Student, Escola Nacional de Muscica do Rio de Janeiro.
Owner, operator, Brazilliance Music Public Company, since 1952.
Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Federation television and Radio Artists, American Songwriters Association, Composers Guild American, National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (Board of Governors classical music, 5 Grammy awards,14 nominations), Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Guitar Society (Vadah Olcott-Bickford Memorial award) M C.
Married Maria M. Ferreira, May 20, 1944 (deceased August 1970). Married Deltra Eamon, August 3, 1971.