Started guitar lessons at age 6. 
  • Attended Berklee College of Music 
 Teaching Experience
  • Instructor in Jazz Guitar at Skidmore College (1999-2007)
  • Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute (1999-2005)
  • Clinics and master classes with Grammy Nominee and Down Beat Poll Winner - the late, great Nick Brignola 1978-1998
  • Private lessons
  • Pre recorded educational material @  

     Recordings - ( short list )

  • "Equation" - CD3 live - Hang Records 
  • "Circle 7" - ABCD Records
  • "3 Days North" - Chuck D'Aloia Music
  • "Views" - w/ Rich Lamana & The Last Word
  • "Tour de Force" w/ Nick Brignola - Reservoir   Records  
  • "All Business" w/ Nick Brignola - Reservoir Records
Live playing - Recording 
  • Concerts, festivals, recordings, clubs and clinics with the late, great Nick Brignola (1978-2001)
  •  Played and/or recorded with Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Bill Stewart, John Pattitucci, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Cobb, Erica Lindsay, Dave Holland, Ted Curson, James Spaulding, Jeff Williams, Steve Coleman, John Lockwood, Ratzo Harris, J.R. Monterose, Francesca Tanksley, Alex Acuna, Kenny Werner, Keith Pray, Dave Liebman, Othello Molineaux, Dave Pike, Victor Bailey, Jerry Bergonzi, Tom Harrell, Fred Hersch, Kenwood Dennard, Hal Miller, Eubie Blake, Dave Santoro, David Calarco, Mike Formanak, Joe Magnarelli..
    Additional credits ( short list )  
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • The Albany Symphony
  • The Baltimore, LA and NYC Broadway run of the Hal Prince Musical "Roza"
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • Margaret Whiting
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Lesley Gore
  • Bob Hope
  • Helen O'Connell
  • The 5th Dimension
  • Martha Reeves
  • Jay Traynor
  • Del Shannon