Sadly, I never had the patience to really learn to play it until a few years ago. I decided that it was now or never so I made a deal with myself that I would spend 1 year trying to learn to play guitar or I would give it up forever. That was 4 years ago and today I'm so happy I stuck with it. Progressing with guitar is so much faster if you play with other musicians so after a weekend guitar course and the encouragement I received from the others on the course, I decided to seek other players. From this, my band "Dakota Smile" was born. The band is now a successful covers band in the South East. In 2014, I decided to leave a job I had been in for 27 years and try to make a living from music. For a year I played rhythm guitar with a band I formed but in August 2015 I decided to go solo. Since then I have never looked back. I now sing and play guitar all over the country . I also have a Rock & Country music show on a local radio station that has been well received and do some public appearances for the station.