I was born in New Orleans. I became interested in music in high school and played in a band which played all the contemporary music of the day. After high school I received an associates degree in music therapy from Delgado Jr. College. I then moved to Boston and attended the Berklee College of Music which is considered by many to be the Harvard of Jazz schools, where I received a degree in arranging and composition. That degree I received enables me to arrange scores for "Big Bands" in the style of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, etc. I also learned how to write scores for movies.
After leaving college I put together a show band and traveled throughout New England and the U.S for six years before returning to New Orleans. At this time I was recently married with a new family and continued to work as a musician and teacher to support our family. It was at this time that I discovered I had a knack for teaching, and enjoyed seeing the "light go on" when a student "got it" for the first time . I am pleased to say that several of my students have gone on to have professional careers of their own in music. What a joy it is for me, as a parent, to have other parents express their gratitude to me for helping their children develop confidence in themselves that they didn't have before.
After moving my family back to Boston, I reunited with some former Berklee friends and continued working with them, and also teaching from 1987-2000. During that time I became an auxiliary guitar instructor at the New England Conservatory of Music from 1995-2000. I was also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to study privately with the late legendary jazz instructor, Charlie Banacos.
Throughout my career, I have been involved with many recordings as a side man. I now live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and have produced two CD's of my own, in which I sing all of the songs and play all of the guitar tracts. Having studied voice with opera diva, Sasha Alexandrova, and being a lead singer throughout my career, I also offer voice lessons. I was born in New Orleans. I became interested in music in high school and played in a band which played all the contemporary music of the day. After high school I received an associates degree in music therapy from Delgado Jr. College. I then moved to Boston and attended the Berklee College of Music which is considered by many to be the Harvard
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