Born into a family of non-musicians, except for my mum who used to accompany church song on her guitar back in the 70's. I started playing at the age of 14, and at 19 I was accepted to the music conservatory in Kristiansand. At 21 I figured out I was very, very left handed, so I turned my guitar upside-down and started all over again. Under the guidance of my maestros Per Kjetil Farstad and Jan Erik Pettersen I examinated at a high level. Was then admitted to the "Postgraduate Diploma"- degree with John Mills and Eleftheria Kotzia in Cardiff, Wales. The same college, Welsh College of Music & Drama, is where I met my Catalan pianist wife. She took me to Barcelona after I'd had a couple of years teaching guitar, being director of a municipal music school, teaching trumpet, piano, drums, bands etc. In Barcelona jobs were scarce, and I ended up doing regular returns to my native village Kvinesdal, where I worked up a couple of monthly wages at the metalurgic processing plant, before flying back home to Sant Cugat. Unable to make a living of my passion, I did a remote study on the technical college of Stavanger, and was finally given a job as Roustabout on an oil platform in the North Sea. This in the end has led me to the extraordinary combination of being what I assume is the world's only Classical Guitarist and Oil Rig Roughneck! Update! Moving back home to Kvinesdal the summer of 2016... My drilling company, out of jobs, decided to sack half of our employees, me included. Life has it's twists and turns, and maybe this is my "kick up the backside" to fully get back into playing and teaching. Hope to see you around! ... and back again! Returning to Sant Cugat del Valles the summer of -17.