About Trevor

I’ve played guitar for much of my life – classical, jazz, and other styles. Long ago, I performed and taught on the east coast and in Chicago. I moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 2004, and in 2010 I began performing at area venues.

I play many styles of music, with frequent local solo and ensemble performances before Covid (see my schedule page for current activity). I primarily play 7-string guitars, both nylon and steel string, and I warmly endorse the luthiers Shelley Park (ParkGuitars.com), Kirk Sand (SandGuitars.com), Denny Kopp (KoppArchtops.com), Paul Lestock (Arrow Guitars), and Tom Ribbecke. You can learn more about them on my gear page.

I teach classical guitar at Crossroads Music in Port Townsend. Formal training includes study with classical guitarist Myroslav Radawiec, jazz icons Chuck Wayne and Sal Salvador, and composer/musicologist Easley Blackwood at the University of Chicago. I have also studied piano, trumpet, flute, violin, and percussion; but guitar is my focus.

[My non-musical life was in the software business. In 1980 I co-founded Hanson-Smith, Ltd., a small consulting company. Through the years, I built software products, helped large and small clients, wrote patents, and pursued a variety of technical nerdism. I've struggled with back problems all my life, and this led to an unhappy ten-year hiatus from music when I thought I'd never play again. But in 2010 I sorted things out, and have been playing full-time since then.]

Updated: 20 November 2021