I began 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 James Streem and Carlisle Floyd.
I was on scholarship as an accompanist under Joseph Flummerfelt, the conductor of the FSU University Singers.
During my years at FSU, as a member of the Florida State Wind Ensemble I held first chair euphonium. John Boda chose me to premiere his Sonatina for 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!
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