Born in 1956. Grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and Terre Haute, Indiana (USA). Studied piano from an early age, saxophone and oboe. Received his B.mus. from the University of Illinois 1978, M.S.M and Diploma of Hazzan, Cantors Institute, Jewish Theological Seminar in 1983. Immigrated to Israel in 1983. Since 1993 he is the managing editor of Or-Tav Music Publication.