Studied music with mother at home. Studied music with Louis Pabst, Frankfort-on-the Main, Germany. Studies with Professor James Kwast, Frankfort-on-the Main, Germany.
Short course with F. Busoni, Berlin.
Bandsman of saxophone and oboe United States Army, Fort Hamilton, New York, 1917. Instructor Atmy Music School, Governors Island. Concert debut at age 10 as pianist, Melbourne, Australia.
Toured in Great Britain, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Russia, Australia, South Africa.
Conducted first performances at Balfour Gardiner concerts, London, Sir Henry Wood's Symphone, Promenade Concerts, Queen's Hall, London, Germany, Holland. Pianist at Memorial Concerts, Copenhagen, Londonn. More than 500 phonographic records.
Composer of 400 works for piano, voice, orchestra, chorus, chamber music to include Molly on the Shore, In A Nutshell, Colonial Song, Shepherd's Hey, The Warriors, Mock Morris, The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol, My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone, Country Gardens, Hill-Songs I and II, Children's March, Marching Song of Democracy, Died for Love, Six Dukes Went A-Fishin', The Sprig of Thyme, The Pretty Maid Milkin' Her Cow, Green Bushes, Scotch Strathspey and Reel, Danish Folk Music Suite, The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart.
Member National Institute Art and Letters.
Married Ella Viola Strom, August 9, 1928.