Born: June 12, 1952.
Married for 30 years: 3 children. 1 dog
Graduated Manhattan School of Music, B.M. (trumpet major, composition minor) 1974.
Music Director/Arranger for the Solid State Showband 1976-1979
Keyboardist/composer for Walt Disney World (Kids of the Kingdom Band) 1986-2001
Original titles include:
Clap Your Hands!
Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! (60th birthday celebration)
Mickey’s Birthdayland Express
We Love You, Mickey Mouse!
Mickey’s Latin Carnival
Chip and Dale’s Gingerbread Bakeshop
Currently working as writing partner/studio musician/singer for Beaten Path Productions, a small, independent production company based in Orlando, Florida
Thanksgiving Day Parade, Philadelphia, Pa.
Cherry Blossom Festival, Wash. D.C.
Walt Disney World
Miss Teen USA
Blood Sisters: The Musical
*** Lesson Details ***
Each course of study will be individually tailored to address the goals and the levels of talent/desire of each student. Beginning basic technique is taught from exercises devised by myself. Once certain skills have become fluent, I will direct students to actual pieces of music. Pop, jazz, classical, novelty songs; all styles can and will be explored to further the music education of each student.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: computer, casio 88 key keyboard (weighted keys), trumpet, music stands, chairs, additional seating for parents.
*** Specialties ***
Performance: solo, small/large chamber ensembles, broadway, classical orchestra, jazz/pop groups
Fluent/conversant with all musical styles through study and professional experience