Hi, I'm Taylor McPhail. I started playing piano when I was 7 years old, and moved to guitar when I was 12. When I was 14 I recorded my first song playing guitar on River in the Sky, which is featured on Ourstage under Jo Taylor Rob. I won the Lions Music Festival in 2005 also at 14 years old playing Van Halen's Mean Street. I started teaching guitar at age 16 at Okotoks Music Center. In 2009, I won Alberta's Best Young Songwriters contest with my song Just One Entity which is here on Ourstage. My favorite guitarists are Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Waters, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Victor Smolski, Joe Satriani, Andy McKee, Don Ross, Mike Stern and Alex Skolnick.