My name is Jesse. I'm a 26 year old married man and father of two precious little boys. I'm 4 year Navy submarine veteran, engineer by day while preparing to serve God in my church as a part-time pastor. Oh yeah, and I love music!
I've been involved in music for most of my life, having started with concert percussion and marching band drum-line in junior high, picking up guitar (favorite instrument) as a young teen and a little piano in High School. As I picked up these instruments relatively easily, I have always been told that I was not a vocalist, which has probably an assumption based on my speaking voice having become quite low since I was about 13, even lower than my father's!
Well, in what little free time I have, I have been learning to sing with the KTVA method for several months now. By God's grace, this program has been helping me develop my technique and address many challenges, resulting in a growing confidence to perform and worship freely in front of others while earning some compliments as well. For example, recently at my church's Christmas service, I gave a solo performance of Hillsong's version of "O Holy Night" with my guitar, and it was well received! I prepared for that song with all the technique that Ken lays in Volume 1 as a technical foundation.
I look forward to growing and sharing with others, and learning through the experiences shared in this forum. May God bless everyone here as they develop and grow as musicians and singers!