Started drumming age 11, drumming professionally all styles age 16-studied music performance, composition, arranging, education William Paterson College in NJ. Graduated as percussion major, piano minor. School music director, educator 30+ years, retired, still partially sane (I think so). Active performing, composing, keys, drums/percussion. Have remained successfully unknown and poor most of my career but loving it. Occasionally enjoy fresh water fishing and kayaking, live near Delaware River so far have managed not to drown myself, so consider that a success. Also have keen sense of the absurd humor inherent in most human activities, especially my own. That's all.