Whether it was the Cuban songs my mother sang to me or the rock records my father played, music has always been an important part of my life. I started taking Classical piano lessons at a young age and later in high school would also pick up the guitar and drums as I played in various groups. Towards the end of high school I discovered my passion for Jazz music and entered Duquesne University to study music.
At Duquesne I studied Classical music with David Allen Wehr and Kenneth Burky and Jazz with Mike Tomaro, Sean Jones, Jeff Bush, Joe Sheehan, and Ron Bickel. I currently play around Pittsburgh in both Classical and Jazz settings as a performer, composer, and arranger as well as in the Pittsburgh based rock band "The Commonheart."