Travis, a Classical Guitarist and native Coloradan is expected to graduate with his Master’s in Music degree from the University of Denver in the Fall of 2013 where he also received his Bachelor’s in Music degree in 2009. Travis’s talent for music performance has been recognized in his solo and chamber endeavors, winning him honorable mention in the 2010 Lamont School of Music Chamber competition as well as acceptance into the New England Conservatory, University of Southern California, and the University of Denver with praise from prestigious performers Elliot Fisk, William Kannengeiser, and Ricardo Iznaola. While showing promise as a performer, Travis’s true passion is the teaching of music and the powerful impact it has on people’s lives. For the past 7 years he has been teaching guitar to young aspiring artists and recreational players alike and believes that music is not just about achieving proficiency on an instrument, it is about achieving a higher state of being. It is his mission to not only teach music and the joy of music, but through music teach the life lessons of patience, perseverance, dedication, and love of the journey, which can help the student in every facet of their lives. As a teacher of all ages and abilities, Travis’s main goal is to expand his teaching platform and continue to help the next generation of musicians succeed in accomplishing their goals and inner potential.