Musician

As a classically-trained cellist and pianist, I have come to enjoy a variety of musical genres and actively seek to explore diverse styles on these traditional instruments. For me, music is not only a passion but also an escape from the stresses of everyday life. This source of comfort emanates from several areas; for instance, I have synesthesia which, generally-speaking, is an effect created by the crossing and intersection of nerves. That crossing produces dual effects and sensations. For instance, each musical note I hear, along with every number, day of the week, and month of the year, all visually appears to me in a corresponding color. Furthermore, I have found that I tend to memorize music quickly and synesthesia here plays a seemingly different role. When performing a composition such as Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major, the individual musical phrases have an intimate connection to my brain and provide the sensation of a mental road map that delivers a feeling that I am traveling on a harmonic journey with the ultimate relief of returning home with the arrival of the final cadence.

My Cello Lesson Trek – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

These pictures are a compilation of my weekly treks to cello lessons throughout the year. 

Featured below are a few more samples of my work; while I do play the cello in its traditional form, you may also notice that I employ an assortment of guitar pedals to generate altered tones. Some of these pedals include the distortion, delay, the iconic “wah-wah” pedal (symbolic of 1960s rock bands), all in conjunction with my Boss RC-300 looping station. This is arguably my most important piece of equipment, allowing me to pre-record musical tracks as well as offering the ability to record and loop various tracks live—thus performing as a modern one-man band.

Classical Music

J.S. Bach Cello Suite No. 4: Prelude: 

Scherzo: Daniel Van Goens: 

Claude Debussy – Rêverie: 

Claude Debussy – Arabesque No. 1: 

Arioso from J. S. Bach’s Cantata, BWV 156: 

Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Georg Goltermann: 

Tarantella: Op.23 by William Henry Squire: 

Camille Saint-Saëns: The Swan (Le Cygne): 

Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Allemande: 

Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prelude: 

Jazz Music

A Night in Tunisia: Dizzy Gillespie: 

Blue Rondo Al a Turk / Dave Brubeck History: 

Latin Music

Libertango / Astor Piazzolla: 

Rock n’ Roll / Blues / 1960s-1970s Music 

Blackbird (The Beatles): 

25 or 6 to 4 / Chicago: 

House of the Rising Sun: 

American Woman: The Guess Who: 

Black Dog: Led Zeppelin: 

Cream: Sunshine of Your Love: 

Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’ Mine: 

Kashmir: Led Zeppelin: 

Purple Haze / Jimi Hendrix: 

Seasonal Music

Silent Night: 

Ma’oz Tzur / Rock of Ages: 

Carol of the Bells Medley: 

Christmas/Hanukkah Songs for the Holiday Season: 

A Trans-Siberian Christmas at Marist College: 

Here are samples of performances at assisted living facilities, libraries, and concert venues across the Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey.  For any questions, please see my events calendar or contact me here.

2022 Tuxedo Plein Air Art Festival, Tuxedo Park, NY: 

The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake, Woodcliff Lake, NJ: 

4th of July Concert / Promenade at Blue Hill, Pearl River, NY: 

“From Bach to Rock,” Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, NY: 

CareOne at Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ: 

Eliot at Erie Station, Middletown, NY: 

Esplanade at Palisades, Palisades, NY: 

Promenade at Blue Hill, Pearl River, NY: 

Selections from “Playing @ the REZ”:

Someday Along The Road with Paul Block: 

Selected Scenes at Woodbury Common, Central Valley, NY: