Harrison grew up in Central Illinois where he began studying piano at age 9. He gained experience as a church musician at an early age, and continued his piano studies through college where he began studying and performing jazz as well. After college, Harrison began touring the world aboard cruise ships as an orchestra musician and jazz/lounge musician, later becoming Music Director aboard two ships. While not out at sea, he resided and performed in New York City for two years before moving to Minnesota. Through studying both jazz and classical music, Harrison has come to believe very passionately in developing a strong ear and a deeper understanding of music along with forming a solid foundation of technique to be a more rounded musician. He's very excited to share his love of music with his students and help them to develop a passion for it as well!