I grew up in Oceanside, New York, and have been involved in music since the age of 7, first playing folk guitar and then drums with my brother, John, a child-prodigy pianist, and continued to perform with him throughout junior high and high school.
Formal music education continued at Shenandoah University in Virginia and then in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music. I have played in many NYC clubs, and also formed a partnership with keyboardist Peter Schott and together we wrote music for jingles, television, and album projects. We collaborated with noted French animation master Jean-Pierre Jacquet and created several animated series, including The Bugs, Frik & Frak, and Deadbeats.
I continue to perform and compose in New York.