I started playing Bass at the age of nine. I took private lessons and played in multiple orchestras including, the Long Island Youth Orchestra and The North Shore Symphony Orchestra. I participated in multiple festivals  and music programs including, All County, Long Island String Festival, the C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival, USDAN, and Crane Youth Music. Through these programs I have played at Carnegie Hall and venues in Hawaii, as well as oversees in Russia, Japan, and South Korea.  I continued my education at SUNY Fredonia, where I studied Music Education under the supervision of Dr. Harry Jacobson. Under his guidance, I performed in the College Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, and various other small ensemble groups, master classes, pep bands, and pit orchestras. I also performed in the Dvorjak Cello Concerto with the College Symphony Orchestra, featuring soloist Yo-Yo Ma.