BS Excelsior College; Harand School of Musical Theater in Chicago; Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University; San Francisco State University. Teaching since 1983. Teaching includes Accademia Musicale of Florence, Niccolo Paganini Conservatory of Genoa, Bernstein School of Musical Theater of Bologna, and Community School of the Arts (Charlotte, NC). Specializes in jazz, ethnic song, and musical theater. Appears on five CD recordings. Speaks Italian.