I have had a never-ending love affair with music. My earliest childhood memories of of trying to play everything I heard on the piano, which included classical and jazz music.
My formal music education began at the Harlem School of the Arts, where I studied with Dr. Armenta Adams a concerto winner of Julliard School of Music who studied with world renowned pianist/professor Sascha Gorodnitzki.
I then went on to continue my education at Manhattan School of Music in the Leonard Davis Center for the Performing Arts where one pianist is selected every three to four years. I earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Piano Performance. I continued my education earning a MM in Piano Performance at Florida International University studying with world renowned international pianist Kemal Gekic.
I have participated in master piano classes with legendary pianists: Awadagin Pratt, Dr. Kenneth Cooper of Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Geoffrey Burleson, John Lewis and Norman Simmons. I have also had the pleasure of studying jazz improvisation and performing with Maestro Nestor Torres and the illustrious Ron Carter.
Each one of these legendary and brilliant musicians have helped to bring out what I feel is a rare combination of exceptional technical skills, musical sensitivity and a passionate release of raw emotions.
I have performed, recorded and taught in the NY/Tristate area, Canada, Florida, South America and the Caribbean.