About House of El


I began piano lessons when I was in the second grade and was able to hold off on practicing until high school. By the time I got to college, I was so bad at music, I had to major in voice and then get my masters in conducting.

I began writing music during my college years and found out how nice it was to have other people do all the practice to perform my pieces. I continued this for several years as a teacher and church music employee.

My influences include Bach, Mozart, Holst, Copeland, Villa Lobos, anything Broadway but especially Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, and Sondheim. I sometimes borrow ideas and sounds from them but mostly I straight up steal.

My goal is to tell a story with every piece of music I write using words, instruments, musical colors and moods.

My side kick is a moderately well behaved beagle named CK. I was born in Michigan but moved to Texas as fast as I could. I currently live in Dallas.