Jeff began playing guitar when he was 15 years old in his hometown of Florence, SC, and attended Francis Marion University where he earned a degree in journalism. He has been performing since 1999 and moved to Columbia in 2003. Jeff co-founded the acoustic duo Prettier Than Matt (www.prettierthanmatt.com) with Jessica Sims in 2010. He plays both solo and with many different local musicians to round out his active gig schedule. Jeff’s extensive experience playing, recording, and songwriting informs his teaching style and helps him determine what is most important for each of his students, from semi-professional to budding rockers.