Charlie is a native of Smithfield VA and a graduate of Shenandoah University (BM & MM in Piano Performance). He has taught classical piano to all ages since 2006 but also enjoys teaching and playing jazz, pop, country, gospel and more. Currently Charlie plays keys for a high energy dance band called The Doodads; and you can frequently catch him in action playing in church, in a musical theatre production or even the occasional wedding whenever needed. Charlie is an avid composer, songwriter, and (sometimes) rapper!!!! In addition, Charlie has a blackbelt in shotokan karate and is the father of two beautiful children—Anastasia and Amadeus whom he hopes to be enriched with the best life possible through the immeasurable transforming power of music.