After high school I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, first as a composition major and then as a music education major. Berklee was primarily a jazz school when I attended so I immersed myself in that style while I was there. After Berklee, I became a guitar instructor and played 5 nights per week in various bands throughout the New York tri-state area and sometimes beyond. I was in a variety of bands playing different styles of music: country rock, southern rock, classic rock and disco. I also played in wedding bands which required playing almost every style of music. One band I joined was the road band of Bionic Boogie who had hits that were at or near the top of Billboard magazine’s dance music chart. Our drummer later became internationally famous under the stage name of Eric Carr in the band Kiss.
I later went into the computer field as a computer programmer/analyst, but, because of my love for music, I kept my hand in the music industry, sometimes playing in bands and continuing to teach guitar. As a guitar teacher, I like to tailor the lessons to the individual student according to their musical tastes and abilities. I get a lot of enjoyment teaching students of all ages and continually learn from them as well.