Skip has been passionate jazz musician and jazz music for over thirty years studying jazz guitar privately with numerous renowned educators and musicians including jazz guru Charlie Banacos, guitarist Paul Bollenback, the legendary Danny Gatton and Dr. Asher Zlotnik.
Skip is an accomplished composer whose work Sideslipper was performed by the Johns Hopkins University BigBand. His recent composition River Songs has received radio play. This is a 4-part suite, based on the idea of the movement of water, and is inspired by the book The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy.
Skip has also had two books of guitar transcriptions published.