I have been teaching in Charlottesville for over ten years. I am originally from New Jersey. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Dayton where I earned Bachelor's Degrees in Music and Psychology. I completed my Master's in Music at Boston University, where I also met my wife before moving to Virginia. I have studied piano with Eric Street, Anthony diBonaventura, and Marvin Blickenstaff. My music composition work was done with Philip Magnuson and Samuel Headrick.