I began taking piano lessons at the age of eight. At age 14 I began making money as a professional musician, accompanying for the students of a local voice teacher in the Fort Lauderdale area. In 7th grade, I began playing tuba in the school band and changed to euphonium three years later.
At Florida State University I majored in piano performance, studying under Carlyle Floyd and James Streem. I was on scholarship as accompanist under Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor of the FSU choruses. During my years at FSU, as a member of the Florida State Wind Ensemble I held first chair euphonium, and was chosen to premier John Boda’s “Sonatina for Baritone Horn (Euphonium) and Synthesizer”, written in 1970.
Since graduating from Florida State University, I have spent many years performing, accompanying and teaching. I have taught piano and brass since the early 1970s. Today I continue to teach piano to people of any age, from children to adults. If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area please call 954-722-3424 to find out more!