Virtuoso pianist referred to as having “beautiful preferences, formidable technique, [and] wonderful tips” by 1 critic. He regarded St. Louis to become his hometown, for this is at St. Louis that he received the majority of his schooling. He became a member of the musician faculty on the School of Tennessee College of Music. He and his wife Jeanne acquired three kids: Melanie, Laurel, and Eric. He was students with famous pianist Adele Marcus.