I started playing drums at age 3 and never stopped! I had the opportunity to study with Tony Williams and also took private lessons from local jazz drummer, Dennis Nardone. I have attended several teaching seminars and master classes by Carmine Appice, Jim Chapin, and Dom Famularo, as well as several lessons wth Joe Morello.
By the time I was 15, I was playing professionally in clubs on the Jersey Shore up to six nights per week.
People must have liked what they heard because local drummers began to seek my services as a private instructor. In 1975 I formed my company, Jazz Alley Productions, and began to offer private lessons and and have been teaching ever since.
Right around this same time, I became in-demand for session work and collaborated and recorded with several local songwriters and musicians on their recording projects. I was also hired to assist with producing and mastering.
In 1998, I moved to Pennsylvania bringing my company, Jazz Alley Productions, with me. I built my present studio and re-started my business offering private instruction. Through advertising, my student base began to grow. In a short time, I became known as a reputable and qualified instructor.
Most of my students presently come by way of referrals from music stores, band directors, through word-of-mouth, or from drummers who have seen me play with several local bands I play with.
Presently I enjoy teaching, playing with several bands, and working as a staff drummer for Zephyr Sound recording studios in Howell, NJ.