I've been playing since age 15 and am training my 7 year old boy to shred. My strongest quality as a player is my love and respect for the instrument. I teach local "metal brats" youth to play but my heart yearns to play professionally. I am in the process of recording some original stuff which it definitely exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing the other submissions. I've been prayin for a shred contest and am happy to be included.