Bachelor of Science in Percussion and Music, Juilliard School Music, New York City, 1951. Master of Arts in Music Education, Columbia Teachers College, New York City, 1952. Professional diploma, Columbia Teachers College, New York City, 1971.
Postgraduate, Columbia Teachers College, New York City, 1972.
Instructor, United States Army Band School, Fort Eustis, Virginia and Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1952-1954; percussionist, Ballet Theater, New York City, 1954-1955; assistant conductor, percussionist, Holiday on Ice, New York City, 1955-1963; freelance percussionist, Broadway shows, recording and studio work, New York City, 1963-1976; percussionist, Charlottetown (Canada) Music Festival, 1968-1976; music educator, New York City Board Education, 1973-1987; retired, New York City Board Education, 1987.
Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Member American Federation Musicians, United Federation Teachers.
Married Martha J. Poole (divorced March 1972). Children: Louis Brian, Jeffrey William.