Born in Kansas City, music has been a part of John’s life since the age of 4. Though he studied classical piano for 4 years as a child, most of his attention was on guitar and songwriting for the majority of his adolescent and teenage years. It wasn’t until he studied composition in college that his love for the piano truly took root. He claims that Liszt revealed to him what was possible, and Chopin taught him what melody could be.
John is also an active composer of film and animation scores. Many of the projects he has created music for have gone on to great success on the festival circuit. In 2018, John scored the music for Shelby Hadden’s Tightly Wound which was an official selection at the Annecy Animation Festival later that year.
John currently lives in Austin, Texas.