He had been writing songs since age ten. But by the age of 12 he was already playing lead guitar by ear and could play Jimmy Hendrix's FOXY LADY AND PURPLE HAZE, along with a lot of other music. By sixteen, he'd become a
very versatile guitar player, and had learned all styles: Traditional Jazz, Jazz rock, classical, country, blues rock, traditional blues, southern rock, latin jazz rock and more. Likewise, he'd become versatile at writing songs and instrumentals of many different
music styles too! He also had become a prolific writer.