Having graduated Peabody in 1997, I founded a national ministry, Fretboard Fellowship, for teaching guitar through local churches. I appeared on Pat Robertson’s 700 Club as well as numerous Christian radio stations across the country. I recorded my debut CD, Soli Deo Gloria, which was called “an excellent recording of praise and worship music with the classical guitar” by Worship Leader Magazine. During this time, I joined the faculty of Eastern University as a Professor of Music, and authored five music books: Praise Guitar Made Easy, Praise and Worship Guitar, Songs of Christmas Joy, The Guitar Hymnal, and Tuning Children’s Hearts.