I have been writing music in many styles for 50 years. In 2014 I won Honorable Mention for "The Clock" in the International Songwriting Competition, Comedy/Novelty category. ( I lost to Rachel Bloom, Showtime's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. If you are going to lose, lose to someone really good:) I've been playing guitar for 50 years in many styles including rock, blues, classical, jazz, folk, pop, and ethnic. I study guitar with Larry Coryell, the Godfather of Jazz-Rock fusion. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from Queens College of the City University of New York. As an arts manager, I have worked with composer/conductor John Williams and composer/conductor Henry Mancini. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with accounting concentration from Seattle University. I have passed the CPA exam.