Bachelor of Music degree, Guitar Performance, from SUNY at Buffalo (summa cum laude);  teacher: Joanne Casstellani; Master of Music in Guitar Performance at Mannes College; teacher: Michael Newman; Professional Artist Diploma at Mannes with Frederick Hand;  Master Classes with Sharon Isbin (Juilliard School), Rene Izqerdo (Roosevelt University); Joao Luiz (Brazil Guitar Duo), Eduardo Fernandez;  two years private lessons with  Jason Vieaux of the Cleveland Institute of Music; perfomances include Spanish repertoire, both solo and with a vocalist as part of a festival of  Spanish Song  in Granda, Spain; concerts  at Chatauqua, Buffalo, New York City.