Born and raised in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Corey was exposed to music from his father, mother and guitar playing uncles. Realizing at an early age that music and the guitar would be his life’s focus, Corey moved to Pittsburgh, to attend the Art Institute Of Pittsburgh. There, Corey studied audio engineering but, didn’t get into music production officially until a few years after graduation. In the late 1990’s Pittsburgh had a vibrant music scene rich with blues, RnB, and original Rock. Corey shot up through the ranks by hanging out with the city’s best players who helped in honing his skills and overall musical maturity.
In 2005, Corey produced his first EP for a local country artist and his love of the studio began to blossom. Corey became an in demand session player in Pittsburgh and began to produce projects for singer-songwriters which ran the gamut of styles.
Over a 15 year period as an instructor, Corey has taught hundreds of students. That experience lead Corey to become an author of 15 instructional guitar courses with TrueFire.com garnering him status as one of the site’s top selling instructors. Information on studying guitar with Corey can be accessed here.
Corey’s currently working as a session guitarist and producer as well as and performing with his solo project in Nashville. He can also be seen on tour with Furthest Point/Thirty Tigers recording artist Lucie Silvas. Corey is an artist clinician for CF Martin Guitar and lead presenter Universal Audio and can be found presenting for those companies around the world.