Mission Statement

To inspire and educate people with music!

I’ve often wondered why music essentially chose me when I was a child, and has subsequently consumed my entire life as a career. I’ve actually given it a lot of thought in recent years, and I now know that I’m a musician because of three reasons:

  • The inspiration and freedom I experience as a listener
  • The creativity and emotion it allows me to express as a performer
  • The overwhelming need and desire to share the entire experience with others as a teacher

So, I’m very proud to announce that this “moment of clarity” has led me to create DKO Lessons, and my teaching philosophy is simply that I want to help you improve your music and your life, right now and into the future, and I want to do that in two ways:

  • Instant Inspiration
  • Long Term Education

As a performer, I want to inspire you instantly with my DKO music creations – whether it be a live concert, watching online videos, listening to recordings, playing sheet music I’ve written, or just by wearing DKO merchandise! I simply want to make you feel good and give you positive energy from my music, because that’s what I receive from other people’s music. I want to “pay it forward” because helping people just feels good!

As a teacher, I want to educate you with these informative and focused online video lessons. I want you to get excited about music, and have fun during the entire learning process. DKO Lessons will provide you powerful and practical tools to quickly and easily improve your musical skills, while simultaneously saving you time, money and frustration. Which in turn, I believe will improve your entire life, and ultimately the lives of those around you.

Here’s to having more fun through music, and to creating a better world in the process!