Biography

Adrian’s story began in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, where he spent the first six years of his life amid the desert sands of the beautiful Grand Canyon State, after which he moved to Jacksonville, Florida.

In Jacksonville, Adrian pursued formal music training starting at the age of six. Over the next decade, he studied voice, clarinet, flute, private speech, and music composition. He attended high school at Trinity Christian Academy for several years, graduating from the school in 2013 at sixteen years of age.

Two years later, Adrian graduated from Trinity Baptist College with his Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the ripe old age of eighteen, the youngest graduate in the school’s then-forty year history.

Adrian’s parents taught their son to be a visionary, a person never afraid to acquire new knowledge and skills to help achieve his goals and dreams. They taught Adrian these invaluable life lessons, in part, through their family adventures criss-crossing America by car and by plane. Every year, Adrian and his family travelled thousands of miles between Arizona and his mother’s native home in Central Florida. Adrian was raised to be as much at home in the clouds as on the ground, and to love every place he visited and every person he met with equal enjoyment and fascination.

Adrian’s parents taught their son to be a visionary, a person never afraid to acquire new knowledge and skills to help achieve his goals and dreams. They taught Adrian these invaluable life lessons, in part, through their family adventures criss-crossing America by car and by plane. Every year, Adrian and his family travelled thousands of miles between Arizona and his mother’s native home in Central Florida. Adrian was raised to be as much at home in the clouds as on the ground, and to love every place he visited and every person he met with equal enjoyment and fascination.

Today, Adrian’s unequivocal appreciation for adventure has carried him to twenty-four U.S. states and counting. He aspires to visit not merely every state in America, but every state capital, too. Additionally, Adrian’s willingness to engage others through his music and his time spent on YouTube has also afforded him the opportunity to rub shoulders with numerous well-known luminaries from within the realms of television, travel, and the arts.

One of the late golden age stage and television actresses, Kaye Ballard (1925 - 2019), praised Adrian’s work during an interview when she said it helped "restore at least a little of my hope in young people.”

At the end of the day, the reason why Adrian does all that does is because he loves sharing the goodness of life with others. In a 2016 Florida Today interview about his debut music album The Pirates of Penzance: Revamped and Revisited, Adrian said, “Why I’m so passionate about creating . . . is because so many people have been touched by the music.” And, hopefully, not simply by the music, but by everything else he creates too.

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