Studied accordion from the age of 5 and began working accordion gigs at 8. Placed 3rd in Accordion association of Long Island 1965, 2nd place in New York State and Eastern Cup in 1972. Studied piano with Johnny Knapp from 1978 to 1980. Accepted to tour with Billy Joel in 1985. Played with Les Paul 3 times at the Iridium in Manhattan between 2008 and 2010. Private instructor from 1978 through present. Performed at Chelsea piers for receptions for Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton 2006. Weekly appearances on Long Island Cable T.V.show every Saturday evening on a Just Beatles program and Classic Rock Show.