For 15 years or more, I've had several diferent kinds of activities as a musician: guitar teacher, sideman, rock bands, studio session man. Since 1990 I've been working hard on my own music, and after several demos and local good reception, I recorded my first CD, 'Suddenly', in 1997, and made a release in 1998. An independent production, it's mainly an instrumental album, with one song with vocals in English, featuring singers Cristopher Clark, André Matos and Eduardo Falashi. Since 1999 I have my own digital recording studio, the 'R.A.Studio', and I've been recording and producing local artists and bands since then. Parallel to this, I keep writing and recording my own music. In 2001 I've released my second CD, 'Retratos', with is, as well as the first record, an independent instrumental album. This time, more acoustic-Brazilian style oriented. My goal as a musician is to keep struggling to have my own music, my own signature on each song. Regarding success, If someone hears my music and feels half the way I do when I listen to people like Rik Emmett, Pat Metheny and Chris Botti (to name a few), that will already be success.