A world-class fingerstyle guitarist, John is the winner of the 2002 National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship at Winfield, Kansas and the Open Division winner of the 2004 International Home of the Legends Competition. He teaches and performs yearly at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention in Nashville to honor his mentor. John has performed at venues around the world.
John is known to many fans as the founder of the Praise Guitar Workshop, the most complete guitar course ever designed for the Christian guitarist. This live workshop is designed to assist Christian guitarists to improve their musical skills in the church. John also performs and teaches at the annual Christian Musician Summit, where worshipers, musicians and technicians of all levels meet to improve their skill and inspire their talent.
A gifted and enthusiastic teacher, John has published numerous books, tab and videos to help guitarists of all levels improve their skills. He also offers online lessons as well as local lessons in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.