamber ensembles, and an accompanist for five years.  In addition, he has played bass in rock and metal bands for four years.  Venues he has performed at include Summer Slaughter Festival, Rock Vegas Festival, House of Blues Hollywood, The Roxy, The Key Club, CalArts, and Los Angeles Valley College.

Guitar

Classical • Contemporary • Metal • Rock