At age of 6, he was formally trained by his Mother, an accomplished classical pianist and teacher. During which he studied classical works including Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Bach, Debussy, Schubert, Scarlatti, Scriabin along with detailed intense technique studies including Czerny and Griefen und Begriefen. Based on passing an audition, KeySlayer studied with various piano teachers between the ages of 8 and 18 for additional attention to performance mastery, theory, composition and technique. Achieving an important 1st place win in the MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California) Sonata Contest at San Diego State University as a student of Sherman Storr was one of many results. The illustrious list of highly accomplished pianists that trained him include: Louise Robberecht, Lylian Simpson, Charles Slagley, Ilana Mysior and Sherman Storr. These musicians had notable success and well known classical performance and teaching careers. KeySlayer has an advanced level of performance, theory, technique, composition, arranging and sight reading ability. He has experience as a musical director, recording/video artist, music copyist, percussionist/drummer, accompanist, band member on percussion/keyboard in concert band, orchestra, symphony and pop music.