Bachelor of Music, Northwestern University, 1973; Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1974; D of Museum Arts, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, 1981; postgraduate, Hochschule für Musik, Munich, 1974-1975.
From associate professor to professor music, chairman keyboard instruction, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, since 1975; music director, 1st Baptist Church, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, since 1987. Also music director various churches, since 1972.
Member National Guild Piano Teachers, Music Teachers National Association, Tennessee Music Teachers Association (group piano chairman 1983-1985, east Tennessee representative 1988-1990), Knoxville Music Teachers Association (Teacher of the Year 1989), Pi Kappa Lambda (chapter president since 1990).
Married Judy Kay Burzynski, July 29, 1973. Children: Andrew David, Zachary Matthew, Anthony Aaron.