I am a professional classical musician, currently living in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. I am originally from Lakewood, New Jersey, moved to Boston for my formal musical training at the New England Conservatory of Music, and then moved to Washington to perform in the U.S. Navy Band as that group’s principal oboist.
After retiring from the Navy Band in 1996, I returned to the life of a freelance artist, performing up and down the East Coast in every venue from Carnegie Hall to the recording studio.
I am married & have 2 young children. Being a dad has proven to be more than a full time job for me. As a man in my mid-40s, I was a “kindergarten room father” and drive “Dad’s Taxi” day after day after day – I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I am also a software trainer, teaching classes of professional adults how to use a variety of software applications.
Concert tours of Europe have led me down a path in search of wonderful cuisine & extraordinary coffees. I seek beauty & comfort in all these things – food, coffee, my family and music.