- Born in the USA.
- Guitar studies under Francis LaPierre, U.S.A. Completed general studies with an emphasis in music at Keene High School; Director Robert M. Cook.
- Student of Prof. Karl Scheit at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna Austria.
- Prof. Karl Scheits Assistant.
- Completed his studies in Vienna (1969) and received his diploma in guitar (Masters Degree) with honors.
- Instructor of guitar at the Hamburger and later the Bremen Conservatory of Music.
- Publisher of a series of music for guitar by Trekel Pub. Co., Germany.
- Jury member at international festivals.
- Founding member and Artistic Director of the 1981 “Zevener Guitar Festival” in Germany.
- Professor of guitar at the University of the Arts (Hochschule für Künste) Bremen, Germany since 1980.
- Guest Professor at the „Escuela de Música de la Universidad de Guanajuato“, Mexico 2005.
- “Gold Medal of Honor” (1973) from the “Federation of the Worker´s Music Association” (VAMÖ) for work done in the area of teaching and performing folk music.
- “Pakhus Prize“ (2002) from the Århus Art Academy, Denmark for promoting and establishing the guitar.
- “Silver Medal“ (2005) from the city of Zeven (Germany) for 25 years as founding member and Artistic Director of the Zevener Guitar Week.
- “Who’s Who in the World”. Inclusion in the 2006 – 2012 editions (USA).
- “Oder of International Ambassadors”. Membership since 2007 (USA)
Concerts and Master Classes
Tours and master classes were given in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and Yugoslavia and the USA.
Radio Recordings and Programs
Australian Broadcasting Commission (A.B.C.), 3MBS Radio Australia, Radio Bremen, Bulgarian National Radio, Radio France, South German Radio and Educational Radio (USA).
Educational TV (U.S.A.), Belgrade Channel 2 TV, (Yugoslavia) Culture Television (Venezuela), the ARD (Germany) and Polish T.V.
Records and CD`s
Recorded for Labor Records (U.S.A.), Eulenspiegel Verlag, Christophorus Verlag, Cassiopea Records, Ambitus (Germany), Gega New (Bulgaria) and Records V4M (Austria).
Solo guitar and duets with guitarist Finn Svit.