My career really started around the age of 12 when
my parents bought me a guitar and I began taking guitar
lessons with Mr. Dwight Moody, Sr. His influence as
a teacher, musician, artist and human being greatly
impacted me. I played off and on for several years
while being formally trained in rock and jazz guitar
idioms by Tim Murray and David Pell. After high school,
I decided to enroll in music classes as part of my
college transfer credits. I knew I wanted to be in
the entertainment industry through music. I studied
music theory under Mr. Web Wiggins. It was my first
experience with a musical prodigy. Learning music
theory under his instruction was another artistic
epiphany. Composition became a lot clearer. Some people
teach, he enlightened. He made every thing about the
training of an artist look easy and natural. His talent
was just overflowing “it was astonishing to behold”.
I transferred and attended Winthrop University ( formerly
Winthrop College) from 1980-1984. I studied classical
guitar under Greg Hill and Franklin D. DeGroodt. It
was there I was humbled as an artist and a musician.
My most profound changes took place there. The classical
training I received there continually continues to
influence me as an artist. I can’t imagine life without
it. Meanwhile, college was so removed from the music
industry. During summer breaks I would move to Atlanta
to play in bands, but mostly hang out and check out
the industry happenings and develop contacts. That
place is so cool. Their environment of arts and industry
is “synergized”. That has been greatly influencing.
In 1984, due to personal reasons, I returned to Charlotte.
I held various jobs and internships within the industry
over the years. Playing wedding receptions, A/P&
A/R clerk, grass roots marketing coordinator, roadie
and sound engineer just to name a few.
In 1986 I also started a career in the printing business.
Being trained in printing, design and marketing complemented
my existing career in music. I also explored other
disciplines of art. From 1986-1988 I studied modern
and jazz dance from Mary Ann Mee and. Barbara Howse-Meadows.
I ended up being a dancer in a commercial for a national
retail chain. In 1989 I wrote, produced, directed
and performed in a music video titled “Dance of a
Soul”. It debuted at Freedom of Expression. A Film
and Video Celebration of local artist at Spirit Square.
The event was founded by the late Mykle Mariette.
In 1990. I attended The New Music Seminar and spent
several weeks in New York. I consulted with many industry
leaders, of the day, on developing and sustaining
a career in the music industry with my present talents.
The insights I received from those leaders greatly
impacted my business model. That same year I officially
launched Creation Enterprises my first recording studio.
I produced original music projects, artist and provided
private instruction in music theory and composition
for piano, voice and guitar.
I suffered a personal tragedy from 1996-2001 which
placed both careers on hold.
In 2001 I served as panelist on the History/Heritage
Grant Committee for the Arts and Science Council .
In 2002 I reopened Creation Enterprises.
In 2005 changed the name to AdoiL Productions.
Presently I’m working on several music projects.
Audio recording for web applications. A newly created
a product line called “Just Bheatz”. It’s creative
and affordable drum grooves and textures for hip-hop,
dance and spoken word production. Upcoming tracking
on original music project for Christian artist and
a sports team just to name a few. I have been a member
of the Charlotte Chapter of ITVA, FFOTMFWAC, Charlotte
Voice Actors Network. I’ve recently joined ASCAP and
NARAS. I am a full-time single parent of my beautiful