Charles is a recent graduate of Boston University, where he received a Master of Music in Historical Performance, with a concentration in Lute and Early Guitar. Previously, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Benedictine College. Charles has been keeping busy during the recent cessation of live performances with regular posts on Instagram, Youtube, and Soundcloud, detailing a deep dive into early 17th-century French lute music, and 18th-century French guitar music, repertoires near and dear to his heart. During the pandemic Charles has also endeavored to ‘spread the word’, in regards to Renaissance and Baroque lute music, through virtual concert-lectures given to youth educational programs. In addition to solo and ensemble performing, Charles has maintained a career as a lute and guitar instructor, in both classroom settings and as a private instructor.