Antonio is a performer, composer, music producer, and audio engineer. He has had a love for music for as long as he can remember and has been playing piano for nearly 20 years and guitar for 15 years. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years learning how to play as many instruments as he could and playing in as many bands as he could fill his time with. He earned his bachelor’s in music from Minnesota State University Moorhead where he focused on jazz performance, music production, audio engineering, and music business. During his college years he ran a house show venue called Grandpa’s House and spent the following 6 years booking shows all over the Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN area for touring and local artists.
Antonio has performed in numerous groups, most notably indie-rock 4-piece Naivety. He currently plays guitars, keys, and lap steel in the backing band for Minneapolis solo indie project Walker Rider, alongside being Walker Rider’s primary producer. Antonio fills in for many other groups as a backing band member and does studio session work across the twin cities area. He also collaborates with other artists, helping them to write, record, and produce their own music.
Antonio believes that anyone can learn how to play, whether you want to pick up a hobby and grow your creative side or grow as a musician and take your skills and passion to the next level.