1958: Attended St. Louis Institute of MusicSt. Louis, MO
1960: Graduate of U. S. Naval School of MusicWashington D.C.
1983: Attended McKendree College. Major: Computer Science, Christian Education; Lebanon, IL
1993: Attended Portland Community College
Early days in ST Louis, MO
* Performed in St. Louis area society bands playing for weddings, religious functions, and special interest groups.
* Also backed up acts such as Rosemary Clooney and Frankie Lane.
* Performed with St. Louis Jazz Quartet touring the U.S. for two years entertaining University and College students as part of the Young Audience Concerts venue.