B.A. in Composition Berklee College of Music
Numerous studio and live performances with artists ranging from Bo Diddley to the Joffery Ballet, including eight inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. John Sebastian, Chico Hamilton, Carl Wilson, Robert Lamm, Mamas and the Papas, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Nora York, Bucktooth Johnson, Hope Nunnery, Steve Tarshis trio.
Author of over fifteen books including published by Music Sales Inc. and Hal Leonard. Titles include The Complete Rock Guitarist, Original Hendrix, Teach Yourself Lead Guitar, Teach Yourself Rock Theory
1987-93 Musical Director for the Triplets for three albums and several national tours.
Musical director for Phil Ramone Inc. Management 2000-2002
Musician for several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, most recently Rent, Tick Tick Boom, Johnny Guitar.
Featured lead guitarist with New York production of They Wrote That, musical revue featuring legendary songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil performing many of their hits.(2004)
Featured guitarist and music director for People Be Heard, at Playwrights Horizon (2004), Walmartopia at the Minetta Lane Theatre (2007), cast album, Up in the Air at the Kennedy Center (2008)
Instructor in Blues Guitar and Slide Guitar, Theory, Theory for Songwriters, and Blues History, Rhythm and Blues History at The New School. Director of the Blues Ensemble. These are courses that I have developed and have taught since this program was “The Guitar Study Center” and initiated by Paul and Eddie Simon in the late 70’s. The Guitar Study Center closed in 2007.
Lecturer and consultant on Blues and Rhythm and Blues subjects. (ABC News, UN Special Projects, Players Magazine etc.)
Private teacher for over twenty years. Students have included Harper Simon,Lisa Loeb, Conan O’Brian, Garland Jeffries, Paul Rudd, Stanley Crouch, and hundreds of others of all levels including beginners, hobbyists, serious avocationalists, and professionals.
Produced and performed on Wilderness Lounge, award winning cd by Hope Nunnery. "Little Pink Radio" from the cd named to New Depression Magazines list of the 40 best songs of the decade in 2010.
Director of New York area Camp Jam at Hofstra University summer 2010-present