At 9 years old, I started on the family accordion like many Italian-American kids did in 1961. When the Beatles arrived in the USA, it changed the way most young musicians thought about the future of their study and soon the accordion gave way to the piano and the Hammond Organ. Those instruments inspired me to listen to and emulate Jazz artists. I had my first working band at age 14 and nine years later, I received my BA at Berklee College of Music. My private studies continued with Sir Roland Hannah of NYC, Mrs. Wolfe at Julliard and Denis Sandoli of Philadelphia. Sandoli was also teacher to the legendary James Moody, John Coltrane and Pat Martino.
In 1981, I was employed as a music editor and composer for the American branch of DeWolfe Music (London), which was known as Corelli-Jacobs Film Music and Recording. I volunteered to fill in as a temp recording engineer when they installed a state of art recording studio. I already had experience working on recording sessions at The Hit Factory, and the temp job became just another one of my full time duties. My job was never limited to just picking and editing stock music. I also had the opportunity to write music for films and commercials, as well as servicing major advertising and audio book companies.
My clients included many famous actors, celebrities, and authors (SEE CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ON HOME PAGE) who worked with me up until 2005 when I formed my own firm focusing on teaching and audio editing. Never one to stay idle, I also performed no less than 125 gigs a year during all my years working in New York.
I relocated to Delaware in 2014 and still enjoy recording, teaching music, as well as editing of audio books.