Class of 1986
I started playing cello in my hometown of Syracuse in the second grade. Many years of lessons, concerts and “I don’t want to practice” evenings eventually led me straight to Bona’s.
While attempting to study, I continued to follow my passion of playing my cello by teaming up with fellow classmates Dave Ball and Mike Morrow to form a “coffeehouse” trio, entertaining many students and faculty in the various Bonaventure cafes and the Rathskeller.
I carried this pursuit of entertaining publicly to Charlottesville, Va., where I have lived since 1988 and where I started and continue to play “rock ‘n’ roll” cello in my band, 180. We play in local establishments as well as for numerous fundraisers, weddings and public events around central Virginia.
Every now and then I am asked to play for our parish’s Christmas or Easter Triduum activities. I delight in playing this classical and “church” music as well. I may be getting older but I still enjoy my passion as the music never gets old.
Listen to 180's music at http://www.180music.net