Raised in a musical family of guitarists and pianists, Don naturally took an interest in musical instruments at a young age. He played various styles of the guitar taught by his older brother and uncles during his childhood years. Not fully content with learning one instrument, he then moved onto the drums in his adolescent years and performed with bands at clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a short layoff from music, the rhythmic structures of flamenco captivated his interests back into the guitar. Soon-after exposure to concerts and recordings of great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, he ultimately found where his heart truly belonged — the Spanish flamenco guitar.
Don's unique personal approach has nuances of flamenco, Latin jazz and classical guitar. His flamenco guitar studies vary from the traditional style of Mariano Cordoba and Agustin Rios (nephew of legendary flamenco guitarist Diego del Gastor), to the modern flamenco style with guitarist Juan Diego Mateos of Jerez, Spain.
Albums released: Camino de Seda 2006 and Soluna 2012.