Formal education in Piano Tuning and Technology with Mr. John Travis at Montgomery College, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1975-76. Training in Piano Technology: an apprenticeship under Mr. William Hupfer, chief tuner-technician of the Concert Department of Steinway & Sons, New York City; and an apprenticeship under Mr. Fred Hemry, a registered Tuner-Technician in Bethesda, Maryland. Other higher education includes a Masters Degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Physics.
A registered piano tuner-technician with Master Piano Technicians of America, Inc.,(MPT) for many years. Editor of the MPT Journal for twelve years, treasurer of the national MPT for many years, and various other activities involving both the national MPT and the Washington, D.C., area local chapter.