I wear many hats, but I am at home in all of them. I am the founder of the Music Academy of Garden City, Long Island's Premier Music School, home of some of greatest educators, musicians, and students New York has to offer. MAGC offers private instruction, group classes, concerts, master classes, video/audio recording services, and much more. Our students are making waves at their schools, colleges, and in the music world. Our world-class faculty inspire, educate, and facilitate our students to help them achieve their dreams.
I am also a photographer that specializes in headshots and portraits. I am an active member of Peter Hurley's Headshot Crew, the leading organization for headshot photographers, and I have attended classes and workshops with the master himself. I also photograph musicians regularly, which has been a natural outgrowth of my performing career.
Besides this, I am an Adjunct Professor of Music at Hofstra University. Currently, I direct Hofstra's Chamber Ensemble Program, teach jazz and classical bass, and teach History of American Music. As an academic, I have given lectures on jazz bass at Ithaca College, Purchase College, and at the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook, NY.
Finally, I am at heart a jazz bassist. I have had the joy of sharing the stage with some of New York's greatest players, and look forward to continue doing so. I am an active member of the International Society of Bassists, and had the pleasure of being a photographer for their last convention in Ithaca, NY.