Percussion - Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion
B.A., Duquesne University, Psychology; M.A., Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, Psychology. Faculty member of the Third Street Music School in New York since 2005, teaching percussion and world music. Extensive experience performing, recording, touring and teaching, drumset and hand percussion. Taught in three countries, performed in nine. Member of several Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools. Veteran of over twenty carnival performances in Rio de Janeiro with several samba schools. Founder and director of Ginga Pura samba group. Drummer in Simon and the Bar Sinisters, performing extensively and recording several albums, starting in 1991. Third European tour in February 2013. Adjunct Music Faculty, Bard High School Early College, Manhattan, since 2007. Psychotherapist and school counselor for over 20 years.