I have been playing guitar since 1994. That was the year I received my first guitar, a Lyon Series Washburn (Strat copy) for Christmas. But my life as a musician actually began a few years earlier while in middle school when I learned how to play the Tuba (real heavy metal) and played in the schoolвЂ™s concert band. When I got to high school I picked up the trombone and played in the school's Jazz band before learning how to play guitar. I learned a few tricks on the Bass guitar and then found my niche behind a drum set.